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#563567 - 12/29/09 06:11 PM Sympathy for Didio?
Gerald Offline
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Well, maybe not but for DC comics in general?

With this new graphic novel format reboot of their flagship characters, it seems like they've been trying to reintroduce these characters for the general public in different formats while satisfying their core, bloodthirsty audience with the monthly event books.

All-Star Comics, Wednesday Comics and now Earth Graphic Novels.
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#563575 - 12/29/09 09:26 PM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: Gerald]
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The new graphic novels will be fancy hardcovers that cost twenty bucks each.

I don't think the general public is interested in spending twenty bucks on a Superman or Batman comic book, stand-alone stories or not.

For this to have worked, it should have been a modest format and a cheaper price.

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#563582 - 12/29/09 10:58 PM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: Lawson]
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I'm pretty certain too that neither kids nor non-comic reading adults will be grabbing up these New Earth books.

DC's mega-event, mega-late book output far outweighs their other format attempts, but maybe had the previous tries been more successful they would have focused more on them.

What I'm saying is maybe they were trying to give readers like us what we wanted but the numbers and demand just wasn't there.

All-Star Superman was great, old school fun but averaged 70k whereas Frank Miller's obscenity filled Batman sold about 90k.
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#563600 - 12/30/09 10:42 AM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: Gerald]
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WallE-Boooooooring

UP--have only seen bits and pieces but it looks funny from what Ive seen
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#563609 - 12/30/09 12:07 PM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: Budman]
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Saw "Princess and the Frog" last night. It was good, as was DreamWorks' "Monsters vs. Aliens" earlier this year. Don't know what people see in "Up" though, it seemed to drag all the way through.
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#563611 - 12/30/09 12:24 PM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: Ted Kilvington]
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My wife and I loved "UP," but I could see how that first half hour or so, as subtle and sentimental as it is, might drag for some.

Looking forward to Monsters VS Aliens and Wall-E but I've heard a lot of bad word-of-mouth for Wall-E, so my expectations are pretty low.

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#563612 - 12/30/09 12:30 PM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: Joe Lee]
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What's not to like about "UP"? It has adventure, sentiment, a sense of wonder and an emotional payoff. The animation is standard for Pixar (which means well done) and the voice work has resonance.

Wall-E, on the other hand, was trying to hard to be precious but never convinced me that the little robot's spark of feeling was terribly interesting.

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#563613 - 12/30/09 12:42 PM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: IvanJim]
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This Dan DiDio thread has taken an odd turn.

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#563615 - 12/30/09 12:55 PM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: IvanJim]
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Originally Posted By: IvanJim
What's not to like about "UP"? It has adventure, sentiment, a sense of wonder and an emotional payoff.


AND TALKING DOGS!!!!!!

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#563617 - 12/30/09 01:26 PM Re: Sympathy for Didio? [Re: Joe Lee]
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Yes, and FUNNY talking dogs.

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