"Thank you for this article. Pioneers usually get the short end because it is hard to be both a good creator and have the focus or notion to get a better deal for yourself. Unfortunately, the one person who should have benefited the most got the…"
"I remember those grab bags -- sometimes I would get interesting stuff. I do remember there was a remainder bookstore where my mother used to frequent for her psychology books and they also had a comic book section -- that's where I used to get…"
"There was a drug store across the street as well as a supermarket and convenience store and they all carried comics -- very convenient, but the drug store often had a free comic book if you bought a toy, so I grew up on spinner racks and checkout…"
"People read now more than they ever did -- the format may have changed, but the Internet is still primarily a text-driven medium. The only problem is people have gotten out of the habit of purchasing their reading material..."
"Not exclusive to Archie or comics, but the industry in general...
So the deaths of this character and that character aren't for anybody that actually reads comics and thus knows better. They're made in hopes that the general public will…"
"I don't mind the tweaking -- I mean, with all the wear and tear those costumes would get, I doubt the costume would be exactly the same each time (discontinued spandex, boots no longer fashionable, mask recall due to cadmium-tainted dyes) --…"
"It's almost silly from a marketing standpoint -- unless they plan a spin-off, which if they did, they should have announced before -- with all the press it is getting, why waste an opportunity like that?"
"Not quite blogging, but if you have a Kobo in the U.S. and need a short story or two to amuse you, a murder mystery called The Best Revenge with a bonus story about a dream detective solving a bad case of dream fizzle..."
"I think making it Jughead was a stroke of pure genius -- he tends to be the favorite with fans, he died essentially because he was trying to do right by his dog -- such a noble teenage gesture -- and Archie leaned on him more than everybody else.…"
"I enjoy it so far because it has managed a most delicate of two extremes -- the dark survivalist genre of zombies mixed in with the light-hearted sweetness of Archie. But it can only work if the balance is equal -- veer too much one way or another…"
"I have had books published. I still write fiction, but now add short stories to my tally. I decided to write mysteries with strong and quirky female protagonists that had a comic book vibe to them -- from the amnesiac journalist Jane Doe to the…"