Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by BeastWars 4ever, Oct 17, 2006.
See them here: http://idwpublishing.com/solicit/jan07.shtml
I remember they were going to release Vol. 3 of Dreamwave's Ongoing. I wish they would....
Bio-Constructs? What be ye?
Probably why there's corpses in the abandoned Decepticon base.
Decepticons making a play for taking over Earth territorities? Cool. Things are moving in the right direction, and with more characters arriving (particularly one or two from the Spotlights) quicker, too.
Could someone fix the link that's throwing the topic out horizontally?
I know, and January would be a good month to release this too, with no other TPBs on the solicit. And it never was released in trade form by DW, so it would sell better than the previous DW reprints.
Apparently it's been scuppered by the rights dispute -- the Amazon listing was made at least six months in advance (as with the other listings, because that's how far ahead Amazon require info) in case things could've been settled.
There's still an Amazon listing for volume three of Stormwatch: Team Achilles, so I doubt the listing will be removed any time soon. (Though DC or Wildstorm did let someone put an editorial review on it that misspelt "indefinitely"...)
3.99 for every single TF comic now? WTF!!! stupid idw...why are their prices so much higher then everyone else?
Their comics sales aren't doing that great right now... and Hasbro charges out the wazoo for licensing fees and royalties.
if that last part is true, then why did dreamwave offer comics for less? and if their sales suck, maybe they should get better writers...though my only dislike is infiltration and hearts of steel so far...the other series have been a lot of fun...luckily my discount is jumping to 35% soon, so thatll make it easier...but its still retarted...
and that, i'm sure, is one of the main reasons why Dreamwave went bankrupt
OT: Yay Desperadoes! I'll definitely pick that up if it comes out. It's always been tough to find issues of that series, but it's also always been worth it.
Not bothering to pay Hasbro's royalties helps.
So does not bothering to pay the people making the comic itself.
IDW's standard price has always been $3.99. Licensed comics like CSI, Star Trek and Angel are $3.99. and so are their non-licensed comics are. IDW= the $3.99 standard. IDW was just hoping on the 100K sales figures that DW had the first time out to justify a reduced price. ('Reduced' by their standard.)
As to the idea that Hasbro simply asks too much for their licenses, simply note that Devil's Due charges $2.99 for their 32-page GI Joe and Dungeons & Dragons comics. Heck, Devil's Due pays for the GI Joe vs TF license too. That's not a freebie that Hasbro handed out like a door prize for licensing GI Joe too.
Destination handles more licensed comics than IDW, and all but Red Sonja sell fewer copies than the Transformers. They do the insane amount of cover variants like IDW does too, and they usually only charge $2.99. They have a few at $3.50, but that's only for stuff they don't think will sell more than 5K copies because they know the market is really limited.
So how those two small publishers get by with those prices and IDW still feels they can gouge their customers out of an extra buck is a total mystery. But they've been doing it for a few years now, so it must work for them.
It wouldn't be so bad if the damn things didn't take three minutes to read. You'd need to take half of Infiltration into the john with you for a decent morning cogitation.
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