"I wonder if starting over with each format change is distorting the demand by lowering sales? I guess reissuing the same stories (which are already digitized and ready to go) is cheaper for the publisher, but how many readers are willing/able…"
"That was weird. I guess they thought the books wouldn't sell, despite the movies. Or that if someone who loved the movies sampled one, they'd be disappointed. They may be right on either point.
It sure makes it hard on us hard-core…"
"Marvel often seems to have a screw loose. Agents of Shield hit TV but the Masterworks with the Lee/Kirby/Steranko run stayed out of print (the two Steranko paperbacks were still available). Black Panther debuts in Civil War on screen but they…"
"I really like the Omnibuses. I have, in fact, replaced a lot of my Archives and Masterworks with the Omnnibus format. If that changes, I don't know where I'll be.
I already don't know what to do about Marvel. I stopped buying the…"
""It's difficult to assemble a nice run of silver age books in the same format, because Marvel and DC keep changing formats. Grrr."
You said it.
"So long as I've got the stories, I'm good."
Theoretically, I agree.…"
"Dan DiDio has announced that DC is cutting a number of already-announced collections including Batman: Brave & Bold Omnibus v3 and JLA Bronze Age Omnibus v3. He tried (and failed, AFAIAC) to put a positive spin on it by adding, “This…"
"Seconding the praise made by Jeff of Earth-J, I talked about the first issue of Spider-Man: Life Story in the What Comics Have You Read Today? thread. Issue one was set in the 1960's, 1966 to be precise, and retold some well…"
"In addition to Spider-Man: Life Story #1, I also have read Superior Spider-Man # 1-4.
This is a new series which debuted in late 2018, where Otto Octavius has once again decided to be a hero and not only a Spider-Man…"
"I just found out that the Not Brand Echh Complete Collection is being released in paperback on June 18. This is good news for those of us who didn't want to take out a loan to buy the scarce hardcover version."
"A perspective from some people who were at the meeting that seems to be a rebuttal of how Bleeding Cool framed it. Looks like some poorly selling titles are getting the axe and making way for new ones. Which is pretty much how the…"
I may be out of line here but in regards with your exchange with Mark, we both know how he feels about Marvel now. We've both know that his opinion has not and probably will not change though I hope it does. Despite previous advice, I have no doubt that he will continue to comment on how "evil" the Marvel heroes are whenever he can.
However, he has had some medical problems and he has left here before thinking no one wants him here. That's something that I am hoping to avoid. I'm not blaming you for ANYTHING, let me make that clear. I am only trying to prevent another round of the same debate that apparently caused hard feelings before.
You won't change his mind and challenging him about it will only make him defensive, as past interactions show us. If steered clear from the topic of Marvel's Post-Civil War period, he seems happier.
Anyway, that's my two cents. Again I'm not faulting you at all. Merely trying to keep the peace, as they say.