Now, I mentioned last year that the number of Comic Book Chiq Geeks who jumped onto comics when it became hip and trendy (the hipsters then jumped to the grow -a-beard hipster chiq movement -which is dying out pretty fast -beards are for life now just to be hip) seemed to be declining in number?
See, I was right and we have seen a glut of comics being dumped along with graphic novels and I've heard from one comic fan who got 2014/2015s DC and Marvel books out of a skip. In boxes, bagged and boarded and according to the apartment manager (where the find was made) the person who dumped the comics "Wouldn't stop talking aboutr comics -the year before it was some other craze -this month its music!"
It's no isolated incident either when you consider swhops in the UK and US can't get rid of a lot of stock and they tell people there's no money in the books they've sold them as "investments" and no, they do NOT want to buy them back -bins/skips.
A year ago I used to sit down on a Wednesday or Thursday and spend 3 hours or more watching the comic collectors on You Tube. One channel after another has vanished so that now only three long time comic collectors put up videos though only once or maybe twice a month. I now get to watch 15-30 minutes....whenever.
A couple of "nerds" (I try to hold down the vomit) persist but their voices and completely over the top "Geek Dens" raise my blood pressure.
The number of channels and comic You Tubers to vanish is far more than I thought and "Comics isn't for fakers -I'm in this for life!" has, uh, found a new interest in old long playing records....well,he did but moved on to a motorcycle and now...who knows!
And comic blogs have been left with no updates in a year.
Perhaps time for a not high production regular vlog (that's Video Blog but you knew that) on comics other than Marvel, DC, Image or that other company?
Stay tooned, CBOers!