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    The art by Dauterman is yet again impressive,...

    The art by Dauterman is yet again impressive, although for this ageing digital reader all of the glowing effects from Wilson, while giving the book an appropriate epic feel, can be tiring on the...
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    Mighty Thor #18 Spoilers

    #18 The Omega Kiss – Aaron, Dauterman, Wilson
    It is probably easier to summarise in chronological order here.

    Thor and the Asgardians are still battling the Shi’ar Gods from last issue following...
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    Culture is all pervasive, and culture is our...

    Culture is all pervasive, and culture is our primary communication system. Comics are a part of that. Every story ever is a part of that process of defining and examining who we are and what we...
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    Oh I really like them. But hey, we all have...

    Oh I really like them. But hey, we all have different tastes. Try re-watching them as a constructed living myth of the formation of the US and you might begin to see the movies I watched. And just...
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    You seem to have missed the memo. CBR is not the...

    You seem to have missed the memo. CBR is not the same as it used to be.
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    The problem I have with the Brian Hibbs piece is...

    The problem I have with the Brian Hibbs piece is he claims the current audience don't understand Marvel's strategy when he clearly doesn't.

    Last year, despite the drop, was still the best year for...
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    This is one of the reasons I always bring up Star...

    This is one of the reasons I always bring up Star Wars' politics. It was very clear even to my nine year old self, that there was a political dimension to Star Wars, and not just some crass Nazi...
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    Well yes. It makes me chuckle when people talk...

    Well yes. It makes me chuckle when people talk about the huge circulation numbers of the past. They would still be here in huge numbers if they all ended up with consumers. So many copies were pulped...
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    And Marvel know this full well. They are entirely...

    And Marvel know this full well. They are entirely aware that the creative work should be done by writers and artists. And the reality of the situation is the main focus is on writers because they...
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    Yes. This is the problem in a nutshell, and the...

    Yes. This is the problem in a nutshell, and the solution is to do exactly what Marvel are doing right now. They shifted to creator lead books to encourage writers that would otherwise avoid editorial...
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    I am not against returnable items per se. I just...

    I am not against returnable items per se. I just think that DC made the offer too tempting and made some (and I would imagine not all but a significant number) take a risk they hadn't fully thought...
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    I am not talking about getting news or even...

    I am not talking about getting news or even primary political information from comics. I am talking about an important role that fiction has to engage with all elements of life and both reflect and...
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    DC don’t seem able to produce more books. I think...

    DC don’t seem able to produce more books. I think they are printing as much as their cash allows.
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    Lets face it, they were singing the praises of...

    Lets face it, they were singing the praises of Saga because it was selling well and looked likely to become a perennial ongoing. Quite why it was so popular I can't really tell. I think they just got...
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    But there is a risk here generally. Every time...

    But there is a risk here generally. Every time Marvel change the creative team on a major book they run the risk of it being less popular. And X-Men dropped off sales well before they started to give...
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    I hearby forgo any rights I may have to this...

    I hearby forgo any rights I may have to this pitch in favour of Skottie Young, on the off-chance we could get a cover with the Red Skull sporting tiny wings, a little dress, and a sparkly wand...
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    I think it's quite clear Cinderella is a...

    I think it's quite clear Cinderella is a monarchist that believes strongly in the rights of the aristocracy, represented by her father, to maintain an oligarchy of power, and despises the nouveau...
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    I don't often see eye to eye with you, but...

    I don't often see eye to eye with you, but apparently we are unified over the Nazis. I guess they are good for one thing.
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    Without that we may not have any market. Standard...

    Without that we may not have any market. Standard book publishing and crowd funding would be pretty much the whole market. Even the current digital market is secondary and totally reliant on the...
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    I think people are loosing a perspective of...

    I think people are loosing a perspective of reality here. Marvel are not flooding the market they are maximising their product to the limits of the market. The reason is threefold, they are partly...
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    Do we need a replacement America? They seem to me...

    Do we need a replacement America? They seem to me to have always taken a spot they cosidered vacant after the colonial powers retracted. But it wasn't vacant, it was the end of colonialism. Trying to...
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    Anecdotal evidence suggests a much larger...

    Anecdotal evidence suggests a much larger audience than you would expect are just experiencing Marvel at a time delay. Whenever a controversial story hits MU the writers suddenly get a barrage of...
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    Yes, even knowing how many subscribers they have...

    Yes, even knowing how many subscribers they have across the world would be fascinating information. It is potentially a very important market. Even people that only subscribe for a few months a year...
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    Some people are actually kids. And who said...

    Some people are actually kids. And who said anything about primary. Plus an awful lot of people don't engage with politics because nobody ever explained it to them and the news they may have access...
  25. Interesting, I wonder how much is tied up by now.

    Interesting, I wonder how much is tied up by now.
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