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    And so a very entertaining comic series comes to an end with an overly imagery filled whimper of an end….

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    December 22, 2011 3:16 pm I just sent Conor an email of an analysis I did of the budget (from IMDB adjusted for 2010 dollars) and a ranking of the movies accordingly. Hopefully he can share it with everyone.
    November 2, 2011 12:59 pm So we complain when the comics don't come out with consistent timeliness, and now we complain when they (DC) have to 'manage' the creators to make the comic come out once / month. Exactly how are they supposed to 'win'? And we complain when comics are too short to justify their price, and then complain when we have to take more than 20 mins to read them. Again, exactly how are the publishers supposed to 'win'?
    March 11, 2011 1:30 pm The unfortunate part is that the comic industry has to go 'all in' for this to be effective. For the instant they go full day and date, especially if it is less expensive for the consumers to purchase, then the ability to buy the physical medium is going to vanish. Either in revolt as the retailers will see this as a betrayal and stop buying/selling the product or as a result of just being put out of business.

    The only way this 'betrayal' could be avoided is if the comic stores changed their models to exclusively service the needs of those things that you can't purchase digitally (i.e. figures, statues, toys, games, etc.) and the publishers 'drive' the consumption of those physical goods. 

    But we all know the one thing the comic publishers are not very good at is 'marketing' their product.

    All I can say with any certainty is that however long the characters of the comic publishers have perceived value, their will be stories told about those characters, whether they be comics, movies, books, tv shows, etc., in order to monetize that value for their copyright holders.

    Disney did not buy Marvel with the idea that they are in a downwards spiral, but rather as a huge market opportunity. We just have to ride out this 'dark winter' until the 'spring blooms forth', and be positive that there will indeed be a 'spring'.   
    September 6, 2010 3:33 pm Is there an option for a 'cash alternative'? Can't say any of these truly 'float my boat'. I'd be happy to have won one, just would have to find a home that wanted them.
    April 7, 2010 10:21 pm I do reckon that Connor has gone crazy from the heat!!!
    January 7, 2010 3:11 pm

    You wanna know how I knew it was a Josh pick?

    It wasn't a Bat-family comic (Conor) or a hot topic of the month pick (Ron)! LOL!

    June 15, 2009 3:37 pm couldn't care less....honestly
    January 28, 2009 11:15 pm

    I'm torn between giving this a 1 and a 5, so I settled on a generous 4.

    Part of me wonders if with the 'Montior' waking at the end, if this was all just some horrible dream.

    Another part of me feels as if the story is always just out of my reach, moving in my peripheral 'vision', and if I read this 100 times I'd have 120 explanations of what happened.

    Another part asks 'Grant, what on earth have you been smoking and where do I get some?'

    As I said to friends at the beginning of the battle of this last summers events, DC will be a better story/idea/concept but Marvel will win due to 'bread and circuses'.

    I'm almost completely certain that DC editorial slapped the moniker Crisis on this series for no other reason than sales, which will probably backfire and kick them in the ass.

    December 15, 2008 7:14 pm

    @Conor But aren't comics still only $2.99 and everyone's bitchin' about going to $3.99

    You're just buying into the conspiracy! LOL!! ;)

    December 15, 2008 7:01 pm The irony of a $4 / month membership in light of the looming increase of mainstream comics to $4/issue is truly truly ironic! (or is it!)