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#1 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#2 Edited by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#3 Edited by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#4 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite indie series that doesn't get anywhere near the love it should.

#5 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

Happy Birthday Superman. May your cape never wrinkle.

#6 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

Calling superman overdone is like calling mickey mouse overdone. He's not an anachronism, he's classic.

#7 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for Barry Allen because he is a positive example of what an introverted superhero should be like.

He has a quiet, pensive, contemplative personality, the concept of the "speed mind" really interested me. He's not a withdrawn, sullen loner like batman is.

#8 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

Artist, my drawing style has improved, but I still have a ways to go, which is fine with me.

#9 Edited by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#10 Edited by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

Im glad you and your daughter liked it G-man. I loved it as well, Im looking forward to Legacy of the Crusaders and Dark Tomorrow coming soon.

I think that the biggest obstacle this book has to overcome is the fact that it's an Archie book, people will assume its "kiddy and cartoonish and therefore unworthy by my high standards." Which is an insane argument to make.