Bad news, fans that were waiting for the first collection of Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos’ Impulse, due in stores next month:
All orders for the IMPULSE VOL. 1: RUNS IN THE FAMILY TP are cancelled. This item will not be resolicited.
It’s more than likely that low orders are the culprit, but the idea that a collection of early work by current fan favorites Waid and Ramos, on a one-time fan favorite character, couldn’t earn enough pre-orders to be sustainable for DC seems almost unbelievable and just a little worrying; if something like this doesn’t earn enough orders to be worthwhile for DC, what are the chances that even more obscure titles could be collected? And if this isn’t viable in terms of order numbers, how much of that is down to the New 52 making the character obsolete, and therefore meaning that the stories contained within the collection “don’t matter” to the greater continuity? Did DC accidentally flatten its own backlist sales by rebooting the universe…?