Joe Quesada told comic book readers to vote with their dollars, and the fans have responded.
Sales figures for Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness‘ April issue of Nova #3 have become available, and they are now below the previous Nova run by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
While these numbers are estimated, when it comes down to cancellation time, the numbers do not lie.
Loeb’s Nova #3 for April 2013 is listed at #51 with: 40, 548.
DnA’s Nova #3 back in June of 2007, also came in at #51, but with: 44, 976.
This has to be looked at as a disaster by Marvel who cancelled the DnA run to go forward with Jeph Loeb’s Spider-Man Nova pitch, which began back in 2011 with the Point One issue and continued with Marvel’s first Infinite comic by Mark Waid, all the way to being featured in their big event – something Richard Rider never was – with Avengers vs. X-Men. In addition, Sam Alexander is also a part of Loeb’s Disney Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.
Both Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness have already been announced to be off the book, which is of course a direct result of the poor sales.
It’s a shame that Marvel couldn’t bring Richard Rider into the fold with the same promotion that Jeph Loeb’s failed attempt received.
(numbers via ComicChron)