"Its okay to publish so many--because they SELL? No they don't.
X-men sold 800,000 copies per month in the 80s. Today it sells around 80,000. So, instead of making one good X-men comic, and marketing it to a bigger audience, they take their tiny audience of fan-boys, and milk them for all their worth. Same goes for Batman, Superman, Spider-man and now Avengers. They are NOT selling. If they were, they wouldn't need to make so many spin-offs. "
Interesting first post. I'd love it if you could post a source for those numbers. Otherwise your entire post seems to be wrong.
Is that a joke? DC has more iconic characters than Marvel, certainly in popular culture at large. "
I bet the average person could name more X-Men let alone Marvel characters than they could DC characters.
On the subject....
It can be extremely confusing to a new reader with the amount of titles out there. After you've figured out what is what then you can just pick and choose which comics to prioritize. I think it's a good thing to have more choices for the most part and it should mean more opportunities for more characters to get some face time.