All the discussion involving Marvel and DC has been really good, but this week we’re stepping away from the big two and beginning our look at the other publishers in the industry.Â I remember when Dark Horse Comics came out of nowhere and presented the comic reading world with the likes of Indiana Jones, Concrete, Aliens, Predator, Terminator, and of course Hellboy and Sin City.Â Â As the years went on, Dark Horse was able to get the property rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Wars to give readers something other than super hero action.
One would think the property comics would be big sellers (and for Buffy the Vampire Slayer it is), but sales never elevated Dark Horse to the same level as Marvel and DC.Â It seems comic book readers are always quick to point out the faults of a company, but rarely offer how they would solve the problem.
Hereâ€™s your chance to fix the company.
So hereâ€™s your chance to fix the industry, and hereâ€™s how it works:
- The previous Editor in Chief has been fired, and the publisher is looking to hire a replacement.
- In the comment section below, outline your ideas on what you would do to close the gap between Dark Horse Comics and the big two.
- In your comments you need to not only state the change, but why you believe the change would be for the greater good of the company.Â For example, if your idea is to capture the young reader market (kids between 8 and 12 years old), how are you going to do it?Â What needs to change?
- Convince everyone that your ideas are the best direction for the company, by selling your idea.Â Get us excited, get us fired up, and best of all make sure it is for the good of the company and the industry as a whole.
This week it is all about Dark Horse Comics, and you’re the Editor-in-Chief.
Keep the discussion on topic, and keep it civil.