I just wanted to pop in and gives a brief overview of my thoughts about whats going on within the comic book industry....
1. I'm VERY upset that BOOM is cancelling Soldier Zero, The Traveler, and Starborn, I felt that these three books were 3 of the best superhero books on store shelves each and every month and I really hate to see them go. BOOM promoted the hell out of them at the start and then basically stopped on a dime, when this happened it seemed like fans fell off the wagon and the books went from being in the top 150-170 of the Diamond top 300 books to being down in the lower ranks between 270-300. As soon as sales fell off, BOOM initiated the axe instead of doing something positive to help boost sales, it was a bummer but I half expected it to happen.
2. Dynamite's "Kirby: Genesis" is off to a VERY hott start with the first 3 issues landing in the top 80 comics on the Diamond top 300 chart, way to go Dynamite! Also, on it's way in September is the first issue of Captain Victory, the first title to come out of Genesis! This line is cookin' right now and Kurt Busiek is really bringing these characters to life, keep it up guys because people are noticing!
3. I've all but given up on Marvel Comics aside from Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, and The Avenger core self titled book, I've grown tired of their practices and their constant "events" and crossovers and it's time for me to move on. I will probably drop the 3 titles I do buy from them over time as well, I just need to ween myself off of them slowly before I can give them up. The bulk of my months buys will be Dynamite and DC titles come the fall.