Name: Glenn Simpson
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August 19, 2013 9:59 pm You're correct, it is wrong. As is driving 60 in a 55. We do things that are a little wrong all the time. But it's a matter of perspective. Paid digital hasn't hurt print, and pirated digital isn't hurting paid. In most cases, people who read downloaded stuff end up buying something one way or the other OR there is absolutely no scenario in which they would have paid - they simply would have gone on to some other free entertainment. Believe me, I'd be very interested in using paid digital. Not only would I be guaranteed of finding the books I want, but I wouldn't have to have porn ads thrown at me. I'd have someone to complain to if the downloads weren't working, and I wouldn't have to worry about an ISP banning me. But I can't justify paying $2.99 (or even $1.99) for a digital comic when I can pay $1.79 for that same comic in print. And since I could eventually scan that comic myself for my own use, I'm just using the one someone else ready did. Is is morally right? No, but there are worse things in the world.
August 19, 2013 1:35 pm For what it's worth: I've been more "involved" in piracy lately. I got a tablet, and wanted to be able to read comics on it. But I get print cheaper. But I get my print in one big shipment at the end of the month. So now I download scans to my tablet to read each week, but only the stuff that I've paid for and I'm waiting for my print copy. I delete it after I've read it. It seems like I'm not able to find some of the lower-tier titles (like Threshold) which I don't remember being that way in the past, so maybe the scanners are being more select about the things they work on.
July 12, 2013 12:31 pm For some reason, the "uncanny valley" doesn't affect me, so for me, the more realistic artwork appeals to me more. Someone like Skottie Young just pulls me out of the story because I feel like it truly is a cartoon and not something that I can take seriously. Ideally, you get guys like Perez or Byrne or Adams who are not so realistic that you get into that valley but are not so stylized either.
June 9, 2013 5:59 pm From the thread I linked: April update: DC Sales - Top 300 (Jan-Apr) 2013 - 8,718,689 estimated units. DC Sales - Top 300 (Jan-Apr) 2012 - 8,565,690 estimated units. And here are the figures for 1997-2012: 2012 - 29,602,125 estimated units 2011 - 26,522,201 estimated units 2010 - 23,528,000 estimated units 2009 - 24,126,336 estimated units 2008 - 25,760,378 estimated units 2007 - 29,597,217 estimated units 2006 - 30,243,575 estimated units How is this not sales being up year over year?
June 7, 2013 5:11 pm He's not. He's an alien creature who happens to look like a dog.
June 7, 2013 5:11 pm Comics covers often depict scenes as being more actiony and exciting than what actually appears in the story within.
June 7, 2013 5:09 pm @kennyg In short, yes, sales are up in 2013 compared to the previous period for 2012, which were up from 2011, which was the first year sales didn't drop. More commentary here: http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?405696-The-DC-Numbers-Estimates-Mega-Thread DC has had a lot of success over the last few years, in part by getting rid of boring childish things like Superman having a cute puppydog and taking those same concepts and giving them some teeth (pun intended).
June 7, 2013 5:05 pm What's funny to me is there's almost two generations of Booster Gold fans. Those older fans who know him as the guy who came from the future and was genuinely a little vapid and fought super-villains in the present; and then the guy from 52 who was serious but put on an act and bounced around the timestream fixing history. I imagine the former would be what would be more adaptable to TV.
June 3, 2013 2:07 pm I don't know that bullying a nerd is equivalent to racism, but that doesn't mean it's not a bad thing.
June 3, 2013 2:03 pm No, it just means that the experiences you had are not necessarily indicative of the whole. You might not have felt like an outsider for your passions, but some people did, and do. As I mentioned above, just because someone went to see "The Avengers" doesn't mean he and I can sit down and have a conversation on how neat it is that they are bringing in those New Universe concepts in the monthly book. Nor does it mean that person won't look at me like I'm a freak or a child if I tried to discuss it.