Meanwhile, DC seems like a lost company. Their talent pool is limited. They don't know what to do with most of their properties. They keep deconstructing Superman, infantilizing Wonder Woman, and trying to be edgy and failing utterly.
This isn't abstract. This is concrete. Every month, ICv2 shows us the sales and just how bad DC is doing. Here is the sales charts from last month:
Superman #46 had Superman fighting his way through the mythology fight club, finding out where Hordr Root's lab was located, and battling a Sand Superman. There were some parts of this particular issue that were good. But it is still just a chapter in a story that hasn't grabbed the audience.
The book sold just over 42K, the 55th best selling book in the list, and far below characters who are less iconic.
Something is wrong here.
The only thing I am happy to report is that Max Landis' book didn't sell like gangbusters either (41K). I don't want the keys to the Superman universe handed to him.
I was wondering if a strong showing by this book might lead to an overhaul in how Superman is presented these days.
The second issue only sold 22K meaning that there wasn't a huge push for this particular version of the book. This is still healthy sales for a mini-series looking at a past incarnation.
Still, I was hoping this would sell better.
I keep fearing this book is going to go away! Don't let this Kara head off to limbo! Please read this book!
Anyways, the solicits show a reversion to a powered Superman in a couple of months. Will sales rebound?
I can only hope!