Thursday, March 31, 2011

Crying Purple Gorilla Comics.

Today's topic, by Nathan Schreiber, is "monkey reading comics".

Back in the day at DC Comics, someone in editorial (I'm not sure who, but I think it was Julius Schwartz) noticed that comics with covers featuring either (a) a gorilla (b) the color purple or (c) someone crying experienced an otherwise inexplicable boost in sales. Supposedly, these attributes were each allowed to appear on only one cover a month so as not to generate internal competition amongst the company's titles. That restraint is to be commended, but imagine the sales on an issue of Crying Purple Gorilla Comics. I mean, I'd buy it.

BTW, Alan Moore did this joke in the background of Top 10. I'm totally ripping him off.

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