Amazing Spiderman #700

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    Infrastructure.

    It would cost them millions, 10s of millions to reinvest in a new printing mechanism.

    (I assume there's a factory the size of ten football fields, Somewhere full of massive laser printers.)
     
  2. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Do they even own the "printing mechanisms"?
     
  3. PsychoPere

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    Well, Slott did take the time to briefly feature Alistair Smythe in one panel in #700... ;)
     
  4. Trekker4747

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    Yes, because the problem with comics is high-quality, glossy, paper with dynamic artwork and a realistic range of colors. Go back to the pressed-pulp recycled paper and 4-color, rough artwork!
     
  5. Blamo

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    It's a problem, not the problem.

    And as much as I detest Manga, the black and white format printed on cheap paper has worked quite well for them. Being more affordable means more people will buy it.

    The other problem as mentioned is the focus on superheroes comics, mostly thanks to Marvel and DC.
     
  6. Mr Light

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    That was a good story, but it's pretty obvious this death isn't permanent from the get-go. He's in the gold Ockbot. Still, I think the premise of Superior Spider-Man is a good idea and I'll be curious to check it out.
     
  7. Admiral_Young

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    The Gold Octobot is indeed the key :)
     
  8. sidious618

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    I love the total freak out over this. I don't even read the comic and I know he's coming back. Comic book "fans" will complain about freaking anything.
     
  9. Agenda

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    What a lame storyline to end Amazing on.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    Doctor Octopuses Death throes this last year was amazing.

    This is 11th hour bullshit.
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    Amazing will return when they relaunch it with Peter's return in a year or so :)
     
  12. Enterprise is Great

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    Anybody with a brain knows that this won't be permanent. So why bitch about it like the world's ending. Jeez...this will be reversed. You wanna complain about the execution...fine. But acting like this is permanent is lame. Comics fans can be such whiny little bitches sometimes, can't they? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Mr Light

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    Yeah, obviously Superior will run for 2-3 years, then when the next movie comes out, ASM will resume.
     
  14. JoeZhang

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    This comes up over and over - it would now be more expensive to go back to cheaper paper because the equipment to handle it no longer exists.
     
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  15. Servo

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    Would you start watching an arc-based TV show halfway through the 3rd season, and then bitch that you don't know what's going on without having to go back and watch the previous episodes?

    Really hate this attitude about arc-based writing. It's the same piss-poor excuse Sci-Fi gave over their treatment of Farscape, which also led to their idiotic broadcasting of Firefly episodes out of order.

    This is the 21st Century. There are detailed reviews and plot dissections available on the internet if you can't be bothered to pick up back issues or wait for the trades. The rest of us shouldn't have to suffer for the sake of the moron who starts watching the film halfway through, and then annoys everyone else in the room by spending the rest of the time asking stupid questions.
     
  16. Hartzilla2007

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    Which this is not at all, this is supposed to be a point people who don't know what the heck is going on can enter in at that is what I took as the entire point of Marvel Now (aka DC is kicking our asses and we need more readers because of it) as, its not a very good jumping on point if you need to go back several issues.

    Seriously why are some people having such a hard time grasping what a jumping on point means?
     
  17. Servo

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    Nowhere does it say that this is a "jumping on point", nor is it a New 52 style reboot. It's being described as a Universe shift. I think your lack of understanding here stems from your own confusion.

    Did you think Justice League Unlimited was a jumping on point for people who hadn't watched Justice League?
     
  18. PsychoPere

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    Re: Amazing Spider-Man #700

    Since it will be launched as a Marvel NOW! title, Superior Spider-Man #1 should indeed serve as a "jumping on point." That was one of the purposes behind the Marvel NOW! initiative, after all.

    Until any of us actually has SSM #1 in our hands and has read it, I don't think we can judge whether or not it will in fact serve as such, or if it will be incomprehensible without having read at least "Dying Wish."
     
  19. Servo

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    Nothing I've read about the Marvel NOW! titles speaks to me as a jumping on point. Had Marvel gone for a full on New 52 style reboot then I'd agree, as they haven't, I don't.

    Hell, most of the issues pick up directly after the closing stories of their predecessors.
     
  20. PsychoPere

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    Well, it was one of the stated purposes behind Marvel NOW!, but I don't know how well most of the titles have pulled that off. The only NOW! title that I've actually read (until SSM launches) has been All-New X-Men, which I think explained things well enough for a theoretical "new" reader to not be too confused.