Right, I forgot I posted in here.
OK, by bitching, I mean that at the pricing issue, the way the column was worded, it felt like what was being said was. "it wasn't done fast enough", and something else I don't remember right now.
Personally, I think Marvel's going about it better by not dropping all their books at the rip, and starting slow, because in case that it's not profitable enough, and they have to raise that extra dollar again, then people will really kick off bitch-fits.
I think stating that by waiting for January will cause some stores to close is being a tad-bit dystopic, and chances are they were on the verge of closing anways.
And quality of content is ttly opinion based. and I refuse to get into it. (There's enough of that elsewhere on the boards)
Also, tardy publishing seems to have become a part of the business, it sucks, I hate it. But sometimes it seems artists are late, wrters are late. I don't necessarily know the behind-the-scenes of the late books in these days, but I'm fairly sure noone's sitting in their, twirling their comically long mustaches and purposefully delaying their books saying "Yes, I've made more people wait for my book, aren't I teh evil?"
If JMS's statement for why he fell behind is correct (not that I'd imply he's lying about having bronchitis-related health problems) should he be made to only work on One-shots and limited series (which is what I believe you replied along the lines of to me)
I'll give you Comic Crash. Which is what I've started calling things like your example of the Bruce Wayne Returns/Road Home books. Of course, I guess they figure it'd be better than pushing them back. meh.