Numbercrunching The Appeal Of The DC Relaunch

Over 10,000 people seem to have responded to the Comic Book Resources survey on the public appeal for the upcoming DC Relaunch, title by title.

But statistician Matt Holmes decided to do a little analysis for Bleeding Cool, with different weightings. Here’s how he got his different results.

# 1 – Each “Absolutely” gets 3 pts, each “Very Likely” gets 2, each “Likely” gets 1, each “Unlikely” gets –1 and each “No Way” gets –3.  With that allocation, ten titles were net positive.
# 2 – Same as # 1 except I counted “No Way” as –2 instead of –3.  Under that weighting, 18 of the 52 were net positive
# 3 – Adding up the total of the first 3 categories (all were positive) and subtracted the results in the last 2 categories (negative).  That gave us 14 positive titles.
The 10 titles that show up favourably in all 3 weightings are: Justice League, Action, Batman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Batwoman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman & Robin and Batgirl.
Here’s how it all breaks down.
Title Absolutely Very Likely Likely Not Likely No Way Weighting # 1 Weighting # 2 Weighting #3
Justice League

Action Comics

Batman

Green Lantern

Aquaman

Batwoman

Wonder Woman

Superman

Batman & Robin

Batgirl

GL Corps

JLI

Nightwing

JL Dark

Flash

GL: New Guardians

Detective Comics

Swamp Thing

Red Lanterns

Teen Titans

Animal Man

Stormwatch

Batman: Dark Knight

Fury of Firestorm

DCU Presents

Red Hood & Outlaws

Catwoman

LSH

Frankenstein

Demon Knights

Suicide Squad

Blue Beetle

Savage Hawkman

Legion Lost

Supergirl

Superboy

Resurrection Man

Birds of Prey

Green Arrow

All-Star Western

Grifter

Batwing

Deathstroke

Mr Terrific

Capt Atom

Static Shock

Blackhawks

Hawk & Dove

Sgt Rock

Voodoo

OMAC

I, Vampire

5870

5694

4784

4611

3514

3439

2799

2767

2803

2558

2836

2452

2412

2249

2319

2526

2588

2268

1970

1878

1777

1751

1924

1542

1090

1327

1233

1733

1447

1224

1108

1176

1156

1454

1128

1119

1110

975

1055

1110

784

682

697

669

634

606

535

696

503

485

480

357

1233

1085

1225

1050

1329

1065

1434

1332

1318

1339

1085

1239

1353

1351

1270

1182

1089

1165

1154

1168

1200

1217

968

1114

1019

983

889

667

920

980

968

872

942

806

804

803

842

836

743

689

695

645

576

638

607

475

491

495

513

452

408

373

947

937

1064

1056

1283

1225

1488

1473

1385

1423

1217

1497

1443

1538

1448

1253

1223

1354

1399

1425

1386

1377

1237

1412

1668

1395

1357

1013

1185

1319

1395

1353

1326

1098

1295

1297

1279

1316

1274

1057

1098

1156

1190

1138

1179

956

1022

877

994

892

780

772

630

637

920

940

1193

1373

1473

1533

1619

1500

1537

1692

1624

1685

1724

1567

1608

1562

1671

1582

1677

1583

1715

1722

2065

1851

2136

1791

1575

1775

1947

2024

1889

1760

2109

1990

1868

2147

2040

1732

1778

2039

2085

2089

2100

2015

2001

1614

1887

1820

1700

1703

1501

1828

2188

2524

2862

3079

2987

3076

3056

3361

3506

3301

3349

3357

3420

3653

3673

3832

3987

4128

4141

4253

4337

4341

4339

4625

4566

4977

5054

4883

4763

4756

4868

5063

4845

4972

5082

4907

5069

5593

5826

5659

5633

5647

5661

6129

6132

6499

6284

6532

6813

6976

15890

14068

10382

8477

4704

3062

2319

1677

1643

192

-160

-264

-286

-769

-1039

-1331

-1462

-2570

-4015

-4571

-4983

-5278

-5781

-6479

-8106

-8384

-9000

-9176

-9371

-9473

-9581

-9667

-9815

-9877

-10357

-10646

-10821

-10955

-11322

-12746

-14416

-14524

-14551

-14609

-14788

-16678

-16788

-17156

-17210

-18165

-19103

-20042

17391

15896

12570

11001

7566

6141

5306

4753

4699

3553

3346

3037

3063

2588

2381

2322

2211

1262

-28

-443

-842

-1025

-1444

-2138

-3767

-3759

-4434

-4199

-4317

-4590

-4818

-4911

-4947

-4814

-5512

-5674

-5739

-6048

-6253

-7153

-8590

-8865

-8918

-8962

-9127

-10549

-10656

-10657

-10926

-11633

-12290

-13066

5919

5251

3965

3253

2071

1277

1261

963

831

459

95

195

235

96

-107

-259

-381

-607

-1135

-1239

-1455

-1491

-1923

-1995

-2627

-2771

-3223

-3355

-3077

-3135

-3239

-3379

-3333

-3465

-3727

-3743

-3719

-3927

-4037

-4469

-5027

-5215

-5255

-5291

-5341

-6107

-6085

-6045

-6161

-6523

-6845

-7177

But anyone trying to make statistical sense of this kind of survey is always reminded of what will actually happen…