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Dave1979 10-10-2010 22:47

CLiNT - anyone getting it?
 
Has anyone got the first couple of issues of this?

http://clintmag.com/

Is it worth subscribing to?

knowndeserter 10-10-2010 23:57

Bought the first two issues, it's not bad. Second issue was an improvement over the first, especially the text articles. It does need to get over itself and not be ashamed to be a comic (ie the front cover).

I wouldn't subscribe to it as you don't know just what is going to be in the future issues as they will be catching up with their original american editions. It does need more original UK sourced comic material (although saying that Rex Royd is for me the low point of the issue) to become more than a larger format reprint ala Panini MWoM etc.

Still, as a UK comic it is to be encouraged. But don't buy it ahead of 2000AD, Megazine or even Commando. It does fill a gap that may be better filled by Strip Magazine that comes out next year.

Nailz 11-10-2010 21:03

I thought for it's first issue it should have had a reduced price to tempt readers.

knowndeserter 12-10-2010 01:05

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Originally Posted by Nailz (Post 44759569)
I thought for it's first issue it should have had a reduced price to tempt readers.

As far as I am aware I don't think that has ever happened with a UK comic. US ones yes and UK magazines but not a comic.

floopy123 12-10-2010 16:00

The first issue has lots of the f word but bizarrely enoigh the final strip had the f word covered up!

I'll stick with 2000AD. :)

Cjw 12-10-2010 16:04

Rex Royd is awful, the rest is alright though.

Quite enjoying Nemesis actually.

Nailz 29-10-2010 13:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by knowndeserter (Post 44766863)
As far as I am aware I don't think that has ever happened with a UK comic. US ones yes and UK magazines but not a comic.

A pity as I would have grabbed it for about a quid.

VoodooChic 08-11-2010 12:27

am I the only one to see a rude word when I see the title in the shops (i'm thinking this was on purpose)

logansdad 04-02-2013 16:24

Been subscribing since it came out and getting a bit cheesed of with it constantly being late. Still waiting on the last issue which was supposed to come out on Dec 19th, they're saying it should be out for Feb14th! I'm paying for so many issues a year and am starting to feel a bit conned by them.

mred2000 05-02-2013 09:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by VoodooChic (Post 45479454)
am I the only one to see a rude word when I see the title in the shops (i'm thinking this was on purpose)

It's intentional. It's how they used to get swear words into comics back in the old day... CLINT and FLICK... classic...

ironjade 05-02-2013 11:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by mred2000 (Post 64072336)
It's intentional. It's how they used to get swear words into comics back in the old day... CLINT and FLICK... classic...

No, it's just lame.

mred2000 05-02-2013 12:24

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Originally Posted by ironjade (Post 64073988)
No, it's just lame.

Yeah, in my head I said "classic" with a sarcastic tone...

logansdad 14-02-2013 11:31

Well, here we are. 14th of Feb and still no mag. Going to have to go to their FB page and see what the latest excuse is.

logansdad 18-02-2013 19:55

Arrived today. MM blamed the delay on Huricane Sandy....Stay classy Mark.

knowndeserter 15-08-2013 00:18

Seems after issue 2.8 no-one will be getting it http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/comics/n...continued.html

Bit of a shame but when the magazine is largely made up from reprints of already existing material and you still can't maintain a steady release schedule then its going to effect your performance on the High Street. Guess that bit of double sided non branded sticky tape couldn't hold the self appointed Rosette of Sirius to Mr Millars forehead.

Still at least there is Strip Magazine (as long as they sort out distribution gremlins).

frightlever 16-08-2013 13:47

Print is dead, except for collectibles.

grid monitor 16-08-2013 15:55

i got the final issue today ; its lousy

be more pacific 19-08-2013 10:17

I can't comment on the content as the juvenile title always put me off this magazine. It reminds me of sugaRAPE from Charlie Brooker's Nathan Barley.

knowndeserter 21-08-2013 19:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by frightlever (Post 67952312)
Print is dead, except for collectibles.

That maybe the case but is the answer Digital?

Nope. It may be the talk of the Digital Zealot or the spurious editorial of an incompetent Journalist who sees a high percentage rise in uptake as the be-all and end-all of the story and yet fails to notice that the figures relate to a rise from the amount of diddly-squat to that of barely diddly.

For a truer picture of physical to digital sales (at least for magazines) : http://www.theguardian.com/news/data...es?CMP=ema_546.

For the Digital Zealot who does believe the hype : 0101001000100000010101000110000101110000011001010010000001101100011011110110000101100100011010010110111001100111001000000110010101110010011100100110111101110010

:)

Ray_Smith 26-08-2013 14:03

Just found out this has closed down. It joins other unsuccessful British comic titles like

Crisis
Revolver
Toxic! (not the kids comic, the 1990s version)
Warrior
Deadline
There was short lived Cool Beans Digital World web based comic too. Pat Mills and Simon Bisley contributed to it.

I used to be a regular reader of Comics International - sort of the trade paper for comics. It was sad to see that go.

When 2000AD is at or near its best it's exceptional quality (if you're into sci-fi and fantasy). It's hard to recreate the 2000AD 'magic' in other UK comics. Many have tried, all seem to have failed. Small press publication seems the only route to go with new comics.

mred2000 26-08-2013 15:14

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Originally Posted by Ray_Smith (Post 68242689)
Just found out this has closed down. It joins other unsuccessful British comic titles like...

I don't think it should necessarily go in that list of anthology comics, which are in a different, and better, league from Clint, as far as I'm concerned.

From the issues I have, Clint wasn't an anthology comic. It was a magazine about comics that also just so happened to serialise comic stories and I've seen a fair few of those come and go with varying degrees of success over the years.

Also, new comics? Small press is ok if the marketing is spot on but digital would be the way to go. There are a few Brit produced digital anthology comics that are doing alright at the moment, apparently.

grid monitor 26-08-2013 18:04

anyone thinking of buying the final issue should know that it contains one comic book instead of the usual four (and a lot of upcoming comics filler)
while this is understandable being the final issue, they are still charging full price for it


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