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Name: Stephen Waggett


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November 2, 2011 3:13 pm Ditto! I tried buying the first trade last year (twice) and both times Amazon were out of stock. A quick check of all the shops i could find in London turned up nothing. I took that as a sign from the Comics God that I was meant to wait for this one...
October 19, 2011 5:26 pm Ok, so the numbering is pretty dumb. But the event itself looks awesome. I'm already a fan of venom and red hulk at the moment and I would love to read a little ghost rider and x-23 seeing as i'm not familiar with them at all. So I'm in! Only question is, which format? Ron, I don't suppose there was any hint of digital releases? If not it will have to be a trade wait. Cummon Marvel! I'm still waiting for issue 2 of Astonishing Spiderman and Wolverine to pop up for chrisakes.
September 13, 2011 4:15 pm Actually, can't you just imagine a clandestine meeting between the heads of DC and Marvel? Its been made very clear all over the internet and right here on iFanboy that comics sales are circling the drain. Maybe the big two come together in a last ditch effort to drive sales back up? DC sparks initial interest in the wider public with its relaunch, then they crossover with Marvel after a year or so and Marvel characters are exposed to those new readers too. Sales of both companies goes up, the comics industry in general benefits. Conspiracy!!!
September 13, 2011 4:05 pm At this point, she can't just be a reset button? Surely? I mean, she isn't exactly hidden, appearing in everything so far. If this new DC thing is a success (and it seems it is) they have to do something to explain her presence. A crossover would be very cool, especially since I wasn't reading comics when the last one happened.
September 7, 2011 7:50 pm I liked it. I liked it a lot....... I just felt it was a little confusing when he's at the construction site talking to Superman. The confusing part, for me, was when he was explaining that he was swamp thing, but he wasn't, because he woke up a different man, so actually he was never swamp thing..... I understand what Snyder was trying to say now, but only after reading the sequence several times. And the fact is, as a new reader picking up a No. 1, I shouldn't have to do that. Also, "if the events of the last year have taught us anything..." What events might these be? Brightest Day (which I didn't read)? Is that still relevant in the new continuity? - Confusing, is what i'm saying. But I like the story direction and the cliffhanger ending. And the art was brilliant. So I'll be sticking around. Side note: Is that girl in the hood just popping up in everything now?
June 3, 2011 11:15 am
What I think we actually have is a sub-licence to view the content, with Comixology having the main licencee relationship with DC? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

So DC (knowing that the distributers entire business model is based on being able to grant "sub-licences") is unlikely, in my view, to have a clause allowing them to simply terminate their relationship with Comixology or Graphic.ly and strip that business out from under them. The distributers would certainly be very wary of something like that. Its for the same reason that i don't see Comixology going out of business. As long as DC publishes material, the distributers have a life line. In this particular case, I feel that the distinction between ownership and a licence is a non issue.

If you buy a device that doesn't support these apps, well that, to be blunt, is all on you.

Assuming sales of digital issues begin to outsell paper issues, making the latter untenable in DC's eyes, it seems logical that trades and hardcovers etc become the only printed material. So @Wally, to be fair I think we are making assumptions when we say "if you want printed material, it will still be there." We're assuming that people want to buy that particular format. 
June 3, 2011 9:58 am @Rob3E Do the Comixology (for example) contractual terms allow them to terminate access? That's an honest question - I haven't looked them over. And you may say that something disastrous could befall the servers or something, but...... your long boxes could be wiped out in a flood or fire. 
June 3, 2011 9:09 am @wallythegreenmonster Totally agree. I tend to think of the digital issue price as a premium on the trade that I will (probably) eventually get. I'm paying for the chance to read material as it comes out and for the ability to break out some FF wherever I may be. 
June 3, 2011 8:20 am Well I guess I'm ok with these prices. I'm definitely going to get digital versions of Wonder Woman, Flash, JLA and whatever version of Batman they give us. Not sure I'll be able to afford much more than that but if a few of the remaining 41 intrigue me I'm willing to push it a bit. And since I'm a guy that hasn't really bothered with DC before, DC should see that as a victory. Well done DC. Keep doing what you're doing. Now all you have to do is hold my attention...
May 4, 2011 5:35 pm Yep, its a very, very good movie! Great review Conor, you really nailed it. I was pleasantly surprised by how funny it was in places, and how effectively they balanced those moments with the awesome action scenes. And the romance really is believable and a treat to watch unfold. Also: Idris Elba is amazing! i do have a few issues with it, but I guess I'll save those for another thread, once a few more people have had a chance to see it.

I will say this: for my money, I still think Iron Man just about edges it...