And here's my responseQuote Originally Posted by stephen wacker View Post
Personally, I'd rather work someplace that tries books like that than a company you describe that would run into hiding creatively and only publish "sure bets".
Thank God Marvel doesn't run into hiding creatively and only publish "sure bets". If you guys did that, then most of your books would be Avengers,X-Men,Spidey,and Wolverine titles. Also, Spidey,Wolverine,Iron Man,Thor,Hulk,the Thing,and Captain America would either simultaneously be on multiple teams or appearing regularly in 2 or more books every month. Also, just about every damn MU character would be a member of the Avengers. Oh...wait.
So when will you be giving Marvel your 2 weeks resignation.
Varied content, more diversity, Hell yeah, I'd love to see some. But digital also makes it less expensive, and therefore less of a gamble, to try throwing 'new' ideas at the wall to see what happens...
If you choose not to play the game, fair enough, but the whole point of it is that you get those extra copies either free or almost free, after you make a profit on what you did order and sell. If you're convinced these 70 copies you can not sell are 'worth' cover price and you're not going to do anything with them except let them rot in a box, that'd also be your choice... But that makes you a monkey with his paw stuck in the jar because he will not let go of the banana inside it...
Isn't the major difference between NOW and Nu52 that Marvel are doing a rolling release as opposed to a big bang approach?
So isn't it maybe a tad redundant to say it's failed in the first few steps, when it's supposed to take time to deliver?
The epilogue to AvX is also prologue to how the 616verse is currently set up. It'd be daft to ignore that, or to miss a chance on piquing interest in a series that's still available and/or heading for trades...
I don't know if NOW is good or bad in commercial terms, anymore than I knew about Nu52 at the time. Give it a year and then we can look at the results.