ISAK wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Oh, look who Tom King decided to bring back from the limbo in order to shit on for the sake of Catwoman and the Batcat ship. The Phantasm deserved better for her comic debut.
Woooooow, King really is THAT petty, ain't he ? I don't know how I can still be surprised by what King does, but this just goes beyond pettiness. I mean, this is not first, or even second time he does this, but this is getting beyond ridicules at this point. Why drag a fan favorite character into this, from an entirely different medium no less, just to crap on her ? I know that King, being the hack that he is, loves to invoke fan favorite ideas, or try and hide behind flimsy BTAS parallels to drive positive buzz, but I've always maintained that King is just a moron who does these things out of desperation. This however......this just feels awful and malicious.
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:04 pm
May 2019 Comic Book Sales Report - Top 500+:
1. DCEASED #1 (DC) - 242,365 
2. DOOMSDAY CLOCK #10 (DC) - 117,419 
3. BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1 (DC) - 113,287 
4. SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 (MARVEL) - 111,736 
5. BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #5 (DC) - 108,677 
6. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 (MARVEL) - 92,538 
7. IMMORTAL HULK #17 (MARVEL) - 87,444 
8. BATMAN #70 (DC) - 83,518 
9. BATMAN #71 (DC) - 82,704 
10. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22 (MARVEL) - 78,102 
11. WAR OF REALMS #3 (MARVEL) - 77,664 
12. HEROES IN CRISIS #9 (DC) - 77,582 
13. IMMORTAL HULK #18 (MARVEL) - 75,983 
14. WAR OF REALMS #4 (MARVEL) - 73,026 
15. VENOM #14 (MARVEL) - 66,858 
16. DETECTIVE COMICS #1003 (DC) - 65,709 
17. WAR OF REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (MARVEL) - 64,990 
18. DETECTIVE COMICS #1004 (DC) - 63,161 
19. STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE #1 [04/24/19] (MARVEL) - 60,415 
20. JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 (DC) - 55,077 
Source: https://www.comichron.com/monthlycomics ... 19-05.html
Analysis: https://blog.comichron.com/2019/06/may- ... eased.html
I'm genuinely sad it took this long for his run to tank. Had everyone been smarter, perhaps King would've been given the boot earlier, and no BatCat book to compensate. Now with the BatCat book, and the movie deal, he gets to spin his firing into him getting more opportunities, not that he's a hack who managed to tank DC's highest selling character. As much as I realize how King is merely a symptom of a much bigger problem in the comic book industry and comics fandom, I still want to see him go down hard for what he's done. Before he got fired off the book, King continued to set one dangerous precedence after the other, but thankfully that all came crashing down after he got booted off the book.
Funny how other creators like Snyder, Sharp, and Taylor continue to fight for King while also being the ones who helped expose his work for the garbage that it is with their own. Snyder's own Batman miniseries constantly outsell the main Batman book, and Marvel is getting in on the action with three different books outselling Batman as well, two of which are not even brand new #1. Good things happen slowly, so here's hoping for more embarrassments for King in the future. I'm still banking on/hoping that the BatCat book will be the final nail in his coffin, so that will be a fun show to watch.