So, there's been a lot of complaints lately about Marvel and Marvel NOW. Marvel tells us to speak with our wallets but we all know that is ineffective. If it were then Peter and MJ would be married by now because the amount of frustrated fans who left the book WEREspeaking with their wallets, but they were just replaced by others drawn in by a new stats quo. So what else could we do other than whine on forums and in comic shops? Thinking about this gave me a bit of an idea. I don't know if it would do anything or how effective it would be but what if we staged a National Day of Complaint? Basically, we would pick one day, spread the word about that day to every comic shop and internet comic forums that we have contacts with, and then all at once send Marvel emails (to editor links @ Marvel.com) regarding our complaints. Individually on forums we're just whiny trolls, but could we be a voice together? Could we remind them that WE are their customers and should be listened to? Even if it does nothing... could it put the thought in their heads that maybe they're reaching a critical mass and need to bring it back a little? In order for this to work I feel that we'd need to streamline the complaints a bit and keep the emails professional, lacking of insults or language. We'd have to be respectful. Our goal wouldn't be to belittle them but to explain why we feel their practices are damaging the medium and characters that we love. Perhaps we could come up with a general email that we'd send as a whole and then people could individually send emails based on their specific complaints and reasonings why they are unhappy. People who are mostly okay with what they see but perhaps think the prices are a bit much, or maybe the new #1s are getting old, can voice their opinion on that one topic but praise what they do like to be fair. The complaints tend to be primarily about: Relaunches, Prices, Double-Shippings, & Events Could we, the internet community, actually be heard? I don't know... this is honestly just a thought that I had. I have no real connections to other forums so I wouldn't have a big reach myself but I know a lot of posters post elsewhere. Would there be enough interest in this to make something happen? I'd want it to be organized and friendly, but sincere. It'd want it to be a help, not (much) of a hinderance. Heck... why not do it once a year to keep our thoughts present in theirs? And for the record... I like the date of November 1st. The first issue of Fantastic Four came out in November, representing that we are their longtime fans... not the fair-weathered fans we often feel treated, and since Marvel's a fan of new #1s, why not give them one of our own? Thoughts?