August 20, 2013

To his friend...


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  1. Yeah! How dare they ruin comics by trying to entice new readers!! Selfish bastards!

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  2. With an attitude like that a career as an exec at DC is in his future.

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  3. "Noobs" don't ruin things. I am all for new readers, and I hope that whenever my wife and I have kids, they will enjoy comics like I do. It's the companies thinking they have to reboot/relaunch things every year with a new #1 because they think high numbers scare new readers that ruin my day.

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    1. Add a poorly-corralled pack of flavor-of-the-month talents who butcher each others' favorite characters in a continuous battle to see whose vision or preferred era will become "permanent" continuity; start to put in a dash of "We're going to fix _____, in the DCU/616" then throw it over your shoulder and forget about it; stir and leave out in the sun for three hours. Voila! A nice fresh Same Old Crap Souffle! "Mmmm! I really like the piping!"

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    2. It's funny you should mention that. When I started reading comics, I thought it was cool that Action Comics was in the middle 300's. It seemed to me that that meant it was worth reading. Most of the comics I saw with low numbers kind of sucked, actually. I never really bought DC's rationale for the "Crisis on Infinite Earths", but from what you're saying they apparently apply it every few years now. Pity...

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  4. Um...how exactly do new readers ruin things?

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    1. "By showing up and asking stupid questions! Like 'Why is Batman surprised he lost another Robin? The kid was dressed like a rainbow!' That question stopped being intelligent after I asked it! Stupid noobs! I was never a noob! Me! Me! Me me me me me me me me!!"

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  5. I think it's us old guys continuing to expect to be catered to that wrecks things. ;)

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  6. Marvel and DC are waaayy ahead of you, pal.

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  7. What you do is, you kick everyone who buys a new comic straight in the balls and/or ovaries.
    That'll get you a lot of repeat customers.

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