Retailers Complain About Collapsing Marvel And DC Sales
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>“We’re seeing the worst falloff of Marvel and DC sales in the store’s 38-year history.
>Both companies are losing established readers who no longer feel that the company’s output reflects the sort of comics they enjoy. Stories are lackluster, unfocused, and excessively long as companies think in terms of collected editions, not individual issuees. The tone is mostly dark and uninviting.
So one of my Facebook normie friends sent this to me and provoked a little discussion about it. I'm bringing this here because I haven't be /co/ in years, so I'm not really on the up and up about this stuff. My friend and I assumed that both companies might be waning due to throwing all their attention and care into movies, or that maybe the numbers were due to the widespread acceptance of digital comics. Another reason is that the established audience just doesn't care any more, or at least not as much as they used to. Ten years ago I was buying tons of stuff, but I have other stuff to spend money on now, and comics haven't held my interest in a long time. The last comic movie I saw was Guardians, I think.
What do you think, /co/? Or rather, what do you know?