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Subj: Re: Marvel Films vs Marvel Comics
Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 at 09:05:29 am EST (Viewed 135 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marvel Films vs Marvel Comics
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 at 05:00:16 pm EST (Viewed 160 times)


      That is true, but not totally linked to Marvel. Folks have soured over time on comics in general for various reasons. Including many at one point using them as a speculative market whose bubble burst.


        Quality is mixed for sure but even good quality books now are lucky to reach a fraction of what they were at a peak. Nature of the beast by default.


          Other factors can decrease them further. I am a little surprised that there are not more folks reading them with success of the films, but it is what it is I guess. I know I have a fair number of friends that are new into comics and tend to shy away from the Marvel and DC stuff and more into Indy things.

    I think price has a lot to do with it. Books are not cheap and are now trending towards $4.99 per issue. With tax your cost is over $20 for only four issues. Comics are nothing more than a luxury in general, not a necessity and for that price, folks can find entertainment at a cheaper cost IMHO.

I think this has a fair bit to do with it. They are not cheap for sure. They are almost in the range where you can buy an actual book for it. I am no speed reader or anything but I can read a fair number of comics in a short span.

That said, I still buy a fair number of comics. Not as many as I have in the past though.

    I haven't looked into it, but are digital comics offered for monthly books? If they were, or are, cost could or should be a fraction of paper option.

I think so. I have purchased a few of various things. They are cheaper but only by like a dollar in many cases. At least for new releases.

Which is surprising.

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