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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Broadcast Views

Recently in the Boosterrific Forum, Morgenstern noted, "The news about this script seems to have caused more media buzz for Booster than anything he did ever in the comics." That's quite true.

For years, comic books have been an increasingly small market. With DC's recent hype machine running full blast, they sold nearly 4.5 million comics for the entire line for the entire month. By comparison, SyFy recently renewed their most recent show about super heroes, Alphas. The network claimed that this one show alone averages 3.3 million viewers weekly.

For a more direct, apples-to-apples comparison, consider that if a television series about Booster Gold has as many viewers as the least-watched episode of Caprica, a SyFy series cancelled earlier this year because of low ratings, that series would represent a nearly 980% increase in views over the best selling issue of Booster Gold, Volume 2. That's a significant increase in audience! Here's looking at you, SyFy!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Grading on a Curve

Reviewers across the internet have been pretty kind to Justice League International, Vol. 3, #1., Comics Alliance, and Inside Pulse all rate the book highly. It seems pretty clear that the majority of reviewer across the net seem to rate the book no worse than average.

In the review for the issue (found here), I expressed my relief in finding a familiar port in the storm of the DCnU reboot by giving the issue a five-star rating. In no time I was accused of being overly generous. That criticism made me wonder about how highly I was rating other issues on the site, so I took a look. Here's the results:

Most comics at are rated 4-stars out of 5.

Obviously, I like more books than I dislike. Does this mean that I like most comics, rating comics in general higher than they deserve? Or does this mean that exhibits a selection bias, consistently rating comics containing Booster Gold as better than average simply because they contain Booster Gold? You be the judge; I'm busy reading comics.

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