Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Finally got our comics.

Finally got last week's comics, after waiting six days. This week's comics will arrive on Friday, if they come on time. My understanding is that the Portland hub of UPS is really backed up.

I'm also going to try to blog here more often, but not try to dress it up with pictures and such. That has really blocked me, for some reason. I blog every single day at my Best Minimum Wage Job a Middle Aged Guy Ever Had blog, but I keep that to basically words.

So if I do the same here, I ought to be able to post more.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Religious Experience

There's a new book out that says that buying a well-known and loved brand, like Coke, or Apple, is akin to a religious experience.

Got me thinking about how Marvel Comics always outsells everything else, no matter the content and the quality. Sometimes Marvel deserves to outsell, other times it seems strange.

Europe has a whole backlog of great comic material, but about the only real intersection between American readers and European readers is Heavy Metal magazine. Just about every other attempt to get us to read those stories has failed.

But here comes Marvel with a new line of comics reprinting Euro comics and what happens?

They sell out.

Because of the Marvel Brand.

Why fight it?