Comics Crash vs. Video Game Crash

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Which media "crash" was worse?
the Great Comics Crash of 1996 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
the Great Video Game Crash of 1983 50%  50%  [ 2 ]
both were equally bad 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
neither were really that bad 50%  50%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 4


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04 Mar 2016, 4:21 am

There was a comics crash? I guess that was mainly superhero comics and not the "funny" comics I usually read. :) Or do you mean comic strips instead of comic books? After Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side got "retired" newspaper comic strips have just not been the same...


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01 Apr 2017, 3:40 pm

Video game, the comic book crash had many casualties, but many prevailed in these times. And it was when it started a new wave of collectible craze for them and for companies to diversify their products to avoid similar pitfalls.

The video game crash came after a flood of lackluster or broken games along with the flood of every company trying to get into this industry. There was a few years where it was uncertain that the industry wouldn't die. PC survived because it was also used as a work tool. And when the rebirth came with Nintendo, they advertised it as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and not a video game console because they were afraid it would go bust if it did.