I am going to be open minded - I just want to get past 200 so bad right now and forget it all
I'll never forget Clown saying, "Spawn! Go limp!" and cathes... CATCHES Spawn. Like he saved his life or something.
The sad part is that we all say we're dropping it, but then after stopping for 2 or 3 months we buy what we've missed and go "i'll just wait from issue 187 to 200 and that's it!"
Like waiting for 13 issues (which is 2 years in TMP world)'s a big ultimatum.
I do'nt think i've ever seen a Spawn fan give up for good. I stopped for a good 8 years but here i am again, still hoping.
I blame the cape.
I read the rules so I'm not about to say 'go to this ebay auction I got to buy my Spawn comics', honestly, but do you guys know anywhere that I could spread the word around without penalisation? I need these books sold, fast.
When does the new issue come out? I just started collecting Spawn and I'm getting sick of waiting.
I'm new to Spawn and I bought the Spawn Origins: Volume One TPB and I want to collect the rest of the volumes. I love the art and the writing and I've read stuff further ahead in the series and still liked it, but what about it went wrong? Is it because of bad writing or art, is it the story or because Spawn has switched from Al Simmons? I've always been the person to give things a chance and like things that a majority of people hate so what I'm asking is what should I expect or what is it that most fans find terrible about Spawn now?
In a nut shell, the guys running the book aren't putting much time and effort anymore. Story is empty, the characters are transparent, and there isn't an official artist - not until 200.
I'm in the process of selling my comic collection, but will start anew at Spawn 201.
With arrested development in full swing, especially with games and comics, I think its harder for writers to constantly come up with new stories. I mean back in 60's they'd be able to do a story about Batman fighting Joker with Catwomans life in the balance, and the fans would be into it. And then in the late 70's they'd be able to do it again and it wouldn't seem repetitive because most of the fans of the title in the 60's, they'd be out of the comic book thing. I mean lets face it, earlier generations didn't stick to games, toys, and comics like gen x.
So writers now have to take into consideration that the bulk of the fanbase are lifers, so that means they can't keep doing the same thing over and over again without boring people.
And Spawn is at that point where it has been around for quite awhile now, and I think they're out of ideas. Killing off Al in my opinion was an act of desperation, one that I don't feel has paid off. Personally, I think Todd should try to end the title before it just becomes a total turd.
Besides, Haunt is shaping up to be an interesting title for him to devote more time into. But hopefully they wont run Haunt into the ground in the same way and go the finite route and end it after another 40 or 50 issues. The finite route is the way to go, imo.
Anywho.. except for the arrested development bit of this post, everything else is merely opinion based.
Current Pull List: The Walking Dead, Revival, and TMNT (sometimes)
It was an act of desperation, you hit it on the head.
I can confide that coming up with new ideas is a kick in the head. Look at Superman, Batman, Spider-man... ALL these titles have either killed their main character only to bring them back or they've brought things full circle to the point where past events never happened. These are characters that are insanely difficult to continuously write because they're so damn widespread.
But seriously, if you can't come up with a new story for Spawn, you're not thinking that hard.
In an interview with Todd he said he knows what the ending is, sounds like it's time for him to do that. And I agree with a comic becoming finite sometimes. I would rather see a series I love end than it continue limping on to slow descent from mediocrity to total shit. Is there anyone though that likes where Spawn is going now?