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#1 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

The first arc of this book wasn't too bad. Unfortunately, this arc not so much. I expect I'll be dropping this fairly soon. I think I probably put too much faith in Bendis. I'd hoped it would be better being a solo character book.

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#2 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-mans new costume is ridiculous and idiotic.

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#3 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Civil War by far for me. Winter Soldier was fantastic and I'm really looking forward to seeing what the Russos have planned. The trailer really has me excited.

While I definitely do want to see BvS, it doesn't interest me the way that Civil War does.

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#4 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Spencer is an idiot....what kind of dumbass starts climbing across a rope in the monkey crawl position???

Edith is a selfish b!tch

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I've always liked Glenn, so this isn't at all against him as a character, but it's incredibly cheap that he lived. There was absolutely no reason for this show to resort to a shock tactic death of a main character. I really, really hope Glenn gets an up close and personal meeting with Lucille at the end of this season now.

I liked the reasoning that they gave in Talking Dead....they wanted us to go through the same kind of emotions as the characters on the show with no idea whether Glenn is alive or not...knowing that any time they leave Alexandria they may not come back and their loved ones may not get any kind of closure....but they also wanted us to see that every situation on the show doesn't always end in death and that there are some happy ending...I think it worked incredibly well

also I don't think that Glenn will meet Lucille....I don't think that they would do all of this with Glenn only for him to get killed a few episodes later

I haven't been staying up and watching Talking Dead since they shifted the time for Into the Badlands. I can accept that as a plausible reason for doing it, but while suspension of disbelief is required for the entire concept of the show, him getting under that dumpster without a single bite is pushing my limits.

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#5 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha! Poor Griz getting dragged down by Machinesmith. Can't wait to read this.

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#6 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Velvet is excellent, highly recommend. Epting is delivering career best art, it's gorgeous. The only bad thing has been the release schedule. It's taking forever for them to get issues out, there's maybe been five issues at absolute best over the past year.

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#7 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

@immolation: That number isn't number of sales. That's its sales ranking in the e-book store. Example, Marvel Now Avengers v1 is ranked #150,000 in number of sales across all books in their e-book store. It isn't stating that it has sold 150k copies. I'm fairly sure Amazon doesn't report actual sales numbers, which is why I was curious about what you said to begin with.

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#8 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

@immolation: That Amazon link isn't going to anything that shows sales, I'm not sure what you're looking at there. But looking at Chomicron sales statistics for September, using Flash for an example, Flash #44 sold 36k copies, the new Flash v5 trade sold less than 4k copies.

http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2015/2015-09.html

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#9 Edited by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah they should release them more often. For marvel going off of the number of people that buy from Amazon.com alone always have higher sales for trades than they do with individual issues including the numbers that were sold in stores. The DC trades have low sales (usually under 20,000) probably because while waiting for the next one to come out people lose interest. Or the low sales could be the reason why DC never seems to be in a rush to release them.

I'm not sure what you're saying here. Are you implying that trades sell more copies than individual issues? If so, I'd like to see some sort of factual information or sales report showing that. I don't think trade sales even approach the same ballpark of issue sales. Of course there could be the rarest of exceptions such as The Walking Dead, but I'm not even sure of that. There's a reason printed single issues sales are pretty much the sole factor of books continuing or being cancelled, again with the rarest of exceptions.

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#10 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully we get a satisfying ending here. It's been a pretty good book so far.