Tom Spurgeon's Web site of comics news, reviews, interviews and commentary

April 27, 2017

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Alex Hoffman on Book Of Void.

* Ben Towle looks at a certain kind of comics page that's familiar but a bit more difficult to describe than most. I missed this post, and it's been a while since its publication, but I liked it at a second glance for sure.

* I agree with a lot of this Brian Hibbs essay on the recent problems experienced by Marvel Comics, which reached a recent low particularly in terms of number of regular titles with a decent audience. It's one of the better cases I've ever seen against loading in the tie-ins and stacking titles within specific characters or concepts. I think it's been this way for a while and it's just gotten worse and worse. There might be some mitigation against the poor effects of some of these moves if the work itself was great, but most Marvel work i read is mediocre in a way that just kills prolonged attention, let alone prolonged attention + hoops to jumps through.

* Jason would like you to know he likes Thor: The Dark World better than you do.

* finally, I'm not sure why I didn't hear about this comic's first part, but from what I've seen it's pretty amusing. I just can't stay in 2016 anymore to be able to read it.
posted 1:05 am PST | Permalink

Daily Blog Archives
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
Full Archives