Nah, I'm advocating a press and message board blackout of books considered to be crap. That's not passive. It's basically a shunning tactic, which isn't passive at all.
1. It's sure not active, especially along the lines of putting a bill into law.
That requires work. So does commenting on a work you find to be bad.
Those are active.
2. The idea that all the websites that do reviews and all the forums that comment on comics are going to stop reviewing and commenting on said books is absurd, at best.
3. As I mentioned, it still wouldn't stop them from doing the same thing again, anyway.
Nobody saying anything about the books doesn't tell the company what it's doing wrong.
Therefore, they'll just keep doing it because they don't know any better.