Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino rant about the comic book business, as inspired by a blog post by Pittsburgh comics creator and retailer, Wayne Wise (which was in turn inspired by a discussion from the mysterious and elusive Pittsburgh Comic Talk Facebook group).
Shawn thinks that the big corporate publishers need to produce more works in varying genres to reinvigorate the comic book industry. He also wants new characters getting the spotlight in their superhero continuities.
But Nick says “fuck new readers!” and holds creators accountable for making the most compelling and exciting comics that they can regardless of how new reader friendly a story appears on the surface.
This episode also builds on something we discussed back in Sequential Underground #9 — diversity of genre and digital content.