Anyone who has a job knows that you do not want to make a habit of over-promising and under-delivering with you boss. A person who does that too many times will soon find themselves in the unemployment line.

Marvel Comics under Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, for some weird reason, does not seem to have learned that lesson. It’s almost like every person who was habitually fired for over-promising and under-delivering got together and managed to land top jobs at Marvel.

For example, take this week’s Marvel Previews 2017 issue. It was billed as evidence of an industry-changing event when, in reality, fans are getting more of the same. Cosmetic changes have been made that allow for a ‘Happy-Happy Joy-Joy press’ release, but everything that caused sales headaches for the company over the past year remains.

In short, Marvel is showing the world what happens when a company lives out so many lies that it no longer knows the value of telling the truth.

For more on the sad state of affairs that is Marvel Comics in 2017, check out my YouTube video below. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

One comment

  1. It’s funny how they claim that everything is new… but the exact same people (Slott, Bendis, Coates, Wilson, etc.) are still there. Marvel is very much a closed club. You have to have the “correct” viewpoints in order to join. Either that, or you have to be friends with the higher-ups.

    It’s sad. Writers like Stan Lee, Marv Wolfman, Jim Shooter and even Gerry Conway started writing comics when they were in their late teens/early twenties; Shooter was fifteen when he first submitted “Legion of Super-Heroes” scripts to DC. They were untested, but someone took a chance on them and they became stars. Somehow, I can’t see that happening these days.

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