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Warning: As those of you who've picked up an issue of Wednesday Comics know, these pages are HUGE. Those with slower connections should keep that in mind.

First panel of the third row on the Metal Man page, does anyone recognize the guy in gray with a brimmed hat? He looks way too conspicuous to just be a background extra.

Date: 2009-07-12 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebigapricot.insanejournal.com
I finally got around to reading this last night and I thought it was terrific. I love the retro look and feel of the packaging and, for the most part, the artwork and the stories.

My favorites were The Flash (but Iris knew he was the Flash at this point, no?), Supergirl and Metal Men. Least liked Teen Titans (did not like anything there ), Adam Strange (liked the over the top dialog, not the artwork) and Wonder Woman (the artwork seemed very "Disney" to me -- maybe it's those eyes on Diana).

The one thing I did not like was the price. I think if DC was really smart they should have diverted some of their marketing dollars from the "After Watchman" promotion to support a reduced price. Selling this at $2.99 or, more aggressively $2.50, would do more to get new folks into LCS especially in combination with the huge amount of PR they are doing on this. They could have tied into ongoing books and the "Johnny DC" line and picked up new readers. But then maybe they are just betting that there are enough suckers like me that will shell out $3.99 a week for this.

Date: 2009-07-12 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
I've barely even noticed the "After Watchman" promotions. What are they even about?

Date: 2009-07-12 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamino_neko.insanejournal.com
'Now that you've read Watchmen, you should check these books out' - 'these books' being pretty much every book even vaguely like Watchmen. Basically every book released under the DC/Veritgo/Wildstorm imprints in the last 20 years. The page at their site. (http://www.dccomics.com/sites/watchmen/?action=after_watchmen)

Date: 2009-07-12 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drglam.insanejournal.com
The price is a deal-breaker for me. $3.99 for folded newsprint? Seriously?

Date: 2009-07-12 09:54 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, this. I'd drop titles before forgoing Wednesday Comics because of the price.

Date: 2009-07-13 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drglam.insanejournal.com
That count assumes each folded sheet is giving you four page equivalents per sheet side, and I'm not seeing that on most of the sheets of the first issue, which I bought.

I'll probably pick up the trade, but the format, choice of material, and price point of the individual issues does not please me.


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