DC Collectibles Bombshells Supergirl Statue
Are you a fan of Kara Zor-El? Supergirl looks like a pinup girl from the 1940s and 1950s! Statue is sculpted by artist Tim Miller. She sure looks happy! Sculpted by artist Tim Miller, the DC Comics Bombshells Supergirl Statue stands a little over 10 1/2-inches tall, with a look inspired by the pinup girls of the 1940s and 1950s. If you're a Supergirl reader or fan of the Kara Zor-El, you must add this amazing cold-cast porcelain statue to your collection! Ages 15 and up.
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Since their inception, comic books have wavered in and out of public favor just about once every decade. Comics were popular in the '40s but not in the '50s. In the '60s but not in the '70s. The reason has a lot to do with children growing up and losing interest in such "childish" interests as comics. Then a new batch of readers discovers the medium and the cycle begins anew. Several problems, unfortunately, cropped up in the late 80s and created an artificially inflated marketplace. The customary decade dip didn't occur. Comics continued to sell. But then, once people began realizing that it was an artificial market, the industry crashed. Hard. Now we are faced with either resurecting a left-for-dead horse or sending him out to graze for the last time. That, my friends, is where you come in.
You're here because you enjoy comic books. The industry needs more readers and it's up to us, the fans, to create them.
"But, Steve," you ask, "how can I help an industry that can't help itself?"
Well, in the first place, many industry professionals are doing everything they can to help the comic book market. But we substanially outnumber them and, if we all work together, we can make a difference. If every comic book fan was able to introduce comic books to just one other person, the entire market would obviously double.
"But, Steve," you ask, "what can I do?"
Well, that depends on who you are and who you know. I've broken down some suggestions into different categories of people. Some ideas are easier than others. Some of them may not help at all, but it couldn't hurt.
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Of course, these are just a few of the ideas I've heard of. None of them will turn around the industry by themselves, but if we all work together, we can make sure that comic books are around for a good while longer.