achilles wrote:I think the early nineties get a bad rap in comic. Sure, it was the heyday of the big event comic, and twenty million alternate covers, but both of the big two managed to do some good work amidst all of that. And there was more emphasis in them toward smaller characters.
It was also the biggest time for the indies. You had all sorts of companies back then doing everything under the sun. Something for every taste in other words. Now, just a few of them are starting a comeback, like Valiant and Dark Horse's Comic's Greatest World titles. But some of them are gone forever it seems.
Me...I go with mostly indies these days. The only comic I buy regularly from either of the big two is WF, and even that challenges my loyalty. Dynamite, IDW, Valiant, Dark Horse---those are the guys I go to these days.
The thing is, I try reading the other stuff too. But most of it does little to nothing for me. It's kind of like wanting a burger and a good one at that, but all you can get is Chinese food. It's good stuff too, but it is not a burger.
I say the late 80s with DC is where it started. Damn near every year they had some stupid crossover. Hated that. Then Marvel went very bad with the crossover last decade. Here I thought they were over it. Nope and now the ill has crossed over to DC.