Thursday, July 9, 2009
The Nineties Done Right!!!
This is a quote from a Newsarma article:
“This is Marvel doing the nineties right,” explained David Gabriel, Marvel Comics Senior Vice President of Sales & Circulation. “We’re taking two of the most popular cover treatments of all time—foil and holograms—to create an all new kind of cover, as a ‘thank-you’ to fans who’ve been demanding this kind of variant! Retailers and fans don't need to worry. We're only doing this on a limited basis. You won't see one on Ms Marvel #46 or Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #4. We're using them to mark very special occasions...such as the launch of Ultimate Comics line.”
Someone shoot me now. Really. I CAN NOT believe Marvel and their newest bullshit. Yeah, "The nineties done right" that is exactly what we need right now. Thanks Marvel! Just when I didn't think they could possibly annoy me more, we have this. It is official Marvel DOES NOT remember their past at all. Nope, not one little bit. The 90's almost succeeded in killing the comics market, let's not go back there, really, let's not. Ok, if they wanted to do some kind of snazzy new foil cover gimmick, how about using it on the regular version of the cover? You know the one that everyone will actually be able to find at their local shops? THAT might get people excited, this is only going to piss people off because all three of these "foilograms" are variants, 1 in 25 variants to be exact. Yeah, that isn't going to suck or anything for the consumers. Way to drive up the price on the secondary market Marvel, I'm sure that is helpful to your share holders. I'm sure Marvel thinks that retailers will race to order more copies of the book to satisfy demand, but to really make that work, we as retailers would have to charge the same price for the "foilogram" as 25 copies of the book, meaning $100.00 would be the price. No, we don't do that to our customers. This is beyond stupid. Hey if Marvel wants to do a special new type of cover, by all means try it and see if people like it and see if they buy mass quantities of it, but don't make it the godda** variant! The "foilograms" should have been the REGULAR cover. Unbelievable. Wow. So, if you as a customer would like to get your hands on one of these variants how can you do that? Call or stop in your local A/F and order 25 copies of the book you want the "foilogram" for and then after paying for those 25 copies, you will get the variant. How cool is that? Yeah, not very cool at all, I know.
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This is what I think of when I think of the all new exciting Marvel "Foilogram". Boy I sure hope Marvel gets a patent on that name and technology. That would be tres exciting indeed!
THANKS MARVEL, you guys are awesome!!!