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Neo Yahtzee

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #15 on: 21 October, 2015, 03:13:21 pm »
They reckon that the fans are so loyal they'll buy any old tosh with the DC logo.

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #16 on: 21 October, 2015, 04:49:05 pm »
Perhaps, but it's official now that the company is losing millions on its monthly print line despite the fact THEY OWN SUPERMAN AND BATMAN.

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #17 on: 21 October, 2015, 05:49:35 pm »
Wow!
I would have thought that the implications of the owners of Superman and Batman losing money and, possibly, going under would have been a bad thing.

Personally I'm a big Supes and Bats fan so the thought of any comic producer, especially as a comic fan in general, is a horrific prospect to consider.

'Any old tosh'? Different strokes for different folks I guess.

I want comics to prosper, and I think Marvel, DC, and Rebellion are doing a great job.

I imagine, by the sounds of things, I stand alone.

Which makes me sad for me and for the industry.

As long as it's fun, is my mantra. And 'Hush', for my money, is fun enough.

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #18 on: 21 October, 2015, 05:53:56 pm »
I don't think I was alone in using the "new 52" reboot as a convenient jumping OFF point - all "my" stories are finished and consigned to history, I wasn't interested in starting all over again with new continuity. Haven't bought a single DC item since.

If "all new all different" Marvel has the same effect, I'll save a fortune (and probably  read a lot more diverse and interesting comics!)

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #19 on: 21 October, 2015, 06:02:21 pm »
This is a shame, in my opinion.
Some of the 'New 52' stuff (and not all, by no means) is superb.
Too many Batman titles is a problem, and the quality if 50% is questionable.
I still despair at comic fans *almost* pleased that a company or a title is failing though.
This goes against the grain as far as I'm concerned.
The more, the more diverse, the merrier.

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #20 on: 21 October, 2015, 06:14:32 pm »
The more, the more diverse, the merrier.

Isn't that the whole point? That the stranglehold of the capes and tights brigade have reduced comics to a shadow of their former glories,a trough it's only recently beginning to climb back out of with the reinvigoration of the indies and the long-overdue decline of DC and Marvel?

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #21 on: 21 October, 2015, 06:15:05 pm »
Their isn't a thing the big two are doing that the small press isn't doing better though.

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #22 on: 21 October, 2015, 06:33:54 pm »
DC make their money from licencing.  Their print losses might be an industry joke, but hardly a silver bullet.

I don't think I was alone in using the "new 52" reboot as a convenient jumping OFF point - all "my" stories are finished and consigned to history

This may be the one thing that DC have actually taken note of, as there's a new Superman book out - Superman: Lois and Clark - that features the post-Crisis/pre-New 52 Superman and Lois Lane in current DC continuity alongside their younger New 52 counterparts.

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Re: DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection!
« Reply #23 on: 27 January, 2017, 11:51:24 am »
It's just gone up by a quid an issue, which is just the excuse (coupled with the terrible recent Green Arrow two-parter - arrows with boxing gloves on the ends? Seriously? Jovus crept...) I've been looking for to ditch this collection. I've found most of the stories to be dull, boring, childish, impenetrable and/or downright silly with very few exceptions.

I'll be trying the new Star Trek collection instead, the first two volumes of which I have enjoyed a heck of a lot more than the majority of this piffle.
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