Below you can read a couple responses to the news about Marvel Editor Stephen Wacker asking retailers to support the Bendis Guardians of the Galaxy comic book.
Wacker sent a letter asking for their support, with a special retailer variant, one of the 17 that Marvel released.
Turns out that some retailers are supporting the book, going so far as to even give away free issues (because no one is buying it?).
Could also mean that Marvel is double shipping the book to increase sales, similar to what they did with the first appearance with Jeph Loeb's NINO Nova from the 2011 Point One that nobody wanted to read, either.
From our Facebook:
Izzy Dilbs It's like the industry is imploding on itself
Therman Jerkowicz ... seems desperate ...
Brian Amey Man. If there ever was a time for the next Image Comics or Sirius...it's now.
David Williams Our LCS are giving away free copies of #1. Free. They also sell the variants but tomorrow it's free. But lord help me, I'm not an art guy but I love Marcos Martin and the way he draws anything. But it's just a cover....... and I don't want to reward these guys for something that's not up to snuff.
Armando Garcia Steve Wacker is begging the fanbase to support a title? I think if you're a guy who ignores or dismisses your customers, openly argues and pisses on your readers, then it's up to the democracy of the groupmind. I'm not buying it. You shouldn't either.
Izzy Dilbs The fans mean everything, in all media.