There’s providing a service, and then there is gouging. Cover price has long been a point of contention within the comics industry, never more so on the advent of the digital market. Comic stores felt threatened (rightly so) and after much discussion, a policy was hammered out that ensured that the local physical stores did […]
On Saturday at San Diego Comicon, a panel gathered to discuss the effects of the digital market on the comics industry. It is amazing that in one breath a statement can be made that is both abhorrent to long time devotees of the medium yet is perfect common sense at the same time. As a […]
So now we have it. DC have announced their plans for September, and yes, we can expect a universe wide reboot, with a staggering (and wallet busting) FIFTY-TWO first issues to be relased that month. That of course is not withstanding their plans for same-day digital release of comics. Now, as a reader, I find […]
My boyfriend and I recently took our relationship to the next level. We established a pull list together at our local comic book shop. Let me tell you, it was a joyous occasion. This came after significant searching for “our shop” – that one magical place with all the right elements to draw us in […]
My fellow blogger on this site, Robin has yesterday written a post on why he has given up on comics. Many of the points he makes are very valid, they are all objections to the state of the market that I have felt myself, both as a comic shop manager in what some people call […]
In this new age of technology, surely those of us who wish to dispense with paper, or even just make room for an expanding family, deserve an alternative. Especially one that doesn’t break the bank, or criminalise someone.