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Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby ****** » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:17 pm

Jude Terror wrote:
Moneybags Newman does have a point. A lot of specials and one-shots that might make a good review group pick may be priced at $4.99. If we're ok with missing out on those...


Moneybags? Try Offtheshelfbags. :lol:

I'm obviously in favor of missing out on those, but who knows what the future may hold.

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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:53 pm

Radical puts out some great 56-page books that are priced at $4.99. In such cases, the extra dollar would be worth it. But $4.99 for almost any other comic is had to justify.

My recommendation is not to implement a firm rule. A wonderful $4.99 may come out a given week and many in the RG may clamor to review it. I say this needs to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:54 pm

Also, I probably won't review this week's selection. Out-of-town visitors are coming and stealing all my free time.

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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby ****** » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:06 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Radical puts out some great 56-page books that are priced at $4.99. In such cases, the extra dollar would be worth it. But $4.99 for almost any other comic is had to justify.

My recommendation is not to implement a firm rule. A wonderful $4.99 may come out a given week and many in the RG may clamor to review it. I say this needs to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.


Between people not being able to get it at their shops and people skipping it due to cost, a $5 Radical book would get 5, maybe 6 reviews tops and I say this as a guy who borderline hates the big 2.

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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby Starlord » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:21 pm

Punchy wrote:Also, Fables is the worst shit ever.



How can it be the worst shit ever? Bendis is no where near the book. :smt017
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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:36 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Radical puts out some great 56-page books that are priced at $4.99. In such cases, the extra dollar would be worth it. But $4.99 for almost any other comic is had to justify.

My recommendation is not to implement a firm rule. A wonderful $4.99 may come out a given week and many in the RG may clamor to review it. I say this needs to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.


I think it's a good rule of thumb to follow, though.

For books more than $3.99, I think there should be general approval of the reviewees. If we want to maintain our membership base and (possibly) expand, we should be a little more cost-aware. If the spreadsheet of Doom says that more expensive books deters reviews, then we should take a look at how to correct the trend.
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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby Punchy » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:18 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Radical puts out some great 56-page books that are priced at $4.99. In such cases, the extra dollar would be worth it. But $4.99 for almost any other comic is had to justify.

My recommendation is not to implement a firm rule. A wonderful $4.99 may come out a given week and many in the RG may clamor to review it. I say this needs to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.


The Review Group would never clamour for a $4.99, this group gets pissy at £1.99 books.

Besides, it's not about what the group wants, it's about what that week's picker wants.

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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby ****** » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:23 pm

Punchy wrote: this group gets pissy at £1.99 books.


Speak American, please.

Also, apologies to the lurkers and Kerny for the lack of actual American Vampire talk. :oops:

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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:25 pm

American Vampire #8

:smt102

This seems like an interesting story, and the the art was great. I couldn't make heads or tails of what was going on and who everyone was, though. I still plan to read it in trades later and I'm sure I'll look back on this someday and it'll all make sense.

I don't even know how to score it, looked great, lots of interesting characters...

8 maybe?
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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:18 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Also, I probably won't review this week's selection. Out-of-town visitors are coming and stealing all my free time.

I just raced to the store to buy AV. So maybe, after my visitors leave on Monday, I might be able to do a review.

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Postby ****** » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:24 pm

Eli Katz wrote:I just raced to the store to buy AV. So maybe, after my visitors leave on Monday, I might be able to do a review.


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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby GLX » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:08 pm

Fables #100 could be an optional read, when it comes out. At the very least, there could be a spin-off thread.
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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:49 pm

Punchy wrote:Also, Fables is the worst shit ever.


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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby ****** » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:28 pm

Anyone who's looked at a projected shipping list for next week probably already knows we will be reading...

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Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil
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Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Richard Corben

Eisner Award-winning horror masters Mike Mignola and Richard Corben present this bloodcurdling double--feature comic with Hellboy entering two very different, but very deadly, houses--a carnivorous home and a pagan temple, both hungry for human sacrifices. $3.50

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Re: Review Group Week 248 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:29 pm

Richard Corben=win.
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