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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus View Post
    What kind of fan buys a comic just for a pairing/wedding?
    I think it was more that King sold them on the idea the wedding was going to happen, and then DC promoted the hell out of it (with a gazillion variant covers that could be ordered specifically for individual stores, etc.), only to yank the table cloth off A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE ISSUE WOULD BE ON SALE IN STORES!
    It just seemed like a totally crass move the way DC went out of its way to promote this when they knew damn well what was going to ACTUALLY happen in that over-blown issue. All they wanted was the $$$'s and publicity. Screw the fans / readers / retailers who had been supporting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus View Post
    What kind of fan buys a comic just for a pairing/wedding?
    ...lots of people. The issue would be a collector's item if it's Batman's wedding. Even leading up to it, people are invested in a relationship and would buy the issues with it. Not even sure why this is a question when the answer is not new or shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiedokiewo View Post
    The issue would be a collector's item if it's Batman's wedding.
    Not really a factor for those people who only bought a single copy. It was only a problem for those people who were silly enough to buy multiple copies for speculative purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    Not really a factor for those people who only bought a single copy. It was only a problem for those people who were silly enough to buy multiple copies for speculative purposes.
    I've never bought comics or any other "collectible" for speculation. If I like it and want it, it gets added to the pile. Trying to speculate on comics is like buying a lottery ticket--you have a better chance of getting eaten by a shark in Missouri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    Not really a factor for those people who only bought a single copy. It was only a problem for those people who were silly enough to buy multiple copies for speculative purposes.
    Or who bought the series (and issues from other books that supposedly tied-in to this story) for several issues worth only because they expected there would actually be the wedding in the 50th issue.
    (Thankfully, I didn't do that. I bought the one Batman issue that featured Selina in her various outfits over the decades and the Batgirl vs. Riddler one-shot because it was Batgirl.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oasis1313 View Post
    I've never bought comics or any other "collectible" for speculation. If I like it and want it, it gets added to the pile. Trying to speculate on comics is like buying a lottery ticket--you have a better chance of getting eaten by a shark in Missouri.
    100% in agreement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Or who bought the series (and issues from other books that supposedly tied-in to this story) for several issues worth only because they expected there would actually be the wedding in the 50th issue.
    I guess I just assume nothing is definite until it actually happens in comic-book land (and sometimes not even then ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    I guess I just assume nothing is definite until it actually happens in comic-book land (and sometimes not even then ).
    Hey, it would have been one thing for King to throw in his curveball with #50, but DC went way overboard in how they were promoting / marketing the non-event! DC promotions made it seem more likely that it was going to happen just to grab all that money from suckers (readers and the comic book shops) who believed them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    Not really a factor for those people who only bought a single copy. It was only a problem for those people who were silly enough to buy multiple copies for speculative purposes.
    Where did I say it was a problem? I answered why people would buy it. Don't drag me into other arguments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiedokiewo View Post
    Where did I say it was a problem? I answered why people would buy it. Don't drag me into other arguments.
    First of all, tone down the attitude. Secondly, I didn't state you had a problem with it, only that others did (but shouldn't have, IMO).
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    You kinda killed the whole thread with the authoritarian tone there bud.

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    I was buying the book for awhile, and actually liking it, but I'm going to trade-waiting.

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