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Subj: Re: Which 5 Marvel characters would you move to the upper echelon of the MU?
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 08:01:12 pm EDT (Viewed 309 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Which 5 Marvel characters would you move to the upper echelon of the MU?
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 07:19:39 pm EDT (Viewed 8 times)
The comics just didn't sell, sadly. I think it is the nature of the industry, that people simply don't feel like taking a chance and spending three or four dollars on comics with concepts or characters they are not familiar with and instead purchase comics with familiar titles, like Avengers or X-Men. Heroes For Hire tanked, Agents of Atlas tanked, the new Defenders series went away.
Honestly, look at Avengers Arena; half, if that many, of those characters were ever associated with Avengers. But they slap the Avengers name on it and it sells.
Marvel isn't the only one to do this; why do you think they have five or six Batman-ish titles or three or four Supermans? The magic team is called Justice League Dark for no reason other than to sell it.
I'm sorry for ranting, but I really, really liked Agents of Atlas and Heroes For Hire and was sad to see them go.