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Reverend Meteor

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The Voice of Reason

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Subj: Re: Ultimates^2 #9: Don't be jelly!
Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 12:50:20 pm EDT (Viewed 147 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Ultimates^2 #9: Don't be jelly!
Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 11:02:22 am EDT (Viewed 144 times)

    Quote: 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.

My ignorant assumption.

The book LOOKED too affirmative action-y to catch on with conservative white comic readers. The book wasn't affirmative action-y enough to catch on with liberal comic readers like with say Ms. Marvel or America.

It was in that sweet spot between stupid people from opposite ends of the spectrum. Or maybe it just had bad art. \:\)

    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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