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April 12 2012

(SPOILER) Bleeding Cool tries to explain how Buffy #9 was leaked. There is a spoilerly image from #9 in the article.

Someone tweeted us yesterday to say that they got a physical copy of the issue via their German comic book store. So I don't think Dark Horse were hacked.
I think if this happens again with Angel & Faith in two weeks than Dark Horse will need to be very concerned.
Sound's more like the Chinese printers sent out the wrong shipment.
It's admirable that Dark Horse already has the next issue completed.

Why yes, I am an optimist, why do you ask?
Reminds me of that time, ages ago, when "Seeing Red" was sent to UPN's affiliates one week early.
I have confirmed from the publisher that the comic has yet to be printed. Ask your tweeter to send a photo of the printed comic..

Rich Johnston


*I've read this in the comments section
Cheers. The plot thickens. I've asked for pics.
Is it possible the German store is printing and selling the PDF?
I told you. I don't live in USA so the only way is downloading the comics. We just have the first ten issues of Season Eight (and NO Angel) published, I asked for the rest and Tim Wiesch, Dark Horse Comics Director of International Licensing, told me that Panini Comics avoided Buffy, A Caša-Vampiros: Oitava Temporada because of low sales. I'm still frustrated and the only way is getting Buffy comics illegally.
Issue #9 was a huge mistake but bloody PLEASE, DO NOT go all FBI on the links still available on internet.

[ edited by SinceWeChangedTheWorld on 2012-04-13 04:19 ]
I told you. I don't live in USA so the only way is downloading the comics. We just have the first ten issues of Season Eight (and NO Angel) published, I asked for the rest and Tim Wiesch, Dark Horse Comics Director of International Licensing, told me that Panini Comics avoided Buffy, A Caša-Vampiros: Oitava Temporada because of low sales. I'm still frustrated and the only way is getting Buffy comics illegally.
Issue #9 was a huge mistake but bloody PLEASE, DO NOT go all FBI on the links still available on internet.

How about buying it digitally and legally instead of downloading it illegally?
As I said to Tim, zianna, some fans are in condition to do what you mentioned, and some are not. Yes, I bought some on internet but I can't do it always, since I don't have patience or money always.

For humans, Angel was ten years older than Buffy when they dated and that's not legal. But they dated even then.
SinceWeChangedTheWorld said:
As I said to Tim, zianna, some fans are in condition to do what you mentioned, and some are not. Yes, I bought some on internet but I can't do it always, since I don't have patience or money always.

For humans, Angel was ten years older than Buffy when they dated and that's not legal. But they dated even then.

So let me get this straight. Just because Buffy was dating Angel when she was 16 and had sex with him when she was 17 we should allow our children to do the same. Just because I don't have the money to buy something is OK if I steal to get it. Just because I don't have the patience to wait for something, it's OK for me to get it illegally. Where do you live again? I don't think I've heard a country where such laws exist.

What do you think that people were doing back in the '80s and '90s and even in the first years of the new century? There were countries where fast internet connections were just a dream and no way to know or see or watch or read what other people elsewhere could. And now that the time has come when the information travels and it's available all over the world in no time, we're complaining for not being able to illegally get something.

If you can't follow the story because you don't have the money, or the patience, sorry but you don't follow it. And you're still very lucky that you can have access to sites and read reviews and summaries and discussions about it and even see some panels. And the patience argument doesn't even work anymore, since with DH digital sales you can actually get and read the issue faster than somebody from USA that will go to a comic book store to buy it. You can get the issue at 08.00 New York time the day the issue is published, do the maths to know what time it's in your country.

I'm not going to play the saint here. Of course I've also downloaded things and I've got things illegally through the internet, like all of us have, there is not a single person using the net that hasn't downloaded or got something illegally. But certainly I have never visited a site, especially one that I know that the creators sometimes read, to start asking them not to go FBI and not to do whatever necessary to get those links deleted and not to take any action against illegal downloading just because I don't have the money to buy it or the patience to wait. It takes a lot of brass to do that.

It's a business, people make their living out of it, do you think they care if you don't have the patience or if you don't have the money? Send them an e-mail and ask them to give you free access, and then it's up to them to decide if they can do you the favor. But asking them not to do anything to stop getting robbed just because you don't have the patience or money especially when you can actually follow the story reading our conversations and reviews and summaries? Sorry but it's been a long time since I've heard such a joke. There is no other way I can see that, you must be joking.

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