Old Man wrote:As Ares was introduced on the first page, I knew who he was during the entire story, even if I didn't know his powers. I knew the premise that Osborn was in charge. Even though I knew it, nowhere in the story do I remember it saying that Clint Barton was once Hawkeye. Amazingly, the characters introduced in the first 10 pages are insignificant to the story told in this issue, whilst characters appearing later in the story are never introduced. These are bad storytelling techniques. If you make your comic book universe insular, you make it difficult for new readers to become part of that universe. Let me repeat that:
If you make your comic book universe insular, you make it difficult for new readers to become part of that universe.}
The problem is.. if you introduced your characters every month in every issue, it'd get old REALLY fast.
I don't think it's a problem for new readers, to be honest. Amazingly enough, I was able to get into comics without each and every character and their detailed backstory being given to me everytime they're shown on a page.
I don't think you give people enough credit.