The Big Reveal

In this issue: The Major Spoilers crew talk up stunt casting, big reveals in comics, and rating systems.


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  1. Fantastic issue guys.

    I still feel that the Xorn as Magneto reveal was a editorial ploy, that last part of Morrisons run with the Magneto NYC/Death, and the Future story was much more odd than the oddity that already was G.Mozz’s run.

    Thanks for pointing out the DC splash page mandate, it will hard to ignore that from now on.

  2. Maybe the comic industry could follow the manga model, they are published in monthly/weekly anthologies with multiple manga chapters and have a voting card you can send to the publishing company where you place them from first to last. This way the publishers knows which of their manga is popular and should be collected into volumes and which should be cut. Volumes can’t hurt the sell numbers of the anthology, why? Simple, while you only get to vote on the mags, the volumes sells are also taken into consideration for popularity and since volumes (the comic version of trades) will only exist IF the anthologies (the singles in comics) are popular enough no one can just “wait for the volume”.

  3. The 5 point scaling is actually called a Likert scale within the survey/market research industry.

    In part, forcing a respondent to choose between a 1 and 5 is a psychological test that forces a variety of subjective emotional and personal beliefs into a quantifiable measurement. Within the Likert scale, a 3 is always considered a mid-point (or, as you put it, average).

  4. I am listening to this podcast AS I TYPE (actually it’s on pause) and I came here because I wanted to also point out that a five-point rating system forces a choice. On a zero-to-five scale, the absolute medium would be 2.5 meatloaven. Whereas 5 out of 10 is pretty psychologically the middle. But what people want from a review is “Should I buy this or not?”

    To an overloaded human brain, with kids yelling in both ears, 2.5 sounds pretty much like a 2. Do Not Buy. And 3-point-anything sounds like it was worth writing, worth the paper it’s printed on, and worth reading. Buy.

    In other words, it’s the thumbs-up-thumbs-down system in disguise, with thumbs disguised as meatleafs. So beware, ONE OF THOSE MEATLOPI IS ACTUALLY A THUMB. DO NOT BITE. The more meatloads you give a reviewee, the less likely any given meatloaf is actually a thumb.

    It’s basic probability. I’m frankly surprised you guys didn’t pick up on it in the podcast. I expect a superior effort to make up for it in the next podcast. I mean the one after next, since the next one is in my queue already, and maybe the one after the one after that, because I am aware that you do record these somewhat in advance. I’M ONTO YOU AND YOUR PODCASTING TRICKERY.

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