The comic book industry as a whole has also been booming. Its original cost, 12 cents in 1962.People think that comics are very popular, but not as popular as the media claim. Despite all the superhero movies out there, the comic book companies themselves aren't even worth a billion. I regularly browse the Comics %26 graphic novel section of the local importer of foreign books (online, I don't shop in my city).
The list goes on, but the point is that some comic book store owners make emotional decisions and that hurts their business. Even before they had order sheets with which you could buy specific books, but once I found the comic book store 15 miles away, I never shopped anywhere else. As political tension increased in North America and Western Europe, many comic book readers grew tired of being told what to think and how to think. Schatz could be right, since the compiled format has dominated comic book sales in recent years.
However, his passion has now been embraced by the mainstream audience in love with comic book movies, as evidenced by Scorsese's public mea culpa. Die-hard comic book fans are being asked to spend even more money on these limited series to keep up with what's going on with their regular favorite series and, at the same time, they confuse casual fans so much that they get lost throughout the event. For more evidence that manga outsells comics, read the article Demon Slayer sells more than the entire comic book industry. Today, 90% of all comics are still sold in independent retail stores, and kiosks and digital services such as Amazon Kindle represent only one digit.
Hell, if you look at the comic version of Aquaman and the movie version, the only thing they have in common is a name. If you're looking for something more direct than giant top-of-the-line stocks, an investment platform called Otis Funds has a fund that invests in collectibles such as art, video games, trading cards, sneakers and, you guessed it, comics. However, superheroes have been the dominant genre in American comics since the 1960s and are still the first thing many people think of when they think of comics. I admit that the disappearance of the monthly “floppy disk” has been predicted for years and hasn't happened yet, but I'm not really here to echo that Marvel and DC will continue to publish comics as long as they want to publish comics.
Serialized superhero storytelling used to go beyond the television budget, and now that television (and movies) can tell the same stories, audiences move away from comics.