Punchy wrote:But Image United is aimed at just as much a specific audience as Disney comics.
I think the problem is that the audience for mainstream Marvel and DC books isn't very well-defined, some are aimed at older fans with a passion for continuity, and some are aimed at younger fans who like widescreen decompression and all that jazz. The problem is that both sets of fans read titles called 'Avengers'.
Should I put myself in the head of Cat-Scratch whenever I read Mighty Avengers and see it from the perspective of a 30-year Avengers fan? Should you put yourself in Twigglet's head when reading a Bendis book?
All we should do is review from our own heads.
And yes, I realise your response will now just involve 'head'.
BUt in the end Marvel and DC would like it very much if you read all the DCU or 616 books. Marvel is NOT targeting Marvel Adventures books at you. DC is NOT targeting Johnny DC books at you. It may seem like it cause they use Avengers and Titans, but they really aren't.
The MA books are kept alive by subscriptions which are for the most part kids getting comics so that parents don't have to take them to seedy comic shops or even worse there is no comic shop in timbutfucktoosmallasstown, Nevada.
They are marketed different, they have whole different sections on the publishers websites and are very rarely featured in advertising. They are a different kind of book, meant for a different audience.
Image United was aimed at fans of X-Force, Deadpool, Spawn, Savage Dragon, The artists involved, Image in general, and Mr. Kirkman. MOST of those fans disliked it, it failed to do its job. It is not a matter of only Liefeld fans would like it, it fucking sucked, period. It was devoid of story and the art was all over the place. This comic is miles better from the get go by not having those particular issues at ALL.
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