Name: Robb Birkhead


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    May 21, 2012 4:45 pm I totally disagree with Millar. Since he doesn't offer digital on his current books? I'm probably not going to buy it. I'd rather spend my money on something else that I don't have to wait however long it will take for Millar to put them on ComiXology. Which is a shame. He loses my 2.99 on an issue every month. Oh, and the movie industry that uses that model? Also losing money every year. Not exactly something I would want to emulate.
    May 21, 2012 4:37 pm Totally agree. It's incredibly annoying when Marvel will have gaps in their collection and you have no idea on when they are going to fill it. I don't mind the price, in fact, I think 1.99 for most back issues is a fair price for books (when you think about how much you spend on the issue, plus shipping, gas, etc. it actually balances out), I just wish they would let me know when issues are going to be released from their back issue selection. It's not hard. They do it for MDCU, why can't they do it for regular digital comics? And I think digital is starting to become a bigger part of the pie than the Big 2 are letting on. There was a great interview with an Image distributor that says digital accounted for double digit percentage on some books. Most of the Icon same day digital is because of Millar. He's taken a rather narrow-minded view towards digital equating them to the DVD release of a film that premiered on the big screen. Which sucks because when I switched to digital (just last month, and wow, so much easier and fun) I was disappointed because I was thoroughly enjoying Secret Service. And just like that, he misses out on my business. Suck it Millar!
    March 5, 2012 4:01 pm I finally quite buying monthlies because I got tired of Marvel's double shipping. And it wasn't because of the story or anything being on time. It irked me that Marvel would ship two $3.99 books a month and I still felt like I got a 2.99 amount of story in two comics. It's the same crap they pulled with Amazing Spider-Man when they switched to the Big Time storyline. They said they were bumping it up to 3.99 for each issue, but we would be getting more story, and we did. It was great. But within a year, we were down to 19-20 pages of story for 3.99 an issue. Just outrageous. So I finally decided to stop giving them my monthly dollars and buy trades now. My LCS suffers, but man, I don't know how else to complain than by how I spend my money. When I can get a trade HC for the amount of THREE issues of Marvel comics online, it has gotten to the point of being ridiculous. Charge me 2.99 for each issue for double ships so I just get screwed, but not with my pants on.