hey i'm just keepin it real
this is me showing a ton of restraint, as we all know
Fame waned? Look at how much the comics is selling in Europe today still. One Tintin comics cost twice as hardcover the cost of US comics trade and still sell.
The Walking Dead,Fatale,Near Death,Storm Dogs,Happy,BPRD,XO-Manowar
American Vampire,Animal Man,Swamp Thing
Daredevil, Winter Soldier,Indestructible Hulk
I'm completely happy when threads get derailed.
It's more that I've just gotten sick of some of the ultimately fruitless arguments that I'm seeing pop up here, especially re: Final Crisis. It's a book I love, but whatever small impetus I might have had to convert others to my way of thinking has withered after years of everyone being locked into their opinions -- sometimes strong and well-supported, sometimes illogical and rather thin.
A couple of people who are on my 'side' of the debate are generally ill mannered and dismissive, as are a number of people on the opposite side, and it tends to devolve into something I'm just not interested in reading.
"You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
Flannery O'Connor on the beats.
There is, of course, no comparing "Animal Man/Doom Patrol" to the work he's putting out these days, but books like Seven Soldiers, Batman and All Star Superman far eclipse the work he was doing for DC's mainstream in the later 90s (Batman Gothic, JLA, DC One Million, Aztek), or Marvel's in the 2000s. They're smarter, better structured, and have more to say than most of that work did.
At least for me.
Final Crisis has many ideas, some of them very intriguing, but this is what I ultimately took from the book: "If you're not familiar with the DC Universe, this book's not for you (to love or to hate)."