| > 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...