I think paying 4$ for a flimsy, 25 page comic loaded with ads is a bit much. Marvel/DC are like grumpy old war veterans who won't adjust to change no matter what. There were a ton of great suggestion in the 'if you owned marvel/DC" threads that could be utilized and make the fans happier then this, but no they stick to the same formula that they've known for years now. Same hereos, same stories, same artists, same crap since they started out. Least now they can suck blood from their films.
Exactly how I feel.
Although, I think the only reason they stick with the same stuff is because they think that's what the reader wants. They want the same thing, just a slightly modified story.
ok i dont want to sound like im attacking you ryu, but...
Im so sick and tired of hearing people say that. If you are tired of reading the same thing, then VOICE YOUR OPINION! and no, not buying the comics does not work. why?
Because there are enough of the fat greasy fanboys out there still buying this, wishing for the glory days of their youth, when batman was so awesome.
The way I see it is like this. Tired of superhero comics? Well, write to Marvel and DC and let them know that you would like to see some serious variation in the types of comics they put out! It's kind of like writing to your congressman...how the hell is he supposed to know that you dislike something if you dont write to him? Make yourself be heard. they ignore your first letter? write more! Get other people who have likeminded opinions to write in as well, so that way the companies know "oh hey wow, they are serious about this...maybe we should branch off and do different genres and attract more readers."
which in turn would create more jobs for artist, but...
Anyway, the point is, if you stay muma nd just go "oh im not going to buy their comics till they get it" thats not going to happen. thats like ignoring the hot girl in your class until she likes you.
Nope, no problem.
I may be contradicting what I just said, I'm horrible with knowing that, but anyway XD...
I still buy the occasional superhero comic. Captain America, Wolverine, stuff like that. I don't have very much money, I kind of work for my parents at the moment (until I can get a job), and they don't have much money either. I doubt they'd want to spend 4 dollars on just ONE comic book, you know?
That's why I like IMAGE so much, I mean. It's still 3 or so dollars for a book, but I love their ideas. Marvel seems to be BASED on Superheroes. And I'm just to the point where I'm not really into that as much anymore. It's not so much that I hate it, or it's anything they could change, it's just, I'm not exactly into that.
IMAGE and a few other comic companies, outside of the big two, DO have a few superhero comics, but that's not all they focus on. And that's why I like them so much.
Walking Dead, Usagi Yojimbo, Tales of the TMNT (Sorry guys, I had to say it :P), Scud the Dispoasble Assassin, Spawn even...
Those are all prime examples of the comics I read. I would also list Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog as well, but they seem to be just making more characters, and doing the same kind of plot over and over. I would write to them, but the thing is, what else could they do? There's not really much. I mean, it's not a comic that will end. It's one that will stick around forever because of the profits they make off of it.
Walking Dead is a great comic because of how it focuses on regular people, and how they try to survive a zombie invasion. I mean, not very realistic, no, but that's why we read comic books, right? To escape reality, to escape the stresses of everyday living, to enjoy a nice story.
Usagi Yojimbo is a great comic because it's about a samurai rabbit! He wanders around doing good deeds. I just think it's amazing altogether. All the storylines and artwork and such. It's still printed in black and white, JUST like how he started!
Tales of the TMNT? Same way as Usagi. Except, I believe this one was more mainstream than Usagi. Usagi is still popular, but I think if you say "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" to just about any child, or teenager today, they'll know what you are talking about, "Usagi"?, not so much.
Scud is an amazing story about a robot, who finds out he dies after he kills his main target, he dies. So he goes on some big epic quest to pay off hospital bills to keep his target from dying. So he doesn't die.
And Spawn technically
could be counted as a superhero story, but it's so out-of-the-ordinary and dark that it doesn't even matter.
That's just a small list of good comic books that are still coming out (Except for Scud, who sadly just ended).
But it's just the fact that I grew out of the whole superheroism thing. And since that's basically what Marvel and DC are based on, I don't exactly care for them. It's not that I don't respect them, and what they do. It's just, I'm not all for it.
That all make sense?