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matt mash

Subj: An existing book has a lot better chance of improving than a cancelled one
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 at 06:52:48 pm EDT (Viewed 7 times)
Reply Subj: you bring up an excellent point, friend. i think completionists are the real traitors...
Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 at 05:02:17 pm EDT (Viewed 11 times)

    hello my name is matt mash and i am a recovering completionist.

    ...completionists are the people who keep comics so shitty by buying awful comics out of a bad habit. plus they end up spending their money on garbage, so not only does marvel keep producing that garbage, but also these people aren't wasting that money on a thousand horrid x- and wolverine books when they could be supporting good books that never last. if everyone voted with their wallets comics as a whole would be much better.

    i have no respect whatsoever for completionism.

I think it depends why you're buying the books. I love Alpha Flight, and whether a book is crappy or not, it's still canon. I want a complete picture of the Alpha Flight characters, so I buy the series. The book is a lot more likely to improve if it's being printed, rather than if it's just cancelled.

I buy comic books to read them. As such, I hate having holes in the story. On some titles, it's pretty much impossible to get everything featuring those characters. With something like Alpha Flight though, it's much more possible since it's somewhat self-contained, being set in a different country and all. And even though I didn't care overall for volume 3 of Alpha Flight, I have still gone back and reread it whenever I do a complete read through of my Alpha Flight collection.


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