How will the CoronaVirus affect the comic industry?

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    Wait a few months and they won't. I think they were bought by a venture capital firm late last year. We all know how that ends.
     
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    So you're saying it can get worse?
     
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    They hollow out the company leaving them in crippling debt in a couple years. Then give themselves a bonus payment and run off before the company goes bankrupt. Then do their best to buy the assets through shell companies, while trying to screw the employees who have all lost their jobs out of any remaining money they may be owed.
     
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    So diamond is raising prices for the comics shops shipping? Ouch!
     
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    I guess when they said "Our Comeback will be Bigger Than Our Setback", they meant their own pocketbook.
     
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    Marvel Comics Now Owns the Alien and Predator Rights

    Marvel gets the Alien and Predator franchise now Disney owns Fox. I’d take that as another sign that Disney isn’t likely to roll up marvel and license out the characters. They clearly want to keep any and all of their properties in house.
     
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    Diamond working hard to prove all their opposition right, I see.
     
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    At this point it seems like the industry is eating it's self.

    At this point if this is all true it's just getting stupid, no wonder I stopped caring about comics with people like this in charge of them.
     
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    Yikes, that was hard to listen to. About 37 seconds of interesting information and 40 minutes of shrieking.

    Also, they sound a little disingenuous. They did about 12 laps on how they chose themselves to no longer work in comics because there's no money in it. But that is common knowledge to anyone (including them) trying to enter the industry. Most people who work in comics tend to do so because they're compelled to, not because they think it's a path to getting rich.
     
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    That was part of their point the modern crop of comic creators aren't making comics because they enjoy making comics, but because they see as a stepping stone to Hollywood or a portal to push their political message. Also there is now a cult out to cancel other creators that don't agree with their views.
     
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    What does any of this have to do with the CoronaVirus impact on the industry?
     
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    I think that's a generous view of what they said. What they actually said was that THEY weren't making comics because they enjoyed it. They got in to comics to make money, and when they saw money wasn't there, they left and went elsewhere (if you accept their assertion that leaving comics was in fact their own idea). I have little doubt that the creators "pushing a political message" are enjoying making comics just fine.

    The cancel culture part of their message was interesting and is no doubt a real problem, but again only accounted for maybe a minute or two of the video at most, if you remove the multiple laps of them reiterating the exact same point over and over shrilly.

    Good question.
     
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    On an unrelated side note, for those who don't know, Richard Starkings way back in the day was an editor at Marvel UK who oversaw Transformers and GI Joe (Action Force, as they called it) for the UK market, breaking up the reprints and commissioning new material (and writing a story for one of the UK Annuals, the alternate future tale "Peace", which had the Autobots briefly winning the war before a double agent in their ranks sparks a brand new civil war), before he emigrated to the US to pioneer digital lettering...continuing his long association with Transformers in general and Simon Furman in particular by lettering the 12 issue US Generation 2 comic, along with a number of the old BotCon comics.
     
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