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    -Leave it to Chance by James Robinson and Paul...

    -Leave it to Chance by James Robinson and Paul Smith
    -Stalker by Ditko and Wally Wood
    -a little known series from a little known publisher circa 2006 The Grimoire from Speakeasy (in content and...
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    I agree, the big 2 super-hero characters are...

    I agree, the big 2 super-hero characters are currently trendsetters...in other media, just not in the actual comics industry currently, where they are losing ground to other types of stories in all...
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    Look at the Tilting at Windmills column that came...

    Look at the Tilting at Windmills column that came out on CBR today by Brian Hibbs where he analyzed trade sales in the book market, not the direct market, where the top books are not big 2 super-hero...
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    http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/...

    http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/4/19466-3049-21728-1-epic-illustrated.jpg


    -M
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    Man, it looks like Josh Hamilton may have...

    Man, it looks like Josh Hamilton may have suffered a relapse while fighting his addictions this offseason. He is going to miss some time, but I hope he manages to get himself on the right track...
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    wildd0g -M

    wildd0g


    -M
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    Looks like the Red Sox won the Moncada...

    Looks like the Red Sox won the Moncada sweepstakes with a $30 million deal. Wonder where Cherington envisions him playing? My guess is 3B next year after Napoli's contract is done and Panda mopes to...
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    Except Image's market share in the monthly direct...

    Except Image's market share in the monthly direct market sales is growing and MArvel/DC's marketshare is where it is coming from. Do DC and MArvel sell more-sure, but if you are looking to what will...
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    Yes but if you are going to try to define ages,...

    Yes but if you are going to try to define ages, i.e. what direction the market is moving and what will be happening moving forward (the initial question was "is this the start of a new age one...
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    If you are looking at the top 40 sellers, there...

    If you are looking at the top 40 sellers, there is also a difference between how many copies are being sold to retailers and how many are being bought by end customers to read. If Star Wars #1 has 68...
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    I've met and had Mark Waid sign books on three...

    I've met and had Mark Waid sign books on three occasions, and he never charged, but he did have a donation jar for The Hero Initiative one of the times, where you could donate if you chose while...
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    Both John Farrell and Matt Williams got contract...

    Both John Farrell and Matt Williams got contract extensions today. I think both are facing a lot of expectations, especially Williams, so both might feela little heat if theings don't pan out for...
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    Because in the US direct market super hero comics...

    Because in the US direct market super hero comics from the big 2 are losing market share while non-super-hero stuff from Image and other publishers are gaining marketshare despite the success and...
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    Webster looked like a 5th starter/long reliever...

    Webster looked like a 5th starter/long reliever at best. He didn't show any kind of poise to respond to any kind of adversity when he was on the mound and starts would begin well bus ta soon as...
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    But is it the ultimate peak of exposure for...

    But is it the ultimate peak of exposure for super-hero comics. Batman, Captain Marvel, Shazam, Captain America, Phantom et. al had movie serials in the 40s while the comics themselves had sales...
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    Not only can't they trade Howard, but Sandberg...

    Not only can't they trade Howard, but Sandberg already announced he was the starter at first in a media session today.

    I really hope the Sox and Phils do not work out a trade for Hamels. I like...
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    I see your JLA and raise you this one... ...

    I see your JLA and raise you this one...

    http://michaelmay.us/09blog/08/0810_jla6.jpg


    -M
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    What about non-super-hero comics? Where would say...

    What about non-super-hero comics? Where would say EC comics of the 50s fit, they're not Golden Age, nor Silver Age in tone or style and they pretty much outsold super-hero comics of the time. A lot...
  19. ChadH with Don Rickles for me. -M

    ChadH with Don Rickles for me.

    -M
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    Plus those sales numbers only reflect Diamond...

    Plus those sales numbers only reflect Diamond sales to the direct market (i.e. to retailers) and not the entire market of comic sales or sales to the end consumer. They also do not take into account...
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    Classifying comics into ages is typically a...

    Classifying comics into ages is typically a product of hindsight, not of in the moment discussion, and usually doesn't occur until some decade or so after the so called age has ended. When I first...
  22. I had that story as a kid in a reprint comic that...

    I had that story as a kid in a reprint comic that came in a boxed set with a 33 1/3 RPM album that had narrated/performed recordings of the stories in the comic. I got it when I was in like 1st grade...
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    I use chrome and the X has always been there, and...

    I use chrome and the X has always been there, and I click it every time.

    -M
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    http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/800521.jpg

    and not a red shirt in sight...
    -M
  25. Exactly, the tv series was well done for its...

    Exactly, the tv series was well done for its time, but the 2 tv movies featuring Thor and Daredevil were pure cheese, cashing ion on nostagia for the show but capturing nothing of what made the show...
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