John Rood, who is DC's executive vice president of sales, marketing and business development, has said that the publisher is considering which titles to cancel or replace after their 8th issues.
"52 is not a mandate," he told Newsarama. "I'm pleased, and as far as I know, the co-publishers and the executive editor have been talking more about whether there are quality stories to be told beyond what's been put out there so far.
"So it's been a magical number for us, but it's not leg irons that are going to make us put out substandard quality."
Rood continued: "I mentioned issue #8 because at the Road Show when we were announcing the New 52 last summer, we were talking about looking at it after issue #5. So that's an exponential success to go this long without talking about replacements."
When asked if some of those titles were being reviewed for cancellation, he added: "Sure. That's a safe assumption.
"And there will be announcements... about how to enhance the universe."
Rood also revealed that Batman and Detective Comics will be increasing in price and page count in 2012.