MechGamera wrote:Agreed. Any one got sales figures for 4 and 5?
Pkmatrix01 wrote:Question to those who know the industry better: I've heard before that comics are not ordered month-to-month, but rather two or three months in advance. Is that true? If so, is this perhaps a reaction to retailers having trouble moving leftover stock of Issue #1? If not, is this a reaction to reader response toward Issue #3?
MechGamera wrote:That's a big big drop. Still ok for an indy but they really should be looking at the root cause of the drop.
Ted Adams, CEO of IDW Comics wrote:We already have our pre-orders for September and they exceeded our estimates. When we first heard about DC’s relaunch, we had some concern that retail dollars might move from us to DC but that didn’t happen. From our perspective, it looks like retailers increased their budgets to handle the new DC titles.
We had some big titles in September and the pre-orders on all of them were higher than our internal estimates. Our bigger releases for the month are the new ongoing "Star Trek" series that takes place in the movie universe, a new ongoing "Ghostbusters" series, a special issue of "Locke & Key" and the Definitive "Flash Gordon" and "Jungle Jim." We also saw steady or increased pre-orders for our ongoing titles like "Transformers," "GI Joe," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Godzilla" and "Doctor Who."
And we’ve seen strong re-order activity for both our comics and collected editions this entire year. Our relaunch of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sold through a large overprint, and books like "Locke & Key" continue to sell large quantities week-after-week of both the trade and hardcover versions. We also recently joined Diamond’s FOC program and, as of today, all of our adjustments have been positive.
The bottom line is that September is going to be a good month for IDW.
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