Good review. Murky Depths is an interesting magazine from the issues I've seen, but just too expensive; it's competing with magazines dedicated to either comics or fiction that are almost half the price. For the price of Murky Depths, I get Black Static and Clint.
I was disappointed when I read this comment last year. Everyone has an opinion but when it comes from a fellow publisher you wonder what their agenda is. Although it was interesting to have comparisons made with the two mentioned publications these comparisons were totally flawed. I'd loved to have been able to sell Murky Depths
cheaper but our production values were high and print runs small in contrast to that of Black Static
. It was foolish to claim Murky Depths
was competing against those publications. Murky Depths
was perfect bound not saddle stitched - always looking good on bookshelves (while they survive) - it was American comic book size rather than A4 and, most importantly, it mixed prose and comics. It would have made more academic sense to compare Murky Depths
with other publications that mixed prose and comics.