May have been beaten to death in other threads and other areas of the site, but let’s take an analytical, historical look at this book to hopefully somewhat predict it’s future.
Raw sales data (via Covrprice)
9.8 Sales (via GPAnalysis)
Both prices have dived, I’m guessing due to market saturation. A solo title beyond the limited series has been confirmed and Bendis has already exposed that Naomi will be a key player in future DCU goings-on.
Short-term, quick-flippers have stubbed this market down from up to $588 down to a low of $125 in a matter of a month.
A Historical Comparison
Teen Titans 12
I’m choosing to compare to Teen Titans 12 because while the characters are extremely different, they were both spun out of a “side-universe” and created by heavy hitters in the DC ‘bullpen’.
Teen Titans 12 Historical 9.8 Sales (from GPA)
Pre-Batman Who Laughs Series announcement:
High of ~$400 to a low of ~$100
Post Batman Who Laughs #1 Released:
High of ~$700 to low of ~$300 with a true average of ~$400 conservatively.
This is just data. Draw your own conclusions, but I will be holding on Naomi #1 until at least the release of the first issue of her ongoing series. The spec on this book is not dead in my opinion, we’re just seeing people racing to the bottom to get out quick.
What thinkest thou?