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The Voice of Reason

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Ultimates^2 #9: Don't be jelly!
Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 11:02:22 am EDT (Viewed 141 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Ultimates^2 #9: Don't be jelly!
Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 at 04:13:37 pm EDT (Viewed 155 times)

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    Problem being: sales.

    If you want nice things, you have to buy nice things. When you buy crap, you're gonna stink.

Here is the real truth of sales and the world in general. There are more people in the world who enjoy genuine crap than there are people who enjoy things of quality. Decisions made by the majority are always going to be crappy because the majority of people are crappy and they like crappy things. Quality is always going to be suppressed by slack jawed troglodytes who ruin things for the rest of us with their love of all things mediocre and banal. We live in a world of boy bands and Twilight and Kardashians while all my favorite comics, tv shows and music get ignored.

Reverend Meteor holding back in that response, huh Rev? \:\-\)

But are its numbers any worse than a bunch of other books? I mean in June it sold more than Hawkeye, US Avengers, Spidey 2099, Occupy Avengers and the Unstoppable Wasp.

So if numbers and sales are the only things that matter shouldn't all of those books go first?

I remember Warren Ellis talking about NextWave and saying that the sales numbers were fine for a regular book but couldn't meet the cost of Marvel employing himself and Immonen to create the book.

That who the writer and artist are on a book has as much impact as sales do.

If writer and artist X are paid Y and are expected to bring in Z (profit from the comic sales) on a specific title but if that Z isn't reached then the book can not sustain itself in the eyes of the company. That would be the only reason I could see for the canceling of the Ultimates ahead of those other books listed.

But I don't think Ewing is demanding the top level writer salary at this point in his career. (although he is my favorite current writer at Marvel).

Am I making any sense at this point?

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