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#1 Posted by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

This feels kinda like a lose/lose situation for anyone who is hoping for something resembling a return of the Runaways. If you support this book, you basically tell Marvel "put "Runaways" on the cover and I'll be it, regardless of who or what is in it." Which doesn't incentivize actually giving us the team we miss. On the flip side, if you don't support this book, you basically tell Marvel "we can't sell a Runaways book."

This isn't a Runaways book by any stretch of imagination, so I have no interest in it, but I also don't want to kill the Runaways name by avoiding it...?

#2 Posted by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

Nygma remains my favorite thing about this show.

#3 Posted by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

I love how ridiculous all of this is. I just stopped considering adding anything Marvel to my pull until we get to the other side of this event. Several of the folks at my LCS have told me this is driving them crazy -- and they're as lost as anyone else as to what's actually going on.

At least with DC's Convergence, they provided a way of dealing with the temporary derailment. But it sounds like Marvel's not treating these Battleworld books as one-shots, but all ongoing series (even if most of them are de facto one-shots).

#4 Posted by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

Do Archie variants function like Marvel/DC variants (such that they're limited to retailers who order a certain amount) or can you actually specifically order the cover you want (as with some other publishers)?

#5 Posted by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

"I laughed out loud during the shootout at the farmhouse, where the woman tripped and hit her head on the mantle. This show has jumped into the world of "so bad, it's hilarious" territory."

I saw your tweet about this but I was about ten minutes behind in the episode -- when this happened I was pretty sure it's what had led to the tweet. I laughed too. Terrible.

#6 Edited by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

@lukehero said:

DVR numbers don't count for ****. Why would advertisers really care when you can fastfoward through their expensive ADs. Honestly even VOD has its limitations and advertisers don't care as much as one would think about those numbers either. They wan't you to watch it live and sit through their commercials and buy their products & services.

Now premium channels don't care how you watch their shows, as long as you watch them and keep your subscription.

Yeah, that's incredibly obvious now that I'm actually reading it. But it didn't cross my mind at first.

If nothing else, DVR numbers should matter in telling whether low ratings are due to lack of interest or simply the poor time slot. Live numbers may determine whether a show is profitable for advertisers in its current slot, but assuming that the reason for low live numbers for a Friday night show is the show rather than the slot seems particularly poor logic to me. So taking into account DVR should matter, if for no other reason than it will better reflect actual interest in the show.

Though I understand the flip side: no guarantee that the time slot is the reason. It may be the kind of show that no one would prioritize watching -- you'd record it and watch something else live no matter when it was on.

I dunno. It still seems dumb to disregard DVR ratings for a show in that time slot when deciding whether the show itself is the problem.

#7 Posted by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

So does someone who knows more about TV ratings than I do want to clarify whether any show gets good live ratings on Friday nights? Because I feel like DVR is an even greater consideration for shows on Friday nights than any other night of the week.

#8 Edited by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagozzino: He randomly appeared in the last issue, and was immediately attacked and either seriously drained/injured or killed by an enemy named Siphon. Bonus points: Laura watched and didn't try to intervene, though a few pages later she risked her life to save Daken.

#9 Posted by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, that pricetag is pretty much prohibitive (though even at $3, honestly, a weekly series is going to be hard to handle for most people).

If the seeming death of Elixir at the end of Logan Legacy hadn't soured me to this series, the pricing would have.

#10 Edited by akbogert (3287 posts) - - Show Bio

"I loved the moment when John walks into a meat locker and sees two dead bodies and changes the number of days before last incident."

Yup.