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  • What's with the Red Sonja DELAY?!?

    They were WAY behind schedule for issue #1 & apparently want to keep that trend going. Where the heck is Issue #2? #3? One More Day 1-shot? If you look at their website it says #2 was SUPPOSED to be available in July. July has come & gone. No books. There's only 1 more ship date for August & nothing is listed on Diamond's shipping list. Why am I not surprised? The one shot was supposed to be out in August along w/ #3 (both arrording to Dynamite's own website). Not only are they intentionally trying to bleed us (the collectors) dry by releasing WAY TOO MANY variant covers, but they also slap us in the face with their failure to deliver in a timely manner. However, they have no problem hyping up issue #6 (when will that be out, 2008?) on their website along with another promised one shot. Please - STOP with the variant cover OVERKILL. From what little has come out, I like the series, but HATE the constant, continued & unexplained delays. Lets get with the program, stop screwing the fan-base w/ 10 different variants, and start releasing in a timely manner. If this continues, regardless of how successful Red Sonja is/becomes/remains, you'll only alienate your customers which will then force you to close your doors like so many other publishers in the past that had a hot book but managed to shoot themselves in the foot. Apparently Dynamite doesn't care about its customers/fanbase.

  • #2
    I concur. You write just what I've been thinking.

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    • #3
      O.k. guys I do know EXCATLY how you feel! I used to get upset just like you are, but after awhile you realize theres not a whole lot that can be done about it. I love the RED SONJA character, but im not gonna fall into that trap. Order one copy from your comic book dealer and when you finally get it, read it, enjoy it, then through it in the box with your other 1000 comics and forget about it. Maybe im jaded but after having one favorite comic character after another treated badly...... bad story line, awful art, etc.... You get to the point were your like WHATEVER!!!!!

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      • #4
        I mean really...who isn't trying to bleed you. That is the American Way if it is not done in the open, rest assured it is still done.
        This brings me to another point that I always hear from women. They always say they never pay for sex. I always disagree and proceed to tear them a new one. How can ANYONE say that they have never paid for sex? Whether you are a guy and openly go to a brothel house or sit at a bar for 10 hours chugging drinks waiting for a chance or a woman who goes out and buys tons of beauty products etc.... Trust me...everyone pays for sex one way or another. However love can be free, but you end up paying for it anyways...sheesh!
        Anyways had tyo go off there for a second. Still waiting on Red Sonja #2 and #3 and #4 and #5 and #6.

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        • #5
          Yeh, I wouldn't bother getting too worked-up about it. It's pretty bloody obvious that whoever it is at Dynamite that's responsible for keeping the comic to a reasonable schedule is simply either incompetent or just doesn't give a sh*t. Nothing any of us might say can have any real impact on that. Anal-retentiveness is apparently par for the course in the publishing game, and we don't really solve that problem by gratifying it with excessive attention. Sure, I might be crapped-off that such a nice comic is beset with problems like this, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over the fact that some fool in a back-office of a publishing company is sitting-around with his thumb in his bum and his mind in neutral and is costing his employer sales revenue. That's their bloody problem, not mine.

          As for multiple covers - nobody ever said you had to actually buy them all dude. Some are nice, some not so nice, and others are not worth spending money on. I'll generally snap-up covers by artists like JML and Michael Turner simply because I love their artwork, but at the end of the day I'm buying a comic book to read and look at the wonderful artwork inside the comic itself, not the cover. Mel Rubi's artwork ROCKS, and "Red Sonja" is a really beautiful companion-book to Dark Horse's "Conan", and I'm really looking forward to future issues - which are looking and sounding excellent! I don't think we need bother holding our breath or wailing and gnashing our teeth while waiting for them, though. It's a pity the company can't pull their finger out and stick to a deadline, or at the very least alter their schedule so that potential buyers have a clear idea of when to expect their product, but if market-realities furnish them with a lesson in the costliness of bad customer relations in the meantime then so much the better.

          Tommy.
          Last edited by Tommy; 09-02-2005, 01:40 AM.
          Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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          • #6
            At best it gives me time to save up for the next issue...

            Loved what I've seen so far - beautiful artwork - as mentioned great companion for the new Conan series. I've gotten over the multiple cover thing & am just selecting my favourite cover for each.

            Only dissappointing thing bar everything else mention so far is the story which could best be summed up by... "Everyone knows Red Sonja (duh), everyone wants to kill Red Sonja (why?), Sonja gets away (?more than likely)." Hopefully as more issues arrive the story will fill out.

            Until issue 2, best we all take up a hobby

            Robbie

            Aussie Oi! Aussie Oi! Aussie Aussie Aus... what are we cheering about again Tommy? certainly not our cricketers or Wallabies... maybe Lleyton (until the next round)? Oi Oi Oi!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Robbie
              Aussie Oi! Aussie Oi! Aussie Aussie Aus... what are we cheering about again Tommy? certainly not our cricketers or Wallabies... maybe Lleyton (until the next round)? Oi Oi Oi!



              Ah, just my signature mate! Our sportsmen might be giving the rest of the world some breathing space at the moment, but every day you wake up and realise you're in Australia is a reason to cheer! Heh heh!

              Tommy.
              Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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              • #8
                They're only behind schedule 2-3 full months and counting depending on how you look at it. I also pick my favorite cover when presented with multiple choices. I especially look forward to the John Romita Sr. cover. The Conan series from Dark Horse is apparently under a mandatory contract to produce the comic on a monthly schedule. I believed they've used alternate artist for 3 or 4 of the 19 issues out so far. What boggles my mind about Dynamite's Sonja is that they've announced a second one-shot.
                Last edited by Mustaine; 09-08-2005, 12:55 AM.

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                • #9
                  today i went to the comic bookstore(havent been there in years) and saw Red Sonja #0, and #1, i buy both #0 covers and pick the best #1 cover I liked.....

                  Long story short, I discover the book was published in april!?!? so... i thought maybe i missed 1-6 while in the comic bookstore, i go back and i ask the owner and he says there are no more...

                  so... then i come on this website and, get all my answers from you guys....

                  so.... let me get this straight..... no one has seen, or has obtained an actual #2, 3, 4, 5, or even 6? and we are now in september?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by firefly
                    today i went to the comic bookstore(havent been there in years) and saw Red Sonja #0, and #1, i buy both #0 covers and pick the best #1 cover I liked.....

                    Long story short, I discover the book was published in april!?!? so... i thought maybe i missed 1-6 while in the comic bookstore, i go back and i ask the owner and he says there are no more...

                    so... then i come on this website and, get all my answers from you guys....

                    so.... let me get this straight..... no one has seen, or has obtained an actual #2, 3, 4, 5, or even 6? and we are now in september?



                    Absolutely right mate. Nothing's appeared, yet Dynamite keep posting more and more images of this-or-that cover and synopsis after synopsis about comics which are "gunna" be released (or, if we go by their stated schedule, have been released but which nobody's ever seen), yet nothing ever actually appears. It's a pity really - going by the quality of the first releases it's such a great comic, but the Ivory Tower mentality (to put it politely) of the publisher is providing little incentive for customer goodwill and loyalty. At this stage I wouldn't hold your breath, firefly. It seems to be a case of Publisher's Constipation, but that's easily cured - if they pull their collective head out from up their collective back passage, they should find that things move alot more regularly and we can all finally see the comics that are promised.

                    Tommy.
                    Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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                    • #11
                      The Dynamic Forces site has now changed the release date from July to Coming Soon - I guess that's an improvement

                      Terry

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mustaine
                        They're only behind schedule 2-3 full months and counting depending on how you look at it. I also pick my favorite cover when presented with multiple choices. I especially look forward to the John Romita Sr. cover. The Conan series from Dark Horse is apparently under a mandatory contract to produce the comic on a monthly schedule. I believed they've used alternate artist for 3 or 4 of the 19 issues out so far. What boggles my mind about Dynamite's Sonja is that they've announced a second one-shot.
                        They use alternative artists to enable Cary Nord to keep on the main story . If Dynamite have a problem producing the book perhaps they should consider something similar . I wonder if producing all the different covers is causing the delay . Be nice to just be told the reason.

                        Terry

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by terryallenuk
                          The Dynamic Forces site has now changed the release date from July to Coming Soon - I guess that's an improvement

                          Terry

                          release date for what though friend? #2??? i went back to the comic bookstore yesterday and told the owner everything that i discovered here, and he has never received any new info/shipments about a #2 red sonja comic

                          why dont they look at these message boards?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by terryallenuk
                            The Dynamic Forces site has now changed the release date from July to Coming Soon - I guess that's an improvement...

                            Terry


                            They've probably got just as sick of waiting around as everyone else. Call me cynical, but it's probably more a case of "Meh. It'll get here when it bloody-well gets here...", rather than "Release Imminent!"

                            Dynamite's own website is still stuck in the same old shedule, unfortunately...


                            Originally posted by terryallenuck
                            They use alternative artists to enable Cary Nord to keep on the main story . If Dynamite have a problem producing the book perhaps they should consider something similar . I wonder if producing all the different covers is causing the delay .
                            Yeh, Dark Horse rocks! They're right on the ball with the Conan series!

                            Tommy.
                            Last edited by Tommy; 09-10-2005, 10:18 PM.
                            Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by terryallenuck
                              Be nice to just be told the reason.
                              Originally posted by firefly
                              why dont they look at these message boards?
                              I think the most likely explanation for both of these is that they just don't give a sh*t.

                              Tommy.
                              Last edited by Tommy; 09-10-2005, 10:19 PM.
                              Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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