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Subj: Re: I'm right there with ya, Sweep, but...
Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 09:18:45 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: I'm right there with ya, Sweep, but...
Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 at 08:12:22 am EDT

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> I agree up to a point. First, JSA Classified and JLA Classified were both horrible, so I wouldn't use them as examples. I agree that the powers that be are asking their creative teams to stretch out the stories for trade paper backs purposes. However, I think that the people who prefer to buy their comics as TPB would still buy them that way, whether the trade held one five part story or five one part stories.
I've never read JLA Classified but as much I love the Justice Society, I have to agree that JSA Classified sucked for the most part. Even at 2-3 issues, many of their stories still seemed padded. The Green Lantern / Vandal Savage one was particularly excrutiating in pace and outcome. It also amazed me that for all the interesting characters they have in the current JSA lineup, the writers kept falling back on Wildcat and Green Lantern all the time. I love the old gaurd but the stories were lame for the most part and their were some interesting newer ones like Stargirl, Jakeem Thunder, and even Sand that I would have liked to see more of. The blame for the demise of that title has to be placed squarely on the writers.

I think you are absolutely right about the length of stories in a TPB not making much difference to the buyer. If anything, DC would probably sell more individual comics if they went to shorter stories and those cost more than the TPBs.

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