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.
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Hot Topic now has the Jim Lee JL#12 cover for the guys.
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The Epilogue in Kingdom Come where Clark and Diana ask Bruce to be the Godfather to their firstborn is one of the best scenes ever with the Trinity in comics. The feels.
Q:Hi! Love your blog! The relationship of Superman/Wonder Woman has influenced so many couples in a very POSITIVE way! I know that there are some that don't agree for reasons I don't understand. But regardless, Superman/Wonder Woman represents an equal, honest, and trusting partnership. That is ultimately, what all couples strive for! I read the comic and I am in love and obsessed! LOL ;)
Thanks so much and yes, totally agree! We love this couple for what they represent as individuals and together. It’s wonderful to hear from new and longtime fans of Clark and Diana! It’s amazing to see how many different people, males, females and couples see them as inspirational and who are enjoying the comic! This relationship we truly believe if DC stick to their guns has so much potential to create new, exciting stories and shape the future of the DCU.
Superman and Wonder Woman #7 Review by Readem Steven
"Superman/Wonder Woman one of my favorite books from DC right now" [Steven]
Gosh, we ClarkxDiana fans really do get some beautiful art of our couple!
Q:Ok so Tony Daniel put up a cover and apparently it's Wonder Woman and Lois fighting or so it seems. The Lois fans are already making accusations. This is very old, getting ridiculous and tiring with all the negativity.
We saw and shared that cover already.
Yep, they are psychic now it would seem. They KNOW what is going to happen in the issue. Like they know SM/WW is the worse couple ever and anyone who reads it is sexist.
Forgive us but we prefer to ignore the attempts of this section of bloggers that deliberately create animosity and attack writers/artists based on speculation and hearsay.
Judging a book by it’s cover and cover art is definite evidence that is what will happen inside a book! I mean, who wants to read and be surprised? They always give the story away on the cover!
One wonders at times at the way some fans behave who claim to be comic experts.
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Gorgeous homage to Jim Lee’s SM/WW Kiss.
Review Superman/Wonder Woman #6 by milanjeftic1992
"This series is amazing. The height of superhero action, operatics and relationships."