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Omar Karindu

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: look, I'm right again
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 03:18:09 pm EDT (Viewed 98 times)
Reply Subj: Because I don't get to say this often enough...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 12:08:40 am EDT (Viewed 139 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.

I know, I'm absolutely right. \:\) I think one problem is that people are really closed minded, a "head in the sand" type of situation.

Speaking of how right I am...

    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.

So now we have an "iTunes" for comics. And look who signed on first? Boom Studios and Top Cow.

In all honesty, this venture will probably fail. Any new business idea takes a lot of start up money, and I doubt they have it. But if so, how long can they hold out without making a profit? I'm guessing not very long. iTunes and Amazon Marketplace are backed by huge companies, and the resources that go along with it.

I think the next ones to jump on will be the licensed comics, like IDW's TRANSFORMERS, GIJOE, CSI, ANGEL, etc. It's going to be the simple matter of whoever owns those licenses asking "how come you aren't pursuing all avenues of revenue?". I doubt Dynamite will join in soon, because even though they also do alot of license comics, there "core concept" is selling art.

From there, it will be Image and other creator owned companies joining up. As a creator barely getting by at Image, you'll seek all possible avenues of revenue.

But Marvel and DC won't join up willingly, and they still make up a large percent of the market. And until that happens, this won't be accepted. I don't see Marvel joining up anytime soon, especially as they keep sinking money into an obvious failure like their current digital comics system.

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