That's my point. If you're arguing a content change will save the day, you can't lump the other stuff in as part of that.
Content affects sales. But there is no magic guaranteed formula for how.
We're ass deep in vampires and zombies because that sh!t sells, but advocating one sweeping change - all ages, old style - is like saying if you put a bunny rabbit in every story then sales will treble.
You expect publishers to make that big a leap of faith?
Because it worked 20 years ago?
So did 8 track and Betamax.
Please note that the phrase 'corporate overlords' is now officially part of the drinking game. 20cl of Babycham must be downed every time it is used henceforth.
Fun thing is that if the Big Two ever do get serious about selling more comics I'll give you dollars to doughnuts the LCS is one of the first things up against the wall.
Because why bet the farm on outlets that can't even shift comics you're effectively giving them for free?
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My name is Steven Tudor, nice to meet you.
At this rate, Wonder Woman (staring John Hurt as Wonder Woman) will get a trailer before Doctor Who (starring John Hurt as The Doctor)!
Oi! Spatola! Stop dicking around on here and do some work!
Interesting(?) item on the news yesterday about a start-up firm in Africa. There's apparently a huge problem with download piracy crippling the local music industry, so they've come up with an idea - scratch cards. Sell them cheap in local shops, newsagents, etc, etc, buy one and get the download code for a song on your phone.
What is happening, which they didn't expect, is that kids are swapping and collecting the cards, even after the code has been redeemed.
So, scratch cards for comic downloads.
Put the cover art for the issue on one side, a download code and some Pokemon style random character trivia on the other, then flog them in all kinds of outlets for $2.50 a pop.
And introduce rare variants/collectables if you want to...
Digital sales, with completist and speculator dressing.
I dont know how much that cost them, but you have to applaud them for trying. something bob seems to not want to do.