Monday, June 16, 2008

I Find It Funny...

I find it funny that... you can love the direction that a week’s worth of titles are taking (Action Comics, Trinity, Green Lantern Corps) and be really pissed off about the direction the company that puts them out is taking (Grant Morrison’s Newsarama interview, the comments by Chuck Dixon in regards to his departure).

I find it funny...that you can feel bad that the first issue of a company’s big crossover wasn’t the month's big seller but also feel like they deserved it.

I find it funny...that you can be both annoyed with how one company has too many crossover tie-ins and another company doesn’t seem to have enough.

I find it funny...that one writer can really be knocking stories out of the park in a few titles (Action Comics, Green Lantern) and pitifully treading water with another title (Justice Society).

I find it funny...that books that should be staying around (Catwoman) are ending but who cares titles (El Diablo) are getting started.

I find it funny...that you can be super excited about the medium of comics and find gems that keep you going (Polly and the Pirates) and at the same time feel that the medium itself is being driven by people who really only care about the dollar signs.

What do you find funny?

6 comments:

Jordan said...

Clark Kent looking just like Christopher Reeves.

I haven't been reading action in a while, but I picked up #866, and had a good laugh. A terrific issue.

the HZA said...

I find it funny that I was just saying the exact same thing about Geoff Johns to my friendly local comic booketeer.

--hza

LurkerWithout said...

Monkeys who wear hats. Oh and Eddie Izzard...

ChrisM said...

IFIF that...

Marvel and DC have yet again exchanged places on the creative karmic balance.(Marvel on the plus, DC on the minus)

The only time everyone seems to care about the New Gods is when their local continuity hasn't been consistent.

Everyone complains about the big event books, and yet people STILL buy them.

People complain,about event-based cross-overs like a sonofabitch, but then proceed to BUY ALL of them.

You have quality books with positive qualities (feminism, minority leads, etc.) but nobody buys them.

Witchblade is STILL being published but Catwoman is not.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

IFIF that after spending hundreds of dollars last year on events and mini-series, I'm now told it doesn't matter that none of it lines up. Even though the stories were sub-par garbage, there's no payoff.

IFIF that I'm pretty close to swearing off monthlies again and just buying trades because of DC Editorial.

Jon said...

"pitifully treading water with another title (Justice Society)"

I'm glad people are starting to grumble more often about this, because I was wondering if it was just me. JSA was soooo good, and this is just so close to getting dropped...

IFIF that people are getting burned on current "events". Will you people never learn? :p