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Ohotmu the all-knowing

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emerick-man
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Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Ohotmu is joining the BH6 bandwagon, but...
Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 at 01:30:38 pm EDT (Viewed 38 times)
Reply Subj: Can't decide...
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 07:28:50 pm EDT (Viewed 72 times)


> Drats. ATM, can barely budget one mini - unless a title is dropped. Any recommendation which to choose? They all have something happening that is of interest based on the solicits.
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...it looks like you're a couple issues into most of these series. Which one stands out to you?

And as you consider the answer to that question, try to be objective. For example, if you love Venom (the character) but the writing is cr@ppy in the book, recognize it for what it is and treat it accordingly.

A miniseries is supposed to be an "event". It should be a tightly packed, impression-making tale woven into a quick espresso jolt of storytelling. Need recent examples? Just re-read the first issues of any of the Annihilation-related miniseries. Those are great examples of how mini's are supposed to set the table and leave you looking forward to the next issue. IMO, each of those series did a great job as a stand-alone series as well as a preamble to the larger tapestry of the entirety of the Annihilation event.

If your desire to have a complete series is greater than the enjoyment you're getting out of the book, dump it. And I speak from experience. The OCD-Completist in me has led me to purchase literally 100's of comics over the years that were utter cr@p because I just couldn't bear to have an incomplete set.

For example, that most recent Alpha Flight mini was utter dreck. After the first couple issues, I held exactly ZERO hope that it was going to pull out of its stink dive by the end. But I still bought the last 3 issues because I "had" to complete the set. And I gave that complete set away at the first opportunity.

So, I'd suggest, if an issue #1 of any of these series tempted you to write a review on these boards saying "this first issue was suh-WEET, and here's why...", then that's the series you buy. If the miniseries "espresso" was underwhelming with issue #1, they're probably going to continue to be underwhelming for the rest of the way.

Ohotmu

P.S. If the "dropped" series are any good, they'll be available at a later date as a TPB.


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