Words of wisdom.
: There's been some back and forth on how to
: support a version of Nova.
: My approach has always been buy what you
: like. Don't buy something because it's a
: habit or you think that it will keep a title
: going. By the same measure, don't stop
: yourself from buying something you like or
: want to try because you think boycotting a
: book will make a difference.
: Neither way works.
: Those of us who supported DnA's Nova series
: (I bought multiple copies of the issues to
: try and boost sales and had the comic shop
: owner give my extras to non-buyers in the
: store) got kicked to the curb hard despite
: the series having respectable numbers.
: And boycotting a comic doesn't do anything
: either. What happened to Sam's title when
: sales got low? Did it bring Rich back? No.
: It got a pretty good Eve Bakian in Infinity
: Gauntlet and then back to Sam and Jesse
: Rich won't return until the folks in charge
: at Marvel either change their mind or
: someone they favor presents a Rich Rider
: Nova pitch that they like.
: As I think Thanosrules was trying to say in
: another thread - keep the faith.
: Comic characters disappear all the time as
: the publishers try different approaches to
: the concept. Look how many Green Lanterns
: there have been. But they ultimately come
: back. Hal Jordan returned along with Alan
: Scott. Just as there's room for multiple
: GLs, there's room for multiple Novas.
: It doesn't mean we can't let Marvel know
: that we'd like Rich back. I've sent Tom
: Brevoort the Return Rich Rider petition so
: they know there's still a number of people
: who want him back.
: But there are other things to do. Reach out
: to the Marvel execs. They are on social
: media and have e-mail. But if you do choose
: to contact them, don't be a schmuck about
: it. Going off an a hate filled rampage of
: insults due to a false sense of entitlement
: and character ownership will only hurt your
: My experience with the Marvel execs and
: creators has always been good. They tend to
: be responsive and friendly. And I think a
: lot of that is because I treat them with
: respect and voice my opinions
: Another option is to work with your comic
: shop to increase interest in Rich Rider
: and/or Sam. Retailers have a stronger voice
: with Marvel and if they see that there's a
: solid interest in Nova in their stores,
: they'll let the publisher know about it.
: To celebrate the release of DnA's Nova #26
: (at the time passing the record for longest
: Nova series), I worked with my LCS to have
: Nova Day. I brought in a cake with a Nova
: cover in frosting and anyone who bought a
: copy of Nova #26, a back issue of Nova or
: Nova TPB was entered into a drawing for a
: copy of the Nova Premiere Edition HC.
: When Sam's series started, I had Nova Day
: II. This had cupcakes with the Nova helmet
: in frosting and a drawing for a Sam Nova
: action figure.
: In fact, let's organize a nationwide Nova
: Day! Let's pick a date, check with our local
: shops and work together on promotional ideas
: (discounts on Nova trades/HC, bringing in
: treats, posters, etc.).
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