[Groop] How long does it take, anyway....
Mon, 01 May 2000 00:45:39 -0700
On Mon, 1 May 2000 01:16:13 -0500 (CDT), Jennifer A Burdoo
>But you've got eighteen books to go. At six months per book, that'll take
><calculates a la Groo -- "nine times eleventeen plus forty-twelve"> NINE
>YEARS! As Calvin said, "I'll be OLD then!" Couldn't they be put out
>every four months, or every three, instead?
ME: I appreciate your enthusiasm, Jennifer, but I'll let you in and
the Groop in on a secret. The comic book business is in a lot of
trouble. Sales are abominable. More than half the comics currently
being published are losing money and that trend shows no sign of
GROO currently makes a modest profit. Its main asset seems to be that
its audience is intensely loyal and, therefore, the company can pretty
much count on selling enough to make a profit if they don't damage
that loyalty. If they increased the number of GROO items published,
they'd almost certainly sell a few less of each. It might not be
fatal but I can well understand why they wouldn't want to take that
Unless the business changes radically, we will have to be cautious in
putting out more GROO reprints. Yes, I said you could lobby Dark
Horse for more but I should have said I think it's a waste of time.
You'd be better off spending that time hunting for back issues.
Sorry this isn't more what you want to hear but, as other Groopers
will tell you, I believe in being very honest.
Mark Evanier - PMB 303 - 363 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036