>>103309076>reliant on movies like Alien/Predator are. TMNT and Rangers flourish on cheap productions and have dedicated fanbases so even if there's just an ounce of interest there'll be things produced. Alien and Predator could and did flourish in comics, but because the movies were tried to be made more prominent again it made the comics suffer because it put a halt on what can be done with those IPs.
Then don't have to be reliant on movies, you could make a good ip branch out into other things, they did this all the time back in the day with shit like ghost busters. In fact, Castlevania is a good analogy here, because the games might be gone, but they branched out to animated series on Netflix. If you keep fucking an ip hard enough and milking it for all it's got, you will eventually burn out that ip's popularity though, see:
Friday the 13th
Nightmare on Elmstreet
There's more but those are the more prominent ones. To go further, lets take a look at Capcom, they were doing so poorl ywith their ips, they killed most interest in their titles, and their brands. Dead rising 3 was mediocre and 4 was awful, DmC was a flop to capcom corporate and almost would've been shelved if not for the 4se bolstering numebrs and selling way more than DmC did at it's launch, RE6 was so terrible it nearly sanke their most profitable ip and only recovered because re7 hit at the right place and time while aping PT's success.
Nothing is too big to fail in this world, not a god damned thing. >Transmetropolitan died because people got tired of Ellis' shit
Did it? Warren Ellis still makes money and is a big name in the industry who does quality work. I just rememebr it having two solid arc and about....20 tpbs? and that was it. >Dan slott and Bendis were loved writers at one time.
Yes, but I'd say it's because Slott had a leash, and Bendis just got incredibly lucky. Writers are super important, but they can't keep things afloat by themselves forever.