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Subj: Re: Marvel December 2010 Solicits
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:30:07 am EDT (Viewed 61 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marvel December 2010 Solicits
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 12:46:29 am EDT (Viewed 76 times)
I started collecting in the 1980's, and really noticed what was happening in the 90's, so I know crap comics when I see crap comics.
I enjoyed the 2000's because it felt like Marvel was breaking new ground. New creative teams, characters given shots they hadn't been given previously.
Basically there was a sense of "we're going to produce a product which is, bare bones, something of value."
This year I've noticed a trend of, "this is selling. let's flog it beyond belief."
"Lets produce something more about this character, no matter if the material is crap. It's got (character x) so it'll sell."
Also in the 2000's there was a trend of cutting back the number of comics marvel would produce of a particular issue.
This reduced the cost to them, and stopped the clutter at the comic book store.
It seems each time I go into my local all I see now is clutter.
And the guys working the store admit they only sell 40% of their product.
40%? That's incredibly poor, both from a stores sales point of view, and also from a suppliers point of view.
So, what I want to see from Marvel (very soon) is, less is more, and something of actual value.
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