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Subj: Re: New banner thanks to Thjan! Is anybody planning to buy -
Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 08:40:34 pm CDT (Viewed 726 times)
Reply Subj: Re: New banner thanks to Thjan! Is anybody planning to buy -
Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 at 05:29:31 pm CDT (Viewed 718 times)

    A design approach that won you at least one banner competition if I'm not mistaken.

Yep, my first one \:\) Another one did really well in the next banner competition too. They are a lot of fun to make that's for sure.

    My general attitude toward comics this century is negative, despite the fact that I keep finding specific books that I like for at least a little while. The sheer quantity of product guarantees I'll always find something to buy and read. I try to stay positive. But I don't see the past two decades as something to celebrate.

I'm actually right there with you. I haven't enjoyed the vast majority of comics from the last 19 years, and some characters and their mythos have been so warped that I don't see myself reading modern comics about them ever again. Back in the 90s and the early 2000s I never would have thought I would come to dislike comics featuring Spider-Man and Thor(Spidey since OMD and Thor since Fraction and Aaron), but they and their comics have both been so twisted beyond recognition that I just can't enjoy them anymore. Like you, I have always been able to find something to enjoy each year, but the lessening of the number of pages, decompression, and often shallow characterization(and the even worse mischaracterization) is making even that harder and harder for me with each passing year. I hate that I feel that way about current comics, but it is what it is. Thank goodness for back issues and new trade paper back collections though. I've been able to read so many stories that were either before my time, so obscure that I didn't know they existed, or just missed when they came out. It's amazing and they are almost all so much fun. Right now I'm part way through a big X-Universe read thru(currently in the mid-80s) and I'm having a great time with it.

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