Go figure – I come back to vlogging with a video that’s sure to piss off the fanbois….
By the way here’s the things I name-dropped:
West Virginia Pop Culture Con
The Case of the Wendigo
Keep the conversation civil in the comments below, y’all.
Thanks for watching!
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3 Replies to “The Problem with Mainstream Comics – A Vlog”
This was a really great look from an insider point of view. Is Diamond’s monopoly going to eventually drive the mainstream comic industry out of business, or so you think it’s “too big to fail”?
I think it’s too soon to say. But the mainstream comic industry has been slumping steadily for the last ten to twenty years and the people in the industry think the way to fix it is to try new decorations on the cake. That will help in the short term but not fix the problem, which is how to get cake to more people who want the cake.
I sincerely hope that Alterna and other companies who have begun distributing pick up speed. Business really does improve when there’s competition, because it drives competitors to do better, instead of what Diamond is doing now (aka the bare minimum). I’ll also admit that I’ve begun looking into starting my own distribution group, but more research needs to be done before I can launch anything.