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Subj: Yeah, I agree.
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 09:13:08 pm EDT (Viewed 196 times)
Reply Subj: Is it me, or are comics just getting boring ( again ) ?
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 08:17:54 pm EDT (Viewed 305 times)

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The reason of my post is that I feel that comics ( even Thor ) don't really do it for me anymore.
I know I've always shown enthusiasm to the medium and especially Thor as a character but I feel that I'm losing interest as a whole.

I actually received issue # 600 a couple of weeks ago by post but I only read it a couple days ago.

Normally, I would read them straight away but I just put it away and read it when I felt like it.

Maybe the whole industry doesn't excite me anymore.
I don't even rave on about too many things on this forum or any of the others I post on anymore.

I used to post on the Battleboard all the time. Now, not much if at all, it's the same at CBR & Marvel.

Even my art has taken a long hiatus because of my mood towards comics.
I'm just not sure how I feel about the whole industry anymore.
I'm gonna get rid of all my comics anyway and just keep my trades from now on. I mean Thor is the only book I buy anyway so I don't need to worry about other books.

Is this really just a case of me having enough of comics at this time of my life or they really are just pieces of paper that you look at and feel like you are going through the motions most of the time when you read them.?

Outside of 'Phonogram' (which I picked up because Kieron Gillen's writing the next couple Bill stories), even the indies are really getting dull. It dawned on me that Scott Pilgrim is nothing more than an overhyped web comic and there's too many pretentious auto-biographies, but that's neither here nor there.

I guess I'm not feeling the burn out too badly, since I'm still jazzed on doing my own comic creation and at least I've got the 'Green of Eden' one-shot and the BRB: Godhunter mini-series to look forward to. And I've been reading 'Lucky Star' and old collections of "Sailor Moon" on and off, so I kinda have some material from the manga side of things to keep me inspired.

Even then, that's not much. I was all gung-ho about cosmic Marvel with 'Annihilation', but 'Annihilation: Conquest' sucked any fun out of that. War of Kings I want to get into, but I just can't bring myself to go to the comic store every Wednesday -with literally an hour and a half between classes, mind you- and spend $3.99 that should be used to pay my still-lingering medical bills from last November. Ah, grown-up things.

As for Thor, well, I'm reading the trades. You can imagine how frustrating it is with the comic being delayed all the time. Love is (almost) over.

Adey, you should play more video games with stories in 'em (aka non-football titles). I find that really gives the artistic juices a kick-start. I've been playing Mass Effect again recently and that's really given me inspiration. If you're finding art is suffering because of your lack of interest in comics, try other avenues. You'd be surprised at how well it works.