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Old December 9 2012, 08:35 PM   #1651
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Re: Marvel Now/ReEvolution Ongoing Discussion (Spoilers)

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In today's market of $4 comic books in the Great Recession, you better hook your audience with the first issue. Disposable income is at an all time low.
"Hooking" and "Explaining every detail inorganically" are two different things, though. Maybe the answers come up in a better way later on that there wasn't room for in the first issue for whatever reason the writer decided?

Maybe the issue just needed to be more interesting all around, providing the one line of dialogue stating (for example) "Alright, I brought you all because we all fought our common enemy before" probably won't be what catapults the issue from 2 out of 4 stars to 4 out of 4 stars.

In fact, I remember a time where questions helped draw the reader in. Not answers.
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Old December 9 2012, 08:51 PM   #1652
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In today's market of $4 comic books in the Great Recession, you better hook your audience with the first issue. Disposable income is at an all time low.
Or it's 60 bucks a year to get a digital subscription from marvel and god knows about dc because their website is being stupid about telling the damn prices. Assholes. It's probably a surprise they keep until after I put in my credit card number.

Methinks Marvel wants to stop making hard copies.

That's a dollar 15 cents a week to receive the entire new weekly catalogue each week which you can read on your ipad or your pc.

Honestly, you're all thinking about buying a new house because you don't have the square footage you need to store the next thousands and thousands of comics you plan to buy this year.

Meh.

If you moved over to digital, what would you suddenly do with all that money you had ear marked each week for comics?
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Old December 9 2012, 09:01 PM   #1653
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That's a dollar 15 cents a week to receive the entire new weekly catalogue each week which you can read on your ipad or your pc.
Is it? looking at marvel unlimited for this week - the newest thing added is Battle scars from april - I can't see any titles from this week.
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Old December 9 2012, 09:25 PM   #1654
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http://comicstore.marvel.com/new-comics

Seems to be up to date.

Were you looking at comixology?
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Old December 10 2012, 12:31 AM   #1655
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Guy, you're looking at the comiXology store through Marvel's interface.

Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, the subscription service you mentioned before, is located here. It's generally on a six-month delay from including new releases.
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Old December 10 2012, 12:41 AM   #1656
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Six month delay?! Screw that!
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Old December 10 2012, 12:53 AM   #1657
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I feel like I've been lied to for years.

I have been lied to for years.

So there are two reservoirs of digital comics the website doesn't take the time to distinguish or label or even display since I just spent 5 minutes looking for a complete catalogue and found fragments that go back a whole week and... they get paid by the page hit, from their advertisers so they don't want to make anything user friendly. Assholes.

The 60 bucks a month is just for really old comics?

New comics are still $2 - $4?

This is like when I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus all over again!
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Old December 10 2012, 12:59 AM   #1658
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That'd be $60 per year, not per month. But, yes, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited is essentially a back catalog ($9.99/month, or $4.99/month if you purchase a 1-year subscription).

The digital store (ran by comiXology) contains back issues but also new releases each week.
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Old December 10 2012, 01:10 AM   #1659
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Six month delay?! Screw that!
It's no worse than trade waiting which as a more responsible adult now, you should be considering leaning towards anyway.

Although, I certainly agree with your screwing that sentimentality

6 months?

It's not like every weeks fresh discharge isn't all on piratebay by Wednesday afternoon.

And ironically, converting storebought digital comics to a universally usuable format for piracy takes about 30 seconds compared to the hour it used to take to take a comic apart with a boxcutter, scan the pages, and then edit everything for continguity and regulairity.

It's a brave new world.
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Old December 10 2012, 01:23 PM   #1660
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I liked Thunderbolts #1 enough to be interested in following the first arc and I HATE the character of Deadpool. Now that the team has been gathered they need to do something. I cant see what yet, but it better be something interesting.

Uncanny Avengers however I have found to be horrid. The resurrected Red Skull, who is clone of the original who has been asleep until recently is back, and completely wrong in character.

Avengers seemed forced to move us into a bigger team. As stated above the Avengers have beaten far more powerful foes without needing some big team assembled. Of course they didnt have a second movie coming out that will be space based so there is that.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:33 AM   #1661
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New artist for the second arc of Uncanny Avengers...

http://blog.newsarama.com/2012/12/10...anny-avengers/
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Old December 11 2012, 01:58 PM   #1662
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What a surprise.
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Old December 11 2012, 03:30 PM   #1663
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Haha. That's pretty much how I reacted as well. I'm kind of excited about the "sequel" to the Dark Angel Saga though.
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Old December 11 2012, 04:29 PM   #1664
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I wonder if Remender is aware that Kang and Apocalypse's relationship was established in Rise of Apocalypse.
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Old December 15 2012, 07:31 PM   #1665
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I'm enjoying All New X men, issue 4 looks like it will be amazing.
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