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Subj: Re: You've pretty much nailed it, but I'd like to add one more reason
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 03:55:29 pm EDT (Viewed 149 times)
Reply Subj: You've pretty much nailed it, but I'd like to add one more reason
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 09:55:03 am EDT (Viewed 174 times)

Hey there Hatman! \:\-\)

> I think the third thing that is hurting the comic industry, and enthusiasm for it, is all the mega-events going on now. It used to be you could collect your favourite title, and even though other events might be referenced (the Fantastic Four are out of town in FF #256, we're on our own!) the books could all pretty much stand alone. Nowadays everything is so over-connected it makes you feel like you have to read a lot more books than you'd like to get the entire picture. That's a big reason I gravitate towards books that are somewhat insulated from the mega-events (Iron Fist, Thor, Captain America, Daredevil).

I can see the good and the bad of this. If the whole world is threatened by aliens I'd like to think Thor would be involved, though not necessarily Daredevil or Spiderman. Though that doesn't mean it has to impact the main title or even require a mini-series.

> I thought about walking out too, but I was with a couple of other guys and didn't want to leave them hanging. With the exception of Rorschach I thought the movie was pretty "meh". I'd only pick up the DVD if I found it in a $5 bin...maybe.

I'd like to say the movie was pants, but that was the one thing it lacked.

> In some cases I don't mind decompression, when it's done properly. Captain America is a title that really handles it well, and I think Thor is a title that does as well.

I have to stop you there. The more powerful the character the more action is required. Less powerful characters - ie. those closer to human's with human problems, can handle decompression better.

Thor, Hulk, Mighty Avengers and so forth should not be decompressed.

> I don't need non-stop action, I'm much happier getting lots of character development.

Character development does not mean the absence of action though - something most of today's crop of writers have forgotten.

> But I hate it when it's at the other extreme; basically whatever Bendis writes.

He should never be allowed any character more powerful than Spiderman...its as simple as that.

> With the exception of his work on Daredevil I've never overly cared for his work. I mean, I have an issue of New Avengers where they spend the entire issue talking on a plane! The only other thing that happens is the plane crashes.

Sounds like one of his more action packed tales.

> I do find that if I've read the preview scans of a comic I usually don't appreciate the book as much since I've already read a third of it. I don't search out full scans of books so I can't comment on that. \:\)

Oddly enough reading the scans has probably got me buying more comic books, because its sort of like reading the comic in the store from the comfort of your own home.

Havent' read these myself, but if you want something less mainstream but still a darn good read, I recommend Fables. I absolutely love that title.

    Is it the sort of comic you need to read from the start?

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