CBR: CBR's Top News Stories Of 2010
As the clock ticks down on 2010, CBR ranks the top ten stories that had readers, retailers and creators buzzing from the past 12 months from DC's restructuring to the advent of a major legal digital marketplace and more!
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Why are Sales Down?
Has anyone noticed that the stories have been especially boring lately? I'm cutting back my subscriptions regularly, not because of the economy but because I'm not enjoying them. Aside from Fables there is not a single book that I am especially looking forward to each month.
Brian Bendis is a good writer but writing 89 books a month (or whatever the latest count is) just waters down the quality of his work. Brian, you can do better, but you're not Superman, or the Flash...
The major publishers seem to be focusing on multi-issue arcs that are designed for trade paperbacks. This is all well and good except that there are not that many arcs with enough plot to carry them across that many issues. How about some tighter story telling? Who says that a TP needs to be one single story?
Comics are supposed to be exciting. This has not been an exciting year, or even several years. Decompressed story telling is boring, guys.