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DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

Old 05-29-19, 04:19 PM
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

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Heroes in Crisis finished today and all I can say is that the whole series was fucking horrible and everyone involved should be ashamed.
The art is nice. Everything else about it was terrible.

I think DC has already decided it's getting retconned and it wouldn't surprise me to see it classified as an Elseworlds in the future.
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Old 05-29-19, 06:46 PM
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The art is nice. Everything else about it was terrible.

I think DC has already decided it's getting retconned and it wouldn't surprise me to see it classified as an Elseworlds in the future.
It will simply be ignored, kinda like Identity Crisis and Zero Hour are today
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

I started loving comics even more when I developed the mindset that everything is an elsewords story.
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

I really don't want to start collecting monthly comics again, but they're finally bringing back the Legion (and the JSA):

https://www.newsarama.com/45584-legi...w-ongoing.html
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

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I really don't want to start collecting monthly comics again, but they're finally bringing back the Legion (and the JSA):

https://www.newsarama.com/45584-legi...w-ongoing.html
I wish it had been someone else than Bendis bringing back the Legion. I'll still check it out of course.

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Old 06-14-19, 06:32 AM
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

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I wish it had been someone else than Bendis bringing back the Legion. I'll still check it out of course.
I enjoyed a lot of Bendis' Marvel work but I read his Man of Steel mini-series and hated it. Here's hoping the Legion turns out better. My biggest concern is that I haven't read the Legion since the 90s and may not recognize it with all that's gone on since.
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Old 06-14-19, 09:13 AM
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

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I wish it had been someone else than Bendis bringing back the Legion. I'll still check it out of course.
It's definitely a monkey paw wish but for now, I'll take it.
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Old 07-03-19, 11:18 PM
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

So, I just purchased the first 2 Justice League of America Omnibus collections, covering the Silver Age.

Can't wait to get the 2 Bronze Age volumes as well.

I'm so disappointed to hear that Bronze Age Volume 3 has been cancelled by DC!

That sucks, sucks, sucks!
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

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So, I just purchased the first 2 Justice League of America Omnibus collections, covering the Silver Age.

Can't wait to get the 2 Bronze Age volumes as well.

I'm so disappointed to hear that Bronze Age Volume 3 has been cancelled by DC!

That sucks, sucks, sucks!
I was surprised that one got canceled. DC overloaded the market with questionable omnibuses and declining value propositions. The problem is that it's the same small base of hardcore buyers getting all of them, of which I am one. But I had to start cutting back when DC started releasing too many in a short timespan.

Supposedly it may get out broken up into smaller trades. The wave of cancellations were largely due to a huge drop in trades sales in the bookstore market during 2018. Apparently sales at Barnes & Noble dropped a ton.

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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

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I was surprised that one got canceled. DC overloaded the market with questionable omnibuses and declining value propositions. The problem is that it's the same small base of hardcore buyers getting all of them, of which I am one. But I had to start cutting back when DC started releasing too many in a short timespan.

Supposedly it may get out broken up into smaller trades. The wave of cancellations were largely due to a huge drop in trades sales in the bookstore market during 2018. Apparently sales at Barnes & Noble dropped a ton.
Sales at Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and LCS have dropped in the TPB business. The big issue is that none of these stores are competing with Amazon when they get released as Amazon list them at 30-40% off from the get go and customers have become savvy of both Marvel and DC dumping these books at Ollies so they have stopped buying them on release date.
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Old 07-05-19, 02:21 PM
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

Yes, dumping all those books at once at Ollies definitely made trade shoppers think twice about buying new trades. I just never expected to see trades hit that pricing en masse.
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
I was surprised that one got canceled. DC overloaded the market with questionable omnibuses and declining value propositions. The problem is that it's the same small base of hardcore buyers getting all of them, of which I am one. But I had to start cutting back when DC started releasing too many in a short timespan.

Supposedly it may get out broken up into smaller trades. The wave of cancellations were largely due to a huge drop in trades sales in the bookstore market during 2018. Apparently sales at Barnes & Noble dropped a ton.
Thanks for responding, PhantomStranger.

I hope DC does release a Justice League of America continuation in some archival manner at some time. I guess that's all we can do - hope.
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Re: DC Comics to relaunch everything with #1s in June 2016

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I was surprised that one got canceled. DC overloaded the market with questionable omnibuses and declining value propositions. The problem is that it's the same small base of hardcore buyers getting all of them, of which I am one. But I had to start cutting back when DC started releasing too many in a short timespan.

Supposedly it may get out broken up into smaller trades. The wave of cancellations were largely due to a huge drop in trades sales in the bookstore market during 2018. Apparently sales at Barnes & Noble dropped a ton.
They just solicited a hardcover collection that picks up where the 5th omnibus would have started. But it was like $50 for 10 issues, so I’ll stick with my singles and/or digital to complete my JLA run I guess. Sigh. These JL omniboo have been great, wish they’d stuck it out.
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