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Name: Zack Sterling

Bio: Aspiring comic book artist and avid graphic novel/trades reader. I also make videos on the 'Tubes and enjoy tea and biking.http://www.twitter.com/zacharyxbinkshttp://www.YouTube.com/zacharyxbinkshttp://zacharyxbinks.deviantart.com/


I’d give this book a higher rating, but I think that’s because of how badly I want it to be…

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February 7, 2011 6:15 pm I finally got a ticket after 3 hours of contant refreshing and potentially crushed dreams. Following both SDCC and TicketLeap on twitter, the only comfort I could get during the whole ordeal was "If you get the 'over capacity' page, just keep hitting refresh!"

What's worse, I was trying to coordinate my trip with 4 of my best friends, all of us connected in a Skype call updating each other on if we had made any progress in terms of our tickets, what was selling out, what options were dissapearing because of the technical difficulties, etc.

I got a 4 day pass and the rest of them just had to buy 3 single day passes a piece. We're all young 20-somethings with a free Saturday to dedicate to refreshing a ticket page with nerdish fervor, but I just feel terrible for those who were looking to go with their kids, family or even to just find escape from shitty jobs who couldn't find the time (or get past the techical difficulties) that they needed for securing some tickets. The passes are sold out, sure, but there's a whole set of fans out there who've gotten the short end of the stick.
November 16, 2010 5:17 pm

My life needs a Dr. Strange story. I'm actually illustrating a script with the doctor for my own portfolio, and after spending so much time with the character and re-reading classic stories and BKV's work, and Bendis' Strange writing in New Avengers, I would be the first to by an on-going.

 Would also LOVE a Blue Beetle series. I was a big fan of the Jaime Reyes Beetle book and Crisis made me fall in love with the character... Before he got shot in the face and everything.

November 4, 2010 2:34 am Think this book's got a lot of potential, but that's all I'm banking on right now- it's potential. This issue was good, but I think it's got a lot of room to grow. The art is downright awful, though. I'll be buying more to see where Lemire takes it.
October 22, 2010 5:44 pm

@dkpwv I think that's a huge part of it. I mean, I'm only 21 but even I know that the average young person is fine consuming their media, but they want it spoon-fed. 

I also kind of feel like it's a case of the snake eating itself. Sure there's some all-age books, but that aside, comics are written for its core audience because that's who buys them. Even if I WANTED to pick up a comic as a new reader, I'd feel lost in crossovers, events, clones, deaths, rebirths, etc. Single issues don't really invite anyone outside of the clubhouse to dive in.

October 22, 2010 2:19 pm

It's a price thing for me. I just don't want to spend $4 on a single issue that I'll read once and more than likey never look at again. Moreover, it takes, what, minutes to read a comic? In terms of costs+time, it's a damn expensive form of media to consume for how much time you spend enjoying it.

At any rate, I'm perfectly fine with buying trades because it's more affordable, easier to archive on a shelf and I like having at least an idea of how good the run has been before I spend on it. Also, I'm HUGE on things like behind the scenes and special features, and trades are full of those.

What I mean to say is that I'm not anti-single issues or anything, I just have to REALLY love a title to buy it, now and even then, I still feel a twinge of guilt for spending on them (poor college student). It's just not worth it to be dropping $4 a title on a pile of sub-par books. What's more, I don't even want to spend $4 a title on "pretty good" books.