Apologies if there's already a thread or if I posted it in the wrong forum, but I wanted to share a Newsarama article I just came across about the way films and TV shows based on comics influence the comic books sales.
Pretty interesting comments by retailers. Probably nothing new to some of us, but the reasons why the Walking Dead trades sell like crazy among the non-comic fans and the mainstream superhero books do not are well summed up here.
Two excerpts I particularly like:
"Walking Dead and Watchmen and Sin City and 300 are stories," DiBernardo said. "A story will sell its source material. Avengers, X-Men, Green Lantern and Ghost Rider are character-driven properties. A character driven property will not sell the same."
The superheroes have become the generic fast food of the comic industry while titles like Persepolis, Love & Rockets, and Criminal bring the literary gourmets into our shops.