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#460138 - 03/21/01 07:06 PM Re: Top comics drop below 100,000
horst Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
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I used to live across the street from Farmer's Market on Villa.

That place is good if you want Mexican soft-porn comics featuring Michael Jackson and Brobdignagian nuns.

[This message has been edited by horst (edited 03-21-2001).]

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#460139 - 03/21/01 07:46 PM Re: Top comics drop below 100,000
NatGertler Offline
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That place is good if you want Mexican soft-porn comics featuring Michael Jackson and Brobdignagian nuns.
Those things are still in the mix there, along with various adventure titles and the occasional Spanish-language Disney comic (although those seem to be older books; not sure how they show up there.)

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#460140 - 03/23/01 07:31 AM Re: Top comics drop below 100,000
Rick Veitch Administrator Offline
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Update: I just checked the rest of the board that Sam spammed this morning. He is history.

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#460141 - 03/23/01 07:35 AM Re: Top comics drop below 100,000
brent Offline
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Bad move, Rick. It wasn't Sam Catalino. It was Comics are Go intentionally trying to get Sam kicked off the board. I made the same mistake until I got to one of the threads where Comics are go says he appropriated the name, and as you can see the messages were all by "Sam Catalano", and not "Sam Catalino."

I see a major apology in your future.

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#460142 - 03/23/01 07:55 AM Re: Top comics drop below 100,000
Rick Veitch Administrator Offline
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Thanks for the tip! I've gone in and deactivated the knock off Sam and reactivated Sam's account. We'll mass purge all the phony Sam posts this morning.

Sam, sorry for the mix up!

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#460143 - 03/23/01 04:10 PM Re: Top comics drop below 100,000
Walt Stone Offline
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A few days back, Steve Hogan said:
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I spent several months in charge of the Romance section of a large NYC bookstore (Sections were rotated on a regular basis.) and used to talk to a lot of the women who shopped in it. (They were a very voracious audience.)

Judging from what I observed, Harlequin graphic novels in the current market would sell worse than new Coke.

There's a kind of lower/middlebrow sensibility amongst a lot of the Romance audience.


Um, I don't know about that. I've defended it before, but there are some that do quite well. Besides, what you see is on the shelves because that is what gets bought.

Here. Take this excerpt for example.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0505524384/excerpt/

It may not be your cup of tea, but you have to admit it IS almost closer to a comic book idea than most "romances" you might see on the shelf. This particular author also writes traditional romances because, hey-they DO pay the bills. I know this author because she was part of the website I once did.

The publisher tries a variety of the lesser selling romance subgenres, such as gothic horror romances and paranormal romances. The following is small for these paranormals and the like, but the fans are usually devoted.

Walt Stone

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#460144 - 03/23/01 05:34 PM Re: Top comics drop below 100,000
Samuel Catalino Offline
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Rick,

No problem. Heck, for once I am trying to calm things down and this happens!

Brent,

Thanks for the honest defense. I do appreciate that.

To the rest of the posters on this thread,

I apologize for deviating from your topic; I am only answering the comments dealing with me.

It is a shame that the top comics circulation is below 100,000. What can be done about it?

Samuel Catalino
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#460145 - 04/10/01 12:17 PM Re: Top comics drop below 100,000
NatGertler Offline
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Following up on the discussion of Green Arrow #1 sales from earlier in this thread: News Askew is quoting Smith as saying that the issue is getting a third printing, and that issue 2 will likely also see press again. (Nice of a publisher to try to make sure retailers have comics they can sell, innit?)

And as for folks who expressed concern (or derision) about the monthly scheduling of the book: Smith says he's working on issue 8 now.

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