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Comic Issues #173 – Choose Your Team

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Comic Issues #173 – Choose Your Team

If you were going to be part of any superhero team, in any world, which one would it be? The sky’s the limit, and while we’re dreaming, what would your superpower be?

With Andrew on vacation, Anthony and Elizabeth pick the groups they’d most like to join (and the ones they’d least like to join) and dream about super powers. First, though, they break down the latest cancellations of the New 52, and dream about what DC could do to get things up to All-New Marvel levels of cool.

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Comic Issues #33 – Going Digital with Free-to-Play

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Comic Issues #33 – Going Digital with Free-to-Play

With the New 52, DC rebooted its entire franchise to gain new readers. It seems that its online component, the DC Universe Online is taking note, as yet another MMO goes free-to-play.

What will this mean for the end user? Will our heroes take up the charge and form a league the likes of which has never been seen? Also in this exciting episode, we talk about the latest comic publisher to go digital: Slave Labor Graphics.

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So what do you think about DCUO going free-to-play? Are you going to start playing?

The New 52 in Review (Week 3)

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The New 52 in Review (Week 3)

Times have been tough for comics lately.  Despite owning every summer blockbuster for the last five years, print has been declining steadily with no hope of a boost in sales.  It’s times like these when businesses have to make a change or die, and that’s exactly what DC Comics has done.

After mountains of speculation and controversy the #1’s are finally hitting and immediately flying off the shelves.  Large titles such as Justice League are going into their third printings already after only being for sale for three weeks, while smaller, but very controversial, books like Batgirl already have orders for second printings.

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The Midnight Launch of the DCnU

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The Midnight Launch of the DCnU

The day that comic geeks have been waiting for is finally here, the day it all changes…or does it?

DC Comics begins its risky campaign today to reinvigorate its brand and its audience’s enthusiasm for comics. As we’ve mentioned in articles and podcasts over the last three months, DC is “rebooting” its universe so that it can be more accessible to a new audience, while simultaneously hoping to retain its current readers. With”day-to-date” availability of digital versions of the same comics being released, DC has taken bold steps, perhaps necessary to usher the comic industry into the digital age.

Last night, aided by artist Caleb Cleveland, Comic Issues talked to the readers and the store owner of the San Diego comic shop staple ComicKaze, Robert Scott, seeking their impressions of DC’s biggest gamble.

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Comic Issues #25 Crisis of the New 52

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Comic Issues #25 Crisis of the New 52

This week on Comic Issues, our fabled heroes recap the remainder of their San Diego Comic Con experience. They then discuss a real crisis in the New 52: the lack of female artists and writers working on upcoming titles. Hear the audio from the panel and then let us know what you think!

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If you would like to help end this crisis, get involved!  Here is a link to the online petition.

Also stay tuned to our Facebook page, as we will be giving away a fantastic Doctor Mew poster.

DC Announces 10 Rebooted Titles and Price Points

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DC Announces 10 Rebooted Titles and Price Points

It’s day three of DC’s revolutionary move to take the lead of the digital market, and the hits just keep on coming.  Today ten additional titles where announced along with their creative teams for the release of what will be fifty-two (is this number on purpose?) new rebooted titles coming out in September.  These will follow Geoff Johns’ and Jim Lee’s Justice League #1. DC is doing a lot to generate an enormous amount of buzz and excitement for what is also considered to be a huge gamble on its part.

Starting with Justice League #1, and continuing throughout the month of September, all fifty-two titles will be available in combo packs.  Much like the DVD/download combo pack treatment that the movie industry has initiated, these titles will be available at comic shops in poly bags with a digital download code inside, all for the price of $4.99.  Although the price may sound a little steep, these are all oversized issues that will include a digital copy.  Separate print and digital copies will be available at comic shops and online respectively.  Old fashioned print copies will be $3.99, and their digital versions will be $2.99.  Have no fear though, after September, both print and digital copies will return to their original prices of $2.99 for print and $1.99 for digital.

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DC adds Bat-Books and GL to Rebooted Titles

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DC adds Bat-Books and GL to Rebooted Titles

Since DC’s huge announcement of the rebooting of 52 of its books, eleven books have been released.  However, as we all know, the hunger of comic readers around the world cannot be satisfied with such a small offering!  As of June 6, DC has announced fifteen additional titles that will be released in the month of September along with all the others.  Among these new titles are the much discussed Bat-books and, although it seems that not everyone’s represented as of yet, the talent is looking pretty spectacular.

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