I just finished what I thought was going to be a short survey after receiving an email invitation from Marvel.com.
It asked many questions related to comics on the internet, digital comics and digital subscriptions, comics apps for smart phones, etc. Seems like Marvel is trying to plot their future direction and determine some trends so they can respond accordingly.
I think they are smart to do so, and appreciate the thoroughness of the survey - - which gets into many other areas of popular entertainment, entertainment habits, etc. I’d encourage anyone who cares about the future of this important medium to respond. I wanted to be sure that I could indicate my preference for print, and there were several responses that allowed me to do so. Even though I’ve warmed up to some of the other presentation formats for comics, nothing beats holding the book in your hand.
I tried to copy the link here from my email invite. It must be personally synced to my individual survey because it wouldn’t come up. I’m sure if you go to www.marvel.com you can find a link to participate.
Be prepared to spend 15-20 minutes answering this. Thanks if you do. I wouldn’t devote any space to this here if I didn’t think it was important. More comics companies should survey their market (and many do) to see how their product is perceived and what is preferred.