Name: Don Draper
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May 24, 2013 5:20 pm I bet that store in Augusta GA someone mentioned would have just as easy a time hosting events with creators as Isotope does.
May 24, 2013 5:13 pm Conan is a corporate property.
May 24, 2013 5:11 pm Maybe if they had an event surrounding someone who works for one of the most preeminent comic websites it would help them out a little...
December 18, 2012 12:52 am as someone who works at a LCS, one of the biggest problems with ordering new or indie titles are the customers. While there are certainly helpful customers out there who keep their subscriptions updated and let you know in advance what titles they like -- many simply don't. It's often impossible for us to get a title for someone who doesn't tell us they want it until after the book's already released. While we do try to anticipate long-term demand with significant titles (does anyone else need my 8 extra copies of Saga #7 that are apparently causing such a problem?), we can't do that with every book, especially when Dynamite/DH/IDW/Image alone probably debut 5+ new series a week between them, not even counting the new series output of the Big 2 and the smaller companies. This is especially hard when we bear almost all the risk if something flops. TLDR: update your pull lists regularly!
September 18, 2012 3:23 am Jimski it's not the timeline or the permanency that bothers readers. It's that we don't *care* when it happens. It's when Alonso says "when we started planning AvX we planned on having a major X-Men death". As if it was part of the crossover formula 1) Main characters fight 2) Someone will die 3) ???? 4) Profit. These deaths no longer feel authentic, even if they're permanent. As Fear Itself demonstrated, no way will a publisher take a main player off the table for very long, far too much of their franchise depends on the Wolverines and the Spider-Mens propping up sales. So some secondary character with long-goodwill but has become little used is put on the crossover altar. In this case specifically, how could anyone have even *known* Professor X died until the press release, considering it looked like Scott had *choked Emma to death* a couple pages earlier but she turned out fine? It's not that the death doesn't mean anything for the readers. It's that it doesn't mean anything to the publishers and creators. Someone else mentioned that if Charles was an integral part of this story, let alone recent continuity, perhaps the turnabout would be more shocking or its potential longevity more affecting. But it was just thrown in there to grab a few headlines and fulfill the Modern Crossover Formula. If the people making these books don't care, why should we?
September 14, 2012 5:55 pm I don't know why people are saying goodbye to Uncanny X-Force. There's clearly going to be multiple X-Force titles, I think it's been alluded to by Alonso and CA suggested as much in their writeup of this.
June 8, 2012 8:35 pm there really aren't any iconic big name artists that work for DC or Marvel right now besides Jim Lee. That's not to say there aren't a million great ones, just no superstar who moves books based on name alone. Marvel has definitely marketed their writers differently than their artists -- maybe because they're more reliable? I don't know. That said, if McFarlane or Frank Miller ever were announced to be doing a Big Two book's art, it'd be huge news. But they're the only ones in that Jim Lee atmosphere.