Ok, time to turn the critical eye of judgment upon this week's Lying in the Gutters article. Nothing personal, this is just business.
First of all, if the red/green/yellow lights are no longer a feature then we need to go ahead and not mention them as a way to determine validity of the "items."
Insight into the behind-the-scenes from the Iron Man scene, that's a good thing. I'd already heard because I use this board (although not the stuff from Millar), but that is the kind of thing that I expect from Lying in the Gutters. Finding interesting news that is not readily available to guy-off-the-street and presenting it.
Also, the Adi Granov piece is beautiful and I have not seen that anywhere else. Good work, this is an example of something I come to Lying in the Gutters to see.
Lying in the Gutters isn't really known for dvd news, but this is an impressive list that I have not seen anywhere else. Lying in the Gutters is the first to tell me that I can own Spider-man and His Amazing Friends on dvd. Great!
Next up is something for Batman Dark Knight it seems. Well now this is where I run into problems. This thing has no spoiler tags, is in no way hidden, there is no preparation for what I'm about to see. Just "ITEM:" "Care to see the other side?" Now that wasn't really a question was it? Was I really given the option to see or not see that image at that stage? This does not make me happy, Rich. The column doesn't have to do things like this in this particular way, but apparently now it does. Now I know and the rest is on me.
The Dave Sim letter is interesting and also back in line with something I would expect from the Lying in the Gutters of old.
No more "tween" titles from DC? This is something that I need to know about (and complain to DC about) as a retailer and it was Lying in the Gutters that brought it to my attention first. This is the type of thing I come to the column to catch wind of.
And I always knew something was up with that Bonkers ad, but never for the life of me knew what. Now I do.
So in conclusion, there were good "items" this week although the column simply isn't what I feel that it once was. Unless I'm remembering it differently with Transmetropolitan colored glasses. I feel like there was no warning for the Dark Knight Image whereas other news items did have at least a window to click to enlarge if I wanted to know more. And there was still just a little too much "Lying in the Gutters told you this 6 months ago" for me. Sure, you have to self promote, but there's a way to do that kind of thing and a way where it has a negative effect.
Again, nothing personal, just my take on today's column which I hope I presented well and offered options on how things could have been presented differently. Please don't blacklist me, Rich! I mean, who wants someone to tell them that everything is great all the time is how I see it.