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Blue Beetle

In Reply To
The Black Guardian

Location: Paragon City, RI
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Subj: Re: Fave Character + Good Art = Must Buy?
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 07:06:45 am EDT (Viewed 127 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Fave Character + Good Art = Must Buy?
Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 10:24:00 pm EDT (Viewed 135 times)

> 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).

I'm pretty eclectic in my tastes, so I'm OK most of the time, but there are a few artists who bug me. Meanwhile, if I like both the character and the artist a great deal, it is almost impossible for me to dislike the comic. The writer has to be incredibly poor. It took Loeb to turn me against Jim Lee + Batman.

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

Yes, but those are all built into the character. Theme, mood, genre, setting - think of Batman. Don't the majority of Batman stories have a predictable theme, mood, genre, setting? Exceptions arise, of course, but most of the time these elements are consistent.