Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I was going to leave Marvel alone this time...



(In the end, I just couldn't resist)

In case you don't believe me.


14 comments:

  1. I haven't had my coffee this morning. . .I don't get the joke about JLA/Identity Crisis?

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  2. I'm with anonymous, I'm missing the punchline. Is it because Joey Q likes to take shots at DC?

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  3. Well, isn't this just a dilly of a pickle. *sigh*

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  4. Oh, its British humor. You wouldn't get it.

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  5. Heh :)

    If I was a retailer, I'd be spitting fire right about now.

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  6. JLA's not coming out this week either, though, is it?

    I'd have less of a problem with late comics if they weren't so common. And the "we need this time to make it perfect" explanation only flies if you don't remember Jack Kirby.

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  7. If customers would walk away when stuff like this happens, it would affect the market. But they don't. They complain and complain and buy it in the same frenzied numbers whenever it comes out.

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  8. Heh, I don't buy any books written by Mark Millar anyway.  His plots are brutal just for the sake of being brutal, and his characters are uniformly unlikeable.  At least, I think so.  I just don't get why he's become a popular writer.

    I've been thumbing through Civil War in the store, and have just cringed at the portrayals of Iron Man and Spider-Man (not to mention Mr. Fantastic - gah!).  Plus it's messed up Ms. Marvel, which was just starting to get interesting.  So, like, whatever.  (Someday companies will realize that crossovers and "good jumping-on points for new readers" also make excellent jumping-off points for old readers.)

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  9. Micheal - I'd always attributed Mark Millar's errors in characterization to his putting the plot before the characters. I remember one annual in particular where his Superman was... well, horrible. But in support of his story. That's why I thought that the Ultimate universe was the perfect place for him - I mean, there, he's supposed to make the characters act a bit different. Hee...

    Let Brand X take care of him for a while. :)

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  10. I don't buy any books written by Mark Millar anyway. His plots are brutal just for the sake of being brutal, and his characters are uniformly unlikeable.

    I hear he ghost-wrote Infinite Crisis.

    The little stuffed bull is right, as always.

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  11. I hear they wanted to release CIVIL WAR: HOWARD THE DUCK 1-4, but they didn't want to appear greedy.

    But what the hell do I know? I'm still waiting for the final ULTIMATES 2 to come out.

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  12. Hey both sides seem to be getting worse at this.

    Marvels messing up on civil war where DC can't get out Flash or Wonder Woman to save their lives.

    Heck even BoP and Aquaman are getting screwy.

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  13. (Yeah, it was a crack on Quesada's tendancy to bash the competition)

    Mallet -- Here's the thing, DC's late on two or three books a month, a few more during the crossover but nothing this ridiculous. That's 20-some books delayed over this.

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  14. That's 20-some books delayed over this.

    No, it isn't. Five titles will be affected: Civil War, Civil War Frontline, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Punisher: War Journal.

    It's a pain in the arse, yes, but it isn't affecting the whole line. Of those titles, I'm only reading Civil War, and I'd rather it be late than not have McNiven on pencils.

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