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September 3, 2013 11:31 pm Very sad news. Thank you all for all the great content and for bringing me back to comics. Not sure where I will get advance notice of great books now but I totally understand your decision. Thank you again and I am very happy that the podcast will continue. you have become my go-to people for comics and that will continue. Thank you all soooo much for creating such a wonderful and exciting place to talk comics!!!!
June 4, 2013 10:33 am Good article Jim, The biggest problem I have with all of this is that many people who identify as 'nerds or geeks' act as though they are the victim and the winner at the same time. I often hear stories where people say they were picked on in high school but now they have way better jobs than those jocks who beat them up. "We all own or run companies now and those 'dumbass jocks' still work at their dads grocery store" etc. If that is true then you need to stop playing up how you were picked on so much and be proud of what you have accomplished. It is like when Christians talk about how America is a nation built and run by Christians and that they are the majority, but then complain that they people are trying to steal Christmas. You can't be in charge and subservient at the same time. If you are in school now and getting picked on that is horrible and I think everyone here would agree it is not something that should be tolerated, but unfortunately neither I nor anyone else seems to have a good way to stop it. Everyone gets bullied in high school, some more than others for sure, but everyone can understand how that must have felt. As adults now though it is a little disingenuous to act like we are all still being picked on. If your friends constantly make fun of you or something you really love maybe it is time to find new friends. There are more ways than ever to find people who share interests with you that spending time with people who are constantly picking on you makes no sense.
April 13, 2012 1:33 pm LOVE the idea of Lemire's art on DC characters. Should be a fun title
March 20, 2012 11:56 pm This is a great way to raise money for a great cause. Signed up for a Back to the Future sketch as soon as I found out about this.
March 10, 2012 2:23 am Jason Statham makes kickass movies but exatly what role would he play in the "group of nerds conspire to steal Nic Cage's comic"
November 9, 2011 12:18 am Very professional... if this doesn't work I would suggest no longer omitting the artist details. I have also found that whenever a business transaction has an element of "fandom" involved these things happen more often. The person you are a fan of knows that you want them to like you and are therefore much more willing to put up with a lot more than you would with a regular transaction.
November 5, 2011 4:17 pm The problem I have with the 3.99 digital price is that when comics started going to 3.99 we were told one of the reasons was printing costs so if that cost is removed the price should be able to be lower (I know there might be added server or hosting costs but no publisher is saying that there is). Also with being able to get DC comics for 1.99 a month late and many other publishers offering many books for .99 a 3.99 price from Marvel seems steep.
October 3, 2011 6:17 pm I hope it was
September 28, 2011 12:31 am The new catwoman was a characterization I didn't love. I don't care about the sexy-time... I actually enjoy it most times, I just prefer her a more cool and calculated sexy then so wild.