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TRON Comic Issue 3 Sales

By TronFAQ on Friday, February 23, 2007 at 1:34 PM
Here is the estimated sales figure for TRON: The Ghost In the Machine Issue #3 from SLG Publishing, according to ICv2 News:


231 7.41 TRON #3 $3.50 SLG 5,372


Interestingly enough, it placed in the exact same spot as Issue #2 did in November. It's 231st in the top 300 comics for January. As well, it was once again SLG's best-selling title of the month. In fact, no other comics from SLG made the top 300 in January.

Yet, compared with sales of 6,661 copies for TRON #2, Issue #3 sales are down by over 1,000 copies. This is disappointing. Now that the comic is back on a more regular schedule, I was hoping the number would hold steady.

For those of you who haven't picked up TRON #1, #2, or #3, read my reviews of Issue #1, Issue #2, and Issue #3 (which all contain some spoilers) to get an idea of what you've been missing. You can order Issue #1 from Amazon.com, or all three issues directly from SLG Publishing, if there isn't a local comic store in your area.

If you're a fan of TRON and haven't bought the comic yet, please consider buying it. And keep buying it! If the numbers continue to drop significantly throughout its (tentative) seven-issue run, Disney will have another excuse to ignore TRON and never do anything with the property again. (No movie sequel, no more comics, no more games.)
 
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2 comments so far.

  1. Troff February 25, 2007 7:45 AM
    While we can all agree that this would, necessarily, be a bad thing...
    ... and while we know that "TRON" is an intellectual property of Disney (what stake does Steven Lisberger still have in TRON?)...
    ... let's take a note of how fans are now producing their own episodes of "Star Trek" reconstructed - and note how ludicrously Paramount like to protect their own IP.

    I know the DVD commentary has Lisberger (?) saying how "TRON" could never be done again; simply because the effects are now endemic and not done with that labour-intensive work again... but what's to prevent non-profit fan fiction from being written? And then, animated by a couple of the more skilled modellers and animators here?
  2. tronfaq February 27, 2007 6:22 PM
    There's actually an effort to make a completely CGI fan-film, going on over on the TRON-Sector site. It looks like it's going to be pretty cool.

    http://www.tron-sector.com/forums/default.aspx?do=top&id=343105

    However, it's still a crime how little Disney values TRON as a property. There are constant references and homages to TRON appearing in various media, all the time. Computers are now ubiquitous, and no longer something to be feared and locked away in a corporate building. The public at large gets computers now.

    This year is the 25th Anniversary, for crying out loud. Just make a sequel, already!

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