Name: James Mann
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April 17, 2013 8:52 pm I can tell you what awards would be more prestigious; sales awards. This list reads like "A Hipster's Guide to Modern Comics", complete with terrible sales totals.
March 22, 2013 11:36 pm This is one of the first really positive things out of DC I've heard in a while. I'm very excited for this!
March 19, 2013 5:26 pm So, is the point of this interview that Morrison will fix Wonder Woman by making her more sexual? Morrison is a genius, I can only hope he isn't as clueless as he sounds about the difference between sex (gender) and sexuality. Not that sexuality won't help sell the issues; this is the same crowd that cried for weeks when WW was going to wear pants. It's just that sexuality isn't what should be selling the issues, and if that's your ace in the hole then I'm keeping my money to myself.
February 25, 2013 1:42 pm The Daredevil/Deadpool Annual was great, that was the issue that turned me into an avid Bernard Chang fan. Infinity Gauntlet suffers a little bit today, if you are just reading it for the first time. As a young reader though, it blew my mind. I was 14 at the time, and oh my lawd did this badass just straight up murder a bunch of heroes? Thanos has been one of my favorite characters ever since, although my favorite appearance of his involves a Thanos-copter.
February 4, 2013 4:51 pm I'm pretty sure that most people, myself included, think they could do a better job running either of the big two. I'm sure most of us, myself included, are wrong, but it's fun to think about all the different changes we could make if we were in charge. I would try to get people outside of comic stores to buy them, which I don't think is something that Marvel or DC has tried since the 80s.
February 1, 2013 12:02 am I'm so happy to finally hear someone who is actually inside the industry say things like this. The state of the comics business is such a disaster that it's hard for me to understand how they are still being sold; is it sheer inertia keeping this beast alive? Almost every single thing about comics that can change needs to, from the format of the books, to the distribution, to the target audience. Can anyone really believe that the tiny percentage of the population that reads comics is the group they cater to? That's insane, unless you like having really low sales. I can't wait to see comics fixed, I love them and it hurts my heart to see them wasted this way.
January 22, 2013 11:35 am It is an interesting comparison. When Phantom Menace came out, I was no longer reading comics, and I think I'd already sold my collection off to head into the "real" world with some money (which was pitifully little, to be sure); now I own a comic book store. Comics have come a long way in that time, but I still want so much more out of them, for everyone. Here's hoping the next 10-15 years are as revolutionary as the last.
January 10, 2013 3:50 pm I'm surprised so many people like this. I was completely fine with the story until I hit that last page. I just rolled my eyes and dropped the title, too silly for me.
December 21, 2012 10:12 pm It sounded to me like everyone on message boards was more upset about her being fired by e-mail than she was. Maybe they conduct a lot of business that way? I don't know, but I'm sure it doesn't matter now. I have been very unhappy with her Batgirl run so far, but to be honest I have hated how they approached the series in the new 52 anyhow. I think they should have retconned out Killing Joke and everything after, or left her in the wheelchair.
December 13, 2012 3:35 pm That candle holder looks slick, but I really want a print out so it doesn't have two images overlapping.