Couldn't think of a better way to phrase the question, but what I'm getting at is the fact that sometimes, reading comics is too hard! I enjoy this hobby as a diversion, and my favorite part of comics is watching a storyline evolve over time. I really enjoy knowing the history of Spidey (whacked though it is) and seeing what's going to happen next. One-shot fights with super-baddies, with no overall plot development, don't do much for me.
Anyhoo, comics today are more difficult to understand than I would like, and I'm just curious if anyone else feels the same way. I have to stretch my brain all day at work. I don't want to pick up my comics and have to stretch and struggle to figure out what's going on. Make it a bit more obvious.
I read 7 Marvel titles, including New Avengers, and one of my favorite NA issues recently was the one where Luke Cage and his wife had an issue-long argument where she left and went to Avengers HQ. Why? It was very easy to follow, and it advanced a personal storyline that I found interesting. On the other hand, many comics today use very little dialogue, sometimes with pages and pages of only art from which I'm supposed to glean what's happening. I'm a pretty bright guy, but sometimes I'm just not able to follow what's going on only from pictures that are seemingly vague.
Certainly, 60s and 70s comics had too much dialogue, with text boxes taking up much of the page at times. But can't we strike a happy medium and have a bit more dialogue to help the reader along in today's comics?
What say you?