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chap22 wrote:One key distinction should probably be made:
There is a difference in decompression, and "padding". Decompression by itself is fine. Padding, which you guys are really describing now, is an abomination against mankind.
There's also "milking". Stretching out the decompression so much that barely anything, it anything really happens in the over all story. Anime, manga and even American tv series do this.
"Padding" is when they add superfluous material to extend the story. That extra tale that really does nothing for the story.
As for decompression to fit a trade, this is really a good idea. With manga they note the page count for the collections so they can make sure have some sense of closure but also have a far more sell-able product for potential new readers as well as for old. Seeing that in American comics is a good thing. Also, it makes me think of the old American Flagg series with it's structure for it's first twelve issues. Classic execution.