Mal: That's not what I saw. You like to tell me what really happened? Book: I surely would. And maybe someday I will.

'Safe'


Other Media 2: It's Astounishing!

Discussion of comics, graphic novels, and more. Except for capes. No capes!

Please use spoiler font for new releases until after the weekend following release.


Tom Scola - Jun 12, 2020 3:52:24 pm PDT #5037 of 5049
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

Damn.


Tom Scola - Jun 16, 2020 6:28:08 am PDT #5038 of 5049
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

Huh. DC comics took advantage of the COVID shutdown to suddenly break Diamond Comics 25-year monopoly on comics distribution.


Cashmere - Jun 16, 2020 7:37:00 am PDT #5039 of 5049
Now tagless for your comfort.

I saw that, Tom. That is a serious shake up.

I had a sneaking suspicion when Random House created their own graphic novel division and were carrying already carrying a lot of DC kids graphic novels and titles.


Tom Scola - Jun 16, 2020 8:26:48 am PDT #5040 of 5049
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

I know a lot of retailers are upset about this, but Diamond has always sucked pretty hard for retailers, right?


DavidS - Jun 16, 2020 8:39:44 am PDT #5041 of 5049
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

but Diamond has always sucked pretty hard for retailers, right?

This has been an issue since I worked at Fantagraphics. But the bigger issue is that back in the 80s there was more than one distributor so there were options. When it all collapsed down to Diamond's monopoly that's when it got problematic.


Cashmere - Jun 16, 2020 8:49:55 am PDT #5042 of 5049
Now tagless for your comfort.

but Diamond has always sucked pretty hard for retailers, right?

Sucked hairy donkey balls.


Miracleman - Nov 12, 2020 7:36:21 am PST #5043 of 5049
No, I don't think I will - me, quoting Captain Steve Rogers, to all of 2020

Has anybody else been reading The Immortal Hulk? It's a really fascinating read.


askye - Aug 24, 2021 3:08:35 pm PDT #5044 of 5049
Thrive to spite them

I have been reading a lot of MCU fanfic and was reading some that based Hawkeye off the comicbook and I got interested in that version of Clint Barton and I ended up getting the first trade from the library. Which had a little thing about the Young Avengers, and now I want to read that...

I figure as long as I'm just getting trades from the library I'm ok and I want fall back into the OH MY GOD I HAVE TO BUY EVERYTHING thing that happened the last few times I tried to buy comicbooks.


Steph L. - Aug 24, 2021 3:59:09 pm PDT #5045 of 5049
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

askye, the Matt Fraction run on Hawkeye? SO GOOD. And I love Kate Bishop so much. I can’t wait until the Hawkeye show on Disney+.


askye - Aug 25, 2021 12:20:09 pm PDT #5046 of 5049
Thrive to spite them

Yep it is the Fraction run. I kept seeing that tag and I liked the Clint characterizations better so I finally gave the comics a shot. Also the references to the tracksuit Draculas and I wanted to check that out. The stories I read weren't overusing the word bro, bro...

Kate is awesome. Reading this definitely makes me more excited about the upcoming series.