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April 17, 2013 4:00 pm I really appreciate all the reporting here - getting quotes and giving everyone a chance to weigh in. It actually just about makes this a non-story, which is not a bad thing. Compartmentalizing personal opinions from professional decisions is a pretty standard thing, and with the subject nature of awards lists, its hard to know what swayed the votes one way or another. Thankfully, everyone was quick and helpful with responses. This is why I generally like the comics business - more people to people questions, less giant corporate statements like the Scandal That Shall Not Be Named from last week.
January 18, 2013 4:11 pm Wow, congratulations to you both. Ron, you're always the iFanboy I seem to miss out on saying hi to at NYCC, but your extensive X-Men knowledge always reminds me why I started comics in the first place. You have mentioned so many 80s/90s X-men tidbits, that have sparked old memories, and that's awesome. I'll miss those bits of serendipity on the podcast. Paul, I can't wait to see your POW reviews. I had a tendency to scroll to the bottom of reviews for star ratings in the past, but I have learned better when I see your name attached to one.
December 12, 2012 9:25 pm Wow, that description says nothing about a copycat killer. Way to bury the lead CW copy writers.
November 15, 2012 10:25 am The Sinister Sultan of Science may be the best moniker I've heard for Lex ever. You'd have to tread lightly to keep it from being horribly racist, but I imagine that a literal Sultan of Science character could be fun. He rules a sultanate surrounded by a giant cyclotron, where he searches for elementary particles by night.
August 13, 2012 1:59 pm Great article Jim. Fantastic Four was never a book I even gave a second glance to until Hickman started writing it. And as far as "saving it for indie," that seems like an apples-to-oranges comparison, because I can't tell if the god-ship Galactus or the brain-eating Oppenheimer is more insane/wonderful. I'm on board with many of the other amazing creators you mentioned too, but I really wanted to type god-ship, so I singled out Hickman. Morrison's Action was particularly gratifying the one evening I re-downloaded the entire run and read it again. (the wonders of a digital bookstore).
August 6, 2012 2:02 pm Digital has certainly been a boon to my comics enjoyment. Jumping on and off books without worrying about "subscriptions," missing a few weeks, and even forgetting what happened last time are all easily solvable problems with digital books. Though the number of comics readers is ever smaller and smaller, the "comic book community" still feels like too wide a net to cast, because it ranges from the "Deadpool only" people to the "black and white books or gtfo" people to the "I remember to get my books once a month" people. Any group that diverse is going to start looking like the dumpster beef community eventually. I'd rather look at an LCS community, or a particular site's community. Not saying everything has to be homogeneous, but more common interest than "words with pictures" is probably needed to form a true community.
July 13, 2012 9:04 pm This is it. I can't help but think part of the grumbling over the first 2 season has been a burning desire to get here. and I'm so glad we are here! Also, the last scene is super exciting.
July 12, 2012 10:09 am I don't believe there is any law, it's all just terms of the contracts between the two companies. Depending on what they agreed to, the rights to make those films could always stay with Fox if Fox keeps making the movies every few years, they could revert back to Marvel/Disney no matter what in 20 years, or Marvel/Disney could have a chance to buy back the rights at some point, or for a certain amount at any point (though you'd think they would have done that already if they could, especially for Spidey/Wolverine in an Avengers sequel).
June 25, 2012 1:35 pm Oh, I definitely get that I barely poked my toe in the water there. But I was really just curious about order of magnitude, which I have now satisfied. It all sounds insanely complex, which makes the initial reply to Jim bug me all the more.
June 25, 2012 12:38 pm Jimski, that response to your question really burned me up, especially since I am also a consumer first and last (and everywhere in between). But then I really wanted to know, so I did some Google searching. Since finding out about comic book printing looks to be nearly impossible, I just searched "printing cost of magazine" on Google out of curiosity. This link was illuminating: http://www.selfpublishingcommunity.com/Magazine-Publishing/2007/3/Magazine-Printing-Costs I can poke my own holes in drawing comparisons to comics in that link: mainly that it's for a large # of pages, a very small # of colors, and probably a different size and style of paper. But hey, ballpark. Also, it's a nice example of how economies of scale actually work. That also makes it harder to know who is being greedy, unless everyone says how many copies they are going to churn out.