Post by Ted Nolan <tednolan> Post by Jack Bohn Post by Robert Carnegie
It's bad for physical comicbooks, but there's online.
I'm taking out subscriptions; I may be off the streets
when publishing comes back on.
As someone said elsewhere, business that had avoided telepresence before
are now finding ways to make it work. It will be a changed world when
we get back to "normal."
Post by Robert Carnegie
Current selected British "Marvel" reprints sold in a
small range of newspaper outlets - mostly W. H. Smith -
that's going to be another problem.
I don't know current printing technology, but it used to be a
convenience that comics printed with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black
plates. You only had to change the black plate with the lettering for a
foreign language edition and a larger print run.
I don't know the technology, but there is almost no comparison between the
way comics look now, and the way they looked as recently as the 80s. The
printing is night&day better.
As for online comics, well that certainly won't get the collectors' edition/
alternate cover etc buyers. Easy to scoff, but that's important revenue.
Perhaps Warner & Disney will be willing to subsidise DC & Marvel as incubators
for future projects, but other comics publishers don't have sugar-daddies.
AT&T(they own Warner now) and Disney are both under heavy debt loads.
Disney had to take out a 6 billion dollar "loan" just to let them cover
there other loan payments and keep operating. Disney is getting hit the
hardest of almost any company over this. All their parks(across the
world), attractions and hotels are closed. Which has never happened
before. And all their travel businesses such as the cruise line(they
were buying three new ships and another island) and the travel bundles
are dead. Also all their finished movies are postponed and almost all
their upcoming projects(movies,TV and streaming) are on hold. Disney is
going to come out of this a shadow of their former self and it will
takes years to rebuild.
AT&T is not quite as bad off but they were already having to cut the
bone everything they could before the shutdown afterwards it will be
Since you would make a better return on investment by putting your money
in a saving account rather than running either DC's or Marvel's comic
business before the shutdown, how will they run after losing a few
hundred(at the least) more comic stores?