Again, I am saying this with a full heart, DC are not at fault. They gave us a great artist, a great editorial team, the best cover artists, they did everything they could and they supported us. Dan himself was our head cheerleader.
They gave us 12 issues to finish the story properly even though sales are very very low. They are doing a trade. I honestly can’t see how I can be anything but grateful.
Dan wanted this book for the exact reasons people thought it would fail immediately. He wanted a book that was more diverse, that talked about what it’s like to not have a mansion and a batcave. It was a great experience, and I really feel like each issue gets better.
I understand, I disagree with DC and other publishers about a LOT of things, but I can’t say a single bad thing about DC on this book. They were positively lovely.
How did DC handle the advertising? How popular was The Movement with reviewers? How many sites did reviews for this comic? Did it get a lot of news attention?
DC promoted the hell out of it when it came out, it was written about on mainstream newspapers, packaging it with GREEN TEAM as a zeitgeisty comics about economic disparity.
It’s tricky with low selling comics a lot of times. You cancel it, fans say you didn’t give it a chance. You try to boost sales with guest stars and crossovers, fans accuse you of editorial meddling. Sometimes, good comics just fail to catch on.