Is Reginald Hudlin right?

#1 Posted by daredevil21134 (12603 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by Vance Astro (91403 posts) - - Show Bio

This is nearly the same thing that McDuffie said in the Origin of DC.

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#3 Posted by daredevil21134 (12603 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

This is nearly the same thing that McDuffie said in the Origin of DC.

Oh I didn't know that

#4 Posted by Vance Astro (91403 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with Hudlin but it seems like Marvel just has a hard time reaching other audiences. I think they simply don't put enough effort into reaching out to them. It's like they want to do it and then half way through they are like...we're not going to waste good art,time and money on this just put whoever on it..and then those projects flop. If they want female and minority characters to sell they have to take the same initiative with them as they do with the characters that are already selling. I think Blade's books are a prime example of my point. The latest Blade series brings you in with Djurdjevic's amazing covers and then the interiors and writing is garbage.Why would I bother to keep picking that up?

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#5 Posted by daredevil21134 (12603 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

I agree with Hudlin but it seems like Marvel just has a hard time reaching other audiences. I think they simply don't put enough effort into reaching out to them. It's like they want to do it and then half way through they are like...we're not going to waste good art,time and money on this just put whoever on it..and then those projects flop. If they want female and minority characters to sell they have to take the same initiative with them as they do with the characters that are already selling. I think Blade's books are a prime example of my point. The latest Blade series brings you in with Djurdjevic's amazing covers and then the interiors and writing is garbage.Why would I bother to keep picking that up?

I agree 100%

#6 Posted by ReVamp (22798 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with Hudlin but it seems like Marvel just has a hard time reaching other audiences. I think they simply don't put enough effort into reaching out to them. It's like they want to do it and then half way through they are like...we're not going to waste good art,time and money on this just put whoever on it..and then those projects flop. If they want female and minority characters to sell they have to take the same initiative with them as they do with the characters that are already selling. I think Blade's books are a prime example of my point. The latest Blade series brings you in with Djurdjevic's amazing covers and then the interiors and writing is garbage.Why would I bother to keep picking that up?

I agree very much on the part in the beginning about Marvel. Marvel Comics are dying and if they don't do anytrhing in an attempt to reach their fanbase, then sh*t is going to go down son. DC is currently way ahead of Marvel in what they are doing, from a business perspective atl.

#7 Posted by Trackz (999 posts) - - Show Bio

Axel Alonso has already stated they've pretty much stopped trying with their lesser/minority/women characters (not an explicit statement, but it could be insinuated). They're just flooding the market with all of their big selling titles. Take a look at the number of Spiderman, Avengers, X-men, and Hulk titles in the solicitations. Meanwhile they've cancelled Ghost Rider, Black Panther, Daken, X-23, Villains for Hire, and Hercules. Marvel is starting to become pretty monotonous.

#8 Edited by daredevil21134 (12603 posts) - - Show Bio

@Trackz said:

Axel Alonso has already stated they've pretty much stopped trying with their lesser/minority/women characters (not an explicit statement, but it could be insinuated). They're just flooding the market with all of their big selling titles. Take a look at the number of Spiderman, Avengers, X-men, and Hulk titles in the solicitations. Meanwhile they've cancelled Ghost Rider, Black Panther, Daken, X-23, Villains for Hire, and Hercules. Marvel is starting to become pretty monotonous.

Where you the one that asked him a question about Ultimate Blade?

#9 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

yes, hudlin is right marvel doesn't put time and effort in their lesser known characters. unless they are A list status characters like hulk, spider-man wolverine ,iron man, thor and captain america.

#10 Posted by Trackz (999 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134 said:

@Trackz said:

Axel Alonso has already stated they've pretty much stopped trying with their lesser/minority/women characters (not an explicit statement, but it could be insinuated). They're just flooding the market with all of their big selling titles. Take a look at the number of Spiderman, Avengers, X-men, and Hulk titles in the solicitations. Meanwhile they've cancelled Ghost Rider, Black Panther, Daken, X-23, Villains for Hire, and Hercules. Marvel is starting to become pretty monotonous.

Where you the one that asked him a question about Ultimate Blade?

yupp

#11 Posted by daredevil21134 (12603 posts) - - Show Bio

@Trackz said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@Trackz said:

Axel Alonso has already stated they've pretty much stopped trying with their lesser/minority/women characters (not an explicit statement, but it could be insinuated). They're just flooding the market with all of their big selling titles. Take a look at the number of Spiderman, Avengers, X-men, and Hulk titles in the solicitations. Meanwhile they've cancelled Ghost Rider, Black Panther, Daken, X-23, Villains for Hire, and Hercules. Marvel is starting to become pretty monotonous.

Where you the one that asked him a question about Ultimate Blade?

yupp

I thought so,you had the same screen name

#12 Posted by jrock85 (2850 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

I agree with Hudlin but it seems like Marvel just has a hard time reaching other audiences. I think they simply don't put enough effort into reaching out to them. It's like they want to do it and then half way through they are like...we're not going to waste good art,time and money on this just put whoever on it..and then those projects flop. If they want female and minority characters to sell they have to take the same initiative with them as they do with the characters that are already selling. I think Blade's books are a prime example of my point. The latest Blade series brings you in with Djurdjevic's amazing covers and then the interiors and writing is garbage.Why would I bother to keep picking that up?

That's because Marvel has been hijacked by a bunch of hacks.

#13 Posted by Postacrat (510 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

I agree with Hudlin but it seems like Marvel just has a hard time reaching other audiences. I think they simply don't put enough effort into reaching out to them. It's like they want to do it and then half way through they are like...we're not going to waste good art,time and money on this just put whoever on it..and then those projects flop. If they want female and minority characters to sell they have to take the same initiative with them as they do with the characters that are already selling. I think Blade's books are a prime example of my point. The latest Blade series brings you in with Djurdjevic's amazing covers and then the interiors and writing is garbage.Why would I bother to keep picking that up?

Can I borrow this to Co-sign on how much I agree with you?

#14 Posted by daredevil21134 (12603 posts) - - Show Bio

@Trackz:

#15 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5656 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with most of Mr. Hudlins assessment. Part of it is bigger companies inability to create content to connect with a larger, diverse fanbase and the need to turn a profit. It then becomes an excuse to not explore and attempt newer ideas because of low sales.

#16 Posted by Rell127 (291 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro: Maybe this is just me but Marvel tends to reach out more to other people who don't read comics than any other company. Hell DC may have their black character take charge but no one knows who they are. Blade, and Spawn are the 2 most popular black heroes. Marvel yes tend to focus on their white characters so much more but Marvel is trying with their black characters. BP had a series it was decent. BP is on the Avengers cartoon. Luke Cage ran the Thunderbolts and the Secret Avengers. Storm most known female hero next to wonder woman. Marvel is trying to do it. Marvel even had BP design most things the avengers were using to show how intelligent he is. It's the fans. Marvel needs to do a shake up ow they did back in the 60's.

#17 Posted by Rell127 (291 posts) - - Show Bio

@Trackz: Marvel is becoming DC.

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