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CANCELPOCALYPSE! DC Brings The Hammer Down on LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, THRESHOLD, DEMON KNIGHTS, & DIAL H
May 13, 2013 7:19 pm Some of these 2nd tier titles seem interesting, but I usually go with a creator owed book over any niche titles from the big 2, mostly because i know they're not on the chopping block from day 1. We all joke when these books are announced that they won't make it past issue 5 or whatever, but i'm sure that same sentiment is why so many of us never take a flier on this stuff. I think the market has kind of told the big 2 publishers what we want from them. I don't know why they expect surprises from their 2nd tier books at this point.
May 13, 2013 11:52 am This was awesome. Very excited for this series. On the trailer, that moment with the bird icon on the cargo jet was kinda cool...not sure why i liked that so much, but it was a nice design moment. =)
May 10, 2013 5:38 pm I think Deadpool was the last successful new character. Also the Avengers Academy ones. I mean besides that, its all stuff from our parents and grandparents eras...
May 10, 2013 3:23 pm i know and i have that DVD! heh Globetrotters, don knotts and carol channing eps also rule. side story, i loaned it out to a former co-worker..he moved and it took me a year to get it back. but i got it. =) Imagine Snyder re-writing this team up? Would be insane.
May 10, 2013 2:39 pm i kinda wonder if this kinda stuff is the future of Big2 comics? With the rise of creator owned, we won't be seeing original characters coming out of those publishers much anymore, so now its crossovers with IP they already own. I want to see a dark and gritty Scooby Doo and Batman team up! (not really...but kinda)
May 8, 2013 3:23 pm I value comics based on the content. Paper or digital, if its a good story that moves me, i'll have that memory and i'll value it accordingly. I"ve read plenty of forgettable print comics in my life and thrown them out/trade them, so i don't really tie value to a physical object. I always try to stop by an LCS on FCBD. Its usually an event with big sales. This year, there wasn't much of that going on which kinda disappointed me. I made it a point to travel to a few shops i never go to. Surprisingly there were 2 that weren't participating at all (save for some old 90s comics in a short box on the counter that were free) and they had lots of kids at gaming tables in the back (the usual saturday crowd) I thought that was a bizarre thing, but i guess that's where some of the market is going. 2 other shops across town had giant parties with costume contests and raffles. They were packed out to the parking lots. I got some freebies, but i made a defined effort to only pick up kids books. Not for me of course, but for my little boy so he can have them to read in a year or two.
May 7, 2013 3:20 pm their friends and fans spread the word for them. Its incredibly authentic viral marketing. I saw tons of tweets this morning.
May 3, 2013 11:02 am I more excited for the big sidewalk sales on trades than any of these freebies. I always get a few awesome books for cheap and they always appreciate the business with those. If there is a giant stack of the freebies, i might pickup the Walking Dead or a Superman book, but prob leave em for kiddies or the curious new people. I'm kinda shocked that the first time any of my local shops mentioned they were participating in BCBD was a little shout yesterday on Facebook. Step up your game with the social media and website updates comic shops!
April 26, 2013 2:48 pm If you've worked in sales you know, that you have to make the sale now, cause they're not coming back later. I think that's what this Spartacus maneuver will accomplish (and in turn give false affirmation that digital sales suck, and he was right). I guess with Image the creators are in full control, so this is part of it. The good news is that there are lots of other comics to replace this with in my budget. I think guys like Jim Zub have it right....you have a very diversified marketing and sales approaches and cover all the bases for all potential customers...That's more forward thinking that alienating roughly 20% of the market.
April 26, 2013 1:24 pm i will admit, i'm puzzled by the non desire of the movie studios and comic publishers to effectively cross promote. They do it with toys and merch and fast food but not with the comics. I've always wondered what the strategy is there? At some point a decision was made that its not worth the investment....but i mean adding a title card before or after the movie? Putting in a mini 15 second motion graphic trailer for comics before the movie starts? I 'm sure its doable, but they just don't think its worth it. I'd love to hear those reasons.