Friday, March 17, 2006

YAFQ: Create an Anthology

Yet Another Friday Question:

What kind of comics anthology would you create to attract a newsstand audience?

Archie have their digests, Disney & Nickelodian have occasional comics-only issues of their magazines, and Viz have done very well with their Shonen Jump & Shojo Beat anthologies. But still there is not much of an effort by comics publishers to target the newsstand--and by extension non-regular comics readers--with a thick value-priced anthology.

My recommendation would be for DC to put together an anthology for kids. They have a lot of reprint material to draw on from the past 10-15 years: Scooby-Doo, Bugs Bunny, Cartoon Network, and the animated Batman/Superman/Justice League. Add into that classic Sugar & Spike comics and they could easily put together a 128-page color monthly anthology in the $5-$6 range I should think.

Any other ideas out there?

1 comment:

spencer said...

yes, your ideas sounds good. it's time for the "spinner" rack to make a comeback. stuff is too hidden for young kids to even find, usually in line at the store. probably not enough out there to put on a spinner rack,but the nostalgia factor would be priceless!