Originally posted by QCCBob:
Originally posted by Matt Hawes:
I don't feel they want me as a retailer OR a fan. I don't think they care about anyone. It's all about the money and getting attention to make that money, period.

Merry Christmas, Marvel.

AMEN!! BTW, are you experiencing the same severe drop off on your X-books like we are in Cincinnati? What these idiots don't realize is while they create hype, people read the books, see the recycled plots, see the inconsistant art and shipping dates missed, and QUIT believing the hype and buying the books. I just dropped Uncanny by 35 copies, never thought anyone could do a book THAT bad and run off the X-Zombies!!!! At least Morrison can do an original plot like teasing with Jean and a Phoenix-effect, never seen that in a X-title before. LOL I only had to drop New X-men by 10 copies.


I am having some readers drop the X-Men titles. Not a huge number, yet. But no one new is picking them up, either.

I agree with you about Marvel's so-called originality. After clearing away the old for the "new" on the X-Men titles, what do we get: In "Uncanny" a group of ugly mutants living undeground in tunnels and someone's trying to exterminate them. Nope, never seen that before! :P

"ORIGIN" is running late (It is a good story, though).

Marvel's PR tactic is the "Made You Look" variety. It's all about taunts, smoke and mirrors and being in your face. It gets attention, but it doesn't endear or earn loyalty.

Matthew Hawes
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