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Jan 17 17 4:23 PM
The latest sale from DC is "Injustice - Gods Among Us", the digital first series spinning off from a popular video game. The basic proposition is that after suffering terrible personal losses, Superman sets up a new world order and in that he is opposed by other characters, most notable Batman, from the DC Universe. The series runs in groups labelled Year One onwards; in the digital first series, Year Five has recently concluded, and we are now into the "Ground Zero" arc.
I tried reading Year One, but I have to say I never really got on well with it, whether due to the execution or Superman being anomalously cast as the main villain. If anyone has been following this series, please let me know if it improves. The sale is on the first eight collections, being parts 1 and 2 of each of Years One to Four. The sale runs to Monday 23rd January, and all collections are priced at what seems now to be the standard collection price of $5.99, which is fair enough, as each collection contains the equivalent of 6 to 9 regular issues.
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Five Years Later wrote:I can't imagine your opinion changing if the characterization of Superman is your main problem. He's the villain of the piece.
In simple terms Year 1 is the tradition heroes take on the situation. Y2 brings in the Green Lanterns & cosmic heroes. Y3 focuses on Constantine and the mystery heroes. I lost interest after Y3.
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Jan 18 17 9:47 PM
KTSHawkman wrote:Gotham27 wrote:Woah, I had not heard that. Yeah, now I'm suprised as well.
YAS Annual - Nice catch Mark! I'll remove the "complete" even though I don't recommend anyone holding their breath waiting for it :-)Unless they plan on adding the Infinity, Inc. annual that was the second part of the Young All-Stars story, I wouldn't bet the farm on ever seeing it. While we're on the subject of Infinity, though, they need to add the first part of the COIE crossover with JLA which was then (then-) last JLA/JSA crossover, and the Infinity, Inc./Outsiders crossover that occurred in two specials, and also the first part of a crossover with The New Teen Titans. My guess is that we're never going to get this, though, since there hasn't been an addition to that series in years, near as I can tell.
Anyone have any information on getting the Strazewski-Parobeck JSA series (1-10) on digital? There was a solicit for a TPB on Amazon a while back, but recently, I notice it's now listed as canceled. There was also a crossover with JLE for that series, where the JSA portions were just absorbed into the JLE book when JSA was canceled, but they seem to be a long way from adding those issues (if they ever do, since it seems that they're jumping right to the Breakdowns story).
Gotham27 wrote:Woah, I had not heard that. Yeah, now I'm suprised as well.
YAS Annual - Nice catch Mark! I'll remove the "complete" even though I don't recommend anyone holding their breath waiting for it :-)
Infinity Inc is a strange omission to the digital store. All its peer titles from the first "Baxter" range (Titans, Legion, Outsiders, Vigilante) are now in store, as are Roy Thomas' other main E2 titles. Whether this is due to problems with the digital files - many of those issues (#1-10) in store were in black and white for a long while, although they are now in colour - or issues with creator permission (notably Todd McFarlane) has yet to be established.
I can't see what is holding back the 1992 Justice Society series from digital, as the preceding 1991 series is all present and correct. It may be that this book is still in the pipeline, albeit more distantly than previously thought, and the digital release is being held back until issue.
Jan 18 17 10:02 PM
Dynomutt1977 wrote:According to this, when DC's monthly titles increase to $3.99 (and adding a digital code), their Comixology price will remain at $2.99. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/01/18/dc-comics-charge-2-99-digital-new-3-99-print-comics/
Quite a surprising move from DC, as they have closer links with the specialist retail community than other publishers, and up until now have always held to full retail pricing on digital, at least on initial release. My guess that this is being done, on what is for now a small selection of titles, in liaison with retailers so they can see whether there is a hit on their sales on such titles. If this is the case, it is unlikely the initial discounted price will last for long, and I expect the "dollar drop" after two months may be reintroduced.
Of course, the other possibility is that this is an error that will be corrected, bearing in mind there has been no announcement from DC or ComiXology.
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Jan 19 17 8:18 AM
Strider Tag wrote:My opininion is : wait and see.
I never thought we would get so soon some 80's series like Checkmate, Blue Beetle, Blue Devil, Firestorm, Vigilante, Legion of Super Heroes, Outsiders and Omega Men. And some holes got filled, like post-Crisis Batman, and some are getting filled, like Superman, Action Comics, Adventures of Superman and Superman : Man of Steel (and "Man of Tomorrow" is also getting completed).
I know, there are still some bizarre holes (Action Comics, notably, starting with #642, but also Wonder Woman).
Some 90's series were also added, like Peter David's Supergirl, Aquaman, Chronos, The Ray, Damage ... but we're still waiting for Hourman (for example).
There were also lots of Vertigo limited series and one shots added (the "Vertigo Visions" one shots, Sebastian O, Industrial Gothic, post-Alan Moore Swamp Thing). We're still waiting for Greek Street, [email protected]
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Jan 20 17 3:17 PM
Alan wrote:Just noticed the Wildcats/Alien book in this week's new old releases, which was missing from the Ellis Stormwatch HC that I bought. Nice to get that at last. I need to read that and The Authority straight through.
Jan 20 17 3:21 PM
Five Years Later wrote:Eh, there is a lot of characterization over action so that assumption is not accurate. The first year is very good. Certainly one of the better recent DC series I've read.
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