Thursday, January 13, 2005

FF Gets TV Time

According to Newsarama, there will be television ads for Fantastic Four comics and toys around the time the movie comes out.

This seems mostly like Toy Biz money is going into it, so hopefully it won't break any banks. I think the kid comics are a good choice for advertising, as no amount of advertising is going to convince the average adult to buy anything comic-related. We've got to bring in the next generation of readers. Hopefully there'll be so many of them that their buying power will dictate everything and horrify us old fans.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to hear that ad copy:

"Sold in exclusive, hard-to-find shops! One might even be in your state!"


1/13/2005 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Ed Cunard said...

I'm going to have so much fun writing about comics-and-advertising again this weekend, with this and other articles popping up on the subject all of a sudden.

Well, that, and being sad that I can't make it to Brooklyn.

I mean, I won't have fun being sad.

You know what I meant.

1/13/2005 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

"Sold in exclusive, hard-to-find shops! One might even be in your state!"


Yeah, that's pretty much the same reaction I had when I saw the news, too, Tom.

I mean, these things are printing about, what, 30,000 copies of these books?

And then advertising them to millions?

I think an important step has been skipped over.

1/13/2005 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger Dan Apodaca said...

Is that the step where they get a brain and realize that it's possible to have good quality AND good sales?

1/13/2005 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Jake said...

It's the right idea, attached to the wrong comic and wrong movie.

I'll be interesting to see if this generates sales AT ALL, because normally, the book they're pushing would sell like shit.

1/14/2005 04:06:00 AM  

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