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Name: Nick Marino



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November 16, 2011 11:32 am Great discussion, and I love the angle of the discussion, but think that the topic is being greatly oversimplified by saying that things haven't changed since '86. That's just not true! The music analogy is actually a really good one. Just like you can pick up new music by bands that sound a lot like the Beatles, you can also listen to an album by a completely digital artist that focuses of different rhythms and chord structures. There's more variety than ever now, and there's a lot of "dark" stuff that sells but there's also a ton of "light" stuff that sells. And, also, you gotta stop calling superhero stuff a medium! Medium is a format -- genre is a stylized approach to a medium. Comics = medium. Superhero = genre. You guys toss out the word medium here when referring to superhero comics. Marvel Adventures was selling decent for a bit, but it was selling at tens-of-thousands less than the top books. I don't think the series ever went above 20,000. Also, the Marvel Adventures books are (and have always been) available in the newsstand market in a magazine format. They're less common and harder to find than US Weekly, for example. But still there. Book stores, Targets, etc.
September 6, 2011 11:15 am Good opinion piece. Harsh but true.
August 23, 2011 10:32 am OMG you guys are killing me with this "Havoc" business... IT'S HAVOK!!!