When I saw the sales numbers for June a couple of things came to my mind...
1. Fans will still gobble up an 'event book' even at almost $6.00 a copy
2. A good relaunch (at a good price) or rebirth will get fans excited
3. STAR WARS still sells.... BIG!
As long as fans keep shelling out $6.00 for a comic they will keep making them...and Marvel's CIVIL WAR II # 1 sold a ton making it June's number one selling book. Almost 382,000 of you said "please... take my money!" And as long as you buy it... they will charge it. On the flip side, only 148,000 went back for more.
A few issues in and i'm already calling DC REBIRTH a success. I know I may be early on this but just from the books I have read, it seems that DC has a long range plan and a focus to make their heroes... heroes. Plus at $3.00 a comic I'm willing to take some chances and try almost everything. Sadly it seems that Marvel is taking the hit on this one with books like SQUIRREL GIRL, HELL CAT, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR and a few others being the victims of wanting to read more DC.
And as long as it has the STAR WARS logo... i will be buying it and apparently I'm not alone. HAN SOLO #1, STAR WARS #20, THE FORCE AWAKENS #1, DARTH VADER #21 and #22 and POE DAMERON #3 ALL MADE THE top 50.
I think we are a great time in comics, so Marvel smarten up with your prices, DC don't blow it and STAR WARS.... just keep doing what you always do!