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  • Tuxedo Mark: <y review of the new story "Romance 4Ever!": [link]
    June 23, 2018, 08:21:59 PM
  • rusty: My copies of Archie at Riverdale and Cosmo should be here in about a week and a half from DCBS
    June 23, 2018, 07:35:50 PM
  • BettyReggie: My monthly Midtown Comics came today.
    June 22, 2018, 05:11:54 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: I'm gonna get it but I'm waiting for it to be at Barnes and Noble which I think will be July 10th or so. They released it to the direct market (comic shops) first.
    June 22, 2018, 09:15:13 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get Archie at Riverdale Vol 1?
    June 21, 2018, 09:43:56 PM
  • BettyReggie: 112 Days until Wednesday 10th 2018 ,  Riverdale Season #3 on The CW at 8pm.
    June 20, 2018, 05:28:15 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: And another one: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Riverdale spoof: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:35:22 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Roughing It!" from B&V Friends #262: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:12:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- It's definitely complete. All six of the 1958-59 Sy Reit/Bob White original issues, plus the feature-length "Good Guys of the Galaxy" by Tom DeFalco & Fernando Ruiz from ARCHIE #655, and three 5-page digest shorts that guest-starred Cosmo -- and the complete first issue of the Ian Flynn/Tracy Yarley COSMO (2017) thrown in for good measure. It follows the same layout/format as the previous JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE, even though that didn't carry the "Archie Comics Presents..." trade dress. Not a bad buy for $11.
    June 14, 2018, 01:08:59 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get the Cosmo book that came out today? Any good?
    June 13, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
  • Cosmo: Ah man....and I was worried I was the last enthusiast for ERB's stuff. I'm currently rereading my Dell Tarzan books. Really good fun! It took a while to complete that run.
    June 12, 2018, 06:51:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...Marvel's earlier JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS in there, so the DE Tarzan comics need to go in a different box, and SHEENA (also a recent DE title) and DC's RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL will help fill up that box.
    June 11, 2018, 07:40:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Recently. DE's unauthorized LORD OF THE JUNGLE Tarzan adaptations (and its authorized THE GREATEST ADVENTURE) won't fit into my existing box of previous Tarzan comics from Gold Key, DC, and Dark Horse, so I have to start a new box. Logically these get filed with DE's unauthorized WARLORD OF MARS comics (including DEJAH THORIS) and their authorized JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS. But I also want to squeeze Marve;
    June 11, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Interesting. I tend not to group titles by publisher at all, if the characters were not created as work-for-hire (meaning the publisher is legally considered the 'author' of the character). Do they belong to that publisher's "universe" (assuming it has one)? There are some publishers like Dynamite Entertainment where the vast majority of the titles they publish are licensed, and thus were "inherited" from other publishers. Therefore it makes more sense to me to group them together in boxes with similar characters. Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake comics (regardless of who the actual publisher was) go together in the same box because they're all classic adventure heroes licensed from Hearst Entertainment (formerly King Features Syndicate). Pulp fiction heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider (regardless of the fact that the latter did not originate with the same publisher as the first two) also get grouped together. Space considerations allowing, Tarzan (and other Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations) might share the same box with Sheena and Rima, but NOT with Ka-Zar, because he's a Marvel Universe character.
    June 11, 2018, 07:16:22 PM
  • rusty: I do keep all Star Trek series together in their own section and all Star Wars books together.  I also keep all 2000AD titles together and manga books get their own section.  For titles that have switched publishers, I usually keep them all with the publisher that I identify them with the most.  Tarzan has been published by a variety of publishers, but I keep them with Dell/Gold Key.  Conan is starting to get a bit close with all the success Dark Horse has had, but I still identify Conan more with Marvel.
    June 11, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Believe it or not, I even have a box labeled "Pseudo-manga" that contains comics published by American companies and created by American creators like Astro Boy & Racer X (Now Comics), Battle of the Planets (Gold Key & Top Cow/Image), Captain Harlock (Malibu), Godzilla (Dark Horse) and Ultraman. I just want to keep those separate from the boxes of real translated manga in floppy comic format.
    June 11, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Well. the problem is when you get titles with licensed characters that aren't owned by the publisher. So if you collect Star Trek comics, you'd have different series published by Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and IDW (and I probably missed one in there). It doesn't make sense to me to put them in different boxes by publisher, but to each his own. Disney comics would be another example. There are even some instances where if I like a certain artist enough, I will put all his work regardless of publisher or characters into one box, like Paul Gulacy, Steve Rude, or Mike Allred (and file them chronologically from older to newer, rather than alphabetically). Those are examples where my interest in the creator far exceeds my relative interest in whatever characters are involved.
    June 11, 2018, 03:14:29 PM
  • rusty: That makes sense.  There are many ways that people can file books.  What I do is file by company or category and then alphabetically within each section.  My first category is Richie Rich then Archie, then other Harvey titles, then Disney, then other humor/kids books, then by company (unless it is a company where I don't have very many books from them.  Star Trek and Star Wars each get their own section as well.  I will probably revamp a bit when I do my next major sort/merge.  The biggest section by far for me is DC.
    June 11, 2018, 09:28:59 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I don't even file my comics alphabetically. I file them according to how closely they're related to other titles, but it's all dependent on the number of issues I have of any given title, and what will fit into a single box. Fpr ACP comics I just put all the short-run series (whether an actual miniseries or just a not particularly successful title) into one box. Even though some of those short run series star Jughead, and I could as easily file those together with the main JUGHEAD title in another box. For longer running ACP titles, "girl" titles are sorted into different boxes than "boy" titles. Eventually when I have enough issues of BETTY (and BETTY AND ME and BETTY'S DIARY) they'll get their own box, and VERONICA will get her own box.
    June 10, 2018, 09:49:06 AM


Author Topic: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?  (Read 4911 times)

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nuageo

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Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« on: April 09, 2016, 08:54:34 PM »
Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?

Other recreational activities have simply become more popular in recent years.
A lot of kids who might have otherwise read comics instead play video games.

And Internet takes much of our free time.  ;D

Great Gazoo

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Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 09:24:41 PM »
Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?

Other recreational activities have simply become more popular in recent years.
A lot of kids who might have otherwise read comics instead play video games.

And Internet takes much of our free time.  ;D
Social Media is just out of control with kids and teens today as well as texting on there phones. I have never been a fan of Social Media or texting all the time because I am more of an active person when it comes to using my free time. When I was a kid things that got in my way of reading Archie Comics was going to the skate park and skateboarding or practicing my guitar. I still do those things quite a bit.

irishmoxie

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 10:06:56 AM »
I blame social media and he internet too. It just takes up so much of our time. I know I used to read a lot more as a kid than I do now but I also didn't have a job then. I think social media influences kids today in that they won't read something if it's not deemed cool. I know that stopped a lot of people from reading the Jem and the Holograms comic because the movie bombed. Even though the comic is awesome.

Great Gazoo

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Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 10:17:12 AM »
I blame social media and he internet too. It just takes up so much of our time. I know I used to read a lot more as a kid than I do now but I also didn't have a job then. I think social media influences kids today in that they won't read something if it's not deemed cool. I know that stopped a lot of people from reading the Jem and the Holograms comic because the movie bombed. Even though the comic is awesome.
Media in general influences just about everything that goes on this this world and to me that is quite sad. That goes from anything from music, movies all the way to politics. Take for examples something that occurred not to far back in my home State where we had riots going on from a Police related death a a criminal in custody. Whenever the cameras were rolling the rioters got way worse and started throwing rocks at the cops, busting police cars, and setting them on fire, looting. Once a day or two past and the media and cameras got tired of the story the riots quickly calmed down and then fizzled to nothing. The media(social or national) stirs the pot bot positively and negatively all the time.

invisifan

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 11:43:31 AM »
These days a lot of people can text before they can write, but reading in general (especially books) has suffered a lot …

Great Gazoo

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Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 12:04:39 PM »
These days a lot of people can text before they can write, but reading in general (especially books) has suffered a lot …
I chalk it up to the almighty technology advances. Not all technological advances help out in every way. I imagine even before my generation and I am 21 that reading levels started to slip because kids preferred to play video games and eventually use the internet instead of practicing reading. I expect it is getting even worse in the school systems today.

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 04:19:48 PM »
Poor quality and even worse distribution.

Video games and the Internet get a lot of blame but if the quality were there and comics were easier to find by the casual impulse buyer, they would be wider read.



Great Gazoo

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Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 04:27:41 PM »
Poor quality and even worse distribution.

Video games and the Internet get a lot of blame but if the quality were there and comics were easier to find by the casual impulse buyer, they would be wider read.
I agree that quality does have something to do with it, but there are some really good comics out there. Distribution maybe a larger issue but I still think this generation is led by the almighty computer technology and that is quickly what kids today know.

invisifan

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 04:35:26 PM »
Quality is a very subjective thing … but the distribution network got trashed in the ‘90s out of pure greed (and by essentially one person) which closed many small comic shops just when they weren’t as prevalent on news-stands any more (largely due to comic shops)

BettyReggie

Re: Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2016, 06:04:20 PM »
I don't understand the question. 

Great Gazoo

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I don't understand the question.
I think they are saying because of the internet, video games, social media, and other computer technologies that youngsters today are deciding to do those activities instead of picking up a comic book or other books and reading.

Why read comics is not as popular as in the past?

Other recreational activities have simply become more popular in recent years.
A lot of kids who might have otherwise read comics instead play video games.

And Internet takes much of our free time.  ;D
Social Media is just out of control with kids and teens today as well as texting on there phones. I have never been a fan of Social Media or texting all the time because I am more of an active person when it comes to using my free time. When I was a kid things that got in my way of reading Archie Comics was going to the skate park and skateboarding or practicing my guitar. I still do those things quite a bit.

*Their*

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

irishmoxie

It makes me wonder why webcomics aren't booming. Though I feel like I have to slog through a lot of crap to get to the good stuff.

invisifan

It makes me wonder why webcomics aren't booming. Though I feel like I have to slog through a lot of crap to get to the good stuff.
They mostly are — you just need the right link and a decent ad block

Nobody reads anymore and a lot of kids are couch potatoes. Texting, television, social media. Even my younger sister has to check her instagram daily to see how many likes her photo gets. I make sure I am active, i go out as much as I can. I admit i do use the internet on my free time, but i make time for internet, television, and I also make time for going out which i do more during the day. Nothing wrong with picking up a good comic book during my free time and reading it, especially on a nice warm sunny day outside :)

 


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