shanecdavis wrote:Diamond sales numbers are as useful as VCRs and cassette tapes these days. They still work, but you sure are missing out on the bigger picture.
Then maybe IDW needs to start filling in the rest of the picture.
I know there are digital sales, overseas sales, subscriptions, and of course the trade sales (which GI Joe is never in the top 100).
But we, the fans, don't see that data (unless it is out there somewhere that I am not aware of). So, if IDW doesn't want these doom and gloom posts, then they better start speaking up.
Sales are down, the end of the Cobra Civil War fizzled, there has been no hype for Cobra Command, ARAH is just going around in circles, and it is looking like GI Joe is taking a back seat to Transformers, TMNT, Godzilla and pretty much all other titles from IDW.
From the outside looking in, I would say that we are starting to enter IDW's exit strategy for when the license is up and they don't renew.
Since Hasbro and IDW keep all the license information secret, we fans get to sit around and speculate, and if they don't like it, then someone better start saying something. Otherwise we will continue to look at the numbers that Diamond publishes and see the downward spiral of GI Joe comics.
I'm sorry for the rant, but as a fan of GI Joe comics going on 30 years, I would rather see this go out with a bang instead of a whimper.