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Goodbye Marvel Single Issues

I just read a Marvel comic. Nextwave issue ten, if you're curious. I like the title, and I've no complaints about writing or art, but fuck me if there wasn't twenty two pages of art and twenty four of advertisements.

Yeah, there'll be no more single issue Marvel comics for me, I think. That shit isn't on.

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frogworth
Dec. 2nd, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Yeah Marvel suck like that don't they!
benpeek
Dec. 2nd, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
when your advertisements exceed your content, you've suddenly got a new kind of content.
ex_benpayne119
Dec. 2nd, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)
That pagecount sounds typical, apart from the add page count... usually it's 22 pages of story out of about 32 pages of book...

benpeek
Dec. 2nd, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
yeah, usually. and that's fine... but seriously, this is too much. like i'm buying a comic of ads.
angriest
Dec. 2nd, 2006 07:39 am (UTC)
Which would you prefer, singe issues with lots of ads or single issues that cost $15 a pop?
benpeek
Dec. 2nd, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
well, at the risk of ruining your hyperbole, they could up the price by a buck like other publishers do and have NO ads. but you know, i'm not against some ads--but when nearly every page of comic is placed opposite an add, and when he double page ads outnumber your double pages of comics, you've got yourself a problem.
shadowsandice
Dec. 2nd, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's why I wait for the collected editions.
benpeek
Dec. 2nd, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
yeah, i'm thinking this'll be what i'm doing. occasionally i like to buy a title in singles tho, cause i like the episodic format. but there are other comics for that.
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