View Poll Results: What do you think of the Thinner Marvel covers?

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  • I hate the thinner covers! i want the old format back!

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  • eh, no big deal!

    1 10.00%
  • im not sure ive noticed

    4 40.00%
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgill22 View Post
    I know this ia a new concept to you but maybe having someone with and outside perspective on business can help turn a direction or a business around. They are called consultants. A couple of classes I took for my MBA were Strategic Management and Turn Around Management. Both taught by professionals not professors and we used real world case studies and their experiences. One thing that can easily summed up is in both instances they asked the consumers and their retaillers what their perceptions and recommendations were for the companies. That's what we are doing in here yet consultants would call them focus groups.
    I thank god every day we don't run our comics through focus groups. I'd rather let our writers and artists create without 987 guys in suits watching over every page.

    You long for a horrible, anti-creative world.

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    As a reader and consumer, I draw the line at $2.99. Marvel will not get any of my money until $3.99 goes away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Neal View Post
    As a reader and consumer, I draw the line at $2.99. Marvel will not get any of my money until $3.99 goes away.
    I get it. There're still a lot of good booka at 2.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen wacker View Post
    I get it. There're still a lot of good booka at 2.99.

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    I know, they're by DC and other companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Neal View Post
    I know, they're by DC and other companies.
    Journey Into Mystery, Winter Soldier , Cap and bucky, Fearless and Battlescars say otherwise
    Last edited by West; 12-15-2011 at 08:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    Journey Into Mystery, Winter Soldier , Cap and bucky, Fearless and Battlescars say otherwise
    What's the percentage of $2.99 books at Marvel as opposed to DC or other comics companies? Has anyone ever bothered to break that down?
    Be careful when speaking. You create the world around you with your words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thompson View Post
    What's the percentage of $2.99 books at Marvel as opposed to DC or other comics companies? Has anyone ever bothered to break that down?
    Well, DC has no $ 3.99 books except for the ones with extra content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thompson View Post
    What's the percentage of $2.99 books at Marvel as opposed to DC or other comics companies? Has anyone ever bothered to break that down?
    I think only Action and Justice League are $3.99.

    Quote Originally Posted by theXfactor View Post
    Well, DC has no $ 3.99 books except for the ones with extra content.
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theXfactor View Post
    Well, DC has no $ 3.99 books except for the ones with extra content.
    So:

    1. They have $3.99 books, and
    2. what's their percentage of said books as compared to other comic companies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thompson View Post
    So:

    1. They have $3.99 books, and
    2. what's their percentage of said books as compared to other comic companies?
    Action and Justice League are $3.99. The rest are $2.99.

    Marvel has most of their top books at $3.99. I'd love to check 'em out, but I'm not parying $4 for about twenty pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Neal View Post
    Action and Justice League are $3.99. The rest are $2.99.

    Marvel has most of their top books at $3.99. I'd love to check 'em out, but I'm not parying $4 for about twenty pages.
    Most of the books worth bying are 2.99...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thompson View Post
    So:

    1. They have $3.99 books, and
    2. what's their percentage of said books as compared to other comic companies?
    Dark horse has it's Star Wars books at 3.50

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    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    Most of the books worth bying are 2.99...
    Can you give me some recommendations? I'll check out Marvel's $2.99 stuff.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Neal View Post
    Can you give me some recommendations? I'll check out Marvel's $2.99 stuff.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogwelder View Post
    Does anyone here know the story about how Marvel's publisher Martin Goodman asked his editor Stan Lee to lay off all of the staff because he found a closet full of paid written and drawn comics in the 50's?
    The thing that gets me is that Marvel NEVER learns its lessons--the Goodman strategy of cloning to death its most successful titles has NEVER WORKED! It pushes other comics off the shelves including their own!

    I've written about this before as have other fans. It's a combination of factors that always brings them to this point:

    In brief:

    1. Endless clones (if not for George Lucas, I shudder to think how many STAR WARS books Marvel would have put out)

    2. Lame ideas: Red hulks, red She-Hulks, "Conan"-Hulks, please stop!

    3. automatic royalties which should be on a case-by-case basis: just imagine, a royalty for creating The Gibbon! *groan*

    4. Undoing great earlier stories and replacing them with lame ones

    5. "death" is meaningless so no one can take their stories seriously

    I love Marvel's characters but I have no confidence in their stories or editorial policies.
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