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caligari2222

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zvelf

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Re: Marvel gets political...
Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 at 03:45:41 pm EDT (Viewed 167 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marvel gets political...
Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 at 01:21:45 pm EDT (Viewed 244 times)

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    And....this is why their books are collecting dust on the shelves.


It's funny how people make up stuff to use as evidence against things they don't like. Comic sales increased 8% between 2014 and 2015 (obviously the last full year for which data is available) and Marvel was easily the most dominant company in market share in 2015:

http://www.comichron.com/vitalstatistics/marketsharesyearly.html

In other words, their books are not collecting dust on the shelves.

comic sales as a whole have gone up 8% but that doesnt mean all books go up. I believe that sales for the female thor have been dropping. Whenever they make radical changes to characters or add a lot of PC/SJW elements those titles typically you see a decline in sales. not all marvel books are seeing dust, but they lose readers when they shoehorn in SJW themes or have diversity quotas that they have to meet. Marvel is stuck in between a rock and a hard place: Appease the SJW and give them their characters and lose their core fans, or keep their core fans but piss off the SJWs. In the end they will go where ever the money is and the people that are pushing for more diversity typically are not ones who buy comics, they are trying to push political ideas.

I am all for more diversity and think that comics are for everyone, but do you think that instead of changing white characters to minorities they should just make new ones. That is what makes Spawn, Falcon, and Black Panther so cool is that they are not just wearing another characters costume. If you want to have a book with a political messeage I think that they should release a seperate title for it. just dont shoehorn it in and force it in the stories where people dont really want to see them.


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