*Does anyone plan to regularly buy the Justice League combo packs? The idea I'm assuming behind this is that someone may want to buy both a physical copy as well as a digital copy. This is an idea you see in vinyl records and DVDs. But in both these examples you need that digital version to enjoy the product in a way you couldn't do easily with that product alone. What scenario can you think of where you'd have to have a comic in a different format because you couldn't enjoy it in the way you have it? Carry it on a bus? Flip through it while on a toilet? No, neither of these seem likely. I'm not sure someone is going to cough up an extra dollar for what I suppose is a sense of novelty. It's like DC was so desperate to one-up Marvel's digital game that they just threw out something without much prior thought.
*DC seems to have its books divided into those for preexisting fans and those for those possibly imaginary new readers. So what about that third group? The ones for no one. I look at books like Captain Atom, The Savage Hawkman, and Blackhawks and wonder just who they have in mind. These books all star characters that have limited or no appeal (otherwise there would be at least one Captain Atom trade paperback, you know?) and don't seem to tie-in to any obvious comic outsider trends like teen vampires or guys in tight shirts. It would appear DC putting out books doomed to fail are part of their relaunch strategy as well.
*I am absolutely shocked DC is putting out another THUNDER Agents series even if it is only a 6 issue miniseries, it's kind of like when they put out a multi-issue miniseries with those Red Circle characters right after all of their ongoings completely bombed. I know THUNDER Agents had a small following but is that really grounds to throw away money?
*Strange observation vaguely associated with this thing: You know what isn't in the back of the last issues of the two Flashpoint minseries I read? An acknowledgment of the existence of ongoing series that tie into these miniseries. In neither "Frankenstein & the Creatures of the Unknown" and "Secret Seven" is a blurb saying something like "read the continuing adventures of ____ in their own ongoing starting next month". I'm sure there were ads in those books acknowledging their existence but what about those oh so important new readers who may not make that connection?
*On one hand I'm impressed with DC's commitment to staying on schedule but at the same time they sure have switched out a great deal of artists a mere three months in. Considering that DC's stated they planned this relaunch over a year ago I'm surprised things are falling apart so fast, it makes it hard to have faith in the overall stability of this project.
*I love Legion of Super-Heroes with all my heart but damn, what is DC thinking by putting out THREE LOSH titles? The series' glory days are long since past and if we've learned anything from the recent relaunch of LOSH and Adventure Comics is that the market can barely support one ongoing let alone two. I guess those promo rings for the first issue of "Legion: Secret Origin" will help a bit but I doubt they will ever make the money back from at least two of these titles.