Category: 52Qs

52Q | #60: Sight Unseen, Buying Blind?

It’s a ’90s flashback: Marvel is poly bagging all their comics that include a digital code. Plus they shrink wrap every hardcover, with DC joining in for books over $50.

This week’s 52Q (#60): do you buy poly bagged comics or shrink wrapped books? Is it important to you to have a look through a comic before buying? Does that matter anymore with online previews?

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52Q | #59: Superhero and comics fans

Back by popular demand, Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers. Tip of the hat goes to Scott VanderPloeg for this week’s question.

Spotted this quote last week.

There are two types of fans: superhero fans and comics fans. The problem is that most superhero fans mistakenly believe they’re comics fans.

This week’s 52Q: your take on the above.

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52Q | #58: Sex & Violence

Back by popular demand, Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers. Tip of the hat goes to Scott VanderPloeg for this week’s question.

Violence, scantily clad women, sexuality, Batman and Catwoman’s recent escapades, etc. This weeks 52Q: Is adult subject matter in comics hurting or helping its ability to reach new readers?

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52Q | #57: Comic Shop First Look

Back by popular demand, Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers. Tip of the hat goes to Scott VanderPloeg for this week’s question.

What do you look for, specifically or metaphysically, when you walk into a new-to-you comic shop?

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52Q | #56: Creators, Deadlines and Consistency

DC’s new program of keeping books on schedule by getting books done well ahead of publication and shifting creative teams seems to be working. Of course it also means writers and artists are being juggled around to keep things flowing. Marvel’s approach seems to have artists taking turns, giving readers up to six artists in a six issue stretch.

This week’s 52Q: do you stick to a book when it has multiple creators or do you cherry pick issues based on your favourites? Would you rather see a small publishing delay for creator consistency?

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52Q | #55: Play It Again And Again

Back by popular demand, Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers. Tip of the hat goes to Scott VanderPloeg for this week’s question.
Do you buy material you’ve already read or own when it’s released in a new format? Examples would be Absolute editions, printed web comic collections and the like. Why or why not?

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52Q | #54: Christmas Wishes

Back by popular demand, Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers. Tip of the hat goes to Scott VanderPloeg for this week’s question.

What comic or comic related book would you like to see under the Christmas tree? Something outside your normal purchasing habits (interest, character, price) so you’re not buying it for yourself but a great gift to receive.

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