Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Skrully Downtime 8

(This happens right at the end of Secret Invasion #6)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Power of Three (Dollars)

As always, there are rumors of price increases. So far, the people I know have been cutting back some, but not altogether.

I've heard that several titles will be $3.99 on the next price increase - maybe December. I'm hoping that it's not the titles I read, but Murphy's Law, they will be.

So now I'm questioning - is it time to cut out?
Now we're passing the magic barrier of 3.

Are comics worth $4 an issue to me? No, I was tentative at $3. That's not a dig on the writers or artists - I think the cost for everyone to get that book out there is just higher. I don't see where it costs $1 to get the book on the shelf, and the comic company is profiting $2 a book. It's just a gradual buildup of costs.

So where can costs be cut?
- Can we go with cheaper paper?
- Can lower costs at the printers?
- Can we lower costs in distribution?

How will comics try to cut costs?
- Black & White issues?
- Bundled issues as a series? Double-issue books for $5 ($1 cheaper than the two books separately)
- Delaying the release of TPB's even further?
- Selling issues through Amazon.com the day of release?

I don't have any answers. But the solutions I think of kind of depress me.

I used to have HBO, but costs and delays of good material made me drop it.
I used to subscribe to Wizard, but the lack of material that interested me for the cost.
I used to go to movies weekly, but at $9 for 1950's movie remakes, now I just go with a DVD unlimited package.

My plea to Wal-Mart
Just like you did for $4 subscriptions, step in and starts offering $2 comics.

Otherwise, I don't see this going well for comics OR me.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Skrully Downtime VII

You have to have purchased at least three Yellowjacket Secret Invasion issues to fully appreciate the joke.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Skrully Downtime VI

More Skrulls. More downtime.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Flash for Vice-President

OK, switching gears back to my own artwork, which is nowhere as polished.

I know there have been issues of Superman-what-ifs where he ran for President.
This is my take on "What if they went with The Flash as V.P.?"