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Subj: Re: More Batman 2008 rumors **possible future spoilers**
Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 04:02:41 pm EST
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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 at 12:19:47 pm EST

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They'll just revert to the previous numbering after the initial burst in sales from the new #1 wears off.

See Amazing Spider-Man when it reached #500 ...

> The thing that really bothers me, if this is true, is that they are going to END the almost 70 year run of the Batman comic and start it over with a new #1 issue. Batman is so close to reaching the 700th issue, it would be a shame to start it over before it makes it to that landmark issue. There are not many comics around these days that reach the 700th issue milestone. What long running comic will be left...Action Comics and Detective? \:\-\(
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> And why mess up a good thing? Batman is doing great on the sales charts, selling nearly 80,000 issues last month.
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> Well, I don't like this idea, but what can you do......
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> They'll just revert to the previous numbering after the initial burst in sales from the new #1 wears off.
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> See Amazing Spider-Man when it reached #500 ...

DC hasn't done the ghost-numbering though or returned any old numbering systems. The closest would be restoring Flash v.2 at #230 or whatever after the aborted Fastest Man Alive relaunch. Prior to that not only do they have any titles over 300 issues except Batman and Superman books, they have cancelled most anything else to reach 200. They cancelled Flash v.2 at #230ish (though it's back), cancelled Wonder Woman v.2 around #230, Superman v.2 in the 200s, GL v.2 in the 220s and v.3 around 180, Impulse, Superboy and Azrael all got around 100 issues. What's left? Robin, Nightwing and Birds of Prey are probably the only other titles above 100.

You've got Action, Superman, Detective and Batman with numbers over 600 and that's about it. Too bad they couldn't have kept the original numbering for Wonder Woman, at least. I guess they could always ghost-number it now, it'd be up to around 570 by my count.

As someone said on the JLA board a while back, there was a case for kicking off the new Justice League of America book at #500 since v.1, JLI and JLA had all equalled 499 issues (not counting zero issues and 1 million) but they didn't bite.





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