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Who’s Getting What This Week?

Posted: October 18, 2010 in DC Comics, Image, Marvel

Looks like some decent comics are coming out this week and it’s about fucking time. Though Shadowland has been absolutely shitastic Daredevil has not been and I find that very odd since the same writer is doing both. The big book for me this week is Morning Glories #3 and if you didn’t already know that you really haven’t been paying attention. Anyway, here’s what I am buying on Wednesday:

Batman Beyond #5
Daredevil #511
Guarding the Globe #2
Morning Glories #3
Power Girl #17
X-Factor #210

This week sees the end of me buying 53 issues in a row of Green Lantern Corps. I love that book to death but DC has decided to put an ex-Top Cow house style hack on art chores and that is just too much for me to handle since I hate that fucking art style. Goodbye Green Lantern Corps, you were a good friend all these years. Maybe I’ll pick you up again when there is a fill in artist. I will miss you.

So, what are you all buying this week?

J.


This week’s question:

“How does the following press release from DC Comics make you feel?”

Beginning January 2011, DC Comics will implement a line-wide pricing adjustment, lowering the prices of all standard length 32-page ongoing comic book titles currently priced at $3.99 to $2.99, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio.

“Today’s announcement re-affirms DC Comics’ commitment to both our core fans and to comic book store retailers,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “For the long term health of the industry, we are willing to take a financial risk so that readers who love our medium do not abandon the art form.”

“As Co-Publishers, we listened to our fans and to our partners in the retail community who told us that a $3.99 price point for 32 pages was too expensive. Fans were becoming increasingly reluctant to sample new titles and long term fans were beginning to abandon titles and characters that they’d collected for years.” said Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “We needed a progressive pricing strategy that supports our existing business model and, more importantly, allows this creative industry to thrive for years to come. With the exceptions of oversized comic books, like annuals and specials, we are committed to a $2.99 price point.”

When taking into account mini-series, annuals and specials, more than 80% of DC’s comic books will be priced at $2.99.

As of January, the following titles standard length ongoing titles, previously priced at $3.99 for 32 pages/22 story pages, will be priced at $2.99 with 32 pages/20 story pages:

American Vampire
Batman: The Dark Knight
Batman Incorporated
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors
JSA All-Stars

As of January, the following licensed titles, previously priced at $3.99, will be priced at $2.99:

Gears of War
God of War
Kane & Lynch
Ratchet & Clank

As of January, the following ongoing titles previously priced at $3.99 for 40 pages/30 story pages including co-features, will no longer include co-features and will be priced at $2.99 for 32 pages/ 20 story pages:

Action Comics
Adventure Comics
Batman: Streets of Gotham
Detective Comics
Doc Savage
Justice League of America
Legion of Super-Heroes
The Spirit

In January, five books are $3.99 for 40 pages/30 story pages:

Batman: Europa # 1
First Wave # 6
DCU: Legacies # 9
Weird Worlds # 1
World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen

The following oversized anniversary issue will be $4.99 for 48 pages/38 story pages:

Hellblazer # 275

“Fans of our co-features should stay tuned. Some of these characters will find a new platform,” said Dan DiDio. “Going forward, mini-series and special events may feature a different price point and page count to best allow writers and artists the flexibility of format and story pages they need to tell their stories best.”

As for my answer to the question… you will just have to wait a little longer.

This literally hit the internet as I was on my way out for the evening but I wanted to make a post before I left so all of you could discuss it on the blog. I would like to think that the CCW had something to do with this very good news. :)

J.

Thanks to Insideman and the Swear All You Like blog for providing the press release.

Well, there are some good books coming out this Wednesday. Not nearly as bad as last week so I guess we can be thankful for that. Here’s what I’ll be buying:

American Vampire #7
Buffy The Vampire Slayer #37
Klaws of the Panther #1 (Jonathan Maberry)
Metalocalypse: Dethklok #1
REBELS #21
SHIELD #4 (Jonathan Hickman)

As I look through the titles being released by Marvel and DC it really is quite hard to get too excited over them these days. I can see myself not buying any of their books (Vertigo doesn’t count as “DC proper” since Johns and Didio are trying everything within their power to fucking bury the imprint) in a year’s time. I am starting to lean towards independent books now more than ever before and I don’t see that trend changing for me.

What are you getting this week?

J.

Who’s Getting What This Week?

Posted: September 27, 2010 in DC Comics, Image, Marvel

I was always under the impression that the last week of the month was usually the biggest shipping wise. Doesn’t seem to be the case in September. What a pitiful new comic day. No wonder August industry sales numbers were so abysmal. If the companies don’t print and ship decent comics how are we supposed to buy them?

Before I go any further I would like a short moment of silence for what will probably be the last issue of Agents of Atlas ever.

Fuck you Marvel.

So, here’s what I will be buying this week:

Atlas #5 (Jeff Parker, Last Issue)
Chew #14
Secret Warriors #20 (Jonathan Hickman)
Wonder Woman #603

Maybe I’ll pick up a trade or two to make up for the not buying of too many monthly comics on Wednesday.

What are you getting this week?

J.