It has come down to me before the news was sent out that Action (along with Batgirl) has been counted among the 3rd print runs. Not since Identity Crisis have I seen such a response to a book that I'm associated and I can't tell you how exciting that is for all of us involved.
For me though, I temper my enthusiasm when news like this simply because I always think of the collectable market that's out there. Geomancer #1 sold 300k and was my first big "hit", but that was during the speculation boom and subsequent issues were halved every month since. Big numbers are nice, believe me- nicer than small numbers, but I'll wait to see what issue #5 sells before I get too full of myself.
In the end though, Superman is back to the iconic status he deserves to be. Never should the industry's trademark play second fiddle, and with that I humbly say THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US!
So far from what I've read, I think DCNu has been a resounding success. It seems to me like the DC staff planned the new relaunch very well, and the newer version of Superman is going to be more relevant to our times. I certainly hope all the new DC books continue to appeal to the wider market, especially Action Comics. Congrats GM and Rags!
Like the old saying says, "don't count your chickens before they hatch" really applies here. I can certainly understand wanting to wait to see how the book is doing much later on. To me that's the smart thing to do and it's looking at the big picture. I believe Action Comics will be one of those successful books even on down the road. You and Grant Morrison really pack a one two punch that really delivers with Superman.
I can't agree with you more about Superman being the flagship character. As the flagship character Superman should always been flying high.