While I do think that the new 52 has failed marketing wise, they did try playing around with different genres. I know that advertising on television is expensive, but they could have done a better viral campaign, those little youtube videos weren't enough. Marvel now is successful because most of the books are avengers and x men. I like hickman's avengers, and Im also interested in brian wood's x men, but the $3.99 price tags and double shipping is going to hurt more than help.
This is Steve Ocean, A.K.A. Marineman, he had a miniseries written and drawn by Ian Churchill from Image Comics. He's what happens when you put Aquaman and Captain America in a blender. He's really interesting, and has interesting supporting characters as well. Reading the trade is a little bittersweet for me because its open ended, Churchill clearly intended to do a sequel, but maybe the first volume didn't generate enough sales.
I would say that when it comes to Print vs. Digital, I am in 60/40 in favor of Print. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer to hold the book in my hands rather than read a screen, besides, I don't have a tablet or smartphone, so I can't read them on the go. Digital is nice though.
I would say that I am 60/40 in favor of print. I buy trades because the only comic book stores in my area are 20 minute drives from here, and I dont want to burn 40 minutes worth of gas. I try to find things in digital that aren't in print. Though I can't really buy newer marvel stuff, $3.99 is too much for a single issue, and the hardcovers usually end up being about 130 pages for about $14-$16 online, or $25 in store. which for someone like me who likes to weigh out page count vs price, is still too much.