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I get to write about comics!

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Comic book sales trends in 2016

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Mark S. Ogilvie replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"It's an interesting point that I realized just now.  The comics I missed while collecting from 1974 to about 1984 are in the dollar bins at the comic book shows, so from .25 cents to 1.00 I've sort of lost money for not buying them…"
9 hours ago
Captain Comics replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"Heck, I bought more than Marvel and DC! I've got mostly complete runs of most of the off-brand stuff -- Tower, Charlton, Mighty Crusaders stuff, some regular Archies. I guess my Zombie status is revoked permanently!"
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Richard Willis replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"Richard Willis said: From 1962-63 to 1978 I was buying all of the Marvel books except the Millieverse, while also buying all of the Schwartz DC books and a few of the non-Schwartz. I was able to do this only because the comics were 12 to 15 cents…"
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Captain Comics replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"I expanded my weekly purchases to buy Marvel's entire line around 1967, and began doing the same for DC around 1970. For the three years I was buying all of Marvel's superhero books, I was also buying a smattering of DCs -- Superman,…"
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Mark S. Ogilvie replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"I was one when I was a kid, at least until New Teen Titans came out, but that was a long time ago and the marvel of the 1970's into the early 1980's was a far different place.  It was to me very friendly, very inviting and very…"
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Captain Comics replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"It's almost like industry froze in 1954 or something, and never recovered ..."
yesterday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"I could certainly see the comics retailer trade group doing some market research on comics in general, rather than the output of one specific publisher. "
Thursday
Mark S. Ogilvie replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"  Would anyone do surveys and focus groups for comics except marvel or DC?  And how could the results be trusted?"
Thursday
Captain Comics replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"Ha! That was my first reaction exactly, CK. We have editing in our blood, it seems. And, yes, I think he makes some valid points -- from entirely anecdotal evidence. It feels true, it seems true -- but it's truthiness until someone does a…"
Thursday
Richard Willis replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion I get to write about comics!
"Another good one!"
Wednesday
Richard Willis replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"From 1962-63 to 1978 I was buying all of the Marvel books except the Millieverse, while also buying all of the Schwartz DC books and a few of the non-Schwartz. I was really enjoying most of them to one degree or another. Back then comics cost so…"
Wednesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"Here's a paragraph from his 1993 column he links to:Lemme change gears, and use a specific example (from my store) of sell-through. Before they started the second Ghost Rider title, GR sold (actual sales, not orders) about 57 copies a month.…"
Wednesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"I love Hibbs's columns, and this one makes some great points. The sheer number of Marvel comics is daunting to me -- and I'm a guy who's been collecting comics since 1977. I can't imagine how a new reader would take it all in.I…"
Wednesday
ClarkKent_DC replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Comic book sales trends in 2016
"Here's a rather long-winded piece from The Beat about Marvel's sales slump, in what I gather is an ongoing series of columns, "Tilting at Windmills" #259: "What the Hell Is Wrong With Marvel Comics Anyway?!?!" I…"
Wednesday
ClarkKent_DC replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion I get to write about comics!
"Another fine list for your perusal: "BATMAN: THE 15 MOST IMPORTANT FIRST APPEARANCES IN THE BAT-MYTHOS" As always, the whole set may be found here: http://www.cbr.com/author/kchi/"
Wednesday
ClarkKent_DC replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"EC's war comics Frontline Combat and Two-Fisted Tales presented stories from a variety of historical eras, as did DC's Weird War Tales."
Wednesday
ClarkKent_DC replied to Captain Comics's discussion Twelve things you don't need to know about 'Powerless' (but are fun to know)
"Likewise."
Tuesday
ClarkKent_DC replied to Captain Comics's discussion Twelve things you don't need to know about 'Powerless' (but are fun to know)
"Sad news: "Powerless (Essentially) Canceled at NBC After Remaining Episodes Pulled" In short, NBC is putting on Superstore reruns in the Powerless time slot. Two episodes remain, with no assurance they'll actually air."
Tuesday
ClarkKent_DC replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Arrow' Season Five
"May is a sweeps month.* I expect they fully intended to skip weeks now to have episodes to show in May. *So are February, July and November."
Monday
ClarkKent_DC replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"I just had a lovely conversation with my son. He's all growed up now and is a professional graphic artist. His day job is with a global engineering firm, but he does freelance work, and is illustrating a children's book. So he called to…"
Apr 22

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Ten years ago today ...

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 7:56pm 19 Comments

On this day 10 years ago, I was in an accident that totaled my car. I am grateful today for three things: 



That I was in the car by myself; I doubt a passenger would have survived.



That I walked away from it whole; save for some pain in my side that lasted about a week, I was and remain physically sound.



That God saw fit to spare me, that I may carry on in this world and be the husband, father and person He wants me to be.

 

I am also grateful to have…

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President Luthor (from the old board)

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 10:30am 9 Comments

From the old board, I launched the "President Luthor" thread with this post (July 21, 2003):





At my last visit to my friendly neighborhood comics shop, I say the President Luthor trade paperback. I haven't read the Superman titles for several years (heresy, I know), and the notion of Lex Luthor becoming President of the U.S. wasn't enough to entice me back.



It's a nifty idea, I'll admit ... but the time to do it was very shortly after the… Continue

Help Wanted at Marvel Entertainment

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 12:48am 9 Comments

For those who might be interested ... the Monster.com posting is here.





From: superspyro

Subject: [ACESjobs] Supervising Proofreader, Marvel

To: ACESjobs@yahoogroups.com

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009, 3:58 PM





Marvel Entertainment, Inc.



Summary: In addition to proofreading documents, the position is responsible for… Continue

Bugs Bunny, the greatest baseball player ever

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 2:49pm 3 Comments

I just ran across this sportswriter's analysis of "Baseball Bugs," the classic Looney Tunes short in which Bugs Bunny takes on the Gas House Gorillas all by himself -- starting in the fourth inning of a game in which the Gorillas are leading the Tea Totallers 54-0 -- and wins 96-95. It's funny because it's so, so serious ... "Bugs Bunny, Greatest Banned Player Ever"

Happy Birthday, Captain Comics!

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 11:37pm 8 Comments

Although it was yesterday Photobucket , I wish to offer a happy happy joy joy, to our fearless leader, Captain Comics!



I also put this on the old site because I don't know how to do the parade of smilies over here.



Three cheers!…





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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 9:04am on January 4, 2010, Ana Canino-Fluit (Anacoqui- mod) said…
Did you guys make it home before we got the big dumping of snow?
At 9:42am on October 28, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, CK!
At 12:21pm on April 7, 2017, JD DeLuzio said…

(Sorry. My original post had the wrong link

The church is Wesley-Knox United Church in London, Ontario. They drew a sizable crowd to Chaney's Phantom

I have some links below. You'd have to contact them for further information:

http://www.wesleyknox.com/images/W-K_Bulletin_Oct25.pdf

Best wishes.

At 12:24pm on April 7, 2017, JD DeLuzio said…

Another church with almost the same name  apparently did something similar in Cambridge, Ontario:

http://www.wesleyunited.ca/index.php/2-uncategorised/173-phantom-of-the-opera-1925-with-ian-sadler-organist

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