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  1. The difference is, to me, money. I used to spend...

    The difference is, to me, money. I used to spend a lot more on books, but once the strip-mining became so overwhelming I stopped. I want new things.



    Been going on for a while. It's boring. We...
  2. How is it hurting their products to now have...

    How is it hurting their products to now have everything connected? Superman in the 1950s, Batman in the 1960s and Wonder Woman in the 1970s all existed without connecting to the larger universes....
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    I've never heard anyone use PC that way. The way...

    I've never heard anyone use PC that way. The way I see it used it exactly to cover up bigotry. "Oh, telling me I can't say X about those people is PC". I have never seen it used to cover "cursing" or...
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    I wasn't actually responding to you, what you...

    I wasn't actually responding to you, what you said, but what someone else said about "honesty". I agree with you. It's prevalent there, too, just that they have the power to cover it up.
  5. Typical fannish resistance to change. Being...

    Typical fannish resistance to change. Being rebooted is often what keeps a character alive, because if they died in the first place, it was likely because they weren't selling.
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    This is the thing people seem not to want to...

    This is the thing people seem not to want to acknowledge. If it had sold, there would have been no changes. It didn't, so it's not coming back. If the new 52 doesn't sell, they'll do something else.
  7. I don't know why anyone thought the...

    I don't know why anyone thought the pre-Flashpoint stuff was ever coming back anyway. I was around before the first Crisis, and that multiverse didn't return. The best you can hope for is what...
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    Which is a nicer way of saying bigotry. A lot of...

    Which is a nicer way of saying bigotry. A lot of working-class people (my own background) I know are very bigoted, but will tell you it's just "being honest". No, it's bigotry.
    For example, I've...
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    Of course it does, but so does most of the...

    Of course it does, but so does most of the majority of the culture. Look at TV, whenever a working-class family is shown, they're buffoons, or a threat. Think of the reaction to Married with Children...
  10. Why? Do we REALLY need endless sequels, prequels...

    Why? Do we REALLY need endless sequels, prequels and "expansions"? If this is the best comics can do, stripmining 30 year old work (which, at the time, were vital and important, true) because no one...
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    Uh, no, we can't. I think the whole idea of...

    Uh, no, we can't. I think the whole idea of selling out is childish. Well, adolescent. Because it stems from the idea that "they" (the mainstream) are idiots, and that once "we" get into something it...
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    Community, which is one of my favorite shows...

    Community, which is one of my favorite shows ever, WAS cancelled. Brought back, but that has as much to do with narrowcasting, and the ability to aim at smaller audiences and stay afloat as with...
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    Absolutely agree. Too many people think their...

    Absolutely agree. Too many people think their preferences should be rules, and that anything that changes from that is bad. Which is why I see people complain about reinventing characters, restarting...
  14. I have, in fact, heard of all but Toriyama. And I...

    I have, in fact, heard of all but Toriyama. And I bet I could list a hundred or more people who are just writers or just artists. That there are famous examples of writer/artists doesn't make them...
  15. I have seen his writing on this and what I've...

    I have seen his writing on this and what I've seen him say is that he writes to an artist, not that he changes the story. He changes how HE tells the story based on how well he thinks the artist will...
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    Perfectly done. Bravo. (Or, Brava, I can't tell)

    Perfectly done. Bravo. (Or, Brava, I can't tell)
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    So? Do we really have a problem with people who...

    So? Do we really have a problem with people who know comics from the movies?
  18. Whichever told the better story. I'd prefer a...

    Whichever told the better story. I'd prefer a longer-lasting world-building story, sure, but knowing that won't likely happen, I'll just read the better story and hope enough other people do to keep...
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    That's always been a problem with superhero...

    That's always been a problem with superhero comics. They don't really make things better. They return things to the status quo. Which is because the readers won't (so the theory goes) accept a...
  20. Yes, the indie publishers were more daring, but...

    Yes, the indie publishers were more daring, but they tend to die off quickly. Or did, some of them seem to be hanging on at the moment.

    There's nothing wrong with them, they're vital. Just few...
  21. That someone was me. Ellis, in particular,...

    That someone was me. Ellis, in particular, considers himself a writer (and not just a comics writer, or a writer/artist). Been reading not only his comics but his non-fiction for the last decade, and...
  22. Doesn't actually negate the point, though. Are...

    Doesn't actually negate the point, though. Are you old enough to have been reading comics in the '80s? I am, and I remember plenty of fans wanting comics with more "mature" themes (in quotes because...
  23. As far I as know, this has never been true....

    As far I as know, this has never been true. They've always been an anomaly, I think, because when someone can do both they're held out as examples.




    Opinion, not fact. And, my opinion is...
  24. Sure, and in comics that's a good thing. No...

    Sure, and in comics that's a good thing. No necessary, but good.
  25. And without them, no one else will either. ...

    And without them, no one else will either.



    Not true. I've read a number of writers talk about how they have to make sure the artists actually tell the story they want told. The one who comes...
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