What do you think scares potential comic readers away most? (Poll)

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2 years ago#1
What do you think scares potential comic readers away most? - Results (192 votes)
Continuity
43.23% (83 votes)
83
Cost
35.94% (69 votes)
69
Lack of physical book stores/disdain for E-comics
10.42% (20 votes)
20
Other
10.42% (20 votes)
20
This poll is now closed.
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2 years ago#2
Cost.

Not just money, but time.

Reading costs time.
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2 years ago#3
Continuity kept me away for a while. I had zero idea where to start and had doubts on whether I should dedicate myself to a comic when chances are they'd just reboot something or cancel a series. Then I just learned to stop caring and enjoy stories for what they are, and I've been collecting since.
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2 years ago#4
General lack of interest, combined with alternate outlets for similar kinds of entertainment. I think most people would just rather watch a movie or play a video game than sit down and read a comic book featuring the same characters and concepts.
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2 years ago#5
Continuity first, then cost.

Those are two major humps, comics are an expensive hobby.
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2 years ago#6
I don't think disdain for ebooks and lack of LCS' should be in the same thing. I don't think think the average potential comic reader has a disdain for ebooks. I think the average potential comic reader doesn't have that much knowledge of them.

I also think the lack of LCS' plays a factor. I live in a fairly heavily populated area of Northern Virginia and we have one LCS.

The combination of the two plays a big part in new readers not getting involved.
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2 years ago#7
DC Continuity terrified me. I saw that the New52 as a good entry point, so I jumped in on it.
Now cost is holding me back to just trade waiting. (In the case of DC trades, trade hibernating...)
2 years ago#8
I wonder what kind of effect it would have on comics if nothing was numbered anymore except story-lines.

So we got a new number one with each new arc.
2 years ago#9
Continuity also kept me away from DC for a long time, and theirs was particularly tough to get into at a time. I just chose which one's I waned to read and tried to learn as much background info afterward.
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2 years ago#10
Figuring out where to start is always the issue. Comics need to break the stigma that a reader must have read everything prior to that book in order to enjoy or understand it.
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