Who Will Defend Event Comics? Writer Of Marvel’s Secret Empire, Nick Spencer, Will

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Event comics have taken a little bit of a beating this weekend. For one thing, they were frequently presented in rebuttals as an alternative reason for Marvel’s October sales slump to Marvel SVP Sales and Marketing David Gabriel’s comments about people not wanting any more diversity. There was also Gabriel’s revelation of Marvel’s plans to use events to reinvigorate the sales of events which are themselves supposed to reinvigorate the sales of the rest of the line, which many people mistook for an April Fools prank. But maybe super-mega-crossover events aren’t all bad.

Isn’t there anyone who will champion the cause of event comics?

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/848347589908889600

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Thank you, Nick Spencer. You aren’t the hero comics deserves, but you’re the one we need right now.

Spencer also had something to say about event sales:

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/848437042908241921

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/848437566822993920

And on variants:

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/848438142075944960

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https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/848439259090436096

And on the cleverness of retailers:

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/848439844124581889

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/848440400687779840

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/848441412056096768

Would anyone else like to weigh in?

https://twitter.com/JHickman/status/848421298921459712

And also:

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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