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Old July 31 2011, 03:46 PM   #31
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Re: Digital comics are they worth it ? disscussion and comments:

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Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow is really good, but it's IMO dwarfed by All-Star Superman which tells a very similar story.
All-Star's got more polish (and physically more story, of course), but I dunno. That's a tough call.

I will list each one's advantages, because the Internet likes lists.

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1. Lex Luthor's an actual character, who actually does things, instead of functioning as a life support system for Brainiac.
2. Nasthalthia Luthor's first appearance since antediluvian times.
3. The Professor Quintum = Luthor fan theory is pretty cool, although poorly supported by anything which actually occurs in the book.
4. Bar-El and Lilo are a better General Zod and Faora than General Zod and Faora. It's weird how these banana-flavored one-shotters probably brought more tears to my eyes than Superman's own sacrifice.
5. The death of Jonathan Kent is ultra-sad.
6. A huge variety of neat stuff that doesn't deserve their own bullet points, but are nonetheless cool to read.
7. Jimmy Olsen kicking the shit out of Evil Superman.
7 1/2. Superman doesn't cry about justifiable homicide like a total wiener. However, this only counts one-half point, because you know he totally would have.

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
1. Brainiac is in it, instead of being replaced by Morrison's pet idea Solaris. I dunno, man, I'd kind of expect the Tyrant Sun to be bigger than, say, my house.
2. Bizarro's scene is short and tragic and beautiful, and not a two issue-long pounding headache.
3. Lois Lane is Lois Lane, and not a brown-haired misogynist stereotype who happens to share the same name.
4. The Legion of Super-Heroes are in it, instead of being replaced by Morrison's pet idea, the Council of Cross-Time Kangs. Yes, I forgot their name, because I do not care about Superman's grandkid having sex with a 5th-dimensional imp. Kryptonian sperm are vulnerable to magic, Grant. Be consistent!
5. The reaction to Supergirl's unexpected appearance is ultra-sad.
6. Lana Lang is rather bad-ass, if unfortunately somewhat easily defeated by the Legion of Super-Villains member who has his God Mode turned on.
7. That abomination Krypto dies.
8. Superman's (and Moore's) brutal deconstruction of Mxyzptlk, probably the most fearsome enemy he's ever faced.
7. Full point deducted for Superman's crybabying and self-flagellation with gold kryptonite, because he had to destroy an eldritch horror. However...
8 and 9. The wink! YES. DOUBLE-POINTS AWARDED.

Alan Moore wins! I declare him the best "No, I'm the Spiritual Kind of Magician, No I Can't Do Card Tricks--Do You Even Know Who I Am?" in comics.

I mean, no one wants to read about Hush, but I bet Paul Dini can at least do card tricks.
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Old August 1 2011, 03:48 AM   #32
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I decided to take advantage of the sale, and picked up the issues that make up the Last Son story arc, although I did have to pay full price for AC Annual #11. I'm three issues into and so far I'm really enjoying it. I'll probably finish it up either later tonight or tommarow, the only reason I stopped was because I had to go to work.
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Old August 1 2011, 04:04 AM   #33
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I've heard conflicting reports about the $60 Marvel deal. I don't know if it includes all new comics, some new comics plus very old comics, etc. I also hear that the reading application is terrible.
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Old August 1 2011, 04:10 AM   #34
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There website claims it's all of their comics, both old and recent. As for the reader, I've used it for some freebies, and previews and I don't mind it so much. I prefer the Comixology one, but the Marvel one does have an extra magnifier you can turn on, which is nice.
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Old August 5 2011, 07:10 PM   #35
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I just wanted to let everyone know that Comixology is doing a DC Eisner-award winners sale. They have 1-5 of American Vampire, all 6 issue of Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love (Fables spinoff), all 10 issue of Daytripper, Detective Comics #859-#870, I, Zombie #1-5, The Unwritten #7-#11, Tiny Titans #1-#6, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1-#12, and 2 "seasons" of American Splendor.
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Old August 5 2011, 07:35 PM   #36
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I haven't read any of those except for From Fabletown with Love (big Fables fan), which I thought was pretty good. Probably a bit confusing if you've never read any of Fables before, though, but if you haven't--you should! It's awesome!
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Old August 5 2011, 08:30 PM   #37
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american vampire fantastic book. I am going to get farscape comics.
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Old August 6 2011, 04:56 AM   #38
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I haven't read any of those except for From Fabletown with Love (big Fables fan), which I thought was pretty good. Probably a bit confusing if you've never read any of Fables before, though, but if you haven't--you should! It's awesome!
I've only read Legends in Exile, and a little bit of later stuff from wikipedia.
Would I be able to follow those OK? If not, I'm still going to get them, since I don't know if they'll ever be this cheap again. I just wanted to know if I could read them now, or if I should wait.
I absolutely loved LiE and I am really eager to read more.
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Old August 6 2011, 05:23 AM   #39
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One thing that mystifies me is, why are digital comics simply print comics "scanned" for a digital screen?

That doesn't really make sense to me.

You should be able to, with one touch, switch seamlessly between pencils, inks, colors, and the final page, at any point in the comic. You should be able to tap a button, and switch colorists or inkers and see the same comic interpreted different ways. You should be able to make all the letterings disappear if you want to admire the artwork. You should be able to "draw" a square (with your fingers) around any cool piece of comics artwork, and set it as your iPhone/Android/iPad/etc's background image.

You should be able to have a page by page AUDIO commentary from the writers. And another commentary from the editor, and the artists. Hell, from EVERYBODY involved.

They should start making comics in a form factor that fits well in smartphones and tablets. Comics which all panels fit well into the rectangular phone shape.

At the end of EVERY new comic there should be a box where you can write your thoughts on that exact comic and zoom it's off to a digital discussion thread (like the review threads here) for that particular issue.

These random ideas are just the tip of the iceberg really. if you're going to have digital comics, have them be DIGITAL COMICS.
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Old August 6 2011, 05:25 AM   #40
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I have to believe that such features would seriously up the price of the comic.
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Old August 6 2011, 05:28 AM   #41
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is comixology aviable as an app on the nook color?
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I have to believe that such features would seriously up the price of the comic.
I like some of the feature ideas, and given that the comics are presumably assembled as layered image files, being able to turn things like lettering on/off shouldn't be a big deal, but the creator commentary sounds dull as hell. Can you imagine Jim Lee explaining his "creative choices"?

"So on this page, I drew Lois Lane with big tits because... um, well I really like big tits. Also I threw in some pouches."
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Old August 6 2011, 05:32 PM   #43
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One thing that mystifies me is, why are digital comics simply print comics "scanned" for a digital screen?

That doesn't really make sense to me.

You should be able to, with one touch, switch seamlessly between pencils, inks, colors, and the final page, at any point in the comic. You should be able to tap a button, and switch colorists or inkers and see the same comic interpreted different ways. You should be able to make all the letterings disappear if you want to admire the artwork. You should be able to "draw" a square (with your fingers) around any cool piece of comics artwork, and set it as your iPhone/Android/iPad/etc's background image.

You should be able to have a page by page AUDIO commentary from the writers. And another commentary from the editor, and the artists. Hell, from EVERYBODY involved.

They should start making comics in a form factor that fits well in smartphones and tablets. Comics which all panels fit well into the rectangular phone shape.

At the end of EVERY new comic there should be a box where you can write your thoughts on that exact comic and zoom it's off to a digital discussion thread (like the review threads here) for that particular issue.

These random ideas are just the tip of the iceberg really. if you're going to have digital comics, have them be DIGITAL COMICS.
Okay, this one I think has some real problems. I'm sure there's nothing the artist of Dorkman #252 would like to do after making ball-busting deadlines than talk in depth about the 22 pages that ruined his marriage, but I'm not sure they could realistically fit it into their schedule.

The main thing I keep thinking of is Scott McCloud's decade old supposition that digital comics have no page borders and that keeping to a limited 6.625" X 10.25" world has no real meaning unless there's a print version. (Although personally I sort of like the rigid structure of the page, he's definitely got a point.)

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well I am going to ask agin so does anyone know if comixolgy have an app for the nook color?
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Don't know, I can't find where to get the apps from Comixology. I'd suggest you look wherever you get your Nook apps.
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