Saturday, October 27, 2007

The trouble with comics

You see, this is the problem. Reading New Warriors last night, the new issue - i had no idea who ANY of the characters were, barely any idea what was going on, and pretty much didn't care. In fact, the only thing I liked about the comic was the cover - which was nice and unusual (as a brief aside, I loooved the unusual 1602 covers and really wish Marvel had been brave enough to make the guy do the interior art too, instead of horrible old Kubert).
So back to New Warriors - yeah they have the recap on the first page, but it doesn't explain enough and it doesn't say who the characters are - which would help.
Also read She Hulk - which was okay - but it was really hard to decipher what was going on thanks to the backgroundless artwork (something you could never accuse O Men of, obviously). Standards have slipped!
And finally, flicking thru Previews - and what a state the X-titles are in. I think the problem is that the teams are so badly defined at the moment - they're all over the place. Just focus them down, make it less confusing. New X-Men is the worst culprit - how big is the cast? Like, 30 characters? It's sad that Marvel have pretty much ignored the X-titles in favour of the Avengers.
I honestly, honestly think comics could be doing so much better with minor tweaks here and there.

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