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Subj: Re: Sure
Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 at 07:57:44 pm CDT (Viewed 126 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Sure
Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 at 12:44:20 pm CDT (Viewed 154 times)

    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.

    My point was that the purpose need not be unique. It need not have a niche. JLA and JSA exist together. People watch the CSIs, NCISs, Criminal Minds, which all do basically the same thing. Nobody's really concerned with "niche."

They each tell different stories. Look at the Law and Order series. And I wouldn't say that any of those shows are critically acclaimed, which is part of the definition of success I assumed we were going for. Besides those television shows are dictated by several things that don't really fit comics. The JLA and the JSA are different titles. The JSA was built recently as a legacy title, while the JLA is billed as DC's big guns.

    Without character-driven titles, there will be no more comics... at all. Characters are what drive all fiction.

I would argue that stories drive all fiction.

    Why have so many people continued to watch Flashpoint?

I wasn't sure that they did. Flashpoint came on at Fridays on CBS, and Friday nights are the time period that either shows go to die or where unpopular shows are put on the schedule. It's also not a regular series for CBS, being an import, and it's not on their regular schedule, nor are future episodes announced at this point.

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