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#1 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

@catsnlynne: Totally get where you're coming from, I think with Marvel though I think along the lines of the more expensive comics do also come with the digital copy. It's another reason why I think Marvel have a better digital strategy, giving away the digi-copies rather than charging the extra, it gets people into the ecosystem. Once they've downloaded the comics app and viewed the free copy, they may then buy other copies in the marvel mondays.

#2 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

I made a post on House of M a few weeks ago (Here):

said:

I've just read House Of M in full for the first time ($0.99 sale on comixology) and it's give me a richer appreciation for Bendis.

Let's just look at this for a second and think about the feat Bendis pulled off. 7 and a half years ago Bendis creates a massive crossover across Marvel Universe, repercussions felt in issues long after, the only thing comparable would have been secret wars. For secret wars the writers had to come up with a macguffin in the form of the beyonder, I'm not besmirching secret wars with that, I'm just trying to make the point that Bendis carefully constructed Wanda as a plot device where her powers naturally evolved to massive scale rather than invent a 'supreme being'. In fact she's the perfect plot point, she ties both the avengers and the x-men worlds together cohesively and the mental strain of her life it's pretty much logical in comicbook world that this could happen.

Now take a look at the story. Let's throw everything on the table, what can we do that is massive I mean seriously throw everything on the table, give everyone something that will effect them for years to come.

What's the worst thing we can do to Spider-Man? Take everything bad that ever happened to him, I mean EVERYTHING and make him forget it...then give it ALL back. I mean if that was an Osborn plan it'd be probably the worst thing he'd ever to to Peter.

Logan, what do we do with him? He's been knocking about for years, we've ran pretty much every story possible about his missing memories. Let's give them back. Seems easy right? Well not really because we're going to throw a whole other set of memories on top.

Strange, yeah let's make him fail completely. Let's do something so huge that it's going to have repercussions on him for years to come

X-Men, we should do something new with them....hmmm

I could go on but the main point I'm making is, this:

House Of M is how a crossover should be done, it should be huge, it should have massive repercussions on every single person involved. Not small two-issue "oh woe is me" I mean like serious storyline makers that will last months/years to come.

House of M, might not be perfect but it is a massive feat and probably the most impressive crossover when you consider the scope, lasting effects, cohesiveness of the story. This in turn leads to the criticism of not so much Bendis but Marvel in general. Name another storyline since that hits the same notes.

#3 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

@Timandm: that's what I thought, the deal he had with x-force was he'd get to kill blob. So by the first page this story is a mess. Surely the writers were reading Remender's run? They'd be mad not to, if not there's Wikipedia and comic vine. At least the editor could have done their job, the whole story is based on a faulty premise, knowing these writers style I expect them to have whole sections dedicated to crawlers 'murdering betrayal' it just puts me off the book. Which is a shame as I'd have loved a story of just wolverine hunting aoa nightcrawler, would have made a great story in his solo book playing on Logans grief and inability to kill his 'best friend', with all these other characters it's too noisy

#4 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't @g-man do an article a while back looking at all the marketing gimmick covers such as holographic covers? Is it just me or does this smack of the same thing?

#5 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

"Nightcrawler from the age of apocalypse came to our universe with the uncanny x-force, hoping for a better life in a better world. But when he betrayed x-force by murdering the man who murdered his wife, nightcrawler found himself exiled..." I think I'm pretty well informed on reminders run on x-force having gotten every issue. But correct me if in wrong but Kurt AOA didn't come to 616 for a better life, he came to kill Blob. That was stated from the outset, the deal was ill help you so long as I can hunt down AOA traitors, especially Blob. And when he killed Blob that wasn't the wasn't his betrayal, it was that he betrayed the team's infiltration to save Evan. His betrayal was that his vengeance overtook his pursuit to save the world. Am I wrong here? And if I'm not who is at fault? Is it the writers? Or the editor?

#6 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

Why did you love......young justice/green lantern/btas/JL/JLU/teen titans......the list goes on

#7 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

So the future seems to be digital or at least a mix of physical and digital. What's everyone's thoughts on the contrasting strategies? Take the big 2. DC seem to be on the high road extra cash will get you an additional digi code or pay a near similar price for the digi copy alone. Marvel seem to be on the throw everything at the wall see what sticks with marvel Monday sales, marvel AR, marvel unlimited etc. Then you've got mark waid's thrillbent, it all goes up for free. Don't see how that's going to survive long term but I love the format and content

#8 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

So the future seems to be digital or at least a mix of physical and digital. What's everyone's thoughts on the contrasting strategies? Take the big 2. DC seem to be on the high road extra cash will get you an additional digi code or pay a near similar price for the digi copy alone. Marvel seem to be on the throw everything at the wall see what sticks with marvel Monday sales, marvel AR, marvel unlimited etc. Then you've got mark waid's thrillbent, it all goes up for free. Don't see how that's going to survive long term but I love the format and content

#9 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

How do you manage your pulll list? Does the price affect your decision? Would you go for a digital copy ahead of a paper copy because its cheaper or do you go for the paper one because you get something to hold? Will you buy for a creator or do buy because you like the character? Will you wait until the trade because its cheaper or do you buy single copies to support a series? Just curious by the way, as I realised I seem to be all over the place with my logic. I get avengers because I love Hickman, I get the digi copies of batman even tho that extra is a rip off, I get pepper copies (but that's cheaper than digi copies because of the exchange rate, but I'll buy a whole series of $0.99 issues in marvel sales) , I'm waiting for the trade of hawkeye even though I should support it but also waiting on all new xmen trade, buying red hood and thunderbolts for the character and premise of title etc Does anyone else have a method when buying titles?

#10 Posted by thatlad (590 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine seems to have enemies from each stage of his life, Romulus seems to be his ancient enemy, Ugun and Silver Samurai from his Japan days, a whole host from his weapon X days. Daken is probably his only recent times enemy, I'd like to see a writer really build a new enemy for him but not make the same mistakes as Daken. With Daken they built him up so much and then turned him into a stooge. Romulus is similar too in that both he and Daken were just Wolverine with more wolverine in them, "more claws!" A more measured approach is needed, the beauty of sabretooth was that he'd always be beaten but he'd exact a heavy toll. Wolverine needs a new age villain who's more cerebral and not in the pathetic Romulus way. Something that matches this era of wolverine, no weapon x or samurai connections and no bloody healing factors it's like they're blue jeans (genes?!?) everyone's got em.