Seems to me both Tom Brevoort and Stephen Wacker are in panic mode regarding sales on Marvel Cosmic.
Wacker verbally abuses fans at all the online forums (except ours), and his latest responses to Richard Rider fans are usually in regards to its "low" sales numbers
Now Tom Brevoort on his Form Spring is preaching more of the same.
It’s not accurate, is the thing. This is the work of a handful of irate Rich Rider fans who are working feverishly to attempt to cause the current NOVA series to end so that they can somehow get back to a Rich series in some not-quite-worked-out way. But NOVA numbers aren’t anywhere near cancellation level, and if the previous series was able to sustain numbers at its level, it wouldn’t have gone away in the first place. But don’t try telling this to them, they know far more about our sales numbers than we do, apparently.
However, we know that's a bunch of BS as Joe Quesada said back in 2010:
..in this case the sales on both of these books were not the main factors in what’s going on and what lies ahead in their futures.
And regarding Brevoort's comments about sales numbers, as I've said time and time again - when it comes to cancellation time, the numbers reported don't lie.
Marvel's cancellation threshold used to be around 20K, but for some reason that doesn't seem to be the case, at least for titles such as Captain Ms. Marvel.
First ever Infinite Comic by Mark Waid
Avengers Vs. X-Men Main Event Appearances
Member of Avengers
Multiple variant covers
- Selling less than Abnett and Lanning 2007 run