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Subj: I'm right there with ya, Sweep, but...
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 11:47:53 pm CDT
Reply Subj: A General JSA / Comic Buying Question
Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 08:15:21 am CDT
...I think that we're out of luck if we're hoping for a return to the days of when stories are fast-paced, consistently entertaining, and packaged in stories that are resolved in under 3 issues.
Until there's a significant change in the way comics are bought-and-sold (and I have no idea what that change would be), we're going to be forced to deal with 5-or-more-issue storyarcs. They're packaged that way because the comic companies can double-dip on the efforts of their creative talent by getting some readers' $$$ thru their buying of the individual comics and others' $$$ thru their purchase of the TPB's later.
Plus, efforts to sell comics that tell stories that aren't published in this "decompressed" manner don't seem to gain a foothold. Haven't both JLA-Classified and JSA-Classified both been cancelled? Ditto with some of Marvel's "Marvel Adventures" titles.
Perhaps it's a problem with the creative talent, and perhaps it's a problem with the medium. Regardless, the end result appears to be a general lack of support for this format.