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(IGN)   New Comics (3/15): In a move sure to bring in the young readers, Marvel is charging 10 dollars for Amazing Spider-Man #25. Subby remembers when you could get two Archie comics for a dollar and have enough change leftover for a pocket full of Bazooka   ( ign.com) divider line
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2017-03-15 03:10:21 PM  
Does it have a foil cover and say Limited Edition too?
 
2017-03-15 03:48:29 PM  
There are numerous "big secrets" teased for this issue, and those reveals will come in the several back-up stories (which were added to justify that big $10 price tag).

Do those "back-up stories" amount to another hundred pages or so? If not, you haven't justified the price.
 
2017-03-15 04:01:46 PM  
"A little bird told us that one of the twists will have Spider-fans absolutely screaming"

So the word "clone" is involved?
 
2017-03-15 04:02:54 PM  
10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.
 
2017-03-15 04:07:08 PM  
Having recently sen (and Be blown away by )  Logan and then reading an interview with X-23's creator and what he intended for the character (echoing Claudia in  interview with a Vampire, he intended her to remain a young girl for decades and have to deal with the dichotomy of what she was outside vs in) and his upset about what Joe Qesada did with her (aged her into a 20-something sexpot with a boob job working as a hooker in NYC)

I am once again moved to ask the question, how can so many of the MCU movies be SO good, while the people running Marvel, particularly the comics  are SO Bad at their jobs?
 
2017-03-15 04:08:08 PM  

bighairyguy: "A little bird told us that one of the twists will have Spider-fans absolutely screaming"

So the word "clone" is involved?


Peter Parker, Agent of Hydra.
 
2017-03-15 04:10:58 PM  
The two punches from the neighborhood bully are free.
 
2017-03-15 04:12:19 PM  

skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.


that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story     which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon
 
2017-03-15 04:17:02 PM  

listernine: bighairyguy: "A little bird told us that one of the twists will have Spider-fans absolutely screaming"

So the word "clone" is involved?

Peter Ben Parker, Agent of Hydra.


Uncle Ben is really alive; it was an LMD used to fill in for him while he was away on extended undercover missions that was killed.
 
2017-03-15 04:18:32 PM  

Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story     which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon


Books whose pages are mostly graphics are more expensive to produce than just printed words. News at 11.
 
2017-03-15 04:23:24 PM  

Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story     which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon


img.fark.net
 
2017-03-15 04:35:40 PM  

Magorn: Having recently sen (and Be blown away by )  Logan and then reading an interview with X-23's creator and what he intended for the character (echoing Claudia in  interview with a Vampire, he intended her to remain a young girl for decades and have to deal with the dichotomy of what she was outside vs in) and his upset about what Joe Qesada did with her (aged her into a 20-something sexpot with a boob job working as a hooker in NYC)

I am once again moved to ask the question, how can so many of the MCU movies be SO good, while the people running Marvel, particularly the comics  are SO Bad at their jobs?


The comics are now little more than a vanity project. As long as they don't lose money, they're ignored.

Then the TV and movie people come in and hack up the best bits from the past and dumb them down for mass audiences.

It's why The Flash on TV is basically Wally West under the name "Barry Allen".
 
2017-03-15 04:42:29 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The comics are now little more than a vanity project. As long as they don't lose money, they're ignored.


Except during fits of Internet Outrage, like when Captain America said "Hail Hydra".

/I know several people who complained A LOT about it
//so I asked, "when was the last time you read a comic?"
///and that shut them all up for some strange reason  ;)
 
2017-03-15 04:48:08 PM  
Subby remembers when you could get two Archie comics for a dollar and have enough change leftover for a pocket full of Bazooka.

And I remember when Dell comics raised its price from 10 cents an issue to 12 and it destroyed my 9-year-old's budget.  Nothing ever changes.
 
2017-03-15 04:58:47 PM  
That's a damn good prince.  They usually go for about $700.
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2017-03-15 04:59:42 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: listernine: bighairyguy: "A little bird told us that one of the twists will have Spider-fans absolutely screaming"

So the word "clone" is involved?

Peter Ben Parker, Agent of Hydra.

Uncle Ben is really alive; it was an LMD used to fill in for him while he was away on extended undercover missions that was killed.


Hmm. That does sound like a buried storyline from the clone saga

/I liked the clone saga
//shutup.
 
2017-03-15 05:05:48 PM  

listernine: bighairyguy: "A little bird told us that one of the twists will have Spider-fans absolutely screaming"

So the word "clone" is involved?

Peter Parker, Agent of Hydra.


One More Day too Electric Boogaloo
 
2017-03-15 05:07:42 PM  
Ten bucks is what the trade of that and five other stories should cost.  Fark that.
 
2017-03-15 05:24:59 PM  

Jack Sabbath: That's a damn good prince.  They usually go for about $700.
[vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x304]


I still remember when a 12 cent comic book sold for 12 cents.

Buy I can't remember what to buy at the supermarket without a shopping list.
 
2017-03-15 05:25:37 PM  

max_pooper: Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story ― which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon

Books whose pages are mostly graphics are more expensive to produce than just printed words. News at 11.

Not to mention that a picture is worth ― well, you know.

Seriously. Comics are popular partly because they're such an efficient way of absorbing a story. It would take a prose writer many paragraphs to describe what can be seen in a single panel. In terms of how much story you can get into your brain in a given amount of time, I know of no medium that can beat comics in this regard, or even come close to tying them. Not movies, not animation, not stage plays, not storytelling, and definitely not prose. Maybe epic poetry comes decently close.
 
2017-03-15 05:28:29 PM  

COMALite J: max_pooper: Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story ― which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon

Books whose pages are mostly graphics are more expensive to produce than just printed words. News at 11.
Not to mention that a picture is worth ― well, you know.

Seriously. Comics are popular partly because they're such an efficient way of absorbing a story. It would take a prose writer many paragraphs to describe what can be seen in a single panel. In terms of how much story you can get into your brain in a given amount of time, I know of no medium that can beat comics in this regard, or even come close to tying them. Not movies, not animation, not stage plays, not storytelling, and definitely not prose. Maybe epic poetry comes decently close.


Yeah, but... comics aren't popular.

The top selling comic is still selling, what, around 100,000 copies?

The characters maybe popular, in films, on TV, in video games, as underoos... but the comic books themselves? More people see a bum with a sign that says "the end of the world is nigh" on a New York City street corner in an average day.
 
2017-03-15 05:40:18 PM  

farbekrieg: listernine: bighairyguy: "A little bird told us that one of the twists will have Spider-fans absolutely screaming"

So the word "clone" is involved?

Peter Parker, Agent of Hydra.

One More Day too Electric Boogaloo

listernine: Hmm. That does sound like a buried storyline from the clone saga

/I liked the clone saga
//shutup.

Heh. Way back in the dial-up service days on GEnie's Comics and Animation RoundTable, while the Clone Saga was still ongoing, just as "Maximum Clonage" was announced, I posted this filksong:
♪♫ Spi-der Clone, Spi-der-Man. ♫♪
♫♪ Which one is the real Spi-der-Man? ♪♫
♪♫ Th' plots are webs, huge in size, ♫♪
♫♪ So tan-gled we can't tell truth from lies. ♪♫
♪♫ Who cares who is the Spi-der-Man? ♫♪

♫♪ Is it dull? Lis-ten, bud: ♪♫
♪♫ It's a ra-di-o-act-ive dud. ♫♪
♫♪ Can it sell, de-spite its schlock? ♪♫
♪♫ Take a look at that huge back-stock. ♫♪
♫♪ Oh, no! Here come more Spi-der-Men! ♪♫

♪♫ Lots of scenes of fights: this sto-ry is a crime! ♫♪
♫♪ If it'd stopped last year, it'd've been just in time! ♪♫

♪♫ Spi-der Clone, Spi-der-Man: ♫♪
♫♪ Scar-let Spi-der is Spi-der-Man!? ♪♫
♪♫ E-ven though we are bored, ♫♪
♫♪ Mar-vel has its own re-ward: ♪♫
♪♫ For them, whole-sal-er sales are way up! ♫♪
♫♪ So long as small stores pay up, ♪♫
♪♫ There'll be more Spi-der-Meeeeenn! ♫♪
 
2017-03-15 05:52:00 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-15 06:08:00 PM  
It's revealed that Peter Parker never had parents and that he's a highly autistic boy with a snowglobe.
 
2017-03-15 06:09:05 PM  

Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story     which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon


Apples and oranges. A novel is produced by an author and (perhaps) an editor. A comic book is produced by a writer, a penciler, an inker, a colorist, maybe a letterist, and an editor, and the point of sequential art is to be able to tell story without paragraphs on paragraphs of text.

/Not that comics aren't ridiculously overpriced these days.
//That's just a bad comparison.
 
2017-03-15 06:17:41 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: COMALite J: max_pooper: Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story ― which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon

Books whose pages are mostly graphics are more expensive to produce than just printed words. News at 11.
Not to mention that a picture is worth ― well, you know.

Seriously. Comics are popular partly because they're such an efficient way of absorbing a story. It would take a prose writer many paragraphs to describe what can be seen in a single panel. In terms of how much story you can get into your brain in a given amount of time, I know of no medium that can beat comics in this regard, or even come close to tying them. Not movies, not animation, not stage plays, not storytelling, and definitely not prose. Maybe epic poetry comes decently close.

Yeah, but... comics aren't popular.

The top selling comic is still selling, what, around 100,000 copies?

The characters maybe popular, in films, on TV, in video games, as underoos... but the comic books themselves? More people see a bum with a sign that says "the end of the world is nigh" on a New York City street corner in an average day.


And that's why they are getting expensive.

I blame parents on comics not being popular. How many parents take their kids to a book store now? I made it a habit to take my daughter at least twice a month while she was growing up (she's 20 now). It would rotate from Barnes & Noble, Half Price books and various local comic book stores.

She grew up with a computer, Directv, VCR and DVD player in her room, but I still "forced" her to read regular books. While she never got into comic books enough to buy them (or ask me to buy them), during the summer she would raid my old collection of comics and read them. I still have 2000 or so of mostly worthless books from the 80's and 90's.
 
2017-03-15 06:23:26 PM  

ragsthetiger: Subby remembers when you could get two Archie comics for a dollar and have enough change leftover for a pocket full of Bazooka.

And I remember when Dell comics raised its price from 10 cents an issue to 12 and it destroyed my 9-year-old's budget.  Nothing ever changes.


Tell me about it!  I had a monthly Flash/Green Lantern/Mystery in Space habit and had to scramble to get the required 36 cents somehow.
 
2017-03-15 06:24:34 PM  
Comixology's original Marvel giveaway got me back into comics to a degree. I tried a few current series, but I'm a cheapskate and that's a really expensive habit. I still follow a few and pick up a new one once in a while, but all through my library for a couple years now.

I've continued collecting bronze age issues, both analog and digital, and actually have quite a lot of that. But I'm a reader, not a collector, so my per-issue cost is way below the costs for any new stuff, even if I only count the physical issues. I enjoy the nostalgia of that and also take comfort in that there's a finite number of issues from that era, and I've already collected a significant percentage of them. My backlog will take me years to read through without adding anything new.

I enjoy a few of the TV series, but feel like the movies lately don't really work. Every story there has to have an intergalactic scale with a cast to match, and those stories don't fit the runtime limits well either. Part of the amusement from my old issues is how banal many issues are - Peter needs some cash, Clark gets pissy when some new guy flirts with Lois. They go a long time without anything threatening to destroy the fabric of reality itself, unlike the blockbuster movies.
 
2017-03-15 07:45:52 PM  

isthisme: FirstNationalBastard: COMALite J: max_pooper: Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story ― which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon

Books whose pages are mostly graphics are more expensive to produce than just printed words. News at 11.
Not to mention that a picture is worth ― well, you know.

Seriously. Comics are popular partly because they're such an efficient way of absorbing a story. It would take a prose writer many paragraphs to describe what can be seen in a single panel. In terms of how much story you can get into your brain in a given amount of time, I know of no medium that can beat comics in this regard, or even come close to tying them. Not movies, not animation, not stage plays, not storytelling, and definitely not prose. Maybe epic poetry comes decently close.

Yeah, but... comics aren't popular.

The top selling comic is still selling, what, around 100,000 copies?

The characters maybe popular, in films, on TV, in video games, as underoos... but the comic books themselves? More people see a bum with a sign that says "the end of the world is nigh" on a New York City street corner in an average day.

And that's why they are getting expensive.

I blame parents on comics not being popular. How many parents take their kids to a book store now? I made it a habit to take my daughter at least twice a month while she was growing up (she's 20 now). It would rotate from Barnes & Noble, Half Price books and various local comic book stores.

She grew up with a computer, Directv, VCR and DVD player in her room, but I still "forced" her to read regular books. While she never got into comic books enough to buy them (or ask me to buy them), during the summer she would raid my old collection of comics and read them. I still have 2000 or so of mostly worthless books from the 80's and ...


Has anyone had concrete number on digital sales?
 
2017-03-15 10:39:36 PM  
Jesus Bazooka gum was awful. 3D asterisk concrete you had to bend to your will to get it to be chewable.
 
2017-03-16 11:44:52 AM  

isthisme: FirstNationalBastard: COMALite J: max_pooper: Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story ― which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon

Books whose pages are mostly graphics are more expensive to produce than just printed words. News at 11.
Not to mention that a picture is worth ― well, you know.

Seriously. Comics are popular partly because they're such an efficient way of absorbing a story. It would take a prose writer many paragraphs to describe what can be seen in a single panel. In terms of how much story you can get into your brain in a given amount of time, I know of no medium that can beat comics in this regard, or even come close to tying them. Not movies, not animation, not stage plays, not storytelling, and definitely not prose. Maybe epic poetry comes decently close.

Yeah, but... comics aren't popular.

The top selling comic is still selling, what, around 100,000 copies?

The characters maybe popular, in films, on TV, in video games, as underoos... but the comic books themselves? More people see a bum with a sign that says "the end of the world is nigh" on a New York City street corner in an average day.

And that's why they are getting expensive.

I blame parents on comics not being popular. How many parents take their kids to a book store now? I made it a habit to take my daughter at least twice a month while she was growing up (she's 20 now). It would rotate from Barnes & Noble, Half Price books and various local comic book stores.


I was reading Suicide Squad, and then it went weekly.  Weekly!  $200 a year or so.  At least with Heroclix you end up with toys when you get bored. 

/Also, art and paper quality is way too high.
//Yes, you heard me right.  Too high.
///Get the quality down and get them out for 50c a piece once a month and they sell like hotcakes.
 
2017-03-16 11:46:21 AM  

syrynxx: Jesus Bazooka gum was awful. 3D asterisk concrete you had to bend to your will to get it to be chewable.


It was a penny.  Read the &%$@ comic and use the gum as ammo.
 
2017-03-16 12:03:48 PM  

syrynxx: Jesus Bazooka gum was awful. 3D asterisk concrete you had to bend to your will to get it to be chewable.


It was either Bazooka gum or the jar of pretzel rods.  Neither were that great.
 
2017-03-16 08:09:01 PM  

Magorn: Having recently sen (and Be blown away by )  Logan and then reading an interview with X-23's creator and what he intended for the character (echoing Claudia in  interview with a Vampire, he intended her to remain a young girl for decades and have to deal with the dichotomy of what she was outside vs in) and his upset about what Joe Qesada did with her (aged her into a 20-something sexpot with a boob job working as a hooker in NYC)

I am once again moved to ask the question, how can so many of the MCU movies be SO good, while the people running Marvel, particularly the comics  are SO Bad at their jobs?


You make a brazillion stories, a few of them are bound to have the potential for a good movie.
 
2017-03-17 01:48:57 AM  

Magorn: skyotter: 10 bucks for 96 pages?  That doesn't sound unreasonable.

that's basically $.10/page, for a single installment of an ongoing story     which is my definition of unreasonable

Hell I can get a 1,200 page installment of a Song of Ice and Fire for $8 on Amazon


How is GRRM's artwork again, remind me? Oh, non-existent you say? Well, there you go.
 
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