The Comic Bloc Forums

Go Back   The Comic Bloc Forums > General Talk > Comic Announcements, Discussions, News and Rumors

Comic Announcements, Discussions, News and Rumors Thoughts, reviews, interview links and rumors

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old April 27th, 2012   Steve Chung is offline   #17
Steve Chung's Avatar
Steve Chung
Advanced Geoffan

 
joined: Feb 2005
Location: San Bruno, California
Posts: 3,081

Default

My mother got me reading at an early age in 1974 through Dr. Seuss, DC, Marvel, and Mad Magazine, 100 Page Spectaculars, and Treasury Editions. I've cut back a bit, mostly back issues, and I hope to be able to continue reading comics till the end of my days.
 
"Free Steve Chung!"
Reply With Quote
Old April 27th, 2012   Mr. Wrong is offline   #18
Mr. Wrong's Avatar
Mr. Wrong
Supreme Geoffan

 
joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,523

Default

I never completely quit buying comics, but in '93 my parents retired and moved away, and I stayed behind and worked the kind of crappy jobs that a young person with no college degree (I didn't go to college until I was in my 30's) works. So, for a year or so, I had almost no extra money to spend on comics. The only things I kept up with were whatever Frank Miller or Keith Giffen were doing. It was made easier by the fact that I didn't like the looks of a lot of what DC or Marvel were doing around that time...

So, around the time Zero Hour was wrapping up, my money situation improved, and I was able to ease back into weekly comic store visits.
 
"HEY, KENT! YOU'VE GOT YOUR BIB ON BACKWARDS!"
Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2012   Penny Dreadful is offline   #19
Penny Dreadful's Avatar
Penny Dreadful
At times dark, never grim

 
joined: Nov 2010
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow.
Posts: 1,499

Default

I seriously considered dropping comics again...then I remembered there are a handful of Marvel titles I'm enjoying, so I'm sticking with it.
 
On a long, extended break from massive comic-book events.
Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2012   Hannah is offline   #20
Hannah's Avatar
Hannah*
Floyd Girl

 
joined: Apr 2006
Location: Wonderland
Posts: 671

Default

I got out of comics due to family financial difficulties but after things started looking up I was able to dive back in and eventually buy a pretty massive collection fairly cheap at auction. Now I have more comics than I care to look at, lol.
 
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2012   ADGood is offline   #21
ADGood's Avatar
ADGood
I meant it in a good way

 
joined: Apr 2007
Location: L.A.
Posts: 7,966

Default

I, too, never left once I started in earnest. Hell, I never even dropped DC (I just...you know...haven't picked it up in the last year. At all. But that's not the same as consciously dropping it, right?). Anyway, the quantity and content of what I've read has experienced a large degree of variation, but I've never been outright gone.

Looking over the responses, it seems like it might be comparatively rare for companies to coax back readers who have simply grown apart from comics. Were I an adviser to one of those companies, I would be tempted to tell them that, if their main concern is the bottom line, they should think about writing off older fans who are starting to drift away, and focus on coming up with whatever splashy gimmick they can to attract the new crop of tweens and teens. Maybe start everything over at #1 and ditch the fat characters. Unless they've got a movie coming up really soon; those franchises you should probably leave alone. ...What do you think? Sound business strategy?
 
Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2012   Mr. Wrong is offline   #22
Mr. Wrong's Avatar
Mr. Wrong
Supreme Geoffan

 
joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,523

Default

I, too, never left once I started in earnest. Hell, I never even dropped DC (I just...you know...haven't picked it up in the last year. At all. But that's not the same as consciously dropping it, right?). Anyway, the quantity and content of what I've read has experienced a large degree of variation, but I've never been outright gone.

Looking over the responses, it seems like it might be comparatively rare for companies to coax back readers who have simply grown apart from comics. Were I an adviser to one of those companies, I would be tempted to tell them that, if their main concern is the bottom line, they should think about writing off older fans who are starting to drift away, and focus on coming up with whatever splashy gimmick they can to attract the new crop of tweens and teens. Maybe start everything over at #1 and ditch the fat characters. Unless they've got a movie coming up really soon; those franchises you should probably leave alone. ...What do you think? Sound business strategy?
ddf
ADGood View Post
Ingenious!
 
"HEY, KENT! YOU'VE GOT YOUR BIB ON BACKWARDS!"
Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2012   TJLamb0518 is offline   #23
TJLamb0518's Avatar
TJLamb0518
Klinton Spilsbury 4Ever

 
joined: Dec 2002
Location: East Islip, NY
Posts: 25,409

Default

So it was directly Geoff John's responsibility that I came back, so I owe him one!
ddf
Alan View Post
Geoff giveth and he taketh away......
 
Writing Reality Checks with my mouth that my body can't cash....

In new DCU, book drops you. - Yakov Didio
Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2012   Bobbsw is offline   #24
Bobbsw's Avatar
Bobbsw
Member

 
joined: Jan 2009
Location: Irving, Texas
Posts: 40

Default

I started reading comics in 1966, and except for three months in 1984 where I had no money I have never stopped.
(I did get caught up with the three months of books after a couple months.
Hmm, 1996-2012... Maybe I should get a hobby!)
 
In comic books and soap operas, Death is not always Fatal!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scoop DC announces "Wednesday Comics" oddballuk Comic Announcements, Discussions, News and Rumors 290 January 8th, 2010 08:56 PM
So... "Wednesday Comics" - Coming soon from DC? oddballuk Comic Announcements, Discussions, News and Rumors 12 March 3rd, 2009 07:58 PM
Robert Downey Jr. - "**** DC comics" Asahi Television, Movies and Animation 50 August 19th, 2008 09:47 PM
“8 Things I’d Like to See More of in Comics" Jake1823 Crit Forum 2 September 10th, 2007 02:14 PM
best commentary on "women in comics" debate seth Comic Announcements, Discussions, News and Rumors 20 June 16th, 2007 11:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
©2000-2008 Comic Bloc All characters and titles are © by their respective owners.