Its fine to be dissapointed but to be shocked or angry is just silly.Everyone knew the book was low selling..
I never read Hellblazer. That said, it's sad for the people who did, even though plainly there hasn't been enough to sustain the title for sometime. Vertigo is an imprint that DC clearly pulling resources from, and well, they aren't wrong. Vertigo's rode on two major successes, Swamp Thing and Sandman, and Hellblazer is the last carryover from those days. Had the market not crashed in 90's, Vertigo might have made a go at sustaining itself. But it doesn't and can't. DC are right to pull its attention to the New 52. That's the line that's carrying them forward and making the remaining Vertigo titles possible. DC were the number 2 seller until last year and they maintained a bunch of seperate imprints that Marvel never could, yet Marvel stayed number one. DC have made a decision that reflects those facts. The old days are done. Buy what you like and walk away from the rest. Let the sales fall will they may.
Last edited by brian-cs; 11-08-2012 at 05:07 PM.
Just to be clear, I'm not trying to attack you. I'm just disappointed with the way some of the people who aren't so emotionally invested in this book are behaving towards the people who are. This thread isn't an example of anyone at their best -- and, yes, that includes myself.
I'm thinking Vertigo is taking the fall for Nu 52's weaknesses. Sad, but I saw it coming when Swamp Thing went back on the DC imprint. As it was, Hellblazer was so big that I stopped at the Delano trades.
"People look at us and see the poor and the mad, but they're looking at us through the bar of their cages.
There's a palace in your head, boy.
Learn to live in it always. " -- Grant Morrison
Because, when you have people who are saying that something is wrong with others for their tastes, then you deserved to be taken to task about it.What is to be gained from chastising others for not reacting to this news the way you think they should? (Other than the chance to preen and portray yourself as being somehow more enlightened and mature than the people you're gleefully taking to task by doing such things as blanket-labeling them as "idiots", that is.)
Besides, I prefer to look at this on a much more wholistic level; when people rant, without discussing or considering facts (i.e.: DC cancelled the book because it wasn't selling well), then it makes all of us as comics fans look bad.
Taking a more mature, rational approach to comics can only help the industry overall, rather than hurt it.