How much effect does the back issue market have on mainstream publishers' strategic decisions (new series, cancellations, rebranding, etc.)?
I guess I have the same question regarding collected editions.
Were there any significant revivals of particular titles, concepts or characters in recent years because of later popularity among readers who tend to wait for TPBs and hardovers? I heard Hickman's Fantastic Four and FF run owes quite a lot of gratitude to readers making its collected editions such a succes, but I could be wrong.
Also what's your position on the fate of DC's Vertigo imprint? We are witnessing a major rebranding, making Vertigo a platform for creator-owned works while company-owned characters are going back to the mainstream continuity (Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Constantine, etc.). I'm not entirely sure DC will find the level of success it anticipated in all this, which immediately raises the question: is it possible that Vertigo may disappear or shrink to a state similar to Marvel's Icon imprint?