A trio of posts from my old Marvel blog in which I polled the readership for answers on how they might change certain things about Marvel and the competition.
I’ve been seeing a bit of a decline in the number of readers posting responses to the blog over the last couple of weeks. And this is likely entirely due to the fact that I’ve been less-than-regular about updating it.
Nevertheless, time to get some Reader Feedback going again. So I’m opening up a question to the floor:
If you were given the power to make a single change at Marvel to make things better, what would it be? This can involve story, creators, personnel, direction, anything–but you only get one. What would it be?
(And yes, I know that I’ve just laid out an open invitation for the same six people to come back and complain about the Spidey marriage once again–that’s the cost of doing business, I’m afraid.)
So, bitch away…
Well, that’s more like it. We saw an immediate uptick in the number of responders to yesterday’s question–so let’s do another one as long as we’re all here.
This is based on a meme that was going around on Twitter recently, but framed slightly differently here.
What I want to know is, what is the one element of Marvel that you believe should be sacred and forever unchanging? This can be something in the present, something in the past, something that’s already changed–whatever. So if you think that Bucky should always be dead, that only Frank Miller should ever write Elektra or that Scott and Jean should forever be a power couple, that’s what we want to hear about.
Typically, there’s been a nice and varied response to the last two audience participation questions (if not a real consensus on anything.) It’s pretty obvious that you guys like to share your opinions. So let’s do a follow up to my previous question–actually, sort of a reverse on it:
What’s the one thing that you wish other comics publishers would do that Marvel does? Again, this can be anything, from approach to format to style to talent–absolutely anything.
And let’s also show a little bit of decorum while discussing this. I’m not looking to spank or to vilify anybody among our competitors (and if I was, recent sales figures would have taken care of that anyway.)
So what is it, in your opinion, that we’re doing better than the other guys?