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Omar Karindu

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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mjyoung

Subj: Because I don't get to say this often enough...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 12:08:40 am EDT (Viewed 135 times)
Reply Subj: DOOOOOOOMMMMMM
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 02:02:17 pm EDT (Viewed 143 times)


I think you're absolutely right on this stuff, and it's a trenchant analysis which everyone at these boards with an interest in Marvel comics ought to read.


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    Yeah, we are seeing a rehash of the 90s playing out. Next Wednesday, Marvel has 33 titles coming out? That's too much.



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    But we are seeing the flooding of the market, too many variants, reliance on events for sales, etc.



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    This time, we also have a single company (Marvel) with a huge percentage of the sales, no strong third company to compete, a bad economy, a dwindling consumer base, no new readers, high prices, and a great reduction of LCSs.



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    I'd wager that the traditional system (direct market + floppies) has about 5 semi-good years left. One of the biggest factors is the % of stories closing each year, I think I read 20% of stores close each year. And those stores aren't being replaced by new ones.



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    Of course stories will still be told, but it will be by TPBs, mail distribution (like DCBS), or digital comics. I'd probably put my money on a second tier company like Boom studios to go online (the right way) first, and use something like Amazon Marketplace to sell their comics.







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