weeji

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    March 20, 2014 1:57 pm This made me very happy.
    May 15, 2013 1:57 pm I totally agree. I have the budget for far more comics, movies, TV shows, etc. than I have time for. I've found that just within the past couple years, with hundreds of TV channels, internet video shows, big budget and indie movies both booming, TV being in its renaissance, etc., I don't have time for "mediocre" or even "sort of good" anymore. I see a 3 star rating on Netflix, and I really have to ask myself if I even want to watch that movie. I watch a TV show for 3 episodes and it's still just "OK", I stop watching. Same thing with comics, especially now with digital, since I don't need to pre-order a comic 2 months ahead, and can stop reading a book at any time. If a story starts losing my interest, I immediately drop the book until the creative team changes, or the plot gets out of the territory that I dislike.
    January 21, 2013 2:14 pm The point that many people miss when discussing the lack of availability of newer titles, is that new comics cost $3-$4. Wait a month, and other publishers' books cost $2. If you multiply that by the number of Marvel comics their typical fan purchases in month, you'll probably end up with at least $60 per customer. It would be difficult to come up with a price point that makes any financial sense to Marvel, that also makes sense to a consumer. After all, it may not be the same, reading vs owning to the consumer, but you can bet that they'd lose a lot of their $60+/month customers to a subscription service.
    June 22, 2011 8:41 pm I'm so glad to see that much of the iFanboy fanbase is in support of digital. Personally, I like having everything on my computer/tablet. I save room in my house, and can take everything I own on the go. I was already downloading copies of every book I bought in a store just for this convenience. The books would go directly into a box, and I would read my digital copy. So far, I've gone Comixology-only on all of my Image titles (they range anywhere from day/date to a few weeks after), and I don't miss having the print copy at all. I can keep it for as long as Comixology is in business, and I don't have to dig through a box to find it if I ever want to look at it again. I will be picking up Blue Beetle and possibly Batman this way as well. Marvel REALLY needs to get on board though. I don't want to dislike them.
    September 14, 2010 1:51 pm

    @bluedream I bought an android tablet a few months ago, hoping that something like this would be made for it. I can't wait!

    @wallythegreenmonster You're right. I never looked to the site for info (since I've been receiving emails about this program since the first beta, and knew what it was), but for someone not in the know, some screenshots and a description on the main site would be nice.

    July 29, 2010 2:54 pm

    @Joppe

    Oh my god.. I can't unhear it. Jason Mewes saying intelligent things sounds weird.

    June 7, 2010 2:06 pm

    @Arrrggghhh

    Exactly. I'm not sure how anyone else sorts their read/unread piles, but if you stop keeping up for a few weeks, it starts to get out of hand. The way I do it currently (albeit as illegal as ripping your own DVD) is I purchase the comics weekly from the comic shop, put them right in a box, and download digital copies to my computer to keep them organized, so I know what I've read and what I haven't (also, to be able to find older issues better/faster than digging through boxes).

    I feel this is a similarly "grey area" in legality to what certain industries have resorted to. For example, a friend of mine is a karaoke DJ, and he buys the CDs, but then rips everything to his laptop hard drive in order to keep the show going smoothly, and not have to switch discs. He told me that occasionally, some of the bigger CD producing companies will check out shows and attempt to call DJs out on their bluff of owning the hard copies, but as long as you own them, they don't get the law involved.

    I feel that if the comics publishers heard of what I was doing, and then saw my boxes of comics up to and including the current week, they (hopefully) wouldn't complain. I still feel bad, like I'm doing something illegal though, and wish there was a legal route that would also save me the weekly trip to the comic shop.

    July 27, 2008 10:15 pm

    Thanks for the notes Tork!

    For the guy criticizing, its one thing to criticize what someone says or does, such as a review you disagree with, but its totally something else to criticize how hard somebody works without compensation. Do you visit non-profit organization events and yell at somebody working because they yawned?

    I also agree with ohcaroline. By mid-day second day of a con, I'm ready to get out of there. I'd hate to imagine carrying equipment and recording interviews, etc. and feeling obligated to stay through the whole thing and get as much content as possible. Keep up the great work guys!