Phil Kost wrote:Just to toss in a voice from a different perspective. There are many GI Joe fans that are open and in some ways looking forward to a reboot.
While I love the past 25 years of stories, it is time to clean up the past and get rid of a lot of the connections between characters that have been created over the years. (Oh..and bring back some characters that are no longer with us)
jamarmiller wrote:Phil will you buy the book if they REBOOT ? YES
Cashel will you buy the book if they REBOOT? NO
Jamar will you buy the book if they REBOOT ? NO
Now while phil doesnt represent every reader/ fan who wants a reboot, he does represent MANY .
SO WHY Reboot? youd lose more readers than you would gain after about 6 months.
Its been tried many many times and failed
but like I said, do two ongoings, a classic and a reboot, and see which one sells better,
History has shown the classic one will do better, but let the fans decide
jamarmiller wrote:Dont let me or Phil decide let sales decide. that will be the ultimate test.
Phil Kost wrote:history has also shown that GI Joe fandom does not support two books on the stands at a time period
Denyer wrote:jamarmiller wrote:Dont let me or Phil decide let sales decide. that will be the ultimate test.Phil Kost wrote:history has also shown that GI Joe fandom does not support two books on the stands at a time period
It'd be a test of how well sales of one title one cannibalise those of another -- until the movie's out, which is the first point at which you can expect to attract a considerable number of new readers.
Personally as a publisher I'd opt for stories that can fit within existing continuity but primarily can be read as stand-alone material, ........................ ..............
jamarmiller wrote:Sadly the sales on transformers showed this is not true, biggest NON sequel movie of the year, highest selling DVD of the year and sales stayed the same, unfortunetly.
DanielW wrote:There's a part of me, the snarky, snide side of me, suggests that a reboot is a good move, just to piss off the people who are getting on their soapboxes.
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