Date: 2017-03-29 07:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] informationgeek
*deep, long, sigh of annoyance*

Also, still not seeing why this is called Star-Lord. Where are the stars?! Where's the lord?! This is just a generic heist comic staring some generic guy with a beard and totes evil Black Cat that Marvel is desperately trying to make happen.

Date: 2017-03-29 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] informationgeek
Neither would I.

Date: 2017-03-29 08:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
I don't know. I don't know what the hell is going on with Marvel but they seem to be dead set on hammer Black Cat as evil in over and over again, and with their relationship with Sony the movie might just make them double down.

Date: 2017-03-30 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
eh. from what we have seen, Sony's relationship with Marvel seems to be in MUCH friendlier terms than Fox.

Date: 2017-03-30 10:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
"The Adventures of Peter Quill" just wasn't as catchy.

'Sides, it's his name. It's not like Captain America can only take place in America.

Date: 2017-03-29 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stacyhd
As far as I'm concerned this is just a defective clone left over from the Clone Conspiracy arc in Spider-Man and we'll get a Shyamalanian twist that the real Felicia's been in a stasis pod the whole time, which will lead into her own solo run where she tries to atone for what horrible things the copy did and she spends a lot of time brooding like the majority of fun-loving characters without Squirrel Girl brand angst-resistant armor seem to be doing right now.

Date: 2017-03-29 11:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Actually, I'm happy to go along with "defective clone" if it gives us a chance to retcon the whole horrible crime lord thing.

Date: 2017-03-31 06:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stacyhd
Yeah, I haven't been this bummed by a Dan Slott character decision since he had Awesome Andy commit 'suicide' by reverting to his default settings.

Date: 2017-03-31 07:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stacyhd
Not gonna lie, that was a weird one. I mean, I kind of see the point of putting Ben through some hell to differentiate him more from Peter, but I don't think he had to go quite -that- grimdark. But that's me.

Date: 2017-03-29 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
Boring. When people pick his up after seeing GotG 2, they're going to say "what??" Product marketing failure, Marvel.

Date: 2017-03-29 11:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
It'll be gone by then, replaced by more movie-synergystic titles. They've already put those in place to start real soon now.

Date: 2017-03-30 12:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
No, they won't. Because over and over again, we've seen that people DO NOT COME TO THE COMICS AFTER THEM MOVIE. Marvel does synergy because comic fans enjoy the movies/tv shows, NOT because it brings in new readers. We've seen the pattern continuously.Marvel and DC have given out special one-shots in the theater, given free digital codes, run cross-promotions and so forth...and it doesn't have an impact on sales, as many store owners have attested.

What MIGHT happen is that some potential readers will look to pick up a single discrete collection, but they almost never become regular monthly readers. Comic characters are popular, but comic books ARE NOT. The most popular comics on the shelves most months can't sell half as many copies as Cigar Afficianado magazine.

Since Batman '89, people keep expecting these magical movie viewers to transform into comic fans and it never happens (and not for lack of trying).

Date: 2017-04-01 09:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
Counterpoint: The Walking Dead.

Date: 2017-04-03 03:21 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
That's an interesting question, and I don't know if we have enough data to say how that played out.

When the Walking Dead TV show debuted in 2010, TWD was selling about 25K/month. Those numbers steadily increased to where it sits now, at about 75K/month. Those are great numbers for a non-superhero/Star Wars comic, to be sure...but I'm not convinced that TWD brought in new readers to the comic shop so much as got regular comic readers to notice a series that they hadn't been reading. Most non-comics readers, IMHO, probably are going to Target or Barnes and Nobles and buying the collections there....and not buying any other comics.

TWD had a one-month huge increase to 325K when LootCrate bought a ton of issues and like most comics, certain event issues like #100 had big sales...but overall I'm not convinced that it's success on TV translated into lot of new comics fans, just fans who added it to their pull lists. I'm willing to concede the point if there's data out there, I just haven't seen it, personally. I know a lot of people who watch the show, a smaller subset who've picked up a collection or two and far, far fewer who are actually monthly readers.

Date: 2017-03-30 03:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Felicia's still evil? Get with the program, Marvel. Selina's back on the side of the angels already.


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