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  1. Poll: Having books out is the bare minimum. But id...

    Having books out is the bare minimum. But id argue dc is doing way more recently than that.a

    Saying to warren ellis - heres an imprint - do what you like for as long as you like regardless of...
  2. Poll: Ultimately its this. DC have had what i...

    Ultimately its this.

    DC have had what i consider an interesting and diverse lineup with american carnage, michael cray, the gaiman book, naomi, terrifics, far sector - different genres, different...
  3. I dont even think image was the problem. The...

    I dont even think image was the problem. The first wave of vertigo was heavy brit invasion. Dave Mckean got sponsored by kevin eastman and then did ogns and his art career. Gaiman left to do novels...
  4. So it was just poor storytelling rather than the...

    So it was just poor storytelling rather than the themes.
  5. So books promoting 60s ecology, veganism, magic,...

    So books promoting 60s ecology, veganism, magic, the occult, killing god, transvestites, transexuals, gay, bi, pansexualism, having sex with trees, drug use and altered consciousness, calling readers...
  6. Original vertigo couldnt have been any more...

    Original vertigo couldnt have been any more "woke" or "sjw" or whatever hokey term is in vogue. Easy to see who read vertigo and who imagined what it was like in the gardens of their mind
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    Swampthing, milligans shade the changing man, 2nd...

    Swampthing, milligans shade the changing man, 2nd series doom patrol, the extremist, enigma, and for bright and breezy fun sebastion o.
  8. Poll: Yeah i know you did! I see you talking about...

    Yeah i know you did! I see you talking about them!

    Wakeneuron's thread on the same topic a couple of months ago is one im referring to. Compare and contrast if youre ever terminally bored.
  9. Poll: Thats odd. Because last time this thread came up...

    Thats odd. Because last time this thread came up a couple of months ago you said you werent reading DC . I guess you must have just forgotten you were reading dc then ;)
  10. Poll: And you of course bought deathstroke, michael...

    And you of course bought deathstroke, michael cray, and hill's vertigo book... oh wait.. you didnt...
  11. Poll: Go ask old school Marvel heads on the board -...

    Go ask old school Marvel heads on the board - they will tell you how popular the thing used to be.
  12. Poll: Yes claremonts x-men juggernaut swept all before...

    Yes claremonts x-men juggernaut swept all before it but people forget that until then The Thing was a top tier much loved character - the anchor that made Ff so popular and a Thing Hulk face off was...
  13. Poll: The thing was marvel's fan favourite during 60s...

    The thing was marvel's fan favourite during 60s and 70s
  14. Poll: What was the last original character to break big...

    What was the last original character to break big that came out of the main universe comics not counting people taking over mantle of someone else (or people ported over from other media)

    I can...
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    I think robert crumb, vaughan bode etc might...

    I think robert crumb, vaughan bode etc might disagree with that version of history of comics!
  16. Poll: I.bought terrifics too - i liked agents of shade...

    I.bought terrifics too - i liked agents of shade so i thought some bright and breezy trippy scifi. But i didnt know it was spun out of metal so 1st issue i had no idea what was going on as it all...
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    There must be some way to save it and turn it...

    There must be some way to save it and turn it into some sort of non pc comedy book sensation.

    Mr stein is some sort of machiavellian mastermind who deliberately crippled jax so he has someone to...
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    Its not really a living religion like hinduism....

    Its not really a living religion like hinduism. Sure there are followers but its more of a revival or attempt to recreate the religion than an unbroken thread across the millenia.
  19. Poll: In comics terms he is though. DC have got no one...

    In comics terms he is though. DC have got no one on their regular rosta able to do what he did (apart from scott synder with american vampire?) 80 issues and a TV series out of nothing stuck at...
  20. Poll: And yet 80s issues, 14 or however many best...

    And yet 80s issues, 14 or however many best selling trades, omnibuses, and a tv series suggests a lot of people loved it.

    Mothers milk was a great character - he was the engine of the story...
  21. Poll: Mothers Milk. He started the boys at DC before DC...

    Mothers Milk. He started the boys at DC before DC decided it wasnt appropriate for them. Obviously a large number of readers disagreed though and followed the book to dynamite.
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    African sergeant rock - im interested to learn...

    African sergeant rock - im interested to learn why ecomog couldnt even defeat a bunch of crossdressing drugged out kids like the west side boys or rabble like boko haram.

    So a man trying to do...
  23. Poll: The reason its a strughle is because the current...

    The reason its a strughle is because the current rosta arent as good as previous rostas. DC failed to replace the writers of dmz, fables, preacher, watchmen etc with writers of the same quality. They...
  24. The manga thing seems to be a lot more...

    The manga thing seems to be a lot more complicated than the Forbes article. The same company that supplied those figures also had manga sales falling by over 40% in usa between 2007 and 2010.
  25. Poll: They are still popular now - thats why they are...

    They are still popular now - thats why they are always in print. People still buy them in numbers today. Why? Because the quality is extremely high.

    Image is exactly DC. Its vertigo. Dc readers...
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