SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #7
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
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Doomsday has awakened and the Earth and heavens tremble! And discover how Superman and Wonder Woman survived a nuclear blast!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
Q:Great news the Hans Zimmer is coming back to Batman Vs Superman.
I enjoy his score, I listen to movie sound tracks when I’m writing!
Man of Steel 2 is an exciting prospect, as is the filming schedule which suggests 2 films at least are being shot back to back.
Q:I understand that issue 7 was an epilogue and prologue which is very hard to balance. Still a good read! This book overall has gotten amazing reviews. Though I've seen some unfair reviews and with every issue the Superman Homage Page basically gives bad reviews. Why is that?
The guy who reviews on the Superman Homepage has said he is a clois fan. He has often dragged that factor in when he reviews,which is kind of baffling since the book is not about clois but a relationship between Clark and Diana.
So if one goes in to review a book where one disdains the pairing and constantly compares it to the past because one wants clois, one wonders how objective the reviewer could be. But if that is his opinion, that is his opinion. He’s free to review as he wants. We all have bias and or prejudice if we are honest with ourselves.
But as a reader I don’t believe we need validation from others anyway to make us like or dislike a book. I always urge people, to read themselves and judge. Don’t take our word for it.
But it’s great when we know others enjoy what we have know to be a great concept which is why we are please it is getting good reviews from respected comicbook sites like CBR,IGN, Comicvine, Comicosity, Newsarama etc.
Q:Diamond sale numbers are based off of Preorders? That doesn't count the actually number of copies sold nor digital copies? I don't have a comic store near so I have to mine digitally. So do those numbers actually matter?
Yes, they are and remember they are for the North American market. So we really don’t know how many of those books that Diamond order in large amounts, which usually have some incentive like multiple variants or are returnable, do end up in discount bins or end up being returned. Sales is a way more complex thing. Some fans think they can just look at Diamond and determine the market and make erroneous conclusions . Also Diamond does not account for international, digital, newstand and bookstore sales etc.
Digital sales sure do matter. Because if you look at some other titles via Diamond in isolation they would be considered to be at cancellation numbers but DC still publish them because they do sell digitally. eg Injustice, Smallville, the Beyond titles.
Which is why we don’t pay too much heed to the naysayers who spend a lot of energy trying to convince everyone that Superman/Wonder Woman is not doing well. It is still top 10 hardcopy for DC and top 5 digital. So it does sell well enough in BOTH hardcopy and digital. They both matter.
And on a very important side to business there is merchandising. And as everyone can see, there has been more Superman/Wonder Woman merchandising available since they been a couple. eg Statue, Heroclix, Lego, t-shirts, phonecases,bags, rings sets,bracelets etc etc.
If DC cancel a title, it is safe to assume it simply is not selling well enough and viable to continue. So while some people might moan very loudly and we feel for them if the title is a favorite for them, it is ultimately a business. And to be fair to DC, they still try with new titles to test the market but it is ultimately down to fans to put their money where their mouth is. If DC gives us what we say we wanted and lobbied for but we don’t go and buy it, then when they don’t publish that series or cancel that book, we really can’t point fingers and blame them.
So support what you love if you can.
Okay, with the DC Comics solicitations being released any day now, it looks as of we’ll be seeing the September Futures End #1 oneshots solicited alongside the
Superman/Wonder Woman Futures #1
Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1