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  • #16
    Originally posted by Tommy
    I think the most likely explanation for both of these is that they just don't give a sh*t.

    Tommy.

    thats hilarious, sad but true

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    • #17
      What sucks is that as soon as the comic hits the stand, me and everyone else will be buying a copy.( or 2) So as long as it doesnt hurt sales Dynamite Entertainment will take there own sweet time.

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      • #18
        has anyone tried to contact them via email and show them this forum board?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mandy o'Toole
          What sucks is that as soon as the comic hits the stand, me and everyone else will be buying a copy.( or 2) So as long as it doesnt hurt sales Dynamite Entertainment will take there own sweet time.


          Heh! I know I will. I like the comic and want to see it released. Behaviour like this on the part of Dynamite though, whether as the result of ineptitude or stark raving arrogance, cannot help but hurt sales. This may not be immediately noticeable, as to be honest they have no positive benchmark of timeliness against which to measure it, but as in any other marketplace a significant number of potential customers will take their business elsewhere.

          Kinda like being at a pub where the service is slow - some people will still wait a long time to be served because they're not fussed, others because they're simply used to bad service and don't know any different, and still others who don't care because they're already tanked. If there's already been a good relationship established with customers they might be prepared to cut the staff a little slack - particularly if it's apparent that the staff are simply flat-out and doing their best to get to them as soon as they can. However, a significant number of people will leave because there are plenty of other pubs and bars selling beer and they see no reason why they should have to wait around at this one - and this number increases further if it's becoming clear that the staff are simply behaving like pricks who treat their customers with disdain and can't be counted on to live-up to the nature of their job.


          Originally posted by firefly
          has anyone tried to contact them via email and show them this forum board?
          They would definitely have received emails before now. That dude who kicked this topic off sounded pretty pissed - I'd say there are a few others that would have sent messages to the company in relation to this. In cases of less-than-positive customer relations, most people don't ever bother telling the company - they tell their friends, who are then less likely to spend their money there.

          As for the boards - well, if they're not aware of the existence of their own message boards on their own website, one would have to wonder whether the whole thing has after all been an exercise of A Thousand Monkeys At a Thousand Computers. While that's possible, it's probably more likely that they're fully aware of it but are choosing to ignore it. Posting here might mean being asked questions directly, and when companies are stalling or in trouble, they tend to dodge customers, fob-off queries, ignore deadlines, and try to pass blame to suppliers and distributors (ie: it's everyone's fault but their own).

          Tommy.
          Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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          • #20
            I must admit that it's been kinda fun (in a warped way) reading everyone's response. By the way, I'm the "dude who started this thread." I have emailed "customer service" to make them aware of this posting/thread, but the email link on Dynamite's website goes to Dynamic Forces (?!?). I haven't received a reply & don't expect one. It's nice to see that I'm not alone in being disappointed & frustrated with Dynamite Entertainment. I don't know what the statistics are, but I remember hearing (or reading) somewhere that for every 1 customer that gives feedback, be it positive or negative, there are 50 that share a similar opinion. I just checked Diamond's shipping list (updated 9/12) which includes shipping lists through 9/21 and guess what...? Yep, you guessed it. No Red Sonja listed. It is listed on Dynamite's website as coming out in July. They had 4 shipping dates in July, 5 shipping dates in August, and so far 1 shipping date in September (3 if Diamond's shipping list is accurate) that have come & gone. This makes a total of 10-13 weeks (depending upon how you look at it) behind schedule Dynamite is w/ #2. I don't know what the delay is, what it was/is caused by or have any update to offer. I've tried several times emailing Dynamite to no avail. I do have to agree w/ everyone else that's posted here - I enjoy the series, love the artwork & it seems to be an excellent companion to Dark Horse's Conan series. When #2 finally does come out, I'll buy my 1 or 2 copies just like everyone else here, but I do have to say that they are definately in danger of losing me as a customer, not only on this title, but for anything they might do in the future.
            - Bob

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            • #21
              Originally posted by terryallenuk
              I wonder if producing all the different covers is causing the delay.

              Terry
              I think the covers may be the only things they have finished.

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              • #22
                Hey guys, before I discovered all this set back about the comics, I wrote them a letter, concerning... well i'll let you take a look, and they responded to me!



                what i wrote:
                >Greetings!
                >
                >If I order a particular number in the Red Sonja series, and it is a
                >random fill order, would it be possible that if I buy 4 of the same
                >number, that I would get 4 different covers? Or if I restate the
                >question, what I mean, if there are 4 different cover titles and I wish
                >to purchase 4, would I get 4 different ones or just a random fill of 4?
                >Any help in answering my questions would be greatly appreciated! The
                >artwork and storyline is beautiful! Thank you so much for your time!
                >
                >Sincerely,
                >
                >ryan
                what they wrote back

                Hi Ryan,

                Yes you will receive al four covers.

                Toney Tapia

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                • #23
                  Responding to Delay's

                  Faithful Followers of the Flame Hair!

                  Red Sonja #2 is scheduled to be in comic shops on the 28th of September. #3 should be back on track following that, and moving forward. More information about the delay's to be released in the coming days...

                  Thanks for reading!

                  JRybandt
                  Dynamite Entertainment

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                  • #24
                    Thanks , glad to hear things are moving.

                    Terry

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by JRybandt
                      Faithful Followers of the Flame Hair!

                      Red Sonja #2 is scheduled to be in comic shops on the 28th of September. #3 should be back on track following that, and moving forward. More information about the delay's to be released in the coming days...

                      Thanks for reading!

                      JRybandt
                      Dynamite Entertainment



                      Thank you, JR - that's much better.

                      Tommy.
                      Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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                      • #26
                        cheers!

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                        • #27
                          Great news indeed.


                          I am so glad there is actually someone from Dynamite listening.


                          Thx

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                          • #28
                            FYI if you had bothered reading the press releases, they have already said this same information albeit not an exact release date in september. Aren't you glad you guys whined and moaned about something you have no control over...helps doesn't it?

                            Another press release...ITS JUST A COMIC BOOK!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Terrorizer
                              FYI if you had bothered reading the press releases, they have already said this same information albeit not an exact release date in september. Aren't you glad you guys whined and moaned about something you have no control over...helps doesn't it?

                              Another press release...ITS JUST A COMIC BOOK!



                              Hey Terrorizer - chill out mate. Nobody's said anything out of order here. As for whining and moaning - I know I've given nothing but an objective assessment of the state of affairs as I see it. I'm easygoing enough, as I've pointed out, to wait for the comic until it gets here and I'll be happy when it does. We all will. Of course we've read the press releases, and the reason people have posted here is because they didn't tell us anything. I'll look forward to the press releases which do tell us. If, in the meantime, I choose to speak a few choice words about what I see as a lapse in performance on the part of a retailer, then I'll do so - and this thread, and the response, definitely appears to be a clear-cut case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease.

                              As for what does-or-does-not help - narky little "nyah nyah - told you so" posts put up after the event smack of a yappy little lap-dog eager to appear on side the moment good news breaks out, and don't help in any way, shape, or form. Not the publisher, not us, not yourself. Maybe I read you wrong here, but that's definitely the tone which comes across in your post. So just relax mate.

                              Tommy.
                              Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Terrorizer
                                FYI if you had bothered reading the press releases, they have already said this same information albeit not an exact release date in september. Aren't you glad you guys whined and moaned about something you have no control over...helps doesn't it?

                                Another press release...ITS JUST A COMIC BOOK!
                                Where did the press release appear ?

                                To be honest I _was_thinking of cancelling my subscription after # 6 and waiting for trades for future arcs.

                                Terry

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