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Subj: Re: Fave Character + Good Art = Must Buy?
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:39:18 am EDT (Viewed 83 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Fave Character + Good Art = Must Buy?
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 06:21:25 am EDT

> Fave Character + Good Art = Must Buy?
> At one time that was me. I never cared who the writer was for years. Mainly because marvel and DC stuck to a "house" style of writing. So I made my buys based on the art and characters.

Yup. Me too.

> Then around 2000 a bunch of writers started filtering into DC and marvel that I just do not like. They have become the driving force at both companies. With these writers doing the bulk of the plotting and writing I find myself just staying away.

There are a few writers I can't tolerate but the rest of the writers are all about equally good. Brubaker's pacing is too slow for me. Bendis gives me too many WTF moments. Ninjas? Xorn? Ronin was a woman in a man-suit? Six splash pages in a row with no words?

> There has been lapses in my judgment though. The last time was Mighty Avengers. I gave this book a try because of Wonder Man and the artist even though the writer was/is one of my least favorites. Well... Not even Wonder Man and good art could save this book for me.

Marvel needs to make the Sentry either heroic or villainous or both before I'll buy that comic. He can be both if they want, heroic and villainous. But right now he's pathetic and that I can't stomach. I'm rejecting the comic because of the character.

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