Excellent column. I completely agree with both it and most of the comments here thus far.
Looking past the many mistakes made by the industry as a whole, is there anything comic related that has IMPROVED in the past few years?
- Paper quality is pretty good
- An increase in the number of collections has made certain runs much easier to collect (I have all of Claremont's X-Men, New Mutants, and Excalibur thanks to various collections)
- Many different art styles and colouring techniques have appeared, adding variety and artistic diversity
- ... I can't think of anything else