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Re: Future of Comics

I think the medium has a future as both an art form and an industry, just 
not in itís present form.

The current distribution and retail system are hopelessly flawed and impede 
the medium from Ďgrowing upí and taking itís self seriously. I don't mean 
stuffy and self important, I mean self assured of itís own potential and 
appeal as possibly the most highly evolved form of printed story telling, 
not to mention itís potential as a narrative art form if removed from the 
traditional venue of paper and ink (see-Eisenstein: 
http://www.tcj.com/messboard/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000010.html ).

Ultimately, no mater what happens in the north american market, Marvel 
possibly taking down the whole distribution system with it when they finally 
implode under their $250 million debt (see Ďcome in aloneí: 
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/index.cgi?column=1 ). It will only 
force the committed to seek other routs to publication and it will have 
little or no effect on the european market, which is alive and well and 
light years ahead of us.

- A CARGO of C O N T E N T M E N T in the BOWL of any PIPE -

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