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    Quote Originally Posted by transversal View Post
    I could be missing something, but how many people here live in the UK? The complaint has nothing to do with US publishing as far as I can tell.
    Yes it does. ERB is claiming it owns the trademark to the titles "Warlord of Mars" and "Lord of the Jungle". And Dynamite distributing in the UK may give them legal leverage to call for a cease-and-desist which may affect US publication as well.

    Well, it's too bad, but unfortunately with the the success that Dynamite has had with the franchise and the movie coming out, it was bound to happen. Don't know if ERB can pull it off in court, but if they do I plan to boycott any "officlal" Marvel ERB titles (which won't be too hard, since they kinda suck anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by positronic View Post
    Don't know if ERB can pull it off in court, but if they do I plan to boycott any "officlal" Marvel ERB titles (which won't be too hard, since they kinda suck anyway).
    Yes, they do suck. I had hopes for The Gods of Mars until I saw the online previews, what's up with Marvel and the unbearable crummy artwork?!!
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    being nude is entirely different than being treated like a piece of meat.

    the characters in ERB's series were treated with dignity and respect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by transversal View Post
    I could be missing something, but how many people here live in the UK?
    I do, for a start-and I don't want to lose these books. UK sales, incidentally, make up an estimated 10-15% of all sales for DC and marvel, and I suspect the figures for Dynamite are similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralok View Post
    being nude is entirely different than being treated like a piece of meat.

    the characters in ERB's series were treated with dignity and respect!
    In what way are they not treated with dignity and respect in these titles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kloot View Post
    I think this could potentially be really bad news.

    The art is far superior to the Marvel stuff. Marvel have strong scripts but the art looks like dodgy 1990's fill in artist issues. Not good.

    The liklihood of a partnership between ERB and Dynamite is unlikely. There have been several offical reports and interviews that officially state that Marvel are the comic strip adator of choice. That is unlikely to change, especially as they don't print 'pornographic' material.
    I don't see why partial nudity equates to pornography. That's never made any sense to me.

    The restriction in the UK is inevitable as a settlement. With North American printing remaining unharmed. Being from the UK myself, I find this news disasterous. I want to bring my expenditure down, but not like this. I am very cynical and would hazard a guess that Marvel have brought their attention to several key areas of attack. This is very sad indeed where fans are not given a choice on which material to follow.
    I agree. I'm also in the UK and although I've followed Red Sonja for years I only really got into Dynamite's other material when I dropped all my DC titles following their reboot in September. I've been loving these books since then, and I don't want to lose them.
    Dynamite haven't really helped themselves with the Risque nude covers either. Yes it is nothing that isn't in the books and if we're being honest with ourselves - any real adaptation of the novels should have Dejah Thoris with a lot more on display than Dynamite have ever shown. In principle I think making the divide between the all ages and mature books more obvious may have been a road to go down to further separate them from the Marvel books - but I think this is to late to be making this distinction at this point in the books lives.

    I wait and see what happens - but it won't be good.
    That seems to be the one thing that's pretty much guaranteed. One way or another, the readers will lose out.

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    You Brits will just have to read the electronic version. Some people prefer that anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transversal View Post
    You Brits will just have to read the electronic version. Some people prefer that anyway.
    Or they could get them as back issues overseas. I would not put up with having to get the electronic version, myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transversal View Post
    You Brits will just have to read the electronic version. Some people prefer that anyway.
    I'm a collector as well as a reader. I have no interest in digital comics and would never buy one; you're not actually ending up with a physical product you can own. Why should we be unable to buy the books? It's bad enough that most of us here in the UK can't buy IDW's Doctor Who titles, books actually based on a British TV property, due to licensing restrictions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChastMastr View Post
    Or they could get them as back issues overseas. I would not put up with having to get the electronic version, myself.
    The only problem with that is the huge shipping cost when buying books direct from the US. It costs about four times what it would if buying from a European country.

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