Drcharles wrote:Ive noticed for a long time that certain comics are having fewer words in them, and the new crop of DC comics are the worst examples of this, especially the ones that Geoff Johns is working on.
So really as it come to this? There’s virtually no story to read any more, and someone like Johns is doing so many comics that he simply does not have the time to actually write stories for the comics.
Well DC comics have started their Universe off again, and I can understand why, but I feel the old order is slowly going now, and if this is how comics are going to be in the future then I’m not going to be a part of it anymore.
You're not the only one that shares this grievance. Even when I became serious reader again back in 2008, one of the things that was always a sticking point was the lack of meaningful story beats that many books possessed, something that began to really bother me with the explosion of $3.99 books out there.
Today, what you're talking about seems extremely wide spread. Even books that I've enjoyed over the past 8 months we're totally dragged out to the point where I'm pretty soured on the whole entire concept. Justice League and AvX have this bothersome way of being big and loud without saying anything of substance on a narrative level.
As I look at my pull list for May 2nd, I find myself asking "Do I really need to buy this comic?" to a lot of my Big 2 offerings and even some of my smaller major press offerings. When that happens, something needs to change.