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Name: Scott Maruna



For a comic written and drawn by creators more known for their Archie work, I was impressed. The very 80’s-esque…

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January 5, 2013 9:52 pm Please DC, please...I want a "Steam Lantern" comic book series!!!
January 12, 2012 10:37 am OMAC was truly a niche book in a throw-back style - some loved it - but not surprising that it was cancelled. Didio had to or he would get heat for favoritizing his title - I love the idea of Earth 2 over the JSA - allows the writers to go in various directions - including the JSA but not exclusive to them! Love the fact that Maguire is drawing Power Girl (not as excited that Perez is - he is a great artisit, just not as good at Power Girl as Maguire)
December 31, 2011 7:50 pm No contest at all. DC was the best. Brave, gutsy moves. The first of the biggies to shift to same day digital alone makes them #1
October 2, 2011 8:21 pm Yes, I understand what you are saying, but....dang it, there is just a stigma about comic books and certainly about comic books stores (see Simpsons, etc). This is totally off topic...sorry...but OH for the days when you could get comics at the local convenience store off the spinner rack in the early eighties....why, oh why did they have to change that - THAT was how you got NEW readers - accessibility.
October 2, 2011 7:48 pm Josh, Please don't take this personally, as I love iFanboy and your "voice" and attitude are most similar to mine, but I do disagree when you say that it was not worth it. As I mentioned before, the relaunch has totally revitalized and reignited my passion for comics (DC comics in particular).But we must remember, that DC (Warner Bros) is a business and that it is their job to increase readership. While I will agree with you about doubts on how many "new" comic book readers this created, I have a feeling it has created more DC comic book readers. How many True Believers are now picking up more DC books than they did two months ago? Lots more I assume. I read other commenters complaining about the new 52's emphasis on the superhero genre. This confuses me. That is what the "DC Universe" is all about:. A world dominated by superheroes. DC has and DOES branch into non-superhero genres and titles - they call it Vertigo and those are awesome books. But I, like many others, LOVE the world (universe) created in the DC Universe and the figures that populate it. I grew up on them and they are dear to my heart. So, please commenters, remember...some of us love to lose ourseklves in the Universe that these talented artists and writers (and business executives) have created and now are "recreating". I believe it has reinvigorated the comic world, even if the number of "new" readers is minimal - the fringe readers like myself are now "full-time" and loving it. Thanks
October 2, 2011 6:52 pm Don't forget too...there may be more sales (digital) if the first issues in October when the digital prices drop....it has been VERY hard for me, but I am delaying my pulls (one per month) by a month to eventually be able to buy them all for the reduced digital price. There may be more like me out there that - financially - can better justify a purchase at 1.99 than 2.99. I know...LCBS offer discounts...but there isn't one in my town, so the 30 day price reduction is very nice.
October 2, 2011 9:16 am I have to disagree with Josh in a way...What DC did may not have gotten many "new" readers, but I have it feeling it hooked many fringe readers such as myself. For years I have been a back issue reader. I bought them cheap in back issue bins and small local conventions. I put together runs and kept myself content. I could never bring myself to start buying the new issues due to their price and jumping in to a larger story line. The releaunch's excitement hooked me in and got me buying new comics (digitally even) as I now feel "part of the community" all starting at #1. So, it worked for me....they're getting my money now when they weren't before.
August 25, 2011 7:41 am I really enjoyed this - even poignant at times. Amazing to see 75 yr old Buscema's work.