He needs to stop (via americachavez)
I’m sorry, but this is a terrible argument. First off, every comic book drops a huge amount of readers between issues 1 and 3, just due to the speculator market. Captain America went from 127,000 to 59,836. Iron Man went from 117,400 to 59,041. Thor went from 111,600 to 55,547. Notice how similar those numbers are? It does not matter who is writing the book, readership drops. In October this year, Captain America #12 sold 38,684, Iron Man sold 39,047, and Thor sold 46,008. Those are drops of 69.5%, 66.7%, and 58.7%, respectively. Now, I attribute Thor’s less precipitous drop to the fact that it is a fantastic book by Jason Aaron, but all three books experienced fairly similar drops. All you’ve shown here is that you don’t know how comics sales work.
Not to mention that you really ought to know what you’re talking about when it comes to books like Afterlife with Archie, which is a book that was not only on its first issue (which, again, number one issues always have misleadingly high sales), but it was also illustrated by Francisco Francavilla, an artist that commands a fairly large audience. It was also hotly anticipated because it’s a book about the Riverdale gang fighting zombies, and zombies still remain a fairly large draw for the comic book demographic.
And then you bring up Deadpool Kills Deadpool like it somehow beat Captain America by a significant amount, when it was a book on its fourth issue, as opposed to the twelfth, and it outsold Captain America #12 by a grand total of 228 copies. I’d almost swear you’re trying to be misleading in order to prop up a poorly researched argument.