The New Diamond List for April 7th, 2010

Probably confusing it with Just a Pilgrim, which Ennis put out right after Preacher ended.
 
He joined the event in the last issue of Hulk, so he should be in World War Hulks (he and Wolverine both).

I see. So four appearances this week for Deadpool. While he certainly has become amazingly popular, and his titles have mostly held steady for now, I think Marvel is being unwise with spamming him so much, instead of just building him steadily. They risk a Punisher/Ghost Rider/Venom style "boom and bust".
 
There's no risk about it... it's a train wreck waiting to happen. Just another of those things that Marvel doesn't have the sense about. Slow build, longer payoff, quick build only leads to quicker burn out and less financial returns.
 
dc comics

batman and robin #11 $2.99


marvel comics

deadpool and cable #25 $3.99
thor and warriors four #1 (of 4) $2.99
uncanny x-men #523 xsc $2.99
vengeance of moon knight #7 $2.99
wolverine mgc #66 $1.00
wolverine weapon x #12 $3.99
 
SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2 (OF 3) $3.99

Deadpool and cable #25 $3.99
uncanny x-men #523 xsc $2.99
 
BATMAN AND ROBIN #11
SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #5 (OF 6) (RES)
SWEET TOOTH #8 (MR)
BOYS #41 (MR)

Very awesome week! Batman and Robin has been awesome since issue # 1. I miss Frank Quitely and can't wait for him to come back but Cameron Stewart and Andy Clarke have been amazing. Geoff Johns and Gary Frank knock it out of the park with Superman Secret Origin. Love that Frank draws Supes in the same light as Christopher Reeves. And I get my Sweet Tooth goodness! I was wondering when # 8 was coming out. This is such a dark, depressing story but it's so freakin' good!
 
A week late...but, I was on vacation with the kiddies in Disney World all last week. Why of all the Independant companies does IDW get it's own section??? I don't think I buy a single IDW comic. I think Dynamite would have been a better choice by Diamond Listings.

DARK HORSE COMICS

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #34 TWILIGHT PT 3 (OF 5) JEANTY CVR $2.99

DC COMICS

AUTHORITY #21 $2.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 NEW PTG $1.00
BATMAN AND ROBIN #11 $2.99
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #43 $2.99
DOOM PATROL #9 $2.99
FLASH SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS 2010 #1 $3.99
GREAT TEN #6 (OF 10) $2.99
GREEK STREET #10 (MR) $2.99
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #24 (MR) $2.99
JONAH HEX #54 $2.99
JSA ALL STARS #5 $3.99
LOSERS #1 NEW PTG $1.00
NEMESIS THE IMPOSTORS #2 (OF 4) $2.99
RED ROBIN #11 $2.99
SPARTA USA #2 (OF 6) $2.99
SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2 (OF 3) $3.99
SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #5 (OF 6) (RES) $3.99
SWEET TOOTH #8 (MR) $2.99
WARLORD #13 $2.99

IMAGE COMICS

ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #22 (RES) $2.99
DARKCHYLDE WITCHBLADE KINGDOM OF PAIN (ONE SHOT) $4.99
PROOF #26 (MR) $3.50

MARVEL COMICS

AVENGERS ORIGIN #1 (OF 5) $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA BLACK PANTHER FLAGS OF FATHERS #1 (OF 4) $3.99
DEADPOOL AND CABLE #25 $3.99
DEADPOOL CORPS #1 $3.99
ELECTRIC ANT #1 (OF 5) (MR) $3.99
MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #1 (OF 5) $3.99
NEW AVENGERS LUKE CAGE #1 (OF 3) $3.99
REALM OF KINGS SON OF HULK #3 (OF 4) $3.99
SHIELD #1 (MARVEL) $3.99
SPIDER-MAN FEVER #1 (OF 3) $3.99
STEPHEN KINGS N #2 (OF 4) $3.99
THOR AND WARRIORS FOUR #1 (OF 4) $2.99
ULTIMATE COMICS X #2 $3.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #523 XSC $2.99
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #7 $2.99
WOLVERINE MGC #66 $1.00
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #12 $3.99
WORLD WAR HULKS #1 WWHS $3.99

COMICS

BOYS #41 (MR) $2.99
LONE RANGER #21 $3.50
ZORRO MATANZAS #3 (OF 4) $3.99
 
Because it was named a "premier publisher." Diamond names them that themselves, though, so who knows what Diamond's criteria is?
 
There's no risk about it... it's a train wreck waiting to happen. Just another of those things that Marvel doesn't have the sense about. Slow build, longer payoff, quick build only leads to quicker burn out and less financial returns.

Agreed. It does fit with the editorial mindset that I have seen since 2000, when Joe came into power there; "if we haven't tried it, it hasn't been done". While this isn't a deliberate mindset, it does seem to come forth. The easiest example is when Joe Quesada belittled the Parker marriage as a "mid 1980's promotional stunt" without any basis in story (to him), while at the same time marrying Black Panther to Storm for no other reason besides they're both well known black heroes and not only needing 1-2 retcon mini series to make it seem "legit", but involving a TV soap opera to design Storm's wedding dress to promote it. No, it's not on par with a fake wedding with actors at Shea Stadium (which was done in the 80's to promote the Spidey marriage), but it is still a wedding that had no basis in story used for promotion (and I dare say Peter & MJ had way more storyline basis to marry in the 80's than Ororo and T'Challa had before the retcon mini's). But Joe wouldn't admit to seeing it that way.

The flip side of that, this mindset gives some in the editorial office an idea of, "it didn't work in the 90's, but it will work now, because we're awesome". And hence we get the over saturation of Deadpool. Either editorial simply does not believe his star will wane like the stars of Punisher/Ghost Rider/Venom waned in the 90's simply because they're different than the 90's editorial team, or they cynically want to make their cash during the "boom" and accept the losses during the "bust", without any regard to the retailers they will leave stuck with unwanted Deadpool comics that they can't even GIVE away (all while tearing into DC for doing the same thing with Green Lantern).

Whenever a victim of crime or some disaster speaks on the news, they usually say something to the effect of, "We saw it happen to other people, but we never believed it would happen to us." People in business in general seem to have this mindset too, just on a larger scale. Perhaps the Marvel business heads are little different.
 

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