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  1. I've been picking up the singles since the switch...

    I've been picking up the singles since the switch to IDW. I am however, missing a couple of the Saga editions I missed picking up while I was out of work a few years back that are now out of print...
  2. Over the past few days I have dove back in to...

    Over the past few days I have dove back in to Usagi Yojimbo. Read volumes 4-7 of the Fantagraphics material. I discovered Usagi in the late 80s in the pages of Anything Goes and read a number of the...
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    Picked up a copy of Friend of the Devil at my lcs...

    Picked up a copy of Friend of the Devil at my lcs earlier this week but didn't have a chance to crack it open and read it until this evening. I really dug the first volume, and I liked this one even...
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    Picked this up earlier this week while at my lcs...

    Picked this up earlier this week while at my lcs grabbing my pulls for the month. Got a chance to crack it open and read it this evening too. Every bit as good as I expected it to be. I really dug...
  5. Thread: MLB 2021 Season

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    Well it also means he gets to finish the season...

    Well it also means he gets to finish the season without having to move or relocate his family since he is already in LA. So go to a contender, get paid, and not have to deal with a lot of the hassles...
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    Red Sox look like they found gold among the...

    Red Sox look like they found gold among the Phillies detritus as they have found the magic formula to resurrect Nick Pivetta's career. The coaching staff must have found something working with...
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    Of all the comic publishers, Image is most like a...

    Of all the comic publishers, Image is most like a traditional book publisher. Their function is to publish books and get them to market. They are not content creators. Content creators work with them...
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    You got the picks backwards superE...the Chiefs...

    You got the picks backwards superE...the Chiefs gave up the 6th rounder for Hughes and a 7th rounder.

    -M
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    Half Price Books faces the same problem comic...

    Half Price Books faces the same problem comic shops do. It's a destination store. If you are not going to buy books (or physical media) you are not going to go into the store to encounter the things...
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    They may have been true a decade ago, but many...

    They may have been true a decade ago, but many (if not most) motion pictures now (that are not book adaptations) do not even get novelizations any more (a few genre movies may be the exception)....
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    They've been waiting for 21 years (the X-Men...

    They've been waiting for 21 years (the X-Men movie was released in 2000) for fans of the movies to show up in the comics shops, and it hasn't happened yet. The strategy of "if you build it, they will...
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    Packers just signed Blake Bortles to a 1 year...

    Packers just signed Blake Bortles to a 1 year deal. Rogers and Love were the only QBs on the roster, so they needed additional arms for mini-camps and pre-season anyways. Bortles gives them a veteran...
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    more Future Quest or titles spinning off from...

    more Future Quest or titles spinning off from that...Space Ghost, Jonny Quest, Herculoids, etc.

    Madame Xanadu/Doorway into Nightmare

    Doctor Fate

    Sgt. Rock

    Unknown Soldier
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    https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/834...

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    -M
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    Shalla Bal -M

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    -M
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    Looks like the Jags are going to sign Tim Tebow...

    Looks like the Jags are going to sign Tim Tebow to play TE this year on a 1 year contract.

    Former Chiefs LT Eric Fischer has signed with the Colts, and will be plying his trade protecting Carson...
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    Who's writing the story and what do they need for...

    Who's writing the story and what do they need for the story to work? -answer that and you have your answer to the OP's question. Different writer and different story need, and the answer will change....
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    My pull list is extremely small right now... ...

    My pull list is extremely small right now...

    Department of Truth
    Seven Secrets
    all of the Black Hammer stuff
    Miskatonic (not sure if it's finished, I am a month or two behind in my reading)...
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    Yes that's true, I should have said all companies...

    Yes that's true, I should have said all companies must adapt and change. However, Marvel and DC are not companies, they are brands and subsidiaries of larger companies-Disney and AT&T/Warner, so they...
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    They won't go under, they are part of larger...

    They won't go under, they are part of larger companies and Disney & AT&T/WB are not going away. The Marvel and DC properties and stories will be around for a long time. Will they continue as...
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    https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/100...

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    1) the American mass market is not the Japanese...

    1) the American mass market is not the Japanese mas market, and success in the Japanese market is not a predictor of success in the American market, where anthologies in any genre or medium do not...
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    Anthologies have traditionally done poorly in the...

    Anthologies have traditionally done poorly in the American market for the last 30 years or so. Dark Horse Presents was Dark Horse's flagship title featuring many award winning features and it still...
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    Essentially, but the bigger issue is that the...

    Essentially, but the bigger issue is that the monthly periodical, which is at the heart of the current comic publishing model, may no longer be a viable mass market product. Comics need to find a...
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    What about it? We don't have any actual sales...

    What about it? We don't have any actual sales numbers to measure how well or poorly digital sales are. The last estimate we got is that most books sell about 10% of their print numbers in digital. If...
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