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  1. I am sorry I seem to have upset you. If it makes...

    I am sorry I seem to have upset you. If it makes you feel better I have removed the word "extreme" from the site, as it wasn't essential to the argument. I did not write "most extreme." In any...
  2. Thanks for the replies. I am not here to defend...

    Thanks for the replies. I am not here to defend the site: most of the general criticisms are already addressed on the front page, where I define terms, explore the concept of the zeitgeist and...
  3. We don't need to. To me the things I wrote were...

    We don't need to. To me the things I wrote were obvious. But they aren't obvious to others, so I thought rather than say "this is deep" I'd give some reasons.

    I think there are two opposing views...
  4. If it is entirely subjective, then yes. If it's...

    If it is entirely subjective, then yes. If it's objective, well I've presented the evidence.
  5. True, it was a huge tragedy that Kirby was driven...

    True, it was a huge tragedy that Kirby was driven off. But I see the later issues as just diluted Kirby. Sure, I have to read maybe three issues to find a decent one, and some magic was totally lost...
  6. I finally finished my reviews of Fantastic Four 1 to 321

    Some months ago I realized that most people don't see the Fantastic Four like I do. I see it as an epic novel, a single story with a beginning, middle and end (then a new beginning). So to...
  7. Thanks! That is the kind of detail I would not...

    Thanks! That is the kind of detail I would not have guessed in a month of sundays. :)
  8. singing to dragons to control them: where is this from?

    In Fantastic Four 127, Kala (queen of the netherworld) sings to the monster she is riding in order to control it. My gut feeling is that Roy Thomas got the idea from a book he read, but I can't think...
  9. Just an update: now 100 tributes. Always looking...

    Just an update: now 100 tributes. Always looking for more. :)

    http://zak-site.com/Great-American-Novel/ff-tributes.html
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    This probably isn't the best forum to discuss...

    This probably isn't the best forum to discuss economics. It appears to be a touchy subject. I'm sorry if I've annoyed anyone.


    The comics I want are simply not available on Comixology, and those...
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    I accounted for those: more alternative...

    I accounted for those: more alternative entertainment, more competition, and lower barriers to entry. The studies I cited tried to be scientific: they compared piracy with no piracy, and found that...
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    And you blame piracy for all that? You don't...

    And you blame piracy for all that? You don't think that an explosion in alternative entertainment, the rise of online stores, and the ability for indies to produce their own stuff had anything to do...
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    I agree that they are far from ideal, but unless...

    I agree that they are far from ideal, but unless there are good comic studies then they're the only data we have.


    IIRC they concluded that this was easily solved by releasing at the same time. ...
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    So would I, but I don't think the comics industry...

    So would I, but I don't think the comics industry is big enough for any kind of meaningful study. When a top comic can sell less than 1 copy per town in the USA (e.g. 30,000 last time I checked),...
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    Reports and anecdotal evidence suggest that...

    Reports and anecdotal evidence suggest that piracy benefits the industry because pirates buy more than they would otherwise. But I concede that the statistics may be shaky.

    Regarding what we pay...
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    He describes paying money to comic companies and...

    He describes paying money to comic companies and providing them with free advertising. You may not consider that moral (each to his own), but does that not benefit them?
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    I don't download. But the OP described a moral...

    I don't download. But the OP described a moral use that benefits the industry. Let's not pretend the OP said something he didn't. :)
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    You get a picture? That's all the pirates ask: a...

    You get a picture? That's all the pirates ask: a picture of every frame, to see if it's worth paying for the real paper version.

    If restaurants were like comic companies they would force you to...
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    Nobody seems to have addressed the economics. If...

    Nobody seems to have addressed the economics. If we want the suppliers to make money then economics matters. What good is a law, or a moral position, if it ends up killing the industry?

    Situation...
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    [QUOTE=nyrdyv;16205974]xowcomics.com[/url] Off...

    [QUOTE=nyrdyv;16205974]xowcomics.com[/url]

    Off topic, what is that site about? It's the most frustratng site I've seen in years! Not because it's bad (if so I'd just leave and not get frustrated)...
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    Thanks. I hope that's true. But my experience of...

    Thanks. I hope that's true. But my experience of modern comics in the style of old ones is not good. Possibly this is just nostalgia talking, but I really want to read the originals. E.g. I know a...
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    I don't know how the numbers work out. I know...

    I don't know how the numbers work out. I know that some floppies sell 20k or fewer. I suppose realistically there won't be 20k people who have even heard of [random foreign classic]. But quality is...
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    Proposal for Marvel / DC - would this work?

    There are so many abandoned classics out there, this got me thinking. Why doesn't Disney/Marvel or Warner/DC buy the rights? The trick is to get a good product at a good price, without endless legal...
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    Hooray! I'm not alone! That gives me the idea for...

    Hooray! I'm not alone! That gives me the idea for a new thread...
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    Janus Stark. I wish those were reprinted...

    Janus Stark. I wish those were reprinted somewhere (in an affordable form). But add it to the huge list - the majority of the comic art form - that copyright laws have effectively destroyed.
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