Monday, March 12, 2007

A Few Thoughts On Comic Books

Since the death of Captain America in the most recent issue of that comic book, I have been reflecting on a comment someone made; it was possibly by Joe Quesada, the publisher of Marvel, to the effect that based on letters he received, liberals think Captain America would be joining protesters marching against the Iraq war, and conservatives would want Cap to go to Iraq to kick Saddam's ass. It's another profound example of the political divide in the US right now.

I started wondering: would Marvel, for example, be able to increase its market share and number of comics sold if it catered to both red states and blue states?

Is that a good thing? Would it lead to the hardening of the divisions?

Isn't the same thing happening in the music industry? Country music is divided in red and blue camps now, isn't it?

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