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Haiseikoh 1973



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:24 pm Reply with quote
Guh? I'm still confused.
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Izlude



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:30 pm Reply with quote
So wait...ComicsOne isnt going to be releasing any "new" titles? I wanted my SVC Chaos and KOF 2003 graphic novels Sad
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Craeyst Raygal



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:43 pm Reply with quote
Transition to Dr. Master, stay as ComicsOne, stand on your head and sing "Kid Charlemagne" by Steely Dan backwards for all I care, just friggin' improve the distributorship.

There is NO damnable reason why I shouldn't be able to get Top Speed at my local Waldenbooks.
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s_j



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:10 pm Reply with quote
The 'clarification' raises more questions than the Diamond press release. Is ComicsOne simply not licensing any new properties, or are they not releasing any more books in the series that they currently publish? Why is the printer taking over the responsibilities of a publisher? Is Dr.Master taking over ComicsOne, or have they simply acquired their properties? Why the conflicting reports of ownership in the ANN article, and the Beat blog entry? Who came up with the name 'Dr.Master?'

The mind boggles. Shocked
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Basroil Elite



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:23 pm Reply with quote
...and what about Infinite Ryvius? Sure, it's a terrible manga unless you've seen the original anime, but I still want the second one! It was supposed to be coming out this month!
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sailor_moon



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:32 pm Reply with quote
What about all the series that they abandoned? Are these forever lost? Or is it possible that they might finally finish them?
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:52 pm Reply with quote
Personally, I just hope Dr. Master does a better job of assessing the market, cus Onegai Teacher was the only thing holding that company together. To be fair though, it didn't help that Miramaxe kept pushing back Shaolin Soccer and Hero, since it probably hurt sales for their comics.
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isaacada1



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:42 pm Reply with quote
Just as long as they keep publishing "Iron Wok Jan", I'll be a happy man.
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kusanagi-sama



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:56 pm Reply with quote
So, who is it that I am supposed to buy the Onegai Teacher manga and novel, and the Onegai Twins novel from?

Or should I buy it from a traditional B&M store or from Overstock.com or ComicsOne itself?
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:59 pm Reply with quote
My best understanding of this is:

ComicsOne will continue to exist
They will continue to publish their older titles
They will finish some of their current titles
They will continue to license & release new Kung Fu Comics
They won't license any more manga

DrMaster will finish some of ComicOne's current titles
DrMaster will license new manga

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kusanagi-sama



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:05 pm Reply with quote
What's even more interesting is even though ComicsOne Onegai Teacher Novel and Manga and theTwins Novel is dirt cheap, with shipping it is $26.30 and at Overstock.com, they are about twice as much, but it's only $2.00 more overall.
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sailor_moon



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:31 am Reply with quote
kusanagi-sama wrote:
What's even more interesting is even though ComicsOne Onegai Teacher Novel and Manga and theTwins Novel is dirt cheap, with shipping it is $26.30 and at Overstock.com, they are about twice as much, but it's only $2.00 more overall.


Did you know you could get both of the Onegai Teacher manga and the Onegai Teacher novel from dollarmanga.com for $3 each?
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kusanagi-sama



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:29 pm Reply with quote
I wasn't totally aware of that

With shipping ($9.00), it is $23.96 at dollarmanga.
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