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Old December 22nd, 2015   Call Me El is offline   #1
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Default Some DC titles to go bi-weekly

http://www.newsarama.com/27269-repor...y-in-2016.html

I don't know about you but I only have a certain amount of money. I may have to drop some titles if they expect me to buy more than twice as many of others.
 
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Old December 23rd, 2015   hurri-fan is offline   #2
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I don't read many DC titles much anymore to begin with. I understand a large contingent will keep getting their books, but this is kind of turning me off of DC even further. Gotta wait and see if the titles I get are gonna go bi-weekly.
 
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Old December 23rd, 2015   ronaldj is offline   #3
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they make it harder and harder to keep supporting them
 
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Old December 23rd, 2015   Amentep is offline   #4
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If its a series I really love, I'll keep getting it. If it was one at the bottom of the stack - a title I enjoy reading but am not currently strongly invested in - might slip out of my buy pile.

My guess though is this will be titles I don't read (Batman, Superman)
 
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Old December 23rd, 2015   SamIAm is offline   #5
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I think Batman will be one of the bi weekly titles, Maybe one or two other top selling titles as well.

I'm not reading much DC these days but this will make it easier for me to drop stuff I'm not hugely into or enjoying all that much.
 
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Old December 23rd, 2015   superfriend is offline   #6
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generally speaking, this kind of thing makes it harder to maintain quality and consistency but darn if they won't make more money off those old fans who have to buy 'em all.

it's interesting to see the appeal by Marvel and DC to the new guard only to come to find out that the new guard is much more casual/spastic in their penchant for sticking with something once it hits a rough patch. the new generation doesn't seem to be afflicted by the same things that held the older fans in sway through thick and thin.

it's kind of hilarious.
 
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Old December 23rd, 2015   John is offline   #7
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I was buying about 25 DC books every month. The price mixed with the total crap writing and art made me give them up altogether, except for Titans Hunt. I don't mind paying for a comic with good art and a good story. Honstly, ever since the "New 52", DC has really blown chuncks. All the multiple ad after ad makes me think I'm reading a Marvel. Pick up a DC comic from circa 2000 and you will see the difference.
 
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Old December 24th, 2015   WeirdoLegionnaire is offline   #8
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I don't put very much stock into this given the source, but I'd prefer this to Marvel's annual #1 all new-all different all-the-same-crap relaunches, at least.

I wonder how they'd do it. A regular creative team most likely couldn't keep up the quality with that schedule. So do you have half the book be one team, the other half be another? Or do you alternate issues and tell two stories simultaneously? Either way seems to cause some pacing issues, I think.
 
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I don't put very much stock into this given the source, but I'd prefer this to Marvel's annual #1 all new-all different all-the-same-crap relaunches, at least.

I wonder how they'd do it. A regular creative team most likely couldn't keep up the quality with that schedule. So do you have half the book be one team, the other half be another? Or do you alternate issues and tell two stories simultaneously? Either way seems to cause some pacing issues, I think.
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Arguably many writers could manage one book every two weeks or so, especially given those writers who are proven to be able to handle 2, 3, or 4 books in a month on a regular basis. Those writers doing comic books alongside other writing (TV, novels, games) may struggle of course.

As for artist, how many arcs have the same artist throughout these days? yes many do, but just as many seem not to in my experience, so varied artists across several issues is very much a common thing these days.
 
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Old December 24th, 2015   John is offline   #10
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Not sure why/how I double posted, sorry. Uh and it's "chunks" not "chuncks". No edit button here?
 
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generally speaking, this kind of thing makes it harder to maintain quality and consistency but darn if they won't make more money off those old fans who have to buy 'em all.

it's interesting to see the appeal by Marvel and DC to the new guard only to come to find out that the new guard is much more casual/spastic in their penchant for sticking with something once it hits a rough patch. the new generation doesn't seem to be afflicted by the same things that held the older fans in sway through thick and thin.

it's kind of hilarious.
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Yup - but once an old guard type packs it in, they are pretty much gone for good.

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I don't put very much stock into this given the source, but I'd prefer this to Marvel's annual #1 all new-all different all-the-same-crap relaunches, at least.

I wonder how they'd do it. A regular creative team most likely couldn't keep up the quality with that schedule. So do you have half the book be one team, the other half be another? Or do you alternate issues and tell two stories simultaneously? Either way seems to cause some pacing issues, I think.
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My thoughts exactally, especially the general trend for trade-based arcs lasting 5 to 8 issues. Yes, anything is possible, but it seems to have a lot of potential for heartache.

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Not sure why/how I double posted, sorry. Uh and it's "chunks" not "chuncks". No edit button here?
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I've seen you've been having some issues posting. I'm limited in what I can do since I'm not an admin but I'm going to pass on to Spoon what I've seen from your posts. You might try a different browser and/or server and see if that makes a difference.
 
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Seems like the bi-weekly thing will mean more single issues with random pages rendered or finished by multiple artists. That's not the worst thing in the world, but sometimes it really detracts from the overall experience, especially if it's not done as an intentional story device. DC's insistence on shipping on time seems to have led to that happening even in regular monthly books, which is good or bad depending on how much one values timeliness, I suppose.
 
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Seems like the bi-weekly thing will mean more single issues with random pages rendered or finished by multiple artists. That's not the worst thing in the world, but sometimes it really detracts from the overall experience, especially if it's not done as an intentional story device. DC's insistence on shipping on time seems to have led to that happening even in regular monthly books, which is good or bad depending on how much one values timeliness, I suppose.
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I think the better way to do it would be to have two artists rotating arcs. If the writer can have two story arcs done so art production can overlap, there should be no reason to have multiple artists on an issue.
 
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generally speaking, this kind of thing makes it harder to maintain quality and consistency but darn if they won't make more money off those old fans who have to buy 'em all.

it's interesting to see the appeal by Marvel and DC to the new guard only to come to find out that the new guard is much more casual/spastic in their penchant for sticking with something once it hits a rough patch. the new generation doesn't seem to be afflicted by the same things that held the older fans in sway through thick and thin.

it's kind of hilarious.
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I'm curious: who is this "new guard"? And how would you define "old guard"? There are people born post-COIE who would call themselves "old guard," but DC certainly doesn't think so. They seem to define "old guard" as Silver/Bronze age fans.

A non sequitur, I know. But DC has desperately wanted that old guard back. Did they get what they wanted, after all?

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