Modern comics from the major publishers often revolve around reboots, relaunches and other universe wide "events". Fans have mixed emotions about this phenomenon from a story perspective, but it also impact the numbering and designation of books outside the story.
Benjamin Bailey of Nerdist.com recently wrote a post looking at the impact of comic numbering in comics. As a professional comics creator, it pays for you to consider how your potential fans are introduced to and follow your work. There might be things you can learn or avoid by watching the decisions of the big two
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