el355

Name: Eldridge Davis

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    September 1, 2013 8:59 pm I'm going to echo similar comments. This is sad, but I totally understand the decision. Thanks for the fun memories! I'm glad that the weekly podcasts will live on.
    January 18, 2013 9:06 pm I hate to see you go, but I understand why. Congrats and good luck with your new position at Image!
    October 3, 2011 1:40 pm I have a colleague at work who loves the comics, but honestly hasn’t picked up a comic book since pre crisis. So I’m putting him in the “new reader” category. He heard about it from the new and was pretty excited for the re-launch. He told me that he went to the comic book store this past weekend and flipped through Superman #1 and it wasn’t as he thought. His thought he would be getting an origin issue instead of being dropped in mid story. I haven’t stopped collecting since I was 13 (now 36) so something like that wouldn’t phase me. But as a new reader, I can see how that can be off-putting. I told him that Action Comic is the origin story. But how is he going to know that if he is picking up a book cold turkey. It also didn’t help where the store he was at sold a bundle of the new 52 week one at a premium price (which is another issue itself when dealing with a new reader). It makes you wonder, should Grant’s story be in Superman instead of Action Comic? The advertising worked, it brought a new reader into the store. But Superman didn’t sell him. Like other people has said before in their comments on this article, USM #1 did an excellent job with being a true first issue. I feel that the super hero stories are the hook that get us to buy our first comic book, but after that we start exploring different areas of the medium – Westerns, Indie and off the wall sci fi books. A launch like this could have positive ripple effects for the whole industry….okay I’m off my soapbox.
    September 13, 2011 3:19 pm I can't wait to read Habibi. I should be getting it in the mail in the next week or so. If I lived near Brooklyn, I would be there!
    June 29, 2011 8:35 am

    Wow, MICA is just down the street from me.  Her site said that she will be doing a short story in an upcoming issue of House of Mystery.  Which is my opinion is one of the consistently best written and drawn book out there!  It's not uncommon to see art  stories in that book by Darwin Cooke or Jeff Lemire in that book.  If you are a fan of the Sandman or stories in that vein, you should pick up that book. 

    June 28, 2011 8:44 pm The scary part is that I would have answered the survey differently if it was applied to the my addiction of working out....hmmmm.....
    June 22, 2011 2:03 pm I'm going to try Optic Nerves.  I am digging the art.  I will also take try Shortcomings & Habibi!
    June 20, 2011 10:43 am It does seems like Marvel is better with putting out quality movies in the last couple of years.  I do want to stay away from the Marvel & DC thing.  The pubilc may not see it as a DC movie or a Marvel movie, they will see it as a comic book movie.  I hope this movie doesn't have a ripple effects with other comic book movies - Captain America, Spider-Man and so on...
    June 10, 2011 1:54 pm

     I feel this site does an excellent job with letting us know about books outside of the big 2.  I remember an article promoting DHP.  Also Sam Costello has a monthly feature called Indie Comics Coming Attractions.  I know I've pick up a book or two each month from that list. 

     

    For me, I don’t want to give up an indie book that I am buying in order to pick up a new DC book.  I feel that DC will have to work extra hard to make me want to spend more on their product.  I much rather spend more money one issue of DHP then buy 2 extra Batman books.