Originally Posted by xeno000
Comic book sales aren't being boosted by the films because the books Marvel puts out aren't very good. People who are moved to look at books at Barnes & Noble are going to take a glance at the content and put them right back on the rack.
That is what my brothers and I have done, and we were longtime Marvel fans as kids who love the genre and the characters. All of us gave up on comic books in the mid 90s because we didn't like what was being produced. The movies had a chance at luring us back, but the stuff Marvel is doing is pretty gawdawful. If they can't get people like us back, who've read thousands of comic books over the years, they have little chance of finding new readers from among the GA.
ROFL. The mid-90s were the period that saw, The Crossing, The Clone Saga and Heroes Reborn which drove Marvel to bankruptcy. There's been a lot since then that's been of incredibly high quality (minus Chuck Austen's work on the Avengers, X-Men and Captain America) I'd recommend Matt Fraction's Iron Man run along with Brubaker's Captain America.