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Old November 9 2011, 04:59 PM   #151
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Barnes & Noble just announced their Nook Tablet (what everyone was calling Nook Color 2). Looks like they'll be countering Kindle Fire's DC titles with a slate of Marvel titles for the Nook. (mentioned halfway down the page)
It's like they're both trying to kill the comic industry...
It is changing the business model, companies need to adapt. If they do go all digital they just need to be in a universal format all the readers can read them in. It also saves comic book companies money, since they don't have the cost of printing the books, or shipping them.



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I'm not talking about going digital. Yes, I agree it's the way of the future (although I have yet to read a digital comic from DC or Marvel directly that's better quality than some of the ones I've illegally downloaded, but that's another conversation). I'm talking about the exclusiveness. If I want to read DC digital comics and Marvel digital comics on a tablet, I have to get a kindle fire and a nook. These exclusive wars aren't actually helping the comic book industry. You know how successful itunes would have been if you could only listen to itunes music on your ipod or that your ipod would only play itunes music? Not at all. And comics are a much more niche industry. If comics aren't easy to access, it's not going to matter who's on top of the sales chart because the whole industry will die.
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Old November 9 2011, 05:18 PM   #152
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The comixology app has Marvel, DC and Image. Almost one-stop shopping right there. The only real shame is that android hasn't gotten the new update that iOS has gotten for comixology. It organizes my (now) lengthy collection much better.
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Old November 9 2011, 05:28 PM   #153
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comixology is an awesome web site for digital comics and it just keeps getting better all the time. and this will bring in new reader to comics. and let people try anything from marvel & dc to image and Boom studios. I just wish they would get around to adding powers onto the image area all ready.
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Old November 9 2011, 05:37 PM   #154
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Oh now Barnes and Nobels puts comics on the nook after I get an Ipad

Oh well I'll probably just stick to getting comics on the Ipad and books on the nook color.
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Old November 9 2011, 07:39 PM   #155
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comixology is an awesome web site for digital comics and it just keeps getting better all the time. and this will bring in new reader to comics. and let people try anything from marvel & dc to image and Boom studios. I just wish they would get around to adding powers onto the image area all ready.
Do you mean the Brian Michael Bendis, superheroes and cops, Powers? They have up to Volume 2 #34, from December 2010 under Icon.

Does anyone know if there would be any chance of the new Dark Crystal and Storyteller graphic novels going digital? I haven't seen very many full length graphic novels available digitally. I'm a huge Henson fan and I'm really looking forward to these, but I'd really rather do them digitally if it was possible.
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Old November 9 2011, 10:18 PM   #156
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yep I found it thanks for the help on that.
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Old November 10 2011, 09:58 PM   #157
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When it comes to Marvel's big events, like Secret Invasion or Civil War, could I just read the specific characters issues as I work my way through their series, or would it be be better to wait and read the whole thing at one time?
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Old November 10 2011, 11:32 PM   #158
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good question. when inifinty guantlet first came I only read those issues and my main titles and was okay with. when the second infinity war came out I read every thing and enjoyed it. now with what is currently going on I don't like I missed out on cival war and everything that preceded it. but that will change next year.
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Old November 12 2011, 05:27 AM   #159
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Like I said in the New 52 thread, I've decided to start working through more of the older stuff on Comixology, and I got back to it today I picking up Batman: A Death In The Family. I read the first issue today and I enjoyed it. It wasn't anything mindblowing, but it was a very solid start. The dialouge was pretty good, and while it's a little older fashioned than what I'm used I also liked the art. The big thing in this was that this was my first exposure to the comics version of The Joker, and I have to admit I fairly quickly fell into hearing Mark Hamil's voice for the Joker. Even though I know the Jason's final fate, I am still curious to see what happens in his quest for his birth, and I'm also curious where the Joker story is headed. MY RATING: 8/10
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Old November 12 2011, 06:30 AM   #160
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that's what I intend to do with the x-men start over from the begining. I know I can go from #1-25 but where to go from there is my question. all so started reading stephen king's dark tower series now.
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Old November 12 2011, 01:39 PM   #161
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Like I said in the New 52 thread, I've decided to start working through more of the older stuff on Comixology, and I got back to it today I picking up Batman: A Death In The Family. I read the first issue today and I enjoyed it. It wasn't anything mindblowing, but it was a very solid start. The dialouge was pretty good, and while it's a little older fashioned than what I'm used I also liked the art. The big thing in this was that this was my first exposure to the comics version of The Joker, and I have to admit I fairly quickly fell into hearing Mark Hamil's voice for the Joker. Even though I know the Jason's final fate, I am still curious to see what happens in his quest for his birth, and I'm also curious where the Joker story is headed. MY RATING: 8/10
And you didn't think the Joker becoming an Iranian ambassador was a little odd and, dare I say, preposterously stupid and maybe even a little ignorant?

And I say this as someone who believes Carter should have terror bombed Isfahan, Tabriz, Sheraz and Bandar Abbas until they released the hostages (or maybe just destroyed the oil infrastructure, whatever works).



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Old November 12 2011, 05:47 PM   #162
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Oh, that didn't happen yet. But yeah, you posted there is pretty bad.
I only read the first issue so far, and all that's happened is Joker stole a cruise missile and sold it to some terrorists.
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Old November 12 2011, 07:11 PM   #163
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that's what I intend to do with the x-men start over from the begining. I know I can go from #1-25 but where to go from there is my question. all so started reading stephen king's dark tower series now.
Did you start over from the very beginning or from the 90s series? If you started from the 60s series, I'd actually say skip most of the rest. For all intents and purposes, it's not all that great. There's some important stuff like the first appearances of Polaris (49) and Havok (65). Even Banshee is almost unrecognizable. The series really got going with Giant Size X-Men #1 and subsequently X-Men #94, with the introductions of Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, and of course, Wolverine.
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Old November 12 2011, 11:51 PM   #164
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Oh, that didn't happen yet. But yeah, you posted there is pretty bad.
I only read the first issue so far, and all that's happened is Joker stole a cruise missile and sold it to some terrorists.
Crap. Oops. I missed the "first issue" bit. Sorry about the spoilerriffic post.

There's a secret part of me actually likes the crazy over-the-top nonsense inherent in the premise though. It's sort of like when the U.S. elects Lex Luthor, it's got something of an interesting idea in it. But the Joker? Maybe this was before he was well-known as a complete liability.
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What are the issues that deal with Lex becoming President? That's one of the stories I've been very curious about. I've seen the Public Enemies movie, but I don't think that really got into the events that lead the his election, I think it just started with him becoming President.
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