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Subj: Re: Comics today versus twenty years ago
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 12:48:49 pm EST (Viewed 701 times)
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Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 11:13:54 am EST (Viewed 970 times)

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I have been reading comics for over thirty years, I have followed the exploits of many characters from marvel, dc and other comic makers. I have seen alot change over the years some things for the better but many imo for the worse. And im wondering if thats because people that are too detached from making good comics are making all of the decisions.

Case in point...I remember in the 80s when every interlude actually led you into a new story today however a point can be made in a story and noone ever deals with it, the thought is just dropped like it never happened.

People come back from the dead and sometimes there's no explanation for their return, that never used to happen no matter how lame the explanantion there always was one," i was shot into a rocket and before it hit the sun I managed to hit the eject button and some bird people carried me back to earth"

And im sorry but i dont remember comics being late three months at a time in some cases the way they are now. I could point to more examples but you get the point, what im wondering is is this because Marvel is more "corporate" than it was in the 1980s and many decisions are made in a board meeting versus a writers head or am i just off base?

I have to agree with the delayed shipping. It does get riduclous. On the flip side with comics costing either $2.99 or $3.99 (which seems to be the growing majority for me), it may not be a bad thing. Multiple titles on characters besides the X-Men and Spider-Man (both of which I have dropped) are getting to be a real big pain for me. John Romita said at the Orlando Megacon in 2001 that Marvel should concentrate on eight titles (not specifying which eight), but we know that that will not be happening soon. Maybe everything should shoot up to $4.99, and we will all wise up and stop buying. Or will we?