This might be uninterested biggest fuck you to DC in history.
Yes, but I can't quite remember what it was. It might have been Brightest Day.
More recently, Marvel also did a "What The Duck" variant month to parody DC's "WTF Month" of fold-out covers that had happened a good two years prior. They also announced "Secret Wars Too" only a month or two after "Multiversity Too" was announced. Both are significantly less of dick moves, but they're still petty.
It only make me sad looking at the cover.
Oh my god, you fuckers seriously don't understand how that worked. Those copies were UNRETURNABLE, if they didn't sell retailers were forced to destroy them, Marvel was just giving them an incentive for doing so, in a way they helped Blackest Night's sales.
Why do you continue to give this book power? That She-hulk with ugly art got cancelled because no one gave a fuck about it.
But every day there is a Squirrel girl thread.
Just ignore and let it die.
Are comics even returnable anymore? Because judging by the longboxes at my local LCS, they either aren't returnable or nobody bothers to return them.
Also, I found the second time that Marvel tried it. It was for unsold "Flashpoint" tie-in comics, and it was for a variant cover of "Fear Itself" #6 by Ed McGuinness.
Pic related; it's the "Siege" #3 Deadpool variant for which retailers could trade in "Blackest Night" issues. It went on to sell for ~$400; looking on eBay right now shows the cover selling for ~$1000 now. Someone did the math and it would have cost a retailer ~$500 for the variant itself, seeing as you had to trade in 50 copies of "Blackest Night" books.
I dunno what the details were for the "Fear Itself" cover.
You know when an artist stops and looks at their picture and says "yeah, this is a good sketch, time to do the actual lineart"? The artist for Lumberjanes says "yeah, this is finished, I'm done, time to get this published."
No we ragged on that a lot too and a lot of Pullidofags tried to defend it. This is just worse. Thing about bad art over bad writing, people have to actually look at the art before buying it.
nowt wrong with simplistic art
noelle's simplicity is easily a million times more appealing to look at than erica's overexaggerated detail
i cannot fathom why she defines the top lip so much on everyone she draws, without that her style would be fairly passable
Miller, I'm really sorry for guys like this one who actually believe the apologies of big fan of yours make some really bad cover based on your iconic image of Batman and Carry Kelly, better.
Diamond distributed comics, with very few exceptions, are non-returnable.
The only exception that comes to mind is Jupiter's Legacy #1, which Millar said would be returnable, to larger orders from retailers
What books are returnable are up to the whims of the publishers, but there's a few every month.
They're kinda getting into the habit of making #1's returnable to drive sales up.
Another strategy is to make an order returnable if they meet a certain sales threshold.
Power Up's problem isn't the art (which honestly isn't that bad), it's everything else. Henderson's art on the other hand disgusts me on a level a lot of bad art fails to do. It's not exactly a contest though since both comics suck a bag of donkey dicks.
Power Up is just really boring, not garnering any attention except what you force out of yourself. It's not even a speck.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is a cancer on the Marvel Universe and the comic book industry, if not a cancer than a symptom.
>Marvel sets up a trade-in service where 50 unsold Blackest Night or Flashpoint tie-ins net you one variant cover
>nobody bats an eye
>DC sets up a trade-in service where 50 unsold Secret Wars tie-ins or All-New All-Different Marvel titles net you a variant cover
>everybody loses their minds