I can only hope that someone at Marvel, and someone at DC
, will wake up and realize they are not doing themselves any favors with these frequent lengthy delays and wildly inconsistent publication schedules. Yes, hard core fans will put up with a LOT of "abuse" and still keep buying, but I have got to believe that this sort of thing results in the loss of many less than hard-core fans, and that even hard-core fans will, over time, begin to lose interest. It can't be news to anyone that there is a LOT of competition for the entertainment dollar out there, and when you just make it too hard for the fan to follow a title, to stay engaged with a title, to ENJOY a title, you run the risk of having them move on.
Classic "old fogey", geezer type comment here... but why is it that modern artists and writers find it so @!#[email protected]
#$ hard to stay on anything approaching a schedule? Look at the runs "old school" artists had on many titles, way back when. Month after month, year after year... these modern guys can't even churn out a couple of issues in a minseries in anything resembling a reasonable period of time. What am I missing here? I have got to believe that at least part of it is a result of either a real lack of discipline, and/or an underlying contempt for the fan base ("Ah, they'll buy it whether I get it out next month or six months from now... @#[email protected]
Am I wrong? *S*