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mjyoung

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The Black Guardian
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Subj: Re: Sure
Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 at 10:17:56 am EDT (Viewed 172 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Sure
Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 at 11:56:25 pm EDT (Viewed 152 times)



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      Why would anyone choose to read AF over the Avengers?



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    I really couldn't care less about niche this or niche that. I read books for the characters in them. I'd read 10 different Avengers books doing basically the same thing, if I liked the characters.


I'm sure we all have personal preferences on what we read and why we do so. But for a book to be commercially successful, it has to appeal to a wide consumer base. The purpose for the book is always going to be more important than the characters or the creative team, but the second two features there will certainly bring recognition to any title.

The character driven titles are really a thing of the past for the most part. People are much more likely to follow something else today, such as creative teams. The era of people buying every Wolverine appearance is over.


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    If there were an Alpha Flight that was serious and had the original members plus maybe two new ones, and no guys dressed like Mounties, I'd read it. Bring the Plodex back as a serious threat. Use lots of magical stuff in the Canadian woods. Ship Logan up there permanently.


With the exception of Wolverine, that series would still fail.


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    Besides, Canada's like the 52nd state... after Puerto Rico. It's not really that international.


There is trouble with Canadaian "imports" coming down to the US, which is why I mentioned the Canadian based television shows. Why would anyone read Alpha Flight over the Avengers? It's the same concept (countries best superheroes), with less popular and less interesting characters.


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