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    Strong month. Shame Gotham Monsters is only 6...

    Strong month. Shame Gotham Monsters is only 6 issue mini - was hoping for ongoing but that looks a very strongvrosta of books to me
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    I just find Marvel to be a very cynical,...

    I just find Marvel to be a very cynical, exploitative company.

    I'm sure others feel that way about DC but since the 90s my own feeling is that Marvel take no pride in their work.
  3. This, omac, and kamamdi... well well well Mr...

    This, omac, and kamamdi... well well well Mr DC... colour me interested.
  4. Except when Marvel and DC went exclusively into...

    Except when Marvel and DC went exclusively into the direct market the were selling huge amounts in the boom years at an "indie price point" whilst enjoying massive economies of scale over the...
  5. Compare the price of say a copy of Nexus in the...

    Compare the price of say a copy of Nexus in the early 80s to price of book now. It's pretty much inline with inflation.

    It was $1.50 in 1983 which is about $4 today.
  6. As a reader I wouldn't want that and if I were...

    As a reader I wouldn't want that and if I were publisher I wouldn't either. OG vertigo was books by weirdos for weirdos. It was drugs, sex, magic, the occult, the stupid stuff etc etc. Batman has no...
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    Olufemi Barrington-Smyth aka The Coconut. Like...

    Olufemi Barrington-Smyth aka The Coconut. Like Flaming Carrot it's just a thing he has a Coconut for a head. Equally at home on the Lacrosse field or Chittlin shack but accepted at neither. Only ever...
  8. If you have x thousand dollars you are willing to...

    If you have x thousand dollars you are willing to gamble then no company can offer the deal image offers or the potential rewards.
  9. The left, the right, and the church have always...

    The left, the right, and the church have always loved being censors but now its readers too intimidating writers or making wild unsubstantiated claims about a book. It's like the default position for...
  10. Again this is UK specific but the indie guys had...

    Again this is UK specific but the indie guys had way more clout in bookshops - you could buy all the trades of cerebus Love and rockets and elfquest - in fact DC had to use some of the indie guys...
  11. You could buy Milligan Morrison Wagner Grant...

    You could buy Milligan Morrison Wagner Grant Mills in every newsagent every week in UK and you could go into most regular bookshops and buy Hernandez brothers, the Pinis, Dave Sim before Vertigo was...
  12. People keep talking about vertigo like it was...

    People keep talking about vertigo like it was some holy grail of comics. It published some really great stuff but so did Marvel with Epic. So did fantagraphics, dark horse, drawn and quarterly and...
  13. It was indies who flooded the comic shops in the...

    It was indies who flooded the comic shops in the early 80s black and white indie boom which led to the indie bust of mid 80s.
  14. Vertigo had 2 relaunches both of which bombed....

    Vertigo had 2 relaunches both of which bombed. It's a dead imprint in today's market and even in the 90s, whilst it published some superb stuff, it was hardly groundbreaking.

    Better to see it shut...
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    The Photographer by Lefevre et al Daddy's Girl...

    The Photographer by Lefevre et al
    Daddy's Girl by Drechsler
    Persepolis by Satrapi
    Pussey by Clowes (even if it's a collection)
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    Lord Horror - David Britton

    Did anyone read this and was it any good?

    A book I've heard a lot about but never actually seen.
  17. Should have been a Sgt rock or The Losers story.

    Should have been a Sgt rock or The Losers story.
  18. It was a huge selling mini series which is no...

    It was a huge selling mini series which is no small feat.

    It's only him, Scott snyder on batman, and Frank Miller who can make a mini series a top 10 book on DCs current rosta (that I can think...
  19. Doesn't matter to me. Competition amongst artists...

    Doesn't matter to me. Competition amongst artists is red hot and it's been along time since I bought a book from any company that looked rough. It's all down to writer these days for me.
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    I recently read army of two by Peter Milligan and...

    I recently read army of two by Peter Milligan and it was so stupidly hardboiled it was hilarious. Some over the top trashy nonsense - the UN's ultimate peacekeeper / one man A-Team or Kaiju fighter....
  21. Thread: King Rumour

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    Haha. He shifts big big numbers and so gets...

    Haha.

    He shifts big big numbers and so gets his very own book to play with.

    He's the biggest author they have.
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    Well the ever tolerant Soviets had about 2/3rds...

    Well the ever tolerant Soviets had about 2/3rds of it and out of what was left Greece, Portugal and Spain were ran by far right juntas / corporations / military. Ireland Portugal Greece Albania...
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    Carl barks was shifting huge numbers in Italy...

    Carl barks was shifting huge numbers in Italy tho.

    If you wanted sex and drugs in your comics you had playboy and underground. It was all available in USA in code era and some of it had no peer...
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    The weekly multi strip magazine sized anthology...

    The weekly multi strip magazine sized anthology was always the format of choice in UK. Even marvel UK would do it that way and DC's awesome UK newsagent attempt, Shockwave, was done that way.
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    A lot of Europe was as heavily censored as USA in...

    A lot of Europe was as heavily censored as USA in the 50s. Some of it was still at war, some of it had barely even industrialised, some of it was still completely flattened, some was back on its...
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