Comic Culture Radio Podcast | December 8th

Comic Culture: December 8th

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk about Christmas gifts for comic book fans, the Walking Dead, the Green Lantern movie, The Batman XXX video, November’s top selling comic books and graphic novels and a whole lot more. Now just kick back, relax and enjoy the show.

Comic Culture is produced by Anthony Falcone and is engineered by James McIntosh.

Enjoy Comic Culture December 8th 2010 Edition:

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Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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Kevin Boyd
13 years ago

Great show guys! Do you know how Diamond and the publishers could help stores? Create an iTunes-like scenario where digital download cards could be purchased from retailers at the store register. Marvel, DC, other publishers could offer cards in various money denominations, and the retailers could make money selling them. Someone needs to create a “and the rest” download hub with contributions from various smaller publishers (as you suggested Chris).

Kevin Boyd
13 years ago

I would ask myself – why do Best Buy, HMV and Futureshop do it when they have stacks of DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, etc. out to sell? Because it brings people into the store, and certain people want to spend money on it (and because they make money selling them). Strangely enough I don’t think they see it as competition because there are many people that just want the books. If you had a chance to download a comic for $3 or buy the issue and read it for a $3, would you choose to buy the comic or download it? If it costs you $20 to download the issues in the Blackest Night HC, and $20 to buy the Blackest Night hardcover, which would you choose? Now if I could not get the issues I wanted, why not just download them if I really wanted to read them.

And with declining sales on new comics, I think the companies may have to consider going digital as the initial delivery system to subsidize the eventual print edition of the hardcover or trade paperback collection.