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jedibanner 3/21/2013 6:36:06 AM

Should it still be called a book though???....ok ok, I know....not the time for a debate...

jedibanner 3/21/2013 6:56:12 AM

On the DC issue...seems like new blood at the manager's level might be needed. Sounds like the DC house needs to have fun with their characters and less of a ''control mind'' over how things are run. Once again Marvel seems to be on the winning side of things in their rollout of new books, writers and characters.

DaForce1 3/21/2013 8:33:38 AM

 Frankly, if DC actually cared about story content instead of making public spectacles (ie. the death of Batman, a "main" DC character coming out of the closet, the death of Robin (yet again)) designed only to bump sales up temporarily due to the speculator market, then we wouldn't be having this conversation. I still say look at Batman Beyond Unlimited as an example of what DC should be doing. It's the only book not set in the "new 52", and because of that, it doesn't suffer having to morph into something it's not. Focus on putting out good stories, that don't need a new or retold origin story every year, and there won't be a problem. Because honestly, the "new 52" crap just feels like DC is spinning their wheels trying to get a perfect origin story setup so that they can transfer it to a feature film. 

shac2846 3/21/2013 11:45:25 AM

 I was going to post about the DC issues but glad you brought it up. Between the eff up of their film properties and now even their television work (canceling young justice) something they excelled at; the comic book side of DC was really one of the only things going for it and now they are starting to screw that up. I've enjoyed all of the new 52 titles I got in trade but this issue with creators and editors is ridiculous. When Rob Liefield walked out and made a fuss I wasn't really surprised but when George Perez, Gail Simone, and now Diggle and Failokov it makes you wonder what the hell is going on. I digress.

I would love to jump at Private Eyes as I am hooked on SAGA like a drug fix but I hold that they will eventually publish this in a trade form and when they do I'm on it. But damn the art alone makes me wish I could read the complete story now. 

Also i posted this in another thread but it looks like Neil Gaiman is letting marvel use his half of the ownership of the spawn character Angela and she will appear at the end of age of ultron similar to the marvel post credit teases in their films. She will also be used by Bendis in his Guardians of the Galaxy book. Her role is still undetermined but I thought that was interesting news. Bendis, Gaiman, and Joe Quesada have all confirmed this. 

jedibanner, I personally don't think that digital will ever overtake print in regards to comics. The same thing was said about movies when TV was invented that people would stop going and they had three movies this past year all make a billion dollars a piece. People still go to the movies, people will still read comics. If anything major ever changed the industry I think it would be trade formats. Archaia comics has gone completely trade only release with only a few titles that still come out as singles. But even the trade idea I think wouldn't hold up to the big two as weekly comics are still an additional revenue stream in addition to trades and other licensing. I just don't think there going anywhere buddy (even with the companies pushing digital so hard) so you can breath easy.If anything the digital print like Private Eyes may be the only way to get new comic ideas to the public as some publishers aren't always open to new ideas. Especially the out there ideas of Brian Vaughn.  

DaForce, I don't agree with your DC sentiments they are screwing up but a lot of the new 52 are good stories. Scott Snyder Batman, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, All star western just to name a few. But I have the first trade of Batman Beyond and I'm ordering the second as well. I was wondering if you had read superman beyond and justice league beyond which I believe are both in continuity to BB and already have preorders on amazon. Wanted to know if they were any good or not if you had read or heard about them. I'm interested.

DaForce1 3/21/2013 12:54:26 PM

 Shac, Superman Beyond and JL Beyond are all part of the Batman Beyond Unlimited comic. So you are essentially getting three titles (the book has a few extra pages too) for the price ($3.99) of one title a month. Which isn't a bad deal. Both the Supes and JL Beyond stories are pretty good. Almost as good as the BB Unlimited stories. So if you're enjoying BB Unlimited, you'll more than likely dig the others too. 

shac2846 3/21/2013 2:02:46 PM

 Thanks DaForce.

joelr 3/22/2013 8:13:53 AM

I don't know if you chaps saw, but apparently Joshua Hail Failkov left the GL books because he DIDN'T want to kill John Stewart, which DC was demanding he do. A total revaersal of the norm.

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