Most comic stores have racks that are waterfall in nature. So the bottom third of every comic is obscured. Many comic stores feather their titles, showing the left 2/3rds to 1/2 of the comic, but overlapping the right hand side.
There can't be but a handful of comic shops in this world that can show the full cover of every comic.
So, whenever a publisher puts their title at the bottom of the comic, and/or on the far right margin, they almost guarantee their comic won't sell.
What a waste.
So, you know, books pretty much come in standard sizes (well, there are tons of variations, but a majority of books are standard sizes.) So to conserve room, we stack like-sized books with like-sized books.
But customers simply don't see it. They throw any old book with any old book-- but a stack of 11" books don't collate well with a few 14" covers mixed in, and so on.
I don't know.
It seems simple to me.
2 days ago