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Name: Bob Bretall

Bio: Bob has been a comics reader/fan since 1972, and owns over 50,000 comics, reading >120 new comics every month.Bob is also co-host of the ComicBookPage family of podcasts that can be found at http://www.comicbookpage.com

BBretall's Recent Comments
October 20, 2011 11:51 am I'm very surprised & am glad Image provided this preview. I was originally going to just write-off the Extreme relaunch, but reading those previews, I'll be checking out Prophet, Glory, & Supreme.
September 1, 2011 5:40 pm The show is in March/April........ There is no oppressive heat in SoCal in March/April (unless you're coming from Antarctica)
September 1, 2011 5:38 pm <> All due respect to San Francisco (& I liked visiting SF for WonderCon also), but there's something wrong with you if you are visiting SF for tacos. Tacos in SoCal are FAR better........
July 27, 2011 6:24 pm Great article, Ron.  You mirrored my thoughts exactly in your opening paragraphs.

Loved your insight on Trickster.
July 27, 2011 1:33 pm The 6th Annual podcasting panel John talks about can be found here:
July 27, 2011 1:30 pm Thanks, Ron!  I was at con & missed a lot of panels & prowling around on the news sites, so having this summarized in one place was very helpful!
May 31, 2011 6:09 pm Back from Phoenix & finally readinjg your column, Jason!

GREAT job this week!

Marvel does it because they can.
DC doesn't because they can't.

End of story, really.
May 11, 2011 4:48 pm @Blank -> good quote from Busiek:
"They may go buy their DVDs wherever the price is lowest, but if what they want is AVATAR, they're looking for the best price on AVATAR. They're not likely to figure TRAINING DAY will hit the spot because it's cheaper."

Same for comics.  If fans want Spider-Man, The Avengers, Cap, Iron Man, Thor, X-Men.   They are not going to buy Flash & Teen Titans because they cost less.
May 11, 2011 4:07 pm I like that DC has been "holding the line", & don't think they'll raise the price across the board when the 1 year commitment to the $2.99 price is up.

What they probably will (and should) do is raise the price on all the Batman books that people seem to buy regardless.  Just like Marvel has been able to sell it's Bendis/Avengers, Cap, Iron Man, etc for $3.99 with impunity.

For popular books that the fans want, they are going to buy them regardless of the price tag (within reason).   It's the middle of the road books that won;t hold at the higher prices.
May 5, 2011 7:52 pm I don't blame Adam Hughes at all.  I have the same opinion that while someone is free to do what they want with something they buy, I dislike people who eat up the comission slots of "hot' artists solely to make a profit, depriving fans who will cherise the commission an opportunity to own one.

I like the idea of only doing commissions that are personalized within the art in a way that is not easy to crop out.