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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I suppose this was inevitable...

Apparently the major publishers will be seeking companies who want to get some "product placement" in their comic books! See an article at ICV2 HERE. And here's the intro to the WALL STREET JOURNAL article HERE. (Sorry, but you need a subscription to the WSJ Online to read the whole thing.)

Remember when those nasty Reese's Pieces were being scarfed up in that movie by the equally nasty E.T. The Extraterrestrial?

I wonder how much it would be to put COMIX CONNECTION in the background of a Spider-man comic book?


At 4/26/2006 10:03 AM, Blogger G-evan said...

Hi everyone. I forgot my password, but this is still evan. Now that I've said that, I'm going to shamelessly plug my Godzilla Club. Yes, this is that evan. Even if you've never stopped by before, maybe you would like to join the model contest. I had lots of fun with the model, and there are lots of cool prizes.
And, it would be cool to see Comix Connection in a Spidey book.

At 4/26/2006 5:23 PM, Blogger amoorefan2 said...

so are you opposed to this or do you think it would add to the substance/reality of the story?

At 4/26/2006 6:08 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

I don't even want to know what the heck that thing beside ET is.

Dare I even mention what I'm thinking? Sure! Looks like those Reese's Pieces didn't agree with the ol' ET.


At 4/26/2006 6:54 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I think that it would add some "reality" to the comic and it would be cool to see your favorite comic store in a book. However, Marvel/Dc whatever completely stopped doing ads, that would be great. They could still have product placement, but it wouldn't interrupt the flow of the story.
Does that answer your question, amoorefan2?

At 4/26/2006 7:14 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I find product placement in movies distracting and annoying, and sometimes unintentionally hilarious. Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey used specific companies like PAN-AM to give the future a more realistic feel... unfortunately, all those companies went out of business, so now the future is populated by ghosts... or the future of 1968 or something!

I cringe to think of Spidey saying something like "Just look at the time on my Bulova 22-jewel precision SportWatch™... I've really gotta hustle in my Nike AirSenfts™ if I'm ever gonna meet MJ and get to the AMC theatre to catch the 8:00PM showing of SNAKES ON A PLANE!

That would really annoy me.

At 4/26/2006 7:17 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

stymieresh - Ha-HA! Now that you mention it, it does look like the kind of hairball ET would gack up... ALL REESE'S PIECES! That's what was really killing ET... all that crappy candy!

At 4/27/2006 12:42 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Yeah, those things are naaaasty.

I remember when ET was out, and everybody was eating those Reese's Pieces - they don't taste like peanut butter to me! And I LOVE peanut butter.

What was this post supposed to be about?

At 4/27/2006 9:33 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

What was this post supposed to be about?

ET's Reese's Pieces hairballs appearing in the background of comic books for a fee, I think.

Reese's Pieces taste like window putty. I would imagine.

At 4/27/2006 9:36 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

That picture of ET is actually of the PICTURE DISK LP record! You kids remember "records"? They're from back when we used to wear onions for belt buckles.

And is it me, or can you just hear ET saying "Elll-i-uuuhhht... puuulll EETEE's fing-errrrrr..."

At 4/27/2006 10:37 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

I had a KICKASS picture disk record of Yes back in the day! Not only was it a picture disk, but it was a diecut record. Shaped like an ellipse. Very sweet.

At 4/28/2006 9:00 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

The only thing mor horrifying than an ET hairball is a YES record.

There. We've come full circle.

At 4/29/2006 6:39 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Oh, come on. I was young and foolish.

You didn't bust on the guy who posted about the new Queen concert / lineup!

At 4/29/2006 8:04 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I did ask him why they aren't called "King"...

and I did used to own "Queen", "Queen II", "A Day At the Races", and "A Night At the Opera"... but THAT'S IT.


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