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Author Topic: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?  (Read 2847 times)

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The Downloader

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
« on: July 07, 2016, 10:28:24 am »
(This is a joke you guys, just for fun)

I COME FROM THE FUTURE!  HERE IS THE NEXT DECADE OR SO OF COMICS:

2017:
IMAGE COMICS IS OFFICIALLY THE 3RD BIG COMPANY!
MARVEL DOES YET ANOTHER REBOOT
DC COMICS IS SHRINKING IN READERSHIP, SO BECAUSE OF THIS, THEY RAISE THEIR PRICES TO $3.99 EACH, NO MORE $2.99

2018:
A FEW INDIES ARE SHUT DOWN, INCLUDING ARCHIE COMICS
DARK HORSE AND BONGO ARE THE FIRST COMPANIES TO GO FULLY DIGITAL
MARVEL AND DC DECREASE THEIR DDIGITAL PRICE TO $1.99 EACH

2019:
MARVEL REBOOTS YET AGAIN
MARVEL'S READERSHIP FALLS
INFINITY WARS PT.2 COMES OUT TO MUCH FAN FARE

2020:
A LOT OF INDIE COMPANIES SHUT DOWN DUE TO LACK OF READERSHIP
MARVEL REBOOTS YET AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME, ITS A DIGITAL ONLY REBOOT

2021:
PRINT COMICS ARE A THING OF THE PAST.  MOST PEOPLE BUY AND READ THEIR COMICS DIGITALLY NOW.
THERE IS A MASSIVE CRACKDOWN ON PIRACY (SO DOWNLOAD EVERYTHING NOW!)
DC REBOOTS AGAIN

2022:
PHYSICAL COMICS ARE ONLY FOR COLLECTORS NOW WITH LIMITED QUANTITIES AVALIABLE.
BOOST IN READERSHIP
A COMIC BOOM!  DUE TO IT COSTING VIRTUALLY (PUN INTENEDED) NOTHING TO MAKE A DIGITAL COMIC, 100 PLUS COMPANIES ARE THUS BORN.
ARCHIE COMICS COMES BACK, BUT THIS TIME, AS A DIGITAL ONLY COMPANY.
MARVEL REBOOTS, THE WALKING DEAD COMIC ENDS DUE TO LACK OF READERS

2023:
MARVEL AND DC BOTH REBOOT, HUGE CROSSOVER EVENT

2024:
STAN LEE DIES
MARVEL TRIBUTE TO HONOR THE LIFE OF STAN (RIP)

2025:
THE DEATH OF STAN HAS LEFT A DARK CLOUD OER COMIC LAND, MARVEL READERSHIP FALLS

2026: DC BUYS SOME OF THE RIGHTS TO MARVEL CHARACTERS, A NEW MARVEL CHARACTER MOVE (MADE BY DC) IS IN THE WORKS WITH DWAYNE JOHNSON CAST)

2027:
DWAYNE JOHNSON DIES IN FATAL STUNT, MOVIE IS PUSHED BACK INDEFINETLY.

The Downloader

Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 11:48:02 am »
2028:
DC COMICS AND MARVEL COMICS MERGE TO FORM "COMICS INC"

2029:
COMICS INC PUBLISHES 55 COMICS A MONTH, WITH MORE COMING SOON
IDW, IMAGE AND DARK HORSE MERGE INTO "FULLY LOADED COMICS"

2030:
MORE AND MORE COMIC BOOK COMPANIES ARE MERGING, DESPITE READERSHIP PITFALLS

2031:
THERE ARE NOW 3 BIG COMIC COMPANIES, COMICS INC, FULLY LOADED COMICS, AND ROBOT COMICS.

2032:
 COMICS INC IS SELLING 25 MILLION COPIES A MONTH, WITH 85 TITLES, FULLY LOADED IS SELLING 10 MILLION A MONTH, WITH 90 TITLES, AND ROBOT COMICS ARE SELLING 50 MILLION COMICS PER MONTH, WITH 290 TITLES.

2033:
THE COMICS BOOK MARKET IS OVERSATURATED AND THERE ARE NOW OVER 1000 COMIC TITLES BEING PUBLISHED PER MONTH (IN DIGITAL FORMAT, OR COURSE)

2034:
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF COMICS PUBLISHED SINCE 1930 HAS REACHED ONE MILLION (ITS CURRENTLY (2016) AT AROUND 260,000)

2035:
THE COMICS BUBBLE BUSTS, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS LOST, MASS SUICIDES IN THE ARTISTS DIVISION

2036:
NOW THERE ARE ONLY 2 BIG COMPANIES, AS COMICS INC AND FULLY LOADED HAVE MERGED (INTO COMICS INC), DUE TO DECLINING SALES.
THERE ARE NOW ONLY 500 TITLES PUBLISHED PER MONTH, AS OPPOESED TO 1000 AT THE PEAKF THE BUBBLE

2037:
IN TOTAL, THERE ARE ONLY 22 MILLION COPIES OF COMICS SOLD PER MONTH

2038:
COMIC SALES START TO PICK BACK UP

2039:
ARCHIE COMICS CELEBRATES IT'S 100TH BIRTHDAY

2040:
BY NOW, THE SOLICITATIONS ARE AS FAR AS 1 YEAR IN ADVANCE

2041:
ACTION COMICS (COMICS INC) HAS RECENTLY REACHED ISSUES #1500

2042:
MAINSTREAM ENTERTAINMENT IS DYING

2043:
SUPERHERO COMICS ARE A THING OF THE PAST, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING THEY CAN RELATE TO

2044:
COMICS INC GOES BANKRUPT (FOREMRLY DC, MARVEL, IMAGE, IDW, AND DARK HORSE)

2045:
ROBOT COMICS GOES BANKRUPT

2046:
ABOUT 80% OF COMIC COMPANIES HAVE GONE BANKRUPT

2047:
ONLY ONLINE (WEB 5.0) COMIC PUBLICATIONS REMAIN, WITH NO CENTRAL AUDIENCE, THEY ONLY PUBLISH BECAUSE THEY WANT TO

2048:
AMERICA COLLAPSES, AND BREAKS INTO 5 SEPERATE NATIONS.
BECAUSE OF THIS, DC COMICS AND MARVEL COMICS (FORMERLY COMICS INC) ARE REBORN

2049:
THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT FOR THE WORLD OF COMICS, AS MANY OLDER BRANDS ARE REBORN, THUS LEADING TO ANOTHER COMIC BUBBLE, THAT WILL SURELY POP ONE DAY, BUT UNTIL THEN, ALL LOOKS BRIGHT!

DeCarlo Rules

Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 11:53:30 am »
Pretty sure that ACP will be the first traditional company to go all-digital. I'm betting they wished they could have made the change a couple of years ago. Not like they haven't been pushing it hard enough, harder than any other company.

The Downloader

Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 12:01:48 pm »
Pretty sure that ACP will be the first traditional company to go all-digital. I'm betting they wished they could have made the change a couple of years ago. Not like they haven't been pushing it hard enough, harder than any other company.

true, but f they continue on low readership, than they might not be able to.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 12:43:26 pm »
Pretty sure that ACP will be the first traditional company to go all-digital. I'm betting they wished they could have made the change a couple of years ago. Not like they haven't been pushing it hard enough, harder than any other company.

true, but f they continue on low readership, than they might not be able to.

Correction -- if they continue on low readership, digital might be the only affordable method left for them. WAY cheaper than print, and no distributors to deal with. Goes straight to your device, anywhere in the world.

SAGG

Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 07:03:51 pm »
Pretty sure that ACP will be the first traditional company to go all-digital. I'm betting they wished they could have made the change a couple of years ago. Not like they haven't been pushing it hard enough, harder than any other company.

true, but f they continue on low readership, than they might not be able to.

Correction -- if they continue on low readership, digital might be the only affordable method left for them. WAY cheaper than print, and no distributors to deal with. Goes straight to your device, anywhere in the world.
I could put up with this, believe it or not. The only thing would be mostly Classic Archie or reprints of Classic Archie...

DeCarlo Rules

Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 12:46:19 am »
Pretty sure that ACP will be the first traditional company to go all-digital. I'm betting they wished they could have made the change a couple of years ago. Not like they haven't been pushing it hard enough, harder than any other company.

true, but f they continue on low readership, than they might not be able to.

Correction -- if they continue on low readership, digital might be the only affordable method left for them. WAY cheaper than print, and no distributors to deal with. Goes straight to your device, anywhere in the world.
I could put up with this, believe it or not. The only thing would be mostly Classic Archie or reprints of Classic Archie...

Well, they're already going digital-first with KEVIN, so that tells you they're willing to go that route with new stories as well. In fact, ACP's first digital-first title was the rebooted JINX, over 5 years ago. Whether that kind of thing is financially feasible for what they're paying the creators on the New Riverdale books, who knows. Depends on how good digital sales on those titles are, I guess.

Okay, checking around, I found that the first of four digital issues of JINX was released in May 2011. Those were later collected as a trade paperback graphic novel, and later a second trade volume (subtitled "Little Miss Steps") was released, but I'm not able to confirm if that went straight to trade, or was preceded by single digital issues first. JINX was a title which, like LIFE WITH KEVIN, seems to have been made generally available through multiple digital vendors.

Not so with REGGIE AND ME, a digital-ONLY 4-issue miniseries which was (and is still) exclusive to Archie Digital. The first issue of REGGIE AND ME was released in Sept. 2012, and to date there has been no print release of this series (not even as a reprint story in the digests).

The same applies to DILTON (again, a digital 4-issue miniseries), the first of which was released in June 2013 and is still available only through Archie Digital. Again, no print version of this series to date. Both REGGIE and DILTON are classic Archie stories which would blend in with the digests, apart from the fact that they are standard 25-page chapters in a continued story.

These are all examples of ACP experimenting with digital-only or -first new material going back some years now, so I have to believe that it's something they're anticipating as the near-future digital market of ACP.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2016, 05:32:53 am by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2016, 10:26:52 am »
Good Things , hopefully the show Riverdale will be out on dvd & have a second season. Since Cole Sprouse is Jughead maybe his twin brother Dylan can join the show. They need someone to be Bingo Wilkins & he could probably do it.

 


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