Originally Posted by ReekOfAwesomenesss
The concept of comics was always like this though. there are also sociological factors in the business of printing media (technology, accessibility, etc.), so it is not simple as bad writing = bad buys/good writing = good buys, but comics were never this bad. there is no continuity (in its own unique way of course), and no respect for its tradition hence the butchered iconic characters, legacies and so on. They are hiring people to the positions that were once eluded even the best of the best, all time level creators. comics are not feeling like comics, characters are not human, agenda is glaring.
The thing is, do you think people are still willing to accept "comics have always been like this"? Because, despite "traditional" publishers like Marvel and DC shitty runs, there is no signal of smaller publishers taking advantage of that.
As @virus21 said, Marvel and DC right can be compared to WWE; the problem is, there is no AEW in sight to take advantage of that. Which either means people don't see any smaller publisher as worth their time/money, or that their interest has shifted towards a similar-but-not-so-similar product, which is manga.
Again, what Marvel and DC did to their comics is inexcusable. As I said, I dropped them because they aren't worthy, and have been collecting and reading some older stuff (I just finished Garth Ennis' Punisher, good God what a run); but in all honesty, as it is I'd rather continue One Piece and Attack on Titan because I want to know the development than read a new Hulk's arch, despite how critically acclaimed it is.