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    • CommentAuthorconorfox
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2008 edited
    "ITEM! A press release was sent out to the usual suspects last week promoting the Markosia book "Lazarus: Immortal Coils."

    Jim Valentino of Image wasn't happy and replied to all about the similarities to Image's current "Lazarus" title, bccing in Diamond Comics representatives.

    The creators were bemused, considering they'd danced this dance last year, from the other perspective, when they'd announced their Lazarus book, to find Image about to publish a similarly named title. At the time Jim Valentino suggested the title change... one he seemed to have forgotten by the time their press release came round."

    I can't believe an Image Founder is cock blocking new guys just starting out.

    I went to their myspace page, saw the preview, cool stuff, check it out -

    Wish them luck.

    The FOX.
    • CommentAuthorGreg_T
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2008
    Closed/Sink in 5, 4, 3, .........
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2008
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    So Image wants to protect the market value of stuff they already have, if I'm getting this? Why is this bad on their part? Smells like grudgewank. Unless I'm misunderstanding something here.
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2008
    Considering <a href="">the source</a>, probably.

    - Z
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    I think it's super-neat when someone opens an account for the sole purpose of dropping snark in and slamming the door....

    Oh, I see, plagiarized snark. Double-plus super-neat.
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2008 edited
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    The way I see it, if a company A is making product Y, and another company tries to sell them something similar, lets call it product y, which is obviously a copy of product Y, and company A says "WTF BBQ, no we cannot take this!" it's because they're protecting Product Y's value, and themselves. Don't want to glut the market, and if everything is Y or a variation thereof, people might get confused, and buy less of Y, making its value drop, or they might get ticked off if they end up with y when expecting Y.

    Now, when people B who proposed y to company A see their project rejected, they, of course, feel hurt. But rejections aren't meant (to my understanding) to be personal, and company A has to take care of itself and it's current employees, workers and product lines before taking on more stuff, doing the whole running a business and not 'we take in all your orphans' shindig. B takes this personally, goes WAHHHHHHH, which basically proves company A was right in rejecting y, as B has proved themselves not really up to acting like grownups in a business situation; this is NOT saying B lacks quality in product, just that they lack maturity, and originality, as well as knowledge of how businesses work.

    It doesn't mean A is out to get little people like B. It means that A has an understanding of the business and markets, and wants good employees to produce damn spiffy products. If you're going to send stuff to a company, shouldn't you make sure your stuff doesn't clash with or overlap too much with already created products?

    That about it? (Note: I haven't checked out the sources YET). And I think Lazarus is a cool title. I had a fish named Lazarus once. Alas, he did not rise from the dead, after committing a fishy suicide by jumping out of his tank.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008

    Yeah, well, what's the internet for if not hiding behind anonymity for the purpose of cowardly promoting one's own goals?
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008

    Ripping off the article is what annoyed me, personally; how hard is it to link to a source?

    - Z
  4.  (1834.11)
    how hard is it to link to a source?

    About as hard it is for people to use their turn signals when they drive. They are either lazy or simply don't care.
  5.  (1834.12)
    I'd use my turn signal more, but I keep forgetting the HTML command for it....
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    Ha! Smart ass. :)
  7.  (1834.14)
    @Spiraltwist -what are these turn signals you speak of?
    And better to be a smartass, than a dumbass.
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
    I thought this thread was going to be about a looser of the Create a Super-heroine contest self publishing their idea.

    I am strangely disappointed.
  8.  (1834.16)
    Or maybe Jim Valentino doesn't want you to read Dianetics....