Name: Nicholas Moline


nmoline's Recent Comments
July 3, 2012 9:19 am Not sure what was corny about it. And also who did you think it was supposed to be?
May 8, 2012 9:12 am I couldn't have been more disappointed. Sitting through ten minutes of credits to watch the characters eat.
February 27, 2012 1:05 pm Which runs are you showing that are selling for more than you paid? Yes you can get back some of your cover price, but I can't find any recent runs of X-Men or Batman that are selling for above cover. The days of comic book collecting are long gone. Once issues started selling over 100k the scarcity necessary to make the item collectible is gone. Ultimate Spider-Man 1 is the only recent book that appears to fetch any real important value to collectors.
February 21, 2012 9:37 am Superfriends and TMNT were both great intros.
January 18, 2012 1:20 pm Ryan, I believe that the LCS needs to change to benefit their own personal bottom lines. I just don't see how an LCS change will make any sizeable dent in piracy.
January 18, 2012 1:01 pm Not sure if my grammar was correct. It was to be read that, of the people I have talked to who do pirate comic books, never have any of them said it was because their LCS sucks. Usually it's all about price.
January 18, 2012 12:41 pm The LCS has no role to play in reducing Piracy. I've never talked to one person who admits to pirating comic books that says "I pirate because my LCS sucks." Maybe because there isn't one nearby, but not because their LCS sucks. The best way to reduce piracy is to give up on the LCS model and create an online model with lower price $.99 to $1.49 for new issues or an all you can eat $19.99 per month subscription service.
January 16, 2012 1:48 pm Rag shoot me an email at nmoline@gmail.com maybe I can help you out.
January 5, 2012 1:01 am @filippod Is correct. While I personally do not Pirate comics instead I barely read any currently; the industry needs a digital solution. Individual issues would need to be $.99 or why not try an all you can read subscription approach Ala Netflix. I'd be amazed if the amount of revenue from either of those situations did not outpace the current revenue; and furthermore the .99 price point would reintroduce so many more casual readers. One more issue I forgot to mention, what other medium can one be entertained for only 15 minutes for $4? Movies are $10 for 2 hours or about $1.25 every 15 minutes. Music assuming you listened to an album once a $10 album of 70 minutes would be under $2.50 for 15 minutes; but music has replay value. Comic books are overpriced period.
January 4, 2012 3:25 pm "Don't Pirate Comics." It isn't necessarily that simple. Pirating comics is not always 100% bad for the industry; for example: A person can't afford to buy all the comics he desires at $2.99 per comic so he decides to pirate them. As he was never going to buy the comic in the first place the industry has not lost any money. If he just stopped pirating them he would not give any additional money to the industry. Furthermore, it is likely he might not discover a new artist or a new story that he found worthy of any extra dollars he earns in the future. Second, pirating keeps him interested in the comic universe and may make him more likely to buy a movie ticket to see Green Lantern 2. Simply "Don't Pirate Comics" doesn't solve the problem. You should state "don't pirate comics that you could afford to purchase."