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#1 Posted by thatlad (594 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

#2 Posted by thatlad (594 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

#3 Posted by thatlad (594 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?

#4 Posted by thatlad (594 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.

#5 Posted by thatlad (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow this art is beautiful, Red Hood is one of the few books I've stuck with in new 52 and I'm glad I did. This looks fantastic, really looking forward to Tynion too.

#6 Posted by thatlad (594 posts) - - Show Bio

So dumping another minority character. Wow DC you just can't follow through can you?

#7 Posted by thatlad (594 posts) - - Show Bio

I may drop batman for this arc, nearly a whole year covering a story that has been retold so often with fixed plot points is not something I'm enthusiastic about. I'm sure Snyder and Capullo will craft a fantastic story, maybe ill pick it up in trade but right now it's not for me. Lets hope it serves it purpose and brings in new readers and doesn't confuse them. PS I concur, no Harper Row is a bonus

#8 Posted by thatlad (594 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Bautista but wwe changed it to Batista a few weeks after because it sounded more menacing or for trademarks, god knows. I'm not overly optimistic about him being Drax but I think Marvel have earned the benefit of the doubt, they've got a pretty good record on casting

#9 Posted by thatlad (594 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft: dropped at issue 6. Great art but I didn't think the story was strong, characterisation was lacking. Darkseid is a big gun but didn't talk, he could have been any faceless enemy. Hal and Bruce were not even similar to those characters in their own books, for me I didn't think it was good. Certainly not compared to some of the other books out there, if you remove the hype and names on the cover I felt it was a gorgeous book with average writing

#10 Posted by thatlad (594 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man: no worries, wouldn't expect you to either family first. Sorry if it came across critical

I've said it already but what a great promotion, just read 5 marvel now comics on the way to work and I'll probably pick up two of them.