Nick Spencer, writer of THUNDER Agents, Ultimate X-Men, Morning Glories and the just-launched Thief of Thieves, did an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit yesterday, taking on questions about projects that never happened (Sadly, NDAs seem to have put paid to any details on what happened to his Victor Von Doom series with Becky Cloonan), double shipping books, his influences and just what’s going on with Morning Glories in terms of readership:
On trade numbers, Morning Glories is massive– it’s like The Walking Dead, Batman, and us, people don’t realize that. Our singles numbers are very good for an indie book, but nothing like that. So we have to keep it in mind. I’d like to see more people reading the monthly personally, but even more than that, I’d prefer they were enjoying it however works for them. There was a point (right around 12, actually), where you could feel people getting impatient. Now we don’t hear that as much at all, because a lot of those people either dropped it or moved to trade. What we have now is a readership that’s along for the ride. I’d prefer that to higher monthly numbers, if I had to choose. I expect trade people will come back when they decide they can’t wait to find out what happens next once they finish a volume.
If you’re a Spencer fan, there’s all manner of good stuff at the link. It’d be nice to see more creators do this kind of thing on Reddit, to be honest.