Sunday, February 07, 2010

Speaking of plastic ring incentives...

Instead of that goofy We'll take returns on certain DC comics in exchange for some ultra-rare Deadpool variant to reward bad retailing practices and encourage speculation scheme/PR stunt Marvel embarked on in reaction to the success of DC's Blackest Night ring scheme, why didn't Marvel simply produce a plastic four-finger "Cage" ring/set brass knuckles?

I can't speak for the whole direct market or anything, but I know I'd buy four issues of Siege if I had to do so in order to get a plastic version of the above.

7 comments:

Hdefined said...

Ha! Brilliant!

Dan said...

That seems like one of the worst comics ever. Have you actually read that shiznit? The ring IS fresh, though.

markhavenbritt said...

Ha! Me, too!

Esteban138 said...

Ah, Luke Cage... the one Marvel character that's such an offense, racist stereotype, even Mark Millar won't write him.

kris said...

"I know I'd buy four issues of Siege if I had to do so in order to get a plastic version of the above."

...and then you'd just bitch endlessly about the price, Bendis and Marvel in general. Same as almost every other post on here actually.

jason quinones said...

i'd burn down the DC comics building for a real gold one.

larz said...

The reason Marvel did this promotion is the exact reason you blogged about it. They did it to get attention. It had nothing to do with the silly variant and all to do with the publicity that they would get.