ICv2 has a great interview with Dynamite Entertainment’s Nick Barrucci (Part 1, 2, 3), in which he addresses the state of the industry in general as well as Dynamite in particular, focusing on periodicals, collections and upcoming projects like this:
We are very excited about Prophecy. Prophecy is our first huge crossover. The majority of retailers that I spoke with at the Diamond Seminars said that having a focused crossover was the best thing we could do. They were extremely supportive of the fact that we tried something different.I did make the joke to each of these retailers: we did what you wanted. You say you want one event title, just one series, with no spin-offs, and one cover. We gave you everything you wanted and this is a situation where we’re absolutely giving you what you’ve said you asked and we’re doing no variants at all. If this doesn’t sell, I can’t believe you moving forward and we’ll just have to go back to the way we do standard business that we’ve done to date.