Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: boycott Hudlin's BP
Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 at 01:32:09 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: boycott Hudlin's BP
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 02:37:10 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? \:\)
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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 Hudlin's writing is bad and his comic book run lacks mass appeal.

I know that "bad" is a subjective term and that people like or dislike things according to their own tastes. Just because you think something is bad doesn't mean everyone else has to agree.

As for lacking "mass appeal," its appealed to enough fans to keep the title going.
> The only way his run sales is due to massive promotion and Black Panther guest starring in tons of crossovers.

Massive promotion doesn't guarantee the success of anything. And exactly what massive promotion are you referring to specifically? The only issue that has gotten massive promotion anytime recently was the wedding issue, and even that was over a year ago.

As for the Panther guest-starring in "tons of crossovers", the number of crossovers this title has participated in isn't any different than many other Marvel titles. That doesn't guarantee a title's success either. HEROES FOR HIRE's debut issue was a CIVIL WAR tie-in, as were the following two issues, and has participated in WORLD WAR HULK. Yet its cancelled.

> Without these things his run would have ended long ago.

And you know this how?

William Hung was subjectively a bad singer.. doesn't mean that because some people who are tone deaf enjoy him that he isn't bad

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