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400yrs wrote:I could swear that I saw an article very recently that talked about how the Occultist was going to be an ongoing now. Probably no ties to Dark Key.
If I were the guy writing the Occultist, I would try anything I could to cut my ties to that sinking ship.

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The logos are now added to the Samson and Turok #4 books:

http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/Upcoming" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I'll be particularly interested if they put the logo on the Occultist books coming up.

IS it Dr. Spektor or not? The Samson preview still references it.
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Chiclo wrote:
400yrs wrote:I could swear that I saw an article very recently that talked about how the Occultist was going to be an ongoing now. Probably no ties to Dark Key.
If I were the guy writing the Occultist, I would try anything I could to cut my ties to that sinking ship.
Of course, 'ongoing' to Dark Horse is anything that reaches the third issue.
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kevinbastos wrote:
Chiclo wrote:
400yrs wrote:I could swear that I saw an article very recently that talked about how the Occultist was going to be an ongoing now. Probably no ties to Dark Key.
If I were the guy writing the Occultist, I would try anything I could to cut my ties to that sinking ship.
Of course, 'ongoing' to Dark Horse is anything that reaches the third issue.
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Mighty Samson 4 and Turok 4 confirmed for next Wednesday, according to My LCS

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KenClarkson4Prez wrote:Mighty Samson 4 and Turok 4 confirmed for next Wednesday, according to My LCS

http://www.grahamcrackers.com/releases/100511.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks. Still having problems with the computer I've been using, but I should be able to get the top post updated shortly.
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Yep. Samson 4 and Turok 4 are in stock with many outlets or will be arriving tomorrow nationwide. No limited distribution this time it seems.

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Second_Death wrote:Yep. Samson 4 and Turok 4 are in stock with many outlets or will be arriving tomorrow nationwide. No limited distribution this time it seems.

So, this seems to be the end of the Shooter era on this line, and perhaps the end of the line, though it may be relaunched without the big guy. :|
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It would appear that early feedback from the final issues of Samson and even Turok suggest continued strong finishes for the books in the DK line. Look forward to reading them this weekend. :thumb:

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Second_Death wrote:It would appear that early feedback from the final issues of Samson and even Turok suggest continued strong finishes for the books in the DK line. Look forward to reading them this weekend. :thumb:
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Added the two books released yesterday to the upcoming section on the top post. I'll re-edit later for a final draft.
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Thanks for posting on the Mighty Samson trade. I'm wondering if the print-run will be about two-thirds of the print-run of the Dr Solar trade, which might put it around 600-700.
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StarBrand wrote:Thanks for posting on the Mighty Samson trade. I'm wondering if the print-run will be about two-thirds of the print-run of the Dr Solar trade, which might put it around 600-700.
Well the back issue tpb market is a pretty bizarre beast, so a print run of under 1,000 for the direct market is insane and just goes to show how small our little industry is right now.

If we add the non direct market figures i'd be interested to see what the numbers are then?
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I just checked the Top 300 for Oct at ICV2.

http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/21453.html

280 TUROK SON OF STONE #4 6,257

Mighty Samson 4 did not make the list so it sold numbers south of this.......

300 ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #3 5,167

I think the 3rd issue sold in the mid 4K range so #4 probably sold close to that. Since Samson has been the lowest selling of the DK titles it will no doubt have the lowest trade print run as well when it hits.

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Second_Death wrote:I just checked the Top 300 for Oct at ICV2.

http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/21453.html

280 TUROK SON OF STONE #4 6,257

Mighty Samson 4 did not make the list so it sold numbers south of this.......

300 ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #3 5,167

I think the 3rd issue sold in the mid 4K range so #4 probably sold close to that. Since Samson has been the lowest selling of the DK titles it will no doubt have the lowest trade print run as well when it hits.
Thanks for the heads up on this. I'll add this info to the estimated print-runs thread.
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Dr. Solar TPB 2 has a release date

http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/20-607/D ... r-Rise-TPB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

June 6, 2012

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StarBrand wrote:Thanks for posting on the Mighty Samson trade. I'm wondering if the print-run will be about two-thirds of the print-run of the Dr Solar trade, which might put it around 600-700.
Well the back issue tpb market is a pretty bizarre beast, so a print run of under 1,000 for the direct market is insane and just goes to show how small our little industry is right now.

If we add the non direct market figures i'd be interested to see what the numbers are then?
I don't have any inside info on this, but it seems most folks around here are incorrectly using "initial order" numbers and "print run" numbers interchangeably, which they generally are not, specifically regarding collected editions, which generally have a number of additional markets besides the comic book specialty market and have a longer shelf life than individual issues.
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StarBrand wrote:Thanks for posting on the Mighty Samson trade. I'm wondering if the print-run will be about two-thirds of the print-run of the Dr Solar trade, which might put it around 600-700.
Well the back issue tpb market is a pretty bizarre beast, so a print run of under 1,000 for the direct market is insane and just goes to show how small our little industry is right now.

If we add the non direct market figures i'd be interested to see what the numbers are then?
I don't have any inside info on this, but it seems most folks around here are incorrectly using "initial order" numbers and "print run" numbers interchangeably, which they generally are not, specifically regarding collected editions, which generally have a number of additional markets besides the comic book specialty market and have a longer shelf life than individual issues.
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kevinbastos wrote:Dr. Solar TPB 2 has a release date

http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/20-607/D ... r-Rise-TPB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

June 6, 2012

We'll see...
Thanks for the heads up on this. I was just trying to figure out when this might be released.
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2 weeks sees the second Dark Horse Solar trade:

http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/20-607/D ... r-Rise-TPB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Next weeks comes the Dark Horse Presents with Occultist story. Eight bucks a pop and TWO covers.
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kevinbastos wrote:Next weeks comes the Dark Horse Presents with Occultist story. Eight bucks a pop and TWO covers.
This won't be the first appearance of the Occultist in the DHP title. He appeared last issue as well.

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Chiclo wrote:
kevinbastos wrote:Next weeks comes the Dark Horse Presents with Occultist story. Eight bucks a pop and TWO covers.
This won't be the first appearance of the Occultist in the DHP title. He appeared last issue as well.
Hadn't it been established that at one time he was but is now not associated with the Dark Key titles?

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=33414

Somewhat surprisingly at the time, the logo design for the first "Occultist" one-shot tied it into Dark Horse's Gold Key line, which includes "Doctor Solar," "Turok" and other classic characters, and material in the back of the issue confirmed it as part of this imprint. But, according to Seeley, this does not necessarily imply a crossover in the near future. "The Gold Key connection is more of a philosophical connection," the writer said. "We're taking very Golden Age, comic book pulp ideas and bringing them to 2011, just as Magnus and the other books did."

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