Are comics really recession proof?

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    That's not really the thrust of the linked article. To the contrary, the author is saying that, while mathematically, it seems like a bad choice compared to other entertainment options, many people, the author included, still do it. As he notes, there are far more variables involved than time and money, like the amount of sharing possible, collectability, etc.If comics are "recession proof" (if there even is such a thing), it's because of the emotional attachment the buyers have to the medium, dating back to childhood, and the escape they provide. Statistical analysis doesn't enter into the picture for most people.

  2. Neil Ottenstein says:

    In terms of "entertainment bang for the buck minute" the 32-page comic appears to get worse year after year. Now if you start to consider trade paperback collections which often are less expensive than the individual comics put together, then you start getting a better deal. Those Marvel Essential collections should be quite good.Of course, the best deal in "entertainment bang for the buck minute" probably is a standard paperback book. (Of course you could consider free over the air television or radio as truly the best deal. )