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Shawn Kane
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Posted: June 24 2018 at 4:37am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Once again, I can point to my LCS. There are a lot of kids who come in to the store. They may not walk out with Marvel or DC comic books but if you provide comics that kids want to read, they can still get hooked. I have a friend who has a pull box for his daughter, she only has the SpongeBob comic on her list but she always has the potential to get more. My daughter doesn't regularly ask me to get her anything but she'll usually ask for My Little Pony or a Disney Princess comic when she's with me. 
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Posted: June 24 2018 at 6:39am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Take the model of the Hallmark Store. They can exist because sooner or later everybody buys a greeting card. Plus, they continue to sell their product in the widest range of other venues.
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It's a good idea and I like that amount of material available to the un-exposed readers. But I dread that this might turn into the one series that Marvel had that was four or five new stories in each issue, but was "leavings" - stories that were in inventory, or provided to all new talent as a try out.

Sure, everyone has to start somewhere. But some of that stuff seemed just a little TOO amateurish.

That's an editor problem, though. Marvel's idea was a really good one, and this sounds like it ought to work. And let's face it... Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman seem to be as big a pull as anything DC has out there now. It could really work well - I wish 'em luck!
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IMO, these 4 anthology comics should feature a rebooted all ages DCU with brand new stories each month and is set in it's own separate continuity. The DCU heroes should be iconic and familiar looking, but with some new tweaks and updates (and maybe even some new takes) to their origins. sadly, this will never happen.
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So apparently, a lot of comic store owners aren't as bright as the one referenced above.  Several of them are claiming they're going to refuse to order work by artists and writers who work on the Wal-Mart 100-pagers.  Unless of course those happen to be big name creators that might cost them money.  Because they're also weasels.  I don't think I've ever encountered people more determined to drive their own businesses into the ground.

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Walmart sold me a defective computer last year and refused to honor the extended warranty so I no longer shop there.
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They're here....


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Not sure how to feel that these aren't available to comic shops.  Wouldn't the best thing for the industry be to make them available everywhere?  Forcing people to go to Wal-Mart is just as flawed as forcing them to find their LCS.
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Nobody is forcing anyone to go anywhere. More people walk into a
Walmart store, within the United States, in a given day, than walk into
all comic shops in a year. It is about visibility and access.
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I agree that improving access and visibility is great but DCís stated goal of getting Walmart shoppers to locate and shop at their nearest comic store holds little water if DC doesnít sell those shops Giant comics in the format and price that these Walmart shoppers will now be accustomed to.  ďThis skinny little comic costs $4?!  Thanks but Iím sticking with my big Walmart Comics.Ē
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I don't think that necessarily follows. As a kid, I
grabbed whatever comics that I could find. I didn't
discriminate in the way that I do now. If I were a kid
and got ahold of these suckers, it would likely be the
beginning of lifetime love affair with the hobby.
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Nobody is forcing anyone to go anywhere. More people walk into a 
Walmart store, within the United States, in a given day, than walk into 
all comic shops in a year. It is about visibility and access.
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If one wants these 100 page books, how else can they get them?  They're forced to go to Wal-Mart or go without.  True, no one is being forced to buy them but that isn't the point.

If exposure and accessibility were the true goal, these wouldn't be exclusive.  They'd be at 7-11, comic shops, Target and everywhere else.  DC is being paid for exclusivity rights(I assume).
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