I figured we should have this to point out any inaccuracies or blatant misinformation on comics I’m going to start with an article just put out this morning. It’s not the first I’ve seen of people trying to pump up a certain book while either not knowing wtf they’re talking about or lying to manipulate the market.
My problem is with Daredevil #10. While it does contain Maya Lopez’s Echo on the cover in costume as a first. People like the writer of the article I’m referring to seem to think she’s only shown in cameo in #9 but she appears on 8 separate pages along with an origin story. That’s not a cameo it’s a first full + origin. He even goes onto finish by saying people have decided on the wrong book because they don’t know what happens inside. Pot, Kettle, Black.
I left comments on the article but I doubt their approved as I’m critical of the writer.
Just as a follow up relative to the original book this thread was started about (Daredevil #10), misinformation, and how it can snowball.
So, this fellow writes an article about #10, folks get FOMO and decide they need to get it, sales increase as well as price and word of mouth, because the sales increase it hits lists relative to increased sales, then because of the increased sales and focus and appearance on hit lists, it then hits a certain apps “hot books” which creates even more artificial FOMO sales and demands.
So my advice would be to stay far away from anything to do with Krap Kollector and Nick the creator or at least don’t criticize it because he may just release your information publicly if his man baby feelings get hurt.
I use the free features at most spec sites. Including key collector which I think is a great tool. You just have to confirm the info yourself before going all in on something. I wasn’t aware of misinformation being posted and not corrected.
I wrote to the people at go collect and they said it was being looked into and corrected by an editor. As of right now nothings been done as far as correcting the story or posting a retraction with the correct info.
I use Key Collector as it is handy for looking at past releases and seeing what is worthwhile–especially when digging in the back-issue bins. It has had some missteps for sure, but I find it useful. In the interest of disclosure, I’ve used it since its launch and am Facebook friends with Nick as he appreciated me blogging kind words about it when it was fresh on the scene. I am discouraged to hear he ever acted unprofessionally, however. Sorry that happened to you, @AngryMrBungle!
I don’t have a problem with people using it really. It’s just my personal experience. I used to use it at half price books all the time. I use cover price a lot nowadays but also use GPA, Go Collect and comic book realm as well.
I believe key collector was brought up for a Naomi related Action Comics issue. I’m not sure of the exact specifics but they made a mistake and never bothered to correct it.
The article I initially brought up was from go collect. It goes to show you that inaccurate article caused the uptick as evidenced by it being a trending book on key collector afterwards. This threads for any kind of false information being put out there by others in the comic game.
While we’re on the confirmed misinformation, let me add this one as well:
Matthew Page of CBNS Facebook group (I think that’s it… Comic Book News and Speculation) was pumping that Venom #19 was the first issue that Dylan displayed powers, yet, he showed powers in Venom #17. This was when Matthew Page was pumping the 2nd printing cover of Dylan with his cloudy eyes when his power comes into play…
This was quite a while ago but still worthy reminder to “check yo facts” before being blindly led into the FOMO speculation game some of these groups tend to use to sell their shit…
Speaking of Key Collector, Comic Tom mentioned they “Broke News” that Department of Truth has been optioned and it came from Insider Sources. Not saying that it has not been optioned but nothing has been announced yet. Needless to say the book is selling well. Wait for confirmation on these things.
My point of contention is not that Key Collector said it has happened. My point is Comic Tom is saying it happened. He would have had to separately confirmed it. Not saying they didn’t get some insider info, just saying it has not been confirmed so do not present it as fact as Tom did