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Jay Phoenix

Subj: I'd say no
Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 at 02:25:13 pm EDT (Viewed 399 times)
Reply Subj: Re: This really ticks me off
Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 at 01:11:18 pm EDT (Viewed 429 times)


      I guess if they slapped an "X" on the front cover, maybe they would have marketed the book a lot more and the fans would have tried it and found out that they actually enjoyed it.

Hahah. Because the previous Excalibur comics and X-titles like Young X-Men sold so well. The X brand isn't as popular as it once was.

    A question to my American cousins ... do you think that this failed because it was set in Britain with British heroes?

No. No book really fails for one single reason, but it fails for a multiple of reasons. And there were a lot of flaws with this book. Being set in England featuring British heroes didn't really help, but it didn't kill it. A more serious problem was the magical aspect of the title. Magic has a hard time of selling, which is why we don't see a Dr. Strange series.

The purpose of the title was never going to be popular, so high sales were always out of the question. But there were alot of other things about the book which weren't helping. None of the characters were really that popular, and alternatives of Meggan, Psylocke, or Union Jack would have probably helped. Bringing in new characters like Faiza wasn't a good move. The stories themselves weren't very marketable, putting a new character "the lord of hell" as the antagonist for the second story wasn't a great idea. Should have brought in major villains, or at least bring in Dracula earlier.

I could go on and on. Look at GotG for a team title based on a niche concept (cosmic instead of magic) to see a book that did alot of things right.

    I mean the writing was excellent and the artwork brilliant so it SHOULD have been a top-selling book. However, it wasn't.

Well that is extremely subjective. But I feel your pain.

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