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The Black Guardian

Location: Paragon City, RI
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
In Reply To
Blue Beetle

Subj: Re: Fave Character + Good Art = Must Buy?
Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 10:24:00 pm EDT (Viewed 135 times)
Reply Subj: Fave Character + Good Art = Must Buy?
Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 08:19:06 pm EDT (Viewed 138 times)

> Fave Character + Good Art = Must Buy
> How many of us choose our comics based on that equation? I've begun
> to think a lot of people do, though not necessarily the sort who
> post on message boards.
> What's missing from the equation? Writing!

My buying has always been 99% character and writing. I don't care if the art is chicken scratch, as long as I can follow what's going on (and that, really, amounts to 99.999% of the artists that are employed). Sure, there are some artists whose work I like more than others, but the artists that keep me from buying are few and far between (I could probably count them on one hand).

> And that's my point. I've begun to think the subject matter (fave
> character) and the visual appeal (good art) are by far the most
> important factors in most people's buying decision, with the writing
> a distant third.

Wouldn't subject matter go beyond just the characters? Theme? Mood? Genre? Setting? Etc...

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