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Old November 5 2011, 02:28 PM   #1981
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I keep saying I'm trade-waiting on Action, but I think I'll break down and get the first three issues today. I like Gail Simone, but Firestorm has never interested me (and she's leaving anyways) and the Barbara Gordon Batgirl does little for me. (Covers have been great, though.)
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Old November 5 2011, 02:52 PM   #1982
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I don't give a shit what Action costs or how many pages it has. It's worth the price.
I'm kind of hoping that DC starts a third Superman title, written by Morrison, and set exclusively in this time period.
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Old November 5 2011, 02:56 PM   #1983
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^ What do you mean? Action Comics will be catching up in the present day 52 Verse after the first arc. Besides which Morrison does have other projects going on right now other than AC.
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Old November 5 2011, 03:09 PM   #1984
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^ What do you mean? Action Comics will be catching up in the present day 52 Verse after the first arc. Besides which Morrison does have other projects going on right now other than AC.
Just that I really like the whole Year One arc and wish to keep reading stories set in that era.
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Old November 5 2011, 03:14 PM   #1985
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Yeah. It has been great and a taste of what we would have got from his proposed "Superman: Year One" All Star prequel. I'm looking forward to his take on the character in the present.
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Old November 5 2011, 03:22 PM   #1986
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Perhaps the music scene should be taking note. I actually know an "honest" guy who technically breaks the law to pay for music on iTunes that he could more easily download from bittorrent. When I open iTunes, all I can legitimately purchase are apps.
If you are using an Ipod or Ipad do you have an Itunes app on it?
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Old November 5 2011, 03:29 PM   #1987
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I looked into getting the digital comics, but I found out that you can't download them. You only get reading privilages to whatever issues you paid for. Everything is stored on their server. It seems to work differently for those with iPads, but I don't know the details.
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Old November 5 2011, 03:33 PM   #1988
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So, in October DC's ten worst selling titles were... (worst selling at the top)
Men of War Blackhawks Static Shock OMAC I Vampire
Voodoo Mister Terrific Hawk and Dove Captain Atom Ressurection Man

And their best selling top ten were...
Justice League Batman Action Comics Green Lantern Flash
Detective Comics Superman Dark Knight Batman Robin Wonder Woman

Fear Itself #7 only ranked ninth?! Ouch.
Fear Itself was absolute terrible. I was planning to get the trade for both it and the most recent arc of Thor. The stuff was just terrible as was the Thor ongoing itself.

The only interesting book was Journey into Mystery b Kieron Gillen.

*sigh* Fraction is just doing a terrible job with Thor.
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Old November 5 2011, 03:44 PM   #1989
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Batman and Robin #1 and #2: I thought this was an Elseworlds take on Batman. I didn't know Bruce had a son. Interesting that his name is Damian since the developing story has parallels with The Omen.
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Old November 5 2011, 04:02 PM   #1990
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Okay, having read the three Action issues, all I can say is that the arc thus far is pretty near perfection. Morrison's putting on a master class in how to introduce information and motifs, on pacing, on dialogue.

But I assume the worst when the landlady has a name somewhat similar to that of the little imp in the bowler hat ...
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Old November 5 2011, 07:03 PM   #1991
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I looked into getting the digital comics, but I found out that you can't download them. You only get reading privilages to whatever issues you paid for. Everything is stored on their server. It seems to work differently for those with iPads, but I don't know the details.
I would say that, with iPads, they are stored on the device since I can read them offline (in airplane mode)
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Old November 5 2011, 07:15 PM   #1992
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I'm completely digital on comics now. Don't need the clutter or the effort of going around to the comic shop.
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Old November 5 2011, 07:54 PM   #1993
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I guess I look at comics the same way I do any other form of media, I want a physical copy of it. Like a book, there's just something about sitting down and actually flipping through pages and admiring the art. Can't quite get the same thing through a screen.
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Old November 5 2011, 08:03 PM   #1994
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In theory, I like digital comics a lot better than print ones (well, except for when on the toilet; I don't own a tablet, but we all know what you use them for). In practice, comixology's reader isn't superior at all.

Query: why don't the digital comics have the ads? I mean, I slide over those in print comics and I expect most people do as well, but apparently they generate some revenue.

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I don't give a shit what Action costs or how many pages it has. It's worth the price.
I know, I know. I don't really care what price point they sell their goods at, that's not my business, my only business is deciding whether I'll pay it or not. I just wanted them to be clearer in the product description. A small disclaimer along the lines of "26 pages by volume, not by weight." Nevertheless, I'm glad you enjoy it.
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Old November 5 2011, 08:23 PM   #1995
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The number of pages things pisses me off a bit, but not a whole lot. Some of the pages are adds, fine I get it whatever you have to pay the bills. Some of the pages are Letters to the Editor/Behind the Scenes features neither of which I really read and give more than a glance-over but not part of the comic. Then there's last month where every damn issue had the Batman graphic novel preview in it.

They should just not advertise the number of pages or be so boastful about it because one way or the other you're lying about what you're actually giving people. Mention the total number of pages you're screwing people over as many of them are ads/non-this comic content. Tell how many pages are actual comic and people will be less likely to buy it when they see "8 pages of THIS story!" on the cover.
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