Whats Up with Marvel? Dueling Headlines

I love the hilarious juxtaposition of the following three headlines.

March 15: Marvel Comic Sales In Freefall In February 2017 — What’s Going On?

People aren’t wanting more politics; in the aftermath of the most divisive election in US history, they’re wanting comics to be how they escape from politics.

April 7: Marvel Comics May Have Slumping Sales, but Don’t Blame Its Diverse Heroes

Marvel has recently been experiencing a “massive sales slump” because of more basic factors: the frequent restarting of series with new No. 1 issues; fan fatigue over story lines that promise changes but fail to deliver; and the introduction of a deluge of new series.

May 26: Marvel Exec: Diversity to Blame for Comic Book Sales Slump

(Note that the above is the original heading, which was later redacted.)

“What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” Gabriel told iCv2 after being asked what contributed to changes in customer tastes that led to a drop in sales in October-November. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.”

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