Can they be saved?
Maybe, however, the only thing keeping it alive are retarded capeshit movies, but eventually they will go away, and with them the comics industry. Its not like comcis sell well, they are mostly popular with a tiny audience. In order for the industry to thrive there needs to be less focus on capeshit.>How do you fix it?
Th more indie companies should try to market to a younger audience/new generation of readers. Make it no different than reading a book, where you have all kinds genres, one thing Ive noticed is that kids still go crazy for books, the insane love people had for Twilight and Hunger Games is prove of that. Comics could have that love if capeshit didn't dominate everything. The other companies need to get stronger and again, target new generations of readers. Not by selling with teen dramas, but by giving a wide range of choices with their comics. I think many young people are turned off, because while watching superhero movies is now considered cool, reading superhero crap is still considered something only autistic dorks in school read.