June 2015 – Show Notes
SECRET STACKS, your comics in libraries podcast. Episode 3! In this episode, Kristin and Thomas discuss comic book sales vs. comic book movie sales, comic book store experiences, the Archie Kickstarter, A-Force, and much more! They also answer some readers advisory questions and discuss their three favorite things this month!
Stuff We Discussed
I think there’s a missing link. How can millions of people go to an Ant Man movie, yet the comic book not sell over 25,000 copies (that would equate to selling 500 copies per state in the US). By the way, this is not a real example, I’m just using Hank Pym as a hypothetical. How can San Diego and New York Comic Cons get 150,000 fanatical fans, yet a typical super-hero comic can’t sell over 50,000 copies in a month? A link needs to be found to unite the movie, TV, animation and videogame fans with the comic books themselves. I would LOVE to hear all your ideas as to how best to accomplish this goal!
I frequently get asked what the “endgame” of women in comics is – “What do women in comics want?” As if we all want the same thing, as if we are all the same person. “What do women in comics want?” My takeaway from the panel was that every woman wants to choose her own path. Every woman wants to make her own way.
Kristin’s Three Picks
1) Lady Killer
Thomas’s Three Picks