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Christopher the Archangel

In Reply To
ditko

Subj: Marvel has changed, but change comes with time,
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 08:01:02 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Three Bat-related titled come to an end; Nightwing, Robin and BOP?!?
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 06:35:40 pm EST

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> And you are free to have your opinion but if you look at the sales numbers, Marvel is kicking DC's butt. I don't have the numbers in front of me right now but I remember looking at the sales numbers and there are very few DCs books in the top 20.


I'm not disputing the sales, those are facts. And I'm (sadly) not surprised. Most agree artistic integrity was at an all time low in the early '90s. Bt it was a boom for sales. I'm not sure Watchmen, From Hell, Maus or myriad Vertigo titles sold in the top 10 or 20 either. My point is that Marvel's books aren't really fun for me anymore and I just don't think they're making cmics anymore, not like I knew them. I'm glad people still dig 'em though. It just have that same feeling for me.

They have just moved ahead and i for like most of it. I just don't see dc actually moving ahead. They seem to have squandered most of what was built out their pre-infinate crisis stories and it's sad.
However, marvel has decided to bring people in with hard edged contriversial stories, something dc did well in the late 80s.

and watchmen, followed a very peculiar cycle because everybody bought the first issue or so, lost interest, then heard how good the rest of it was and came back, causing higher sales by the series end, and then the graphics sold out of control, like dark knight did. This was the time when man of steel was pretty big, along with batman year one, the giffen justice league, and a few other projects like morrison's animal man and doom patrol or starlin's batman. but now dc seems to serve mediocrity on many books, outsiders was thrown to the dogs, but i'm looking forward to tomasi's run on it, flash seems blah to me, jla isn't interesting at all, supergirl has always been a mediocre book, and most of the others are similar. DC needs more good writers then morrison and johns, they just got JMS, but then only gave him brave and the bold.


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