GHERU wrote:Ok, businessman, give me a rough outline of this new model without the big two
Oh, hell no! Wouldn't you and the rest of the internet like to know!
I'm just saying: I'm old enough to know what does work and doesn't work. For example: Jude just mentioned the direct market. It KILLED Legion of Super-Heroes and New Teen Titans when DC went to the Baxter editions. KILLED them DEAD.
This industry has history. A long history. One that is ripe with examples and ideas and best-case practices of what does and doesn't work. What a person can control is looking them up, understanding them, decide for yourself what will and won't work, and take your best shot.
That's all a person can do. That's all business is, capitalism is. Supply and demand. If/when Marvel and DC go, supply is cut. The risk comes if you try to fill the demand.
I think someone will try, and be successful. I honestly believe that.