Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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pantherlord

In Reply To
DamonO

Subj: Re: Hudlin's Run is So Bad a Boycott Would Be a Blessing For It
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 at 12:03:09 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: boycott Hudlin's BP
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 at 12:33:55 pm EST

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> Well, if you like Hudlin, you clearly need the help ;\)
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> ...sorry, poor taste. Rimshots call out to me, what can I say? \:\)

Heh, well, what too many of Priest's fans (and I'm one of them) don't seem to own up to is the fact that Priest has never had huge appeal as a writer. How many big-selling titles has he ever written? Can anyone here name even two? Even if you can name one, that's pretty unimpressive for someone who's been in the business a couple of decades.

And I'm sorry, you can't just blame his poor sales record on the comics companies not promoting his titles sufficiently. For whatever reason, it seems his writing style lacks mass appeal. That doesn't mean its bad, only that it doesn't seem to attract a large number of fans.

Let the flames begin!

> > Well, if you like Hudlin, you clearly need the help ;\)
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> > ...sorry, poor taste. Rimshots call out to me, what can I say? \:\)
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> Heh, well, what too many of Priest's fans (and I'm one of them) don't seem to own up to is the fact that Priest has never had huge appeal as a writer. How many big-selling titles has he ever written? Can anyone here name even two? Even if you can name one, that's pretty unimpressive for someone who's been in the business a couple of decades.
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> And I'm sorry, you can't just blame his poor sales record on the comics companies not promoting his titles sufficiently. For whatever reason, it seems his writing style lacks mass appeal. That doesn't mean its bad, only that it doesn't seem to attract a large number of fans.
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> Let the flames begin!

You do know that some of the greatest writers of all time had poor sale too, but a few decades after they died their novels sold like crazy.

If Priest had the massive Marvel Comics marketing and his all comics where collected in trade paperback form they would sell like crazy.

I really do not know what you are referring to. Priest is one of the greatest comic book writers that ever lived.

Great work does not always equate success. Look at Bush everything he has ever done has failed miserably, yet he was successfully elected twice as President of the US.

Further, you fail to understand that Priest was given the job of writing a comic book that everyone thought would automatically fail from the start, but intead Priest kept the comic book going for four years with barely any support from Marvel Comics.

If Priest had been given a big famous superhero like Spider-Man to write that comic book would have soared in sales and his run would be like in the top three runs of Spider-Man.


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