There's been a change-a-coming for a long time in comics: the creator-driven comic.
Lately, writers have been falling in love all over again with characters, breathing new life into their childhood faves and burning down the creative house while they were at it.
It started with Brian Michael Bendis' weird obsession with Luke Cage in the pages of Alias and continued with...
Matt Fraction on The Immortal Iron Fist.
Greg Rucka on Checkmate.
Geoff Johns on Booster Gold.
John Rogers on Blue Beetle.
What these all have in common is a certain mission statement, a certain creative bent. These comics are written by fanboys waving their fanboy banners at other fanboys saying, "Look, they gave me that jetpack I've always wanted! Fellas, let's take a ride!"
What this does is give the writer a chance to shine new light on their childhood faves while getting the urge to "jetpack" out of their system.
They move on, leaving the book in different hands and we, the readers, are left with the difficult question of whether or not to drop a book.
That's just one reason to drop a book.
Of course, there's the economy. Another reason is that a book has simply gotten bad, meaning Bruce Jones has started writing it. Or you got bored as I was with Trinity.
We drop books every week for own individual and particular reasons and the numbers eventually tell the story.
What isn't told is the reason behind the drop.
That's where you, The Second Printer comes in.
At least once every other week, we're going to give you a forum to let us know which books you're dropping and why.
Who knows why we do what we do? Only we do, actually.
Are there any comics you have on your pull list that are dangerously close to meeting the chopping block?
Hopefully, this will be a forum for fans and everyone involved to voice their opinions in a right and proper setting.
So, with that said: