WI: No 1990s Comics Crash?

I think that movies not being the main focus of the company's would help immensely considering how comics are mostly just IP farms now a days.
Well, franchises do go beyond their original medium and given the success of the Superman and Batman films, it’s likely films would’ve begun overshadowed the comics in the zeitgeist regardless.

Not sure if the lack of a comic crash would affect that except perhaps giving us more variety.
 
I mean it's one thing if its a few IPs but when it's all of comics ass a whole there isn't as much insensitive to do good comics when the films can prop you up.

Plus with no crash the market will have to put some work to stay competitive.
 
I think some sort of crash was likely if for no other reason than manga becoming more popular and well known.
Not until properly translated and panels rearranged.
Early efforts were terrible.
You had to be a real weeaboo in the early-mid '90s for imported Manga, and when Anime VHS tapes (much with terrible dubs)was priced like porn.
It was known about, and started to be popular, only thanks to Toonami
 
The Lois and Clark TV show is never proposed. So the creative teams on Superman are free to use a Super-wedding for issue #75. As a result we never get The Death of Superman or the non-comics community paying attention to comics because of news stories about it.

No increased sales from Death of Superman makes Batman: Knightfall less successful (if not butterflying it entirely) and DC therefore never starts replacing every hero it can (Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan, Green Arrow ....). This means no Kyle Rayner or Conner Hawke. DC continues to lose ground to Marvel.
 
sounds to me like DC would then try something.
Even if it means that they buy Marvel(along with Film Rights) after they filed for Chapter 11 in December, 1996 before Toy Biz does
That might bring about some attention from the government though. A DC-Marvel buyout would have to argue that Image, Valiant, or Dark Horse are big enough competition as to avoid anti-trust measures.
 
That might bring about some attention from the government though
doubtful, IMO, after the bubble burst and Marvel Stock was just over $2, and no calls to keep Capital City Distribution alive after Diamond Distributing took them over.
As long as they say they will keep printing Marvel, and not shutter them, no one would care, besides the Comic geeks.
 
sounds to me like DC would then try something.
Even if it means that they buy Marvel(along with Film Rights) after they filed for Chapter 11 in December, 1996 before Toy Biz does
Why the obsession of this place of marvel and DC merging? Keep them separate
 
god, the multiple/colletor's edition cover idea just SOUNDS idiotic to me
It is. :rolleyes: The thing is, it was attracting speculators who had no real history of reading (let alone collecting) comics. And the likes of the Death of Superman attracted newsies who were just as clueless. Some newsguy should have asked what "Jeopardy!" did: "What could kill Superman?" The answer should have been "Bad sales." Nothing else would do it. He was about as likely to stay dead as Doc Doom, & anybody who'd read comics for any length of time damn well knew it. Anybody who was a regular reader that bought multiple copies just to have all the variant covers deserved to be conned.
That's how to prevent the crash
Is it? I don't see Marvel or DC killing off any number of characters having any effect at all on the stupidity of the speculators, nor the incompetents running marginal direct stores, let alone the halfwits at the top. You need somebody like Shooter in charge who actually understands the business. (And heaven help me for saying that, because I've despised that man since the death of Jean.) So long as there are greedy pricks running Marvel (I can't speak for DC), & greedy idiots running direct shops, you're going to get a crash.
 
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It is. :rolleyes: The thing is, it was attracting speculators who had no real history of reading (let alone collecting) comics. And the likes of the Death of Superman attracted newsies who were just as clueless. Some newsguy should have asked what "Jeopardy!" did: "What could kill Superman?" The answer should have been "Bad sales." Nothing else would do it. He was about as likely to stay dead as Doc Doom, & anybody who'd read comics for any length of time damn well knew it. Anybody who was a regular reader that bought multiple copies just to have all the variant covers deserved to be conned.
based. fuck speculators and fuck chumps

I've already heard all this about the 90s comic crash multiple times before and it still makes me laugh like beavis and butthead hearing someone say the word "hard"
 
based. fuck speculators and fuck chumps

I've already heard all this about the 90s comic crash multiple times before and it still makes me laugh like beavis and butthead hearing someone say the word "hard"
Yeah, people didn't even know why comics were valuable, to begin with...and that was so minor couldn't be replicated at all anyway
 
They really should have used the increase in market to advance in some other way.
They needed to expand past the self imposed ghetto of the Comic Book Shop filled with Comic Book guys.

Upthread, Mangas and Anime was all over Japan, with OTA and the books in local bookshops and newsstands.
Not the case in the USA, undergoing Iron Age tulip-mania with Prints that were hard pressed to do over 200k sent to those exclusive Comic Shops with multi-covers and all each Month.
Shonen Jump was doing a weekly at the same time with over 5M.
A Week.
In a country with 18 million people
 
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