|04-08-2009, 07:03 PM||#51|
Join Date: Feb 2009
You know I've read the joe comics off and on and I gotta say I like the old marvel ones but to me DDP had the best stories. So for what it's worth that's my two cents. As for single issue comics I love them but in the long run TPB are the best and cheapest way to go.
|04-08-2009, 07:07 PM||#52|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North West England
Not impressed at all by the story in the main title, though I like the art. As with IDW's Transformers series, the Joe book is taking so long to go nowhere, it seems (although with it's absurd amount of spin-offs, I consider the TF series to be far more guilty).
It's like buying one chapter of a book per month - If a novel was released that way it wouldn't be very well received, yet comics get away with it all the time. I just want each issue to be self-contained in some way, with a beginning, middle and end of their own as well as adding to the 'arc'. Can't say I really like any of the characters either.
I like ORIGINS better. It has the same drawbacks of course, but the story sort of lends itself to the format. Can't say much for COBRA yet - One issue in and things seem a little cliched.
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|04-08-2009, 07:19 PM||#53|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Hell.. all comics are going up in price. I think DC is up to damn near 4.00 now.
|04-08-2009, 07:30 PM||#54|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Toledo, OH
Sure we were buying the original series for less than a dollar or so, but minimum wage was only $3.80.
|04-09-2009, 12:55 AM||#55|
Join Date: Dec 2008
I'm truly impressed that the comics industry has maintained it's current ways as long as it has. It can take forever for a true change to take affect but if you look at the music industry there are already major changes taking place there with the way albums by bands are being distributed (iTunes, internet, etc.) and I think it's only the inevitable for comics in some form or another. Maybe that will be TPB's instead of individual issues or something of the sort?
For me, and I collected comics for a long time, it just got waaaaaaay to expensive for what you are getting and that's being restated here by most of you. Then add in variant covers, and crossovers (especially with books that aren't even in the immediate continuums like collecting X-men but it's a crossover with the Avengers so now you have to buy all their books) and it's just gouging IMO. I say gouging because there weren't a lot of the stories that I remember reading where it was so epic to have bought the other teams or hero's books. It always turned into them (say X-men vs Avengers) fighting each other for an issue because of some misunderstanding and then they would focus on the villian and win the day! That's generalizing but it sure seemed to happen a lot!
|04-09-2009, 01:07 AM||#56|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
The .60 -1.25 days was the last time I was serious into single issue comics. Now it's all TPB for me too, and the companies only have themselves to blame for issue sales slipping like they have.
|04-11-2009, 12:36 AM||#57|
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mobile, al
i actually liked DDP's Duke better...a bit more realistic.
he's too over the top 'all american guy' etc. truthfully, aren't most of the joes like that?
we've heard dixon say that he doesn't want to push snake eyes too much.
sooooooooooooooo, we're going to push duke instead?
i don't like it...maybe it's just me....and shlappyguy.
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Adults DON'T want either, as much as they say that they do.
|04-11-2009, 10:32 AM||#58|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: City of lost angels, Cali
$3.99 for a comic now? wow..Good thing I stopped collecting. last comic i bought was GI JOE America's Elite Series.
yea I agree with you about the ads. Seems to be a trend with all readable media these days, I bought the Baroness cover Toyfare recently and theres nothing but ads! even in comics!
its not worth buying comics anymore. I don't think there will ever be another "action Comics #1" that in 40-50 years will jump in price..lol...besides its better to wait for the TPB if you really want to read the whole story, and its cheaper!
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|04-11-2009, 11:16 AM||#59|
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|04-16-2009, 11:55 AM||#60|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highland NY
I just don't get the complaints about the ads. There's the EXACT same amount of story pages as there has been since we all started collecting in the 80's. The only change is the price, and as has been mentioned several times, story, art yadda yadda.
So yeah, 4 bucks sucks. What does that have to do with ads??
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