Doe my introduction to media class I need to write a paper that compares and contrasts two different types of the same medium and being a comic geek I figured my best shot would be to do DC comics and Image comics. I figured that I would be able to talk about how DC seems to be more about attracting readers through gimmick events and character deaths where as image seems to be more about the stories. I think the dynamic of how DC focuses on the greater DC universes continuity to tell stories while Image hardly ever uses the loose connection of books that make up the Image universe might make for a good paper. I also figured my teacher might like the information on the birth of Image from some upset Marvel people.
The key in the paper is that these two companies go after the same audience with many super hero books but also a lot of other kinds of comics like The Walking Dead or Y: The Last Man from DC's Vertigo imprint.
I figure the best way to start my paper is to do a little fact finding by asking comic book fans who have been interested in the industry longer then me (6 or so years) about the different tactics and over all differences between these companies. Any help anyone can give is very much appreciated.