Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Somebody at Marvel woke up.

Marvel Comics is likely cutting 30 titles.

Marvel Comics continues to suffer from dwindling sales as it's looking likely that upwards of almost 30 titles will be cancelled.

Sales for April's issue reveal 28 titles have sold less than 20K, which is right around the cancellation threshold number.

I'll gladly point out that when I was promoting Abnett and Lanning's Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova that they sold a solid 35K each.

Titles with an asterisk area already cancelled as of July.

There's a few asterisks in there.

The problem with all this is that the Marvel management will be drawing the wrong conclusions as hard as they can. Come fall, they will be doubling down on kid-unfriendly books, SJW themes, and off-shoring more art to destitute Third World artists. People who don't understand North America or comic books, but they work cheap and that's good enough for Marvel.

Oh well.

The Phantom

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