Monday, June 11, 2012
Someone check my math:
Okay, so Friday DC announced a new Batman spin-off, Talon among a crop of four new books. And earlier today they released the solicitations for their Batman family of books which they plan to ship in September, making it apparent that they aren't canceling any of the twelve existing Batman titles, which means come September there will be 13 Batman titles.
So if the DCU line consists of 52 ongoing monthlies (and it does, since they're caneling four books to make room for the four new ones), and there are 13 Batman books, that means that 25% of all DCU comics will be Batman comics, right? 13 + 13 = 26, and 26 +26 = 52, right?
I know Batman is a pretty popular character, but good God, one quarter...? And you know what's weird? Robin/Red Robin Tim Drake, Spoiler/Batgirl Stephanie Brown and Batgirl/Black Bat Cassandra Cain, all of whom have carried their own titles in the past, don't have their own books yet, so it's not actually all that hard to imagine the Batman line eclipsing even more of the DCU line in the near future, as books like Savage Hawkman and Grifter are inevitably canceled.