Inappropriate comments by Marc-Oliver Frisch (The Beat)

I find these comments extremely inappropriate for a page set up to actually show and analyse sales data. How could such a website be taken seriously if the writer goes on for months writing inappropriate comments and personal biases like that.

I’m sure these Before Watchmen books by the Friends of Dick Burger will keep selling once they’ve been collected, but boy, these are some depressing sales figures to have screwed someone over for.

Can DC still be taken seriously as a company that screws people over with these kinds of sales figures? Paul Levitz knew what he was doing, I think. This, on the other hand, is just embarrassing.

The Friends of Dick Burger strike again. But I’m pretty sure even Dick Burger would think twice before ripping someone off for these pitiable sales figures. This is truly and deeply embarrassing for a company that aspires to evil and has such a rich and fabled history of screwing people through the eye sockets while they were still looking through them. Way to rest on your Superman laurels, DC Comics.

I find comments like that highly inappropriate.

He has been very bitter about the DC relaunch and every month, the comments has been about how much DC books are not selling and whatever not.

Okay, here we go.

Last month, a complaint was filed about the repetitious nature of my commentary with respect to the steeply declining sales figures of various comic-book titles published by DC Comics. And upon reflection, I have to admit that this complaint was entirely justified. So I discussed this issue with Heidi and the editorial board here at The Beat, and ultimately, we all agreed that, to prevent the same thing from happening again this time, the best and fairest solution to this dilemma is for me to take one jolly good swig of Rothaus Tannenzäpfle, 5.1% abv, one of the finest and most quaffable pilsners in Germany, whenever a DC Universe title drops five percent or more in August. It’ll be entirely objective.

For this purpose, I have procured six bottles of Rothaus Tannenzäpfle, which should hopefully suffice to get me through the Top 300. If it does not, there’s plenty of Talisker to go around, although in that case, I can’t vouch for my ability to finish this column in a proper fashion, so let’s hope it won’t come to that.

All that said: Skol.

Yet he goes on and said this

These numbers make me cry, considering who the artists have been. Issue #11 is by Frazer Irving.

The drop was 3%. Not more than 5%.

Sure, there is bound to be percentage drops, but every single time, there is a 5% drop, he goes on a drink a beer, by the end of the essay, he is completely and utterly drunk therefore making statements like that.

These two titles by people with no interest in money are returnable, so it’s possible I overjuiced their sales by as much as 10%. Still, you’ll notice that their sales are nowhere near as goode as those of the other, previous titles by people with no interest in money, whose sales I may also have overjuiced equally.

Yes he is bashing before watchmen creators.

The Green Lantern title for kids hasn’t found its level, but… no, wait: the Green Lantern title for kids. As opposed to the other Green Lantern titles that DC publishes, you know: the ones with the genocides, the rapes, the beheadings, and all the other things that point to the intellectual and emotional maturity of these Green Lantern comics and the adult human beings that read them.

Did he just insult us readers of green lantern comics?

I find his comments extremely inappropriate and I don't understand why he is still allowed to continue the column.

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Excuse me, DC also has relatable characters.

I've been hearing lotsa people say DC doesn't have relatable characters and all their characters are overpowered. But excuse me, DC also has relatable characters.

Batman - I feel like amongst all the character, Batman seems to be the least relatable character yet everyone loves him, let me explain why and I'll come back to batman.

Superman - Lost his parents at a young age. Grew up as a farm boy, always feeling like an outsider because he can't truly fit in.

Wonder Woman - Found out that her mother had lied to her about her birth father. Grew up in themyscira island and her first visit to america was nothing she have ever experienced. A small town girl in a big city.

Flash - residential geek in the justice league. Always felt like he has to slow down to fit in to the world.

Green Lantern - saw the death of his father at a young age. Always felt like it was his fault that his father died so he overcompensated and is constantly getting into trouble. Never listened to what his mother had to say and going against her wishes. Also had bad relationship with his siblings.

Aquaman - Also felt like he never could fit into the world, caught between both worlds, yet didn't fit into either. Atlanteans rejected him, surface dwellers couldn't understand him.

Cyborg - Father never cared about him as much as his work. He tried very hard at school and at work to please his father but it was always not enough.

Teen Titans - Uhm they're pretty much teens and have teen issues. They're the X-men in DC even before X-men was popular. Same goes to Doom Patrol.

Thus it seems DC's most prolific characters are all very relatable. Which brings me back to Batman in that he lost his parents and was motivated to bring justice to those corrupted. Yet being a philanthropist and billionaire playboy, I don't think Batman is as relatable to us other than the fact that he does not use his powers and is a real human. But in a way because Bruce felt that it was because he wanted to leave the play early and caused the death of his parents, that part would be where the relatable part comes in. Same thing goes to Green Arrow.

So I don't know why people keep saying DC don't have relatable characters.

I do know members of LGBT feel like they could relate to Xmen because the feel like the society rejects them and they're outsiders.

Fine, but I don't think there are lots of LGBT around, I mean they make the small proportion. Majority of us could relate more to those that I've stated above. So I don't see how Marvel's characters are more relatable.

Ironman - billionaire playboy.

Hulk - anger problems

Captain America - grew up in the world war II and got frozen in an iceberg and found himself in our world - I guess we can say he feels like an outsider as well.

Thor - uhm son of god? Is he alien? but yeah never saw thor as a relatable character.

Spiderman - okay fine I guess he is relatable.

But yeah, there are some characters in marvel that are more relatable than others, but DC has just as many. Infact DC's most prolific characters are all very relatable. Not to mention people somehow feel characters with a bat-emblem are more relatable than others and half of DC's line are bat characters.

So I'll like to know where is this misconception of DC's characters being not relatable.

Edit: This is not a DC vs Marvel contest. I showed both sides for comparison because I feel that both companies have relatable characters and how one company is more relatable than the other is a fallacy. As you can see from the title "DC also have relatable characters" key word: also.