Over the last few years, I have stood by and frustratingly watched as the comic book industry continues to devour itself like the mythical Ouroboros, the snake that ate its own tail. Readership of comics continues to decline, comics that once sold hundreds of thousands of copies struggle to break six figures. A successful independent could be 5000 sales. Sales go down, prices go up. Large companies double down on their popular characters, diluting their entertainment value even more.
While I have primarily always worked for independent companies, I have worked as a freelancer at the larger companies too, both as a creator and packager. I've also worked for comic companies whose main markets were the newsstand and mainstream market.
With this in mind, last year I wrote a publishing proposal for both MARVEL and DC Comics to look at to encourage more lapsed and mainstream readers to start reading comics again.
To understand my approach, you have to understand that both Marvel and DC are o