Odds and Ends for 3-19-07

Monday, March 19, 2007

Fans of Collected Edition's DC Trade Paperback Timeline will want to note that we've now launched a companion blog to Collected Editions, the DC Trade Paperback Timeline Updates blog. This replaces our formerly RSS-only updates system, and the new blog will offer further insights into the thinking behind the placements of trades on the DC Trade Paperback Timeline. Take a gander, won't you, and let us know what you think?

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To the person who asked Dan Didio and Bob Wayne at the Wizard World: Los Angeles DC Nation panel whether there would be a second trade of Justice League Elite (to which they apparently said "yes"): I love you.

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At that same Wizard World DC Nation panel (reported on by Newsarama), Wayne also mentioned that the four 52 trades would contain commentary from the creators. And according to posters over at Comic Bloc, Didio mentioned that the Manhunter series (are you reading Manhunter yet?) has been saved at least in part due to good trade sales. Yay traders!

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That's all for now, though I will mention that Collected Editions has been hard at work at a super-secret project, set to launch very soon ... keep watching.
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5 comments:

  1. Dang skippy...bring on that second Justice League Elite trade...I've been longing for that for a while now...

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  2. That's putting it mildly. It's been, what, a year since the last trade? Two? Wonder what sales on the first volume was like for DC to put the second one off for so long.

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  3. Yeah, which is why I was surprised to hear that answer out of LA--frankly, I'd written off Justice League Elite Volume 2 (and gone ahead and bought the remaining issues on the cheap, too). To be honest, I'm almost skeptical that it's really going to come out, like Didio mis-heard the question or something. We'll see.

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  4. The answer is simple.

    The last issue of JLE sold approx 28,288 copies according to http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/7257.html

    and Volume 1 trade sold approx 2,716 copies according to http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/7535.html

    Showing that there wasn't really much demand for the book.

    Kelly did say that if sales were good, they would prolong the series. But if you look at the sales analysis here, http://www.comicon.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=36;t=003832;p=1

    (84) JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE
    07/ 2004: Justice League Elite #1 (of 12) -- 53,847 -- [56,142]
    08/ 2004: Justice League Elite #2 (of 12) -- 45,570 (-15.4%)
    09/ 2004: Justice League Elite #3 (of 12) -- 42,321 (- 7.1%)
    10/ 2004: Justice League Elite #4 (of 12) -- 38,295 (- 9.5%)
    11/ 2004: Justice League Elite #5 (of 12) -- 35,258 (- 7.9%)
    12/ 2004: Justice League Elite #6 (of 12) -- 33,141 (- 6.0%)
    01/ 2005: Justice League Elite #7 (of 12) -- 31,215 (- 5.8%)
    02/ 2005: Justice League Elite #8 (of 12) -- 30,555 (- 2.1%)
    03/ 2005: Justice League Elite #9 (of 12) -- 29,815 (- 2.4%)
    04/ 2005: Justice League Elite #10 (of 12) -- 29,408 (- 1.4%)
    05/ 2005: Justice League Elite #11 (of 12) -- 29,088 (- 1.1%)
    06/ 2005: Justice League Elite #12 (of 12) -- 28,288 (- 2.8%)
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    6 months: -14.6%

    There was a 14% drop in 6 months but roughly 50% drop (comparison of 1st and last issue) throughout the series and perhaps if the projext continued, it would drop even more, or perhaps Kelly had some other commitments.

    Having said that, the fact that volume 2 was delayed for so long, and that now the hype is on captain america and buffy, i wouldn't be surprised if the sales of vol 2 will not be as good as the vol 1. But i like to be proven wrong.

    I'm a great fan of the series, and recommending the book was difficult without vol 2. Lets hope it does come out.

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  5. Also das denke ich auch!
    07/ 2004: Justice League Elite #1 (of 12) -- 53,847 -- [56,142]
    08/ 2004: Justice League Elite #2 (of 12) -- 45,570 (-15.4%)
    09/ 2004: Justice League Elite #3 (of 12) -- 42,321 (- 7.1%)

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