Radio

Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

Daniel Lanois

Daniel Lanois

Iconic Canadian producer and musician Daniel Lanois stops by the House of Strombo for an acoustic performance and intimate interview.

Listen Past Shows

 

 

Alt News
Marvel Tries to Rip Off DC - Literally
August 12, 2011
submit to reddit

Underhanded tactics, willful property damage, attempting to physically destroy enemy assets - it all sounds like the work of a comic book villain. And in a way, that's what it is: Marvel Comics is offering comic book sellers a free copy of a limited edition, variant-cover version of "Fear Itself" #6. The catch? To get the issue, the sellers have to rip the covers from 50 copies of any No. 1 issue of DC Comics' Flashpoint tie-in series and send them to Marvel's offices.

Basically, Marvel is asking comic book sellers to destroy its rival's stock in exchange for a unique edition of one of their books. This is all legal, since the DC comics in question are the property of the store owners. But it's not very nice.

Here's the Marvel variant cover image that is meant to motivate comic book sellers to destroy their stock:

fearitselffeatureimage.jpg

According to some sources, if this tactic succeeds, it will significantly affect the number of DC books on the shelves. Beating your rival is all well and good, but a true hero always fights fair.

Comments

Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.