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Wednesday Comics #1 Reviewed, It's Like A Newspaper

G-Man reviews DC's new newsprint weekly comic.

Did you see this yet?  I've posted about this before.  DC's latest weekly venture is basically a newspaper.  It's over-sized comics that will be put out each week (for the next twelve weeks, at least).  Check out the video to get an idea what this is all about.

 

What do you think of this?  Do you like the idea of these over-sized pages?  Does the newsprint turn you off?  Do you think the price is too much?  You could break it down and it's not a bad deal.  The size, characters and creators pretty much makes it worth it.  Are you going to pick this up?
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Edited by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Whoa! dats crazy, great creative teams out weigh price or maybe I'll just wait for the trade 

Posted by No_Name_

Can you bring this into the office tomorrow? I'm dying to read it. Good review, boss.

Posted by reaper2923

Hmm, how nice will you review Red Robin #2 please.

Posted by danhimself

that's like perfect toilet reading material

Posted by reaper2923

I forgot to ask do you get that at a comic shop or the gas station

Posted by Vance Astro

THIS IS FREAKIN AWESOME! Go DC.I might actually care what they write now :)

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Posted by G-Man
@reaper2923 said:
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Hmm, how nice will you review Red Robin #2 please.

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One of us will review it tomorrow, how's that?
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Posted by reaper2923
@G-Man:
Sweet thanks cuz I leave for Seattle on Friday and I have to go that far just to buy comics and i dont want to waste my money on bad comics, oh yeah and spend time with my family.
Posted by TheBug

This looks like a lot of fun, but I the few newspapers that I have read in my lifetime always get ripped. I might be too clumsy for Wednesday Comics.

Posted by Nahero

its amazing what won't they come up with next

i wonder what the story's were?

Posted by burr787

I got mine at a comic store. I had to ask for it because the lady at the counter didn't want anyone fingering them. I didn't read them all yet but so far my favorite was the Supergirl story because it felt like I was reading an actual newspaper comic.

Posted by TazTheStampede

i'm kind of torn about the over-sized pages. on the one hand its awesome to see comics that big but it's also kinda hard to read and control lol.  the price....i couldn't believe it was 3.99 when i bought it.  thats unbelievable.  its only 16 pages.  also the 1 page per character was a terrible idea. ive seen the first 4 pages of Hawkman online before, so now it's like, "oh man, i've seen the first 4 friggin weeks of this book already."  i also would have rather seen characters that don't have their own books.  i mean, supes got what 4 books and supergirl has one, and batman's got one and hal jordan....enough already, yknow.  i would have rather seen some aquaman, either old flashbacks or the new one that's not in anything.  or maybe some old flashback martian manhunter stuff--just some characters that aren't regularlly shown.  i guess i shouldn't complain, atleast Hawkman's in something...

Edited by Citizen 14

Looks interesting. Maybe I'll pick it up if nothing else is there. Looks a tad big for me, but ehh, oh well. andddd I'm saving my money for Dark Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine Origins, and possibly Dark X-Men.

Can you review 'Dark X-Men' for me G-Man?

Posted by Joe Venom

Kamandi FTW!

Posted by G-Man
@Citizen 14 said:
" Looks interesting. Maybe I'll pick it up if nothing else is there. Looks a tad big for me, but ehh, oh well. andddd I'm saving my money for Dark Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine Origins, and possibly Dark X-Men.Can you review 'Dark X-Men' for me G-Man? "
Yes.
@TazTheStampede said:
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i'm kind of torn about the over-sized pages. on the one hand its awesome to see comics that big but it's also kinda hard to read and control lol.  the price....i couldn't believe it was 3.99 when i bought it.  thats unbelievable.  its only 16 pages.  also the 1 page per character was a terrible idea. ive seen the first 4 pages of Hawkman online before, so now it's like, "oh man, i've seen the first 4 friggin weeks of this book already."  i also would have rather seen characters that don't have their own books.  i mean, supes got what 4 books and supergirl has one, and batman's got one and hal jordan....enough already, yknow.  i would have rather seen some aquaman, either old flashbacks or the new one that's not in anything.  or maybe some old flashback martian manhunter stuff--just some characters that aren't regularlly shown.  i guess i shouldn't complain, atleast Hawkman's in something...

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I agree that we didn't really need Batman or Superman but they have to throw in the big names to get people to buy it.  If it was all about Kamandi, I'm not sure how many would pursue it.  At least with the Supergirl and Wonder Woman stories, they had a different feel than their current stories. I almost feel like I should save the next few issues and then read them in one sitting rather than just read a page and then have to wait a week.
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Posted by Citizen 14

@G-Man
Alright! Thanks man!

Posted by G-Man
@reaper2923 said:
" I forgot to ask do you get that at a comic shop or the gas station "
I don't think you'll find this at a gas station, unless you have really cool ones in your area.  This will most likely just be a comic shop thing.  But I'm sure it'll get collected in a TPB.  They'll have to shrink it down which sort of takes away from the novelty.
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Posted by rouju

Wow, a reason to buy newspaper. Never knew that comic in newspaper could've been like this. I thought only comic strip like Dilbert or Garfield that would suit newspaper, kinda cool though

Posted by deadkid

awesome comic newspaper!!!

Posted by Calvin

Nice review, it took away all my questions about this concept.

Posted by Pheeke

it's a cool idea, i still read a free newspaper from time to time, but the colors on this seem much more vivant than in usual newspapers, I like the idea of breaking out of the usual size of a comic and trying something new, maybe not everyone likes that size but its always okay to try something different.

Posted by Media_Master

I'll try this !!!

Posted by Bruce Vain

As a collector I'm probably gonna pick it up.

Posted by passionfruits

I did not realize that they were going to be a newspaper format. When I saw that I had to gobble them up. I mean this is like a major blast from the past. I love it and wish it was longer than 16 pages. I mean it would be cool to have different sections like a real newspaper. But at any rate, I have officially scrambled and secured all 12 parts. I might even buy the trade, who knows.
One beef I have is that they do not fit in regular comic bags. Any ideas on who to store them for optimal quality?

Posted by Shanana

I loved Supergirl ^_^

didn't like streaky, though BLAH

Awesome review!

Posted by Donovan Montgomery

Really looks good.  Wondering what they'll price it at here in Canada though :(
It looks much more fun and interesting than the whole Action Comics Weekly from ten years ago.
Will try to find it here :)