Comments on: The World Has Already Changed LinkBlogging: Women, Collectibility, Miniseries, and Gary Groth http://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/ Independent Opinions on Comics of All Kinds Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:29:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: SLG Goes Digital-Only for Serialization — The End of the Indy Comic Book Issue? » Comics Worth Readinghttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-140559 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:19:09 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-140559 […] have some of the issues, and no one’s disappointed when the last few issues of the series are only available in the collection. In that link, I speculated that the comic miniseries was going to soon go extinct, and this looks […]

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By: Johannahttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120261 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:22:40 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120261 I said “boys’ superheroes” because I was also thinking of the contrast with such fun comics as Faith Erin Hicks’ Superhero Girl. There are superheroes for more than just boys — but these days, DC doesn’t have many of them.

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By: Granthttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120256 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:47:49 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120256 My comic book collection, over the years, has been whittled down to just two long boxes from roughly 30. Much of it has to do with changing taste in what I like or just lack of interest but a big part is the amount of trades, collections, masterworks, archives, omnibus’.

“..Just not Boys Superheroes”

Oh boy, didn’t you learn your lesson several years ago with that whole “gender identification” bruhaha between you and ragnell? I mean, it was a totally awesome bruhaha, perhaps one of the best I’ve ever read, and I agreed with you 100%. Maybe you lucked out and they didn’t see it. ;)

Oh, yeah, Green Lantern was terrible. Very disappointed.

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By: Ralf Haringhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120242 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:10:16 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120242 “My first act as a power mad despot will be to set fire to every last longbox, plastic bag, and backing board in the world.”

So you support slabbing, then? :-P

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By: William Georgehttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120240 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:21:09 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120240 “What comics do you collect?” I never hear this anymore.

My first act as a power mad despot will be to set fire to every last longbox, plastic bag, and backing board in the world.

Then I would force the collectors to give all their comics and toys to every single child with a runny nose.

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By: Suzenehttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120239 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 05:38:36 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120239 I still buy mini series and a few monthlies, but my reasons have a lot in common with Ralf’s above — with a couple of exceptions, I tend to do it if it’s a creative team (or, very occasionally, a character) I adore so much that I want to give them the extra support by double dipping.

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By: Johannahttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120231 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 02:09:07 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120231 Yes, David, I know what you’re doing, but if you look at that incredibly diverse list of styles and subjects and can’t find SOMEthing you’re interested in, the problem is you.

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By: David Oakeshttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120230 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 01:52:56 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120230 “If you’re looking for more great comics by women, check out that list.”

The talent’s there, but I just don’t feel any desire to see them play with unlikeable toys. I wish them well, but I’m not a customer for those books.

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By: James Scheehttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120228 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 01:03:33 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120228 Odd… I may have been weird about comics growing up then as if an issue was significantly higher than cover price I wouldn’t get it. Which means lost sales, the collection saved a lot of series for me and now with digital I can try anything I want.

I do sell my books though, once every 3 months or so I load up everything I won’t be reading again, and take them to a used book store and get a little something back.

I am a little surprised at just how much bad publicity the GL movie has gotten. It isn’t really different than any other typical summer action flick. There’s even a sort of comedic charm to some of the silliness at its heart(its a movie with a bunch of weird looking aliens, that glow.. there’s a bit of silliness to that) and I actually wouldn’t mind reading about this version of Hal Jordan.

Maybe its just the way Reynolds played him, but despite some stupid actions, I liked him. (and I say that as someone who thought they’d never be able to read a Hal story without thinking of run-ins with extreme Hal fans in the past)

I don’t do minis either, just seems kind of pointless. Maybe if digital versions of them could be priced in ways where sampling was cost effective.

Ralf, they still make Age of Bronze issues? I don’t preorder so haven’t seen an issue in… woo years.. maybe even half a decade.

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By: Johannahttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120224 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:31:18 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120224 Ray, you beat me to the joke about being willing to admit you read it!

Ralf, I have similar motivations, that of supporting the work. The last miniseries I bought, earlier this year, I still haven’t started reading. It would have made more sense to have waited for the collection, I guess. Inconsistency, c’est moi.

Eric, great point, thanks for calling that out. It’s true, well-designed books that are a pleasure to hold still have a market.

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By: Eric Rupehttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120223 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:25:33 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120223 One of the more interesting points that I though Groth brought up in his interview is the fact the Fantagraphics sells very well designed comics that are worth the higher price to buy in print, which is a great counter-point I rarely seen when discussing digital comics. I know I’ve personally been buying more hardcovers from some publishers recently because I know they will be worth the added money. That said, I don’t really see how you can make the single issue really attractive in the you can with a hardcover but it’s kind of sad that I don’t think any publishers have even entertained the idea of making their single issues more attractive in ways other than sabotaging or undermining other formats.

I’ll buy the occasional miniseries in single issue format if it’s less than five issues long and something I really want to read because I find three to four issue minis tend to make for bad collections both in size and price.

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By: Ralf Haringhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120222 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:25:21 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120222 “What comics do you read” being construed as a negative? The mind boggles.

The only alternative comics I buy as single issues anymore are ones that come out so infrequently the cost is really inconsequential. I do it really just because I want to support the work in any form. I looked over the past year of orders and I bought Berlin, Age of Bronze, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I don’t think I even read the Berlin issues, just set them aside and wait for the collection. The only other single issues I’ve bought in the past year are a few #1s from Marvel/DC to see if I should keep an eye out for the collection and a few miniseries by creators I especially liked (Jim Cheung, Jonathan Hickman). The vast majority of my comics purchases shifted away from single issues long, long ago.

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By: Ray Cornwallhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2011/06/21/the-world-has-already-changed-linkblogging-women-collectibility-miniseries-and-gary-groth/comment-page-1/#comment-120221 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:50:15 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=20032#comment-120221 …I’m buying Rip Kirby, but that’s because I’ve been turned onto it by Dave Sim’s Glamourpuss.

Oh yeah, I read Glamourpuss too. And I like it. Something’s wrong with me, I swear…

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