Recorded on October 17, 2010.
Episode 100: Finger Prints
Music by Legbone, Black Wolf Fight and Damien Jurado
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Time – 65:57 min. / File Size – 30mb
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I think if I were to recommend only one of 28 Weeks Later or 28 Days Later, I’d go with Weeks.
Digital comics are probably the future for a bunch of reasons, but I prefer the physicals. But I’m not into the way monthly books work & cost these days.
I think most comic fans prefer a physical book. I don’t see digital downloads being anything more than a stop-gap to wait for a trade, and not a ton of web comics are anything worth talking about, and the ones that are have transitioned to print. Back when my old partner and I were pioneering webcomics (fuck yeah we did), we certainly thought it was going to be the wave of the future and everyone would love it and us. That was over 11 years ago, and digital comics and webcomics are only slightly bigger than when we started. And much like music and movies, as long as there are pirated torrents, I don’t see Marvel and DC making huge surges in that medium. Especially as overpriced as their digital books seem.
What Marvel/DC clearly should do is make it so for a monthly fee of say $20 you have access to read literally every comic they published more than a year ago on their website. Would I pay it every month? No. But I might go in for a month to read the first 300 Avengers or something….
You know this webcomic? http://mazscara.smackjeeves.com/archive/ One I kinda like, though admittedly I haven’t read the whole thing. The other I like is http://www.nowhereband.org/comics/NW111.html
Webcomics I think have the same problem that indie comics did (& still do). So few produce regular content often enough to keep readers interested. Producing three pages every six months only works in the context of producing a story that goes inside an anthology or something.
I think the only webcomics that do work are basically the internet version of comic strips. Long drawn out epics usually fail. On the other hand, no web comic has ever made me want to go back and read more.
I fucking HATE Hannibal Tabu. Seriously. That guy is a terrible, terrible reviewer. And yet, I read him every week, because I hate myself.
Once I get an iPad, I will probably buy a majority of my comics digitally (assuming they are available). There will still be things that I buy floppies of, though, but there are some comics that I like, but that I don’t want to have to worry about storing after I’ve read them.