Fixing Key Comic Book Problems

Brian C. Poole
13 min readJul 5, 2022

The comic book industry is in a bad place.

Sales are terrible and continue to trend toward the inevitable bottom of the current cycle. Few books are generating any excitement or engagement among fans or critics. Potential new readers have gone to other genres and formats while veteran fans have been systematically alienated.

There are no easy solutions or silver bullet fixes to the industry’s multitude of problems. Many things need to change for a rebound to take root in earnest.

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Brian C. Poole

Author (Grievous Angels) and pop culture gadabout #amwriting