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Forum: Other Comics Today, 12:45 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By Trey Strain
Maybe political correctness and a craving to...

Maybe political correctness and a craving to shout "Diversity!" short-circuited his common sense. Anyone should recognize that the most effective way to bolster a market of aging white males is...
Forum: Other Comics Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
DiDio was correct that the comics market is aging...

DiDio was correct that the comics market is aging out and dwindling. What he should have done though was try to recruit more customers from the demographic that has contributed the vast majority of...
Forum: Other Comics Yesterday, 09:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
Dan DiDio is a very smart and knowledgeable man. ...

Dan DiDio is a very smart and knowledgeable man. He just got consumed by the goofy idea that he could sell more comics by flushing protagonists who were straight white males and replacing them with...
Forum: Sector 0 Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By Trey Strain
Which ongoings can DC sell?

Look at the numbers, and go as far back as you want to. They'll keep telling you the same thing, over and over.

Batman
Superman
Detective Comics
Action Comics
Justice League
Titans
Wonder...
Forum: General/About Us Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4,885
Views: 217,533
Posted By Trey Strain
Well, I just don't know what to say about that...

Well, I just don't know what to say about that...
Forum: Other Comics Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
This isn't going to cause a wave of new ongoings...

This isn't going to cause a wave of new ongoings to be launched. And even if it does, it'll just be an experiment that won't last long.

That's because DC has only about a dozen ongoings that will...
Forum: Other Comics Yesterday, 12:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
People at DC objecting to 5G has got to be what...

People at DC objecting to 5G has got to be what forced him out. But maybe he's also taking the fall for the Batman-Catwoman calamity.
Forum: Other Comics 02-22-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
I suspect that DC will now move away from the...

I suspect that DC will now move away from the "build it and they will come" model of getting women and minorities to buy comic books. They might even try to get more white men to buy them, since...
Forum: Other Comics 02-22-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,645
Posted By Trey Strain
We've roasted Geoff over Baz and Cruz. As we...

We've roasted Geoff over Baz and Cruz. As we should have. But DiDio must have been a big advocate for them.

For the Far Sector Lantern and the gay Alan too.
Forum: Other Comics 02-22-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
In theory, the New 52 was a great idea. But it...

In theory, the New 52 was a great idea. But it should have been done very carefully and thoughtfully, with a surgeon's scalpel. Its purpose should have been to get rid of anything that was outdated...
Forum: Other Comics 02-22-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
For a while now I've called for an ongoing that...

For a while now I've called for an ongoing that includes the Charlton characters and maybe any DC street-level characters who can't carry an ongoing. Hell, all those properties are just sitting on a...
Forum: General/About Us 02-22-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By Trey Strain
Disney and PETA have turned Americans into...

Disney and PETA have turned Americans into imbeciles. Who is ignorant enough to walk up to a bear?
...
Forum: Other Comics 02-22-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,645
Posted By Trey Strain
DiDio seems to have been a big advocate of...

DiDio seems to have been a big advocate of creating allegedly "better versions of existing characters."

So I can see why the creators liked him so much. "Hey you over there. Go create me a better...
Forum: Other Comics 02-22-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
5G sounded like it was going to be the final...

5G sounded like it was going to be the final blunder that wrecked DC Comics. You can't get rid of Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent for real because you "just know" you can create characters who will be...
Forum: Other Comics 02-22-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
I think the industry is a natural monopoly. ...

I think the industry is a natural monopoly. Like, for example, the NFL. Disney might not even need to pay any money. They own so many properties, they might be able to swap some of them to TW for...
Forum: Other Comics 02-22-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
I said on another board long ago that the comics...

I said on another board long ago that the comics industry looked like a natural monopoly to me, and that Disney should consider buying DC. Of course the DC fanboys went ape-shit with outrage at that...
Forum: Movies & TV 02-22-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 50,463
Posted By Trey Strain
Oh, and the nonpareil Dimitri Tiomkin wrote the...

Oh, and the nonpareil Dimitri Tiomkin wrote the musical score for The Thing. An assemblage of talent like that had to produce a great movie.
Forum: Other Comics 02-21-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
Apparently he's not being replaced, and Jim Lee...

Apparently he's not being replaced, and Jim Lee is becoming the sole publisher. But I imagine some people under Lee could get promoted.

The fact that DiDio is gone and Lee isn't suggests that they...
Forum: Other Comics 02-21-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
Tomasi is a big fan of Geoff, and I doubt that...

Tomasi is a big fan of Geoff, and I doubt that Bendis is.
Forum: Other Comics 02-21-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
Like I said, don't get your hopes up. They might...

Like I said, don't get your hopes up. They might replace him with Geoff.

Or with some woman who "just knows" she can get as many women as men to buy comics.
Forum: Green Lantern on the Screen 02-21-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Trey Strain
They made a Kyle a god one time, and it didn't...

They made a Kyle a god one time, and it didn't stick. Maybe they're trying it again and hoping for a different outcome.

I think there's a real conflict within DC's management about Wally. Whoever...
Forum: Other Comics 02-21-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 379
Posted By Trey Strain
Daaaaaaaanm! If Geoff replaces him, DC...

Daaaaaaaanm!

If Geoff replaces him, DC Comics are done.
Forum: Sector 0 02-21-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 119,505
Posted By Trey Strain
The numbers are right up there. Read them and...

The numbers are right up there. Read them and weep. Odyssey and Far Sector both sold a dreadful 17K copies last month. You can't spin that as doing anything but making the Green Lantern property...
Forum: Sector 0 02-21-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 119,505
Posted By Trey Strain
The numbers are right up there. Read them and...

The numbers are right up there. Read them and weep. Odyssey and Far Sector both sold a dreadful 17K copies last month. You can't spin that as doing anything but making the Green Lantern property...
Forum: Green Lantern on the Screen 02-21-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Trey Strain
I imagine that fans of Bendis don't like Geoff...

I imagine that fans of Bendis don't like Geoff now, which also doesn't help Geoff.
Forum: Green Lantern on the Screen 02-21-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Trey Strain
When you announce a one-year event with much...

When you announce a one-year event with much ballyhoo but take two years to write it, that tends to happen.
Forum: General/About Us 02-20-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 20,563
Posted By Trey Strain
Florida had been quiet for a while. ...

Florida had been quiet for a while.

https://apnews.com/3a0f5a48801fb6548016542802706fda
Forum: Green Lantern on the Screen 02-20-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Trey Strain
They "promoted" Geoff to write this script...

They "promoted" Geoff to write this script because they wanted rid of him and knew that the movie would never get made. All he's good for now is to write massive events that speculators and his...
Forum: General/About Us 02-20-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,885
Views: 217,533
Posted By Trey Strain
Don't let the cowboy aspect keep you away from...

Don't let the cowboy aspect keep you away from The Wild, Wild, West. The fact that it's set in the Old West has almost nothing to do with it. It's really like a cross between the Batman television...
Forum: Sector 0 02-20-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 119,505
Posted By Trey Strain
Let's assume you're right. Then DC needs to keep...

Let's assume you're right. Then DC needs to keep all those Green Lanterns out of print, where they're screwing up the property. Make them television-only, or whatever.
Forum: Sector 0 02-18-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 119,505
Posted By Trey Strain
And the Bat-fans are really punishing you guys...

And the Bat-fans are really punishing you guys for your scam with Batman's "wedding." The comic has lost 40 percent of its sales!
Forum: Sector 0 02-18-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 119,505
Posted By Trey Strain
If Far Sector were an ongoing, it would already...

If Far Sector were an ongoing, it would already be canceled. And Odyssey is now at the cancellation level.

DC, let this be a lesson to you. More Green Lanterns don't help the property. They hurt...
Forum: Sector 0 02-16-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By Trey Strain
Oh I'm sure we'll see plenty of Jessica Cruz.

Oh I'm sure we'll see plenty of Jessica Cruz.
Forum: Movies & TV 02-16-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 50,463
Posted By Trey Strain
I'm a big fan of the script, which Charles...

I'm a big fan of the script, which Charles Lederer adapted from a short story by John W. Campbell. Ben Hecht worked on it uncredited.

Arness was embarrassed about his makeup and refused to attend...
Forum: Videos 02-14-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By Trey Strain
Fight For Your Right -- The Beastie Boys

It came out in 1987, and is still on point and funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTuSRiFPoc
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