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#4584

I haven’t read it yet, but I’ll be happy to discuss it properly once I have.


#4585

Everyone loves a bit of cock. Plus we have 115k copies, which is a lot for a bloody expensive comic at $8 or whatever it is, and worries it is sold out.

Comics do love to repeat what works.


#4586

I’m not really bothered much either way. It just seems like an odd hill to die on. I don’t think the moment was any less impactful without seeing his cock.

It really was an amazing issue. It’s a shame that Lil’ Bruce is what most people are talking about.

I’ll put up a review when I get a chance.


#4587

Let us know when you manage to get it up, Ronnie

snigger


#4588

#4589

I wish I could like this post more than once.


#4590

I’m worried that my comics guy is going to sell my copy of The Damned on eBay rather than post it to me next month. I don’t think he’d do that, I’ll be rather pissed off if he does.

Can’t wait to get my hands on that Bat-cock.


#4591

Well, as expected both my LCSs were sold out. It looks like scalpers are selling copies for £30-40 on ebay (and fuck that, frankly) so I guess everywhere will have run out now.

I don’t fancy reading a censored version of a ‘mature’ book, so I guess my only option is to hang on and hope for an uncensored reprint or collection at some point further down the line. Disappointing.


#4592

In the censored version he’s wearing this:


#4593

Cheaper to just buy that than the issue itself at today’s prices.


#4594

Sold out? It sounds like word of the book’s excellent writing and superb use of narration has gotten out.


#4595

I wonder what the hard numbers are on this issue?


#4596

That’s a better bet for DC’s press release than “everyone’s buying it because we printed a cock and then decided we shouldn’t have”.


#4597

Just on the train home from Thought Bubble. Esad Ribic had been overtaken as the most miserable creator I’ve met at a con, and the winner is…Lee Bermejo!

He was rude, monotone, unfriendly and basically didn’t want to engage with any fans, well the ones i saw at least.


#4598

I must wonder if the sudden notoriety he experienced in the last week had anything to do with that.


#4599

What are you saying, that he decided to be what he drew?


#4600

Maybe he just got fed up of being asked to sign dick pics.


#4601

My LCS just posted on Facebook that they are long sold out of the issue and would like people to stop calling them.


#4602

Did you ask him to draw a Batwang?


#4603

Now that it’s all over the mainstream news, I imagine there’s the usual mixture of casual interest and opportunistic speculators looking for copies, a bit like the Obama Spider-Man issue that time. I’d be surprised if there are many, if any left at retail now.

It feels like DC are leaving money on the table by not doing a straight uncensored reprint, given the surge of interest. But I guess they’re weighing PR concerns against that.

Either way, I imagine someone there is frustrated that there are lots of buyers trying and failing to find a particular DC book that isn’t on the shelves anywhere.

(I know the received wisdom is sometimes that these things are good PR and hype for a book and there are even theories that this kind of controversy is deliberately manufactured as a marketing tool, but regardless a publisher doesn’t want to be in a situation where they’re unable to meet immediate demand: they could be making even more money out of this, instead of the speculators.)