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    November 18, 2010 10:55 am

    While her argument is thoughtful, I think she is vastly overestimating the amount of revenue she is losing just by virtue piracy taking place. If her webcomic never was and could never be read anyplace other than her own website, that doesn't mean she'd be receiving vast amounts of more traffic than she does now as it exists.

    Making money from your product, especially if your a creative artist, take vastly more work and ingenuity than it does to make it in the first place. That was a reality before piracy was so easy, and it still is.

    Particularly in this woman's case, she is bemoaning that her product that she releases for free consumption isn't being consumed in a way that earns her money?!  Its on HER to induce and coerce consumers into trafficking her site if thats how she wants to earn money. It is hard enough to earn money when your product isnt free to consumer, and it becomes exponentially harder when your product IS free. Piracy or no piracy.

    Ever since piracy became so easy I think too many artist have lapsed into passing the buck and blaming the consumers for the shortcomings of the business side of their creative endeavors. its as if they think they deserve earnings just by virtue of creating something and put it out there for consumption.

    November 18, 2010 7:53 am


    Talk about skewing data. Lumping both netural/negative and calling it all "not positive" implies that both netural/negative votes are wholly negative. Which is blatantly untrue. Besides zefyr didn't even look at the comicbookmovie poll which shows an overwhelmingly positive response.

    I suspect that most in the neutral category are those mostly just being resistant to eating their own words about the ET spot so soon, anyway.

    November 17, 2010 8:11 pm


    Total the positive votes in both polls (which is split between two options in your link) and you get a very different story.

    November 17, 2010 5:04 pm


    Pshyea, not quite:

    November 16, 2010 10:28 pm

    "Like the costume which are so artificial and manufactured that they can't even exist in reality"

    See, you're just giving yourself away. A green lantern construct cannot exist in reality, no way! are you kidding me?!

    November 16, 2010 10:18 pm I know its not goin to happen because it's out of vogue these days, but musically movie needs a theme lie Star Wars, Superman, and Batman have. Apiece of music that we can hear, and hum along, and imediately identify "Green Lantern!". I couldnt tell you how sweet that would be.
    November 16, 2010 9:40 pm

    Camp is a failure as seriousness, and the scene where he changes into costume is clearly not meant to b a serious moment.

     Quit trollin dude.

    November 16, 2010 9:05 pm That was better than i hoped for.
    September 25, 2010 2:55 pm

    The only problem with Watchmen is that the book is treated as a singularized Cannon of modern comics. The book itself doesn't make any other comic written less substantial. . .however, I would argue that the discourse surrounding Watchmen has certainly stunted the growth of any sophisticated discourse about anything else. 

    Take, for example, Identity Crisis. A popular superhero comic that is extraordinarily complex, yet there is virtually no thoughtful discussion about that book because no one can move past the perception that it is just one long vile and exploitative rape scene. People hate it because of that, and more often than not point to Watchmen as the golden standard of depicting rape in comics. Though for the life me I cannot figure out any good reason why the one is okay, and the other is despicable.

    Thats just one example. These days, I think comics readers only really care about Watchmen so that they can point to it to dispell any challenge to the sohpistication of their reading material.

    August 13, 2010 1:41 pm

    The specificity of noir is really tough to pin down cause its more of a mode or mood stories, rather than a genre. And yea, it is rather bleh that every crime story is patented as noir, especially in comics.

    Best study of noir I have read, which I highly recomend to anyone interested figuring out the whole noir deal, is James Naremores More Than Night:

     Check it out.