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DiDio Says No DC Comics In Danger Of Cancelation; OMAC safe

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 10/08/2011 - 21:03

picContrary to what you have heard or may have not heard, it seems all the DC Comics New 52 titles are safe - and aren't going anywhere.

Apparently, there was speculation that some of the new DC titles are on the chopping block, as they didn't make the cut in regards to sales.

Well, DC Comics Co-Publisher, Dan DiDio, took to Facebook to squash those rumors. In addition, previous to that, the artist on O.M.A.C., posted a lengthy message on the Bleeding Cool forums stating something similar.

And I'll toot my own horn, as I previously stated that sales for the lower selling DC New 52 seem to hover around the 35-38,0000 mark, which didn't seem like bad numbers at all, IMO.

Looking forward to more O.M.A.C.!

Here's what DiDio offered:

To the incredibly talented Scott Koblish,
hey Scott, you can post this on your wall if you'd like.
Thanks for the for the appreciated but unnecessary defense of OMAC. This book and all of the New 52 are in no danger of cancelation any time soon. When we first established the New 52 we set a cancelation threshold that was higher than what we had in the past to insure that we did not get back into the habit of carrying a large amount of low selling books. 
And I'm happy to announce that in the case of OMAC, even if it lost over 50% of the first issue audience, it still would not hit that number.
For those working on partial information, reorders, second printings and digital sales have made this book and every other series a success. And even if you just work from the Diamond listings, OMAC ranked 82, and if you minus the other 50 New DC Comics series that month, that means that only 31 books from all the other companies combined preformed better. That feels like healthy beginning to me. 
Like you said, Keith and I have laid out the first 16 issues of the series and we have every confidence that we will get to tell those tales. Your inks, like Hi-Fi's colors and Travis' lettering are instrumental in making this book a success, so let's all plan on a long and exciting run.
Can't wait to see what you have in store on four.
All the best, DD
(I would tag you in this post but I still have no idea on how to do it. LOL)