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Subj: Re: Good standalone trades?
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 08:38:05 pm EDT (Viewed 93 times)
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Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 06:32:25 pm EDT (Viewed 116 times)

    DC has the advantage that most of their A-Listers have been around longer and have starred in more popular media, but those media work by utilizing the elegant simplicity of the concepts. Batman is marvelously suited for versatility as far as heroes go, everything from the Dark Knight to the current Brave and the Bold cartoon.

I think Marvel has the advantage of having more successful "recent" adaptations of their characters. How many recent successful adaptations at DC can you name? Batman movies and the JLU and TT cartoons? And no, things like the 70s Wonder Woman show no longer matter.

But at Marvel you have Spider-Man, Wolverine, the X-Men, the FF, Blade, the Hulk, and now Iron Man.

I think versatility is a bad thing for these characters. The Batman in the movies is far different from the Batman in the Brave and the Bold. You have to have consistency across the "brand". All the different looks of Wolverine is bad for that character, and it holds him back in terms of potential.

    I don't want to give a concrete answer for how to get new readers to read superhero comics, as it's a very layered problem for Marvel and DC.

I think the solution of how to get kids into comics is fairly easy, but it's just a complex answer. You have to do alot of things right. Entry level price for comics, digests, different layers of maturity for the comics, consistency, etc.

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