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#1 Posted by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio

Bring back the green screen and the newscaster feel, please. I do NOT want a Giant Bomb style day-in-the-office. You can get far more news faster in the same timeframe with a prepared statement, without worrying about cuts or perfection. This conversational style is bleh.

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#2 Posted by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio

    As an FYI, it looks like Comixology has just updated their copy of Justice League 1, and it fixes all the dialogue differences I've previously noted.

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      #4 Posted by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio

        @Boyling: Yeah, my biggest concern is that there's no actual impetus for them to fix it - I've told a bunch of people about it, posted it in a few places, and no one seems to really care. That doesn't bode well for THEM to care, which will keep me happily on the side of physical comics. If they're going to change stuff in the digital versions, I don't want 'em.

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        #5 Posted by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio

          Did anyone notice the differences between the digital version from Comixology and the actual print version? I'm trying to reconcile if the digital version was different because it was a pre-release (the accidental selling of it on Monday and Tuesday, compared to the officially released one just an hour ago) or what... Comparing the two:

          • After exiting plane, Green Lantern jokes "Talk in a deep voice?" in print, but not in the digital version.
          • In the same scene, Batman's phrase starting with "Lantern!" is different in print to web.
          • In the sewers, they whisper (smaller font) about the mech, but in digital, it's normal speaking.
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          #6 Edited by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio

          I spend about 200 to 400 USD a month on PREVIEWS orders. I have the dispensable cash in which to make large purchases, even double-buying TPBs of comics that I have and own the single issues of. I'd say about half the amount of every order is single-issue comics.

          I also do grab questionable digital copies of comics, but have also evaluated the various official digital alternatives available. Comixology (and the like) aren't winners because they don't offer day-and-date, every comic I'm interested in, or entire series' runs. They're not stocking the shelves with what I want. Even when they do have a comic I'm interested in, I really really really hated the lame ass panel animations - that's not how I want to read a comic, and most comic pages are laid out *as a page*, not necessarily as a panel.

          Marvel Comics has an interesting approach - I've called it the "Netflix of comics" because of the monthly fee vs. the issue fee. But, again, it's not stocking the shelves with what I want.

          I *will* be ordering some DC digital comics (and note that I've already preordered PREVIEWS "one of every new 52" line item, as well as an extra copy of the bundled JLA with digital code). But, quite frankly, if DC doesn't offer me the same capabilities that I get with digital comics of other more nefarious avenues, it's not going to fly. I don't want panel animations. I don't want to BUY ACCESS to comics, I want to BUY COMICS. Unless DC gives me a digital *copy* of the comic, that I can archive and store forever (like I do with my physical comics), I just don't trust that I'm not going to get screwed ten years from now when I want to reread a comic. And if anyone's been following my Twitter account or ComicVine lists, I *love to reread comics*.

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          #7 Posted by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio

          Confirmed - happening to me too.

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          #8 Posted by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio

          Gah. I thought I was gonna be able to finish all these quests up today during the in-law downtime. Annoying that they're disabled now.

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          #9 Posted by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio

          Ordered from Amazon! I wonder how much overlap they'll be with the DK Encyclopedia.

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          #10 Posted by morbus_iff (72 posts) - - Show Bio
          @Korg and @Darkchild:  As an alternative to putting your Vertigo books together in a single list, you can also make a new Comic Vine list for just your Vertigo books. The new Comic Vine allows you to throw multiple lists together into one Comic Vineyard collection. 
           
          @Korg:  So, if there are 134 issues in a volume, and you have 45, you'd want to see something that says "Owned: 45/134" or some such? That's easy enough to do and I'll add it to the TODO list. "Statistics" is a general thing I'm planning to add in 1.2 along with the other theme tweaks I'd be doing. They're quick tweaks and should fit nicely into the time I'll be waiting in the Cataclysm server queues ;)