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Subj: Re: Why not?
Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 at 05:06:59 pm EDT (Viewed 122 times)
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Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 at 04:29:15 pm EDT (Viewed 131 times)

    It's still tying into a big overarching story that has been driving both current Green Lantern AND Green Lantern Core titles since the beginning.
    The guardians put the Alpha Lanterns in place to try to prevent blackest night. Blackest Night led to Brightest day and everything that is still going on it both titles.

Then by that logic ASM is still tieing into OMD/BND since those stories are driving the current ASM issues. Or you have to logically state when GLC stops tieing into Blackest Night. For simplicities sake, let's go by actually story titles: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns Part 5 vs One Moment in Time. Which story was more hyped?

And to be clear I'm not reading either series.

    Brightest Day, Blackest Night and Sinestro corp war are at least three major events stretching back over the last few years and showing no sign of stopping. You admit that yourself in the next paragraph.
    Blackest Night was promoted as being a huge DC wide event as far back as 2006. They told everyone several times to keep up with what was going on with that book, just like they are doing now with the current Flash title.

My point was that Blackest Night didn't drive the entire Superhero line at DC. The parallel at Marvel isn't Civil War or Secret Invasion but something like World War Hulk. Brightest Day would be similar to the Heroic Age at Marvel. Sinestro Corps would be a much smaller event like Messiah Complex.

Originally Blakest Night was only going to be similar in scale to Sinestro Corp War, it wasn't planned to be as big as it was in scale so you can't say it was planned that way since 2006.

Going back the last two years, it's obvious that on an issue by issue basis Green Lantern is outselling Amazing Spider-Man, and I think Green Lantern Corps would be too. Which is a shame and shows how ASM has dropped in popularity. Whether that drop comes from the stories, creators, status quo, or any other fact I'm sure is up to debate.

And the fact that ASM is scheduled to come out 3 times a month has no bearing on the discussion, since this discussion is about popularity (as a result of per issue sales) and not total monthly sales.

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