- Posted by Johanna on November 26, 2007 at 12:26 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Now I don’t need to review Alex Robinson’s Lower Regions — Tom Spurgeon has done a better job than I could. I do love Alex’s work, but I’m not anywhere near the right person to read a storyless comic based on a role-playing game fight through a dungeon.
How to get a quote linked by Dirk: Slam on two of his least favorite things, superhero comics and Newsarama. (Now I’m being snarky on myself.)
Random thought on why DC and Marvel don’t like comic piracy (aside from the obvious legal and business concerns): When people anecdotally talk about how reading comics for free got them buying series, they usually mention things like Y the Last Man, Powers, books that, while they may have things in common with your typical superhero book, aren’t that bog-standard. Would they be less upset if people were converted to buying the big-deal books they spend all their time pushing? Could the refusal of people to buy what the companies say they should be most excited about be a factor?
Doubtful, but something that struck me the other day. When consumers are given more choice, traditional gatekeepers often resent strongly that people are no longer buying what they’re “supposed to”.