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#1 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

@huser said:

@Tintallin said:

I love the idea of the "Marvel Model" and would love to see it here. I have one concern. Canon. I hope they read and incorporate the information from the books. Those authors worked hard and worked with Lucas to keep a continuous story and I think it should be honored. Besides, as stated, it is a big Universe. ADD to it, not rewrite it. That way I will be encouraged to go back and pick up some of the novels I haven't read because "they alluded in the movie and now I want to read the whole thing!!!" And THAT will increase profits, Disney, because now I'm buying the books AND watching the movies. That's me appealing to greed, good business or whatever else. Tie it all together and laugh all the way to the bank. I'm good with that. But give us good movies and we, the fans, will reward you accordingly. Or not. Choose.

I don't know, it's not like the Avengers the hugest thing in comics movies ever, really tied much directly with any comics. I think you're mistaking what the cash cows are here. It's the merchandising and movies, followed a bit back there by TV (in service of the merchandising), as they've already conceded video games. Print media is WAY back at the end of the bus, especially EU stuff hiding in the sci-fi section that's not really going to be consumed by the majority of people.

You are correct, to some degree, but many a franchise has alienated their fan base and it never goes well. Sure, I get appealing to a broader audience and maybe books aren't as profitable, but they may want to think this one through. If you start alienating your fan base, you can't count on "new fans" taking up the slack. It won't happen. You might get them in the door once, but you won't get them back and they aren't going to buy your stupid toys. Collectors and die hards are. It's called "Jumping the Shark" and Disney did it with "Hunchback of Notre Dame". They are fully capable of screwing it up but I think they have a real opportunity here if they ADD and aren't stupid by being "smarter than everyone else." I think another reason for the sale by Lucas was that he thought he was smarter than the fans and that we'd suck down anything Lucas put out and it bit him in the ass. It can happen to Disney too. Time will tell.

#2 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the idea of the "Marvel Model" and would love to see it here. I have one concern. Canon. I hope they read and incorporate the information from the books. Those authors worked hard and worked with Lucas to keep a continuous story and I think it should be honored. Besides, as stated, it is a big Universe. ADD to it, not rewrite it. That way I will be encouraged to go back and pick up some of the novels I haven't read because "they alluded in the movie and now I want to read the whole thing!!!" And THAT will increase profits, Disney, because now I'm buying the books AND watching the movies. That's me appealing to greed, good business or whatever else. Tie it all together and laugh all the way to the bank. I'm good with that. But give us good movies and we, the fans, will reward you accordingly. Or not. Choose.

#3 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

I am having the same issue. On top of that, the only way to get Twitter to post to Comic Vine for me is to Unsync and then Re-sync. That is how I discovered this issue as well.

Thank you, for your response. I won't worry about it and will try from time to time and wait for the update in the meantime. Your help is appreciated. And thank you for starting the topic,

#4 Edited by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raiiyn said:

@lykopis said:

@Raiiyn: Ahem....

Marvel>DC

Notice I don't need to put it in bold? Just kinda -- understood, ya know?

(runs from thread like I usually do when Raiiyn shows up...)

**chases after lyko with mjolnir**

Please, carry on. This is very interesting from all perspectives!

#5 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raiiyn: It's all good. I used Google Translator. :D

C'est tout bon. J'ai utilisé Google Translator. :D

#6 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raiiyn: Thank you. You are too kind.

#7 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

I need 1 Thumbs Up to get 20 and I need some Thumbs Down. I only have 3 reviews, but I could use the help. I'm working on all of you.

#8 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crackdown said:

It always makes me laugh when people differentiate "gays" and lesbians

I swear, I'm not being a jerk, but isn't it defined by the LGBT and not the rest of us? Otherwise it would be GBT. Maybe it is just catchy. And please clarify T. Is it Transgender or Transsexual? I guess I could Google it.

@cbnnexus: Yep, I pretty much agree, mostly. History is a very good guide.

#9 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

@THEBlaqueBasterd said:

@1fearless1: loool your kiddin right? i mean i have my doubts about this nonsense..but dudes been gay since ive been readin x-men.. they didnt "ruin" his (already crappy one dimensional) character asmuch as cynically capitalise on the rise in "gay culture" ..

Ok, that's funny. I don't care who you are!

#10 Posted by Tintallin (197 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

@Benuben: Yes, balls for sarcasm, you know sarcasm? Especially after how I advocate this being a good thing for Marvel and Northstar on the prior page **smile** S'all good.
What I was really saying was its funny that some people get so virulent with two consenting adults expressing love for each other, worrying about morality of it all when X-Men comics are rather violent and have lots of heterosexual sex or sexiness in it. Me? I am a total immoral, lazy, pretentious, deviant =p

FAIL! You didn't use the sarcasm font! Shame on you, you...you...you...immoral, lazy, pretentious, deviant! ... ... ... Crap! Deleted the sarcasm font.