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    Getting into comics requires knowing years of continuity and a comic book reader can't be expected to read every book that has come out with that is relevant to characters they want to get into or every book that comes out every week. In addition to this, actually finding a point to start reading monthly books is difficult. Comicstorian and Comicsexplained make all this easier by going over important characters, items, locations and storylines and they also do this with recent stories which make entering into the weekly reading cycle easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deku View Post
    Getting into comics requires knowing years of continuity and a comic book reader can't be expected to read every book that has come out with that is relevant to characters they want to get into or every book that comes out every week. In addition to this, actually finding a point to start reading monthly books is difficult. Comicstorian and Comicsexplained make all this easier by going over important characters, items, locations and storylines and they also do this with recent stories which make entering into the weekly reading cycle easier.
    I disagree with the bold. I feel that when Marvel and DC were at their best the characters were new friend you just met. Now when you meet a new friend you don't really know their past or even what they want fo their future. You just know you are interested in how they are today and what they bring to you for today.

    But the best part about comic characters is that if you really want to get to know that friend better you can go back and read about them for yourself. You get to look, interpret, and to know that friend better through story. Continuity is really one of the best parts of being a Superhero comic fan. Most people who actually read the books are more often grateful for it when they get into the hobby.

    Comicsexplained and Comicstorian in a sense circumvent you learning more about that friends past and who that character really is because it's given only in their perspective and not one you learn on your own. Now if thats a good or a bad thing is debatable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorthon616 View Post
    I enjoy Rob, but haven't watched anything in his channel on a long time.

    Comicstorian is fun when they cover stuff I have no intention of reading.

    Bonus points: Comic Pop (back issues mainly) was the one I watched the most when I was watching comic book YouTube stuff.
    Comic Pop is easily my favorite as well, at least those guys give a pretty good thought out review and doesn't show you the entire comic page by page, which just completely negates buying the actual comic itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsChi View Post
    I disagree with the bold. I feel that when Marvel and DC were at their best the characters were new friend you just met. Now when you meet a new friend you don't really know their past or even what they want fo their future. You just know you are interested in how they are today and what they bring to you for today.

    But the best part about comic characters is that if you really want to get to know that friend better you can go back and read about them for yourself. You get to look, interpret, and to know that friend better through story. Continuity is really one of the best parts of being a Superhero comic fan. Most people who actually read the books are more often grateful for it when they get into the hobby.

    Comicsexplained and Comicstorian in a sense circumvent you learning more about that friends past and who that character really is because it's given only in their perspective and not one you learn on your own. Now if thats a good or a bad thing is debatable.
    Marvel and DC are full of characters and past events that are introduced and referenced without much explanation. If you don't know what is being referenced or introduced, it is easy to get lost and lose interest in the stories and universe and that can make people not want to continue.

    Comicstorian and Comicsexplained make this easier by explaining all the characters and continuity easily and in a digestible way and this, in turn, makes it easier for someone to get into the hobby. And honestly, I think they do it without leaning on their perspectives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deku View Post
    Marvel and DC are full of characters and past events that are introduced and referenced without much explanation. If you don't know what is being referenced or introduced, it is easy to get lost and lose interest in the stories and universe and that can make people not want to continue.

    Comicstorian and Comicsexplained make this easier by explaining all the characters and continuity easily and in a digestible way and this, in turn, makes it easier for someone to get into the hobby. And honestly, I think they do it without leaning on their perspectives.
    I disagree. Comicstorian tells you everything that happens in the book, making it so you don't have to buy it at all. They make it so you never really have to invest in the hobby. Short time purchase. Low level of connectivity. No real reason to reinvest in the hobby. Their market suit those who aren't really interested in reading the books, people who will buy a book once or twice year if that, and people who want the content but don't want to pay for it.

    Again, there nice guys and they do an ok job at what they do. But I wouldn't say they are doing the comic industry any favors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsChi View Post
    I disagree. Comicstorian tells you everything that happens in the book, making it so you don't have to buy it at all. They make it so you never really have to invest in the hobby. Short time purchase. Low level of connectivity. No real reason to reinvest in the hobby. Their market suit those who aren't really interested in reading the books, people who will buy a book once or twice year if that, and people who want the content but don't want to pay for it.

    Again, there nice guys and they do an ok job at what they do. But I wouldn't say they are doing the comic industry any favors.
    That's kind of the point. Fans don't have time to read every story, both current and old. Comicstorian gives fans a way of knowing what has happened and what is happening so if they want to get into the hobby they would not be completely lost.

    Most fans who want to get into the hobby fully will buy books to read themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsChi View Post
    I disagree. Comicstorian tells you everything that happens in the book, making it so you don't have to buy it at all. They make it so you never really have to invest in the hobby. Short time purchase. Low level of connectivity. No real reason to reinvest in the hobby. Their market suit those who aren't really interested in reading the books, people who will buy a book once or twice year if that, and people who want the content but don't want to pay for it.

    Again, there nice guys and they do an ok job at what they do. But I wouldn't say they are doing the comic industry any favors.
    I have to admit that I got back into reading comics because of them. If you don't write on forums and know how comics work, they can be very intimidating. They catch you up on the basics. However, they shouldn't be seen as replacing the books completely. I've read books and watched their videos on the same book and it wasn't the same. Even though they go into detail, they don't replace the mood of te characters of the books. It's something to listen to while getting ready to go out, preparing dinner, or while at work. That's what's good about them.
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    Eh maybe I'm wrong. Only time I ever go to watch Comicstorian is when there is a line I know I wont read. (Really rare that I do watch)

    I wouldn't consider my buying habits "special" compared to anyone else. So with that in mind if you multiply me by a few 100 thousand people who only go to watch when they don't want to read you meet a pretty devastating census. I know I was never motivated to go out and buy a title after I watch one of their videos.

    But again, I could very well be wrong. Still think Comicstorian is just open form pirating but if he is actually bring in readers then it may be ok depending on how many readers he is actually bringing in. I still don't believe it is that many. But I'm willing to admit that I don't have all the data to make a full judgement.
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    Comic pop and caped Joel are where I go to for reviews and suchlike

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