Augie feels dizzy from spinning on the Marvel/DC hamster wheel and he wants to get off, happy superhero comics be damned. Also: a samurai comic, a Pipeline video, a failed manga company, and a quick Spider-Man movie thought.
About the only Marvel product I read is Criminal. There are a couple of D.C. titles like R.E.B.E.L.S.and The Unwritten that I follow, but I've pulled my dollars out of the Big Two and am reading smaller company titles.
Major events that follow major events that follow major events are no longer major events. They're monthly books... And the financial obligation they expect me to dedicate to twenty and thirty title crossover events is ridiculous. Seriously, how much disposable income do these people think I've got in my budget these days?
December sales figures were no better than the many months preceding them, I don't care what excuses you use to minimize the reality of them, something needs to be done other than raising prices and doing crossover events.
It may look good on paper to be at the top of the sales chart, but you have to wonder, you walked away from the table with X amount of dollars, but how much did you leave sitting there. The big Two are spending Big Money to maintain an image of superiority in the marketplace, but the fall of Marvel has exposed the reality.
We're readers, not addicts. Stop treating us like mindless junkies. Enough of the mindless crossover events. Give us stories we can relate to. Give them to us in affordable packages of three and four issue chunks. make them fun again...
Then maybe I'll buy your product again. In the meantime, make mine Dark Horse.