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Old July 3 2014, 03:50 AM   #316
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That really sucks. It's hard to get people interested in a book if you don't carry any copies of it.
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Old July 3 2014, 04:19 PM   #317
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^^^^
I agree. My LCS owner is 97% consistent but this is one where he throws me.
It's an anniversary issue so order a few more. He did for Spawn #200 and Witchblade #175(they weren't $9.99 cover either though). That price point seems to be his sticking point based on his stores shoppers he told me.

Big Dog Ink is a smaller indie producer and they did a Sharzard #0 issue for $1.99.
I was mildly interested to flip through it on the stand before deciding though. He didn't order any for the shelf, just for subscription box folks who requested the title. Issues didn't appear on the rack till #5, which at that point I'd already put money into other titles.

People do still decide on a book at the point of release. I know I'm not the only one.

I just picked up Boom! Studios Robocop #1(picking up from the 80's saga) that way last night and I've never bought a title from them. LCS owners, you need shelf copies.
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Old July 13 2014, 04:21 PM   #318
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Have just started ro read Planetary by Ellis and Cassady for the first time. Great stuff!
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Old July 30 2014, 05:00 PM   #319
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So if I wanted to read the Blackest Night/Brightest day story where should I start? Do I need to read all the tie-ins?
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Old July 31 2014, 02:32 AM   #320
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I just finished reading Captain America: The Winter Soldier vol 2. I wasn't really in the mood to right a long review so I just wrote a quick short one.
my review wrote:
I really enjoyed this. It had some good character work, well written dialogue, and great art.
I might try and do something a little more in depth later, if i feel like it.
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Old August 1 2014, 06:52 AM   #321
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Sorry about the double post, but I thought of one more thing I wanted to add. I thought it was prey inerestng how many parallels there were between it and the movie.
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Old August 4 2014, 02:55 AM   #322
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Savage Dragon wrote: View Post
So if I wanted to read the Blackest Night/Brightest day story where should I start? Do I need to read all the tie-ins?
There are some smaller tie-ins that were in individual issues, ones that are not included in the TPBs. I think you're fine with those for the most part, as you don't necessarily need those little tie-ins to get the main story. The only exception I can think of off the top of my head is that most of the second White Lanten Corps (the ones who had specific tasks to perform; the first incarnation appears at the end of Blackest Night and only has their power briefly, using it to help the Entity stop Nekron) are shown completing their missions in the TPBs, but Jade's completion is omitted because it was in one of the smaller tie-ins.

I'll admit I'm also annoyed that DC doesn't really pace the trades as well as they could have, with some events not being in the proper chronological order. Instead what they did was to collect issues within a specific title into one volume, such as the issues that were simply titled Blackest Night. These are in a single trade but they take place at different points throughout the story, and other BN tie-ins (such as BN: Green Lantern, which are in their own volume) take place in between those issues. The first BN issue opens the arc and the last has the finale.

There are also a number of trades set immediately before BN and establishing the newer lantern corps who form a major element of Blackest Night. Those are worth the read IMO, as they also later tie into other arcs involving the lanterns and the New Guardians.
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Old August 5 2014, 02:40 PM   #323
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Sounds like a bit of a headache to figure out. Thanks.

In other news, the covers for Savage Dragon #200 have been revealed. It looks like the initial cost of $9.99 has been lowered to $8.99.







I think the blank cover would look better if they got rid of the grey gradient.

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Old August 6 2014, 01:46 AM   #324
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You might still consider it, as DC sometimes does TPBs really well when they want to. The Brightest Day volumes are in the proper chronological order, excluding the handful of minor tie-ins, and the volumes which build up to Blackest Night also follow a nice read order that ties together perfectly (Sinestro Corps War > Ring Quest > Rage of the Red Lanterns > Agent Orange > Sins of the Star Sapphire > Emerald Eclipse > Blackest Night). Most of the individual issues in the BN volumes do follow sequentially from one another, just not always. And it's a bit frustrating when a publisher like DC or Marvel knows how to get it right and just doesn't always do it, which potentially means less money for them. The art and writing on the majority of these issues are quite well done IMO, so I think you'd enjoy them.
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Old August 6 2014, 03:06 PM   #325
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Ok, so Brightest Day comes before Blackest night then?
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Old August 6 2014, 11:16 PM   #326
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Brightest Day is the aftermath of Blackest Night.
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Old August 7 2014, 03:27 AM   #327
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Blackest Night sounds like a good place to start then. Thanks!
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Old August 7 2014, 03:33 AM   #328
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Here's the problem with that.

Blackest Night is about death.

Brightest day is about life.

However, 5 minutes later DC kicked off the new 52, so that we barely got to play with any of the consequences from Brightest Day before it was all pushed into limbo.
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Old August 7 2014, 03:39 AM   #329
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Blackest Night is the climax of the long form story Johns had been building in Green Lantern... it's much better if you read what came before.
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Old August 7 2014, 03:46 AM   #330
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So Green Lantern #1.

Johns reinvents the character.

No longer at all a mass murdering paedophile super villain who tried to destroy time.

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