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Monday, June 13, 2011 

May was another bad sales month

ICV2 and Diamond report that sales for periodicals went down another 11 percent this past month, in the second really bad month for sales this year. What that suggests is that the crossovers and publicity stunts are losing effect. We certainly must hope so. Besides the demand that the big two's publishers and editors, to say nothing of their official ownership, be replaced, it'd be doing a lot of good if the crossovers were to finally cease.

They haven't published an official chart for sales results yet, but when they do, I won't be surprised if the numbers are abysmally stagnant.

Update: now, they have published the chart, and just as I figured, nothing to crow over. If anything, sales were less than 97,000 copies, telling that crossovers are getting that weak.

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Crossovers are like heroin to Marvel and DC. They haven't hit bottom yet.

Rest assured, they will soon. It's only a matter of time.

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