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Monday, November 02, 2009 

Why many new ongoing series last barely 2 years

Comicon's Pulse recently asked why a lot of ongoing monthlies are only lasting 2 or 3 years before being cancelled.

Well, that's pretty easy to answer, and there's several reasons why: too many crossovers and events tying in, which drags down any existing story quality, too many series are pedestrian in their writing, and not built on plausible premises, and are even pandering to minorities at the expense of other good characters, too many political overtones, too many are held hostage to editorial mandates, and too much lack of plausible character development. And another reason is because quite a few readers by now have become disillusioned and distrusting of the big two's editorial staff.

All these and more are just some of the reasons why many ongoing books last so little time. Another is because, when it's clear that the books are dropping to sales too low to justify continuation (and the reason for the failure then is because of some of the above reasons too), they decide to cancel them, and perhaps replace them with others that are just as unlikely to do well.

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