Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Fate of Top Ten, continued...

Hey Top Ten fans, I just want to thank you for the outpouring of support I hear we've gotten about wanting to see the story continue.  It's gratifying to know that people care so much about these characters and this world that they will take the time to write in and make their preferences known.  Now, I should also say that my editor's getting a lot of mail that is less than constructive about the fate of Top Ten and what's to be done about it, so let's take this opportunity to go over a few thoughts, shall we?

1.  You get more flies with honey than with vinegar.  That is to say, you improve the chances of Top Ten continuing by sending positive emails that focus on your deep love of the series and your honor-bound promise to buy every issue that comes out than by insulting DC, Wildstorm, the editors, and the accountants and accusing them of playing bait-and-switch.

2.  Speaking of which, there are many factors that have led to the current situation, and things are not always as black-and-white as they may seem.  It's always tempting to find a villain in a difficult situation, but I can tell you that everyone involved acted with good intentions and everyone wants to put out a comic that people love and will read.

3.  This is a follow-up to this post, in which I posted a summary of events, calling it "the semi-official statement from Wildstorm through me".  While I typed that in good faith, feeling that it was an accurate representation of what I had heard, it was not in any way an official statement, and I retract that label.  I don't speak for Wildstorm, and I am not privy to their decision-making process.  

Top Ten is perhaps the most fun series I've ever worked on; I would love to have it continue and pay off the storylines which have been established.  Stay positive, and send your proclamations of love to:

AskWS [at] dccomics [dot] com

Thanks again!

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At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Zander-

I just wanted to take a second to thank you for 1) doing a great job on this series, and 2) communicating with readers like this. It was awesome to be able to actually write to someone who has a say in things instead of just Kermit-flailing and Charlie Brown arg!-ing on the internets.

Looking forward to any future projects, but here's hoping more Top 10 will be one of them.


At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been wondering when the next issue would come out for a while now and finally came across this thread. I'll be writing an email to WS shortly. I've started to collect trades instead of monthlies, with Top Ten being one of the few exceptions. I hope this situation gets resolved and we see more issues in the future.



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