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Subj: Re: Before ANYONE Tries To Straighten Out ANY Continuity...
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    Well DC has done several comic book events.

Never said that they didn't. But what I'm saying is that each time, sales did not go up because of a new film. But because of a storyarc done that wasn't a "back-to-basics" approach.

    Including reprinting classic comics, film comic book adaptations and having special comics focusing on the characters of a particular film.

Which DC did. They reprinted or have kept older material in stock.

    Trying something new or in this case classic to capitalize on The Dark Knight's success that would get new readers as well as please old fans I doubt would have any negative effects but would only have positive effects.

    Sales on Batman: The Killing Joke were massive thanks to The Dark Knight.

    Sales on the main comics didn't generally directly go up with the films because like you said the publisher at the time did little to nothing to tie the comics to the films. The publishers have also had a hard time selling the old outdated single issue paper format comic to new readers.

People still buy single issue magazines and newspapers. So that's not the issue.

"The Killing Joke" was an old book. That wasn't the issue. The issue was that monthlies have only gone up once and that's because of the hype of the film. After that, it never went up like that again. It was the same with Superman. Sales went up because of the hype of the first film. And comic book sales were still good back in 79. Hype was the issue with those films. Not story content printed at the time.

The single comic book issue and the newspaper are dying.

I think you misunderstood what I was saying.

I was saying DC could have used the hype of The Dark Knight film to tie directly into their main comics with a big event focusing on the classic style of old comics like Batman: The Killing Joke to get fans of the film to buy their comics.

I didn't say just because a DC superhero comic book film sells means without DC lifting a finger the main comics will automatically sell to fans of the film.

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