And for the most part, the comments (over a hundred so far) are very positive and congratulatory to DC. It seems that most readers are glad to see DC succeeding with the relaunch.
Some naysayers are talking about how things will return to normal (ie: Marvel going back to the top sales spot) in a few months, but I wouldn't count on that.
For one thing there are quite a number of new DC projects coming up in the 2nd wave of the relaunch including these titles:
- A new JSA book
- A new Captain Marvel book (spinning out of the Justice League back up series)
- Watchmen 2
- Grant Morrison's Multiversity
- Batman Inc. (Which I was really enjoying until the hiatus)
- World's Finest (or some Batman/Superman team up book)
Here is a chart of the top ten for October. Looking at it, the number of $3.99 comics is a little dismaying. Also, if you know someone who paid $4.99 for Fear Itself 7, please give them my sympathy. :D I've heard nothing but disappointment about that series. It appears to have been a Toy Pitch gone bad.
|1||JUSTICE LEAGUE #2||$3.99||DC|
|3||ACTION COMICS #2||$3.99||DC|
|4||GREEN LANTERN #2||$2.99||DC|
|6||DETECTIVE COMICS #2 [*]||$2.99||DC|
|7||INCREDIBLE HULK #1||$3.99||MAR|
|8||WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #1||$3.99||MAR|
|9||FEAR ITSELF #7||$4.99||MAR|
|10||SUPERMAN #2 [*]||$2.99||DC|
With that, I present today's Free Comic, featuring another sort of King. The Boy King! from Clue Comics 5