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Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 at 08:35:21 pm EST (Viewed 152 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Dan DiDio has left DC Comics.
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 at 06:45:56 pm EST (Viewed 125 times)

    I can't refute that as I don't have the sales data. I know Green Lantern was cancelled after the O'Neill/Adams run but my point of comparison was where these bools were at by the early 1980s - and what you had was one book with new and dynamic talented creators doing good work, and the other offering Cary Bates, Carmine Infantino, and a rambling aimless direction.
    Good sellers do not get cancelled. I don't know for sure what sales were for The Flash by 1984 but I would be incredulous if this poor a product, along with Wonder Woman at the time, were selling comparable to Green Lantern. The distance between the quality of Green Lantern at the time and The Flash & Wonder Woman is as night is to day. The Flash by 1985 was a character who had been tarnished and run into the ground, While Green Lantern was in the midst of a major renaissance...

Here's the data from 1981, 1982 and 1984. Flash is consistently outselling Green Lantern. The only year Flash lags behind is in the run up to Crisis, during a storyline that the creative team didn't want to do, and Flash fans were aghast over.

Good sellers most certainly do get cancelled, when the mandate to do so drops from an executive level.

Myth busted?

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