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a question by Nov 4, 2010
What are your most hated gimmicks in comic book marketing? (examples are character death deaths, multiple covers and such...)
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answered:    November 04, 2010
I hate the advertisements in comics. I like to read a story straight through without having the latest video game advert jump out at me. I also dislike the way some writers and publishers hype upcoming storylines that often just disappoint. The multiple covers thing is annoying, but I don't think it's as bad as it was during the '90s.
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November 04, 2010
I don't like the ads myself and I hate multiple covers! I am with you about the writing--Bendis was notorious in writing a great first half and then it collapses--but then I realized it wasn't his fault but the editorial.
November 04, 2010
I'd demand control over anything original I was writing. You want me to write, then back off and let me do it. Editors can't expect to lure in talented storyteller and expect them to remain talented if they override their creative impulses. Denny O'Neil has talked about that happening during his career and how when it did happen whatever he was working on fell apart (see his late '60s reinvention of Wonder Woman for a prime example).
November 04, 2010
Sadly that happens a lot. Straczynski had an issue with Quesada with Thor and Spider-man. So he left....
November 04, 2010
Yeah, Marvel keeps reinventing their characters. So much so that in 50 years they won't be recognizable. Even DC is doing it with Superman and Wonder Woman. It's sad. The characters worked before because of who they were. If you change that, the magic is gone. The characters were popular because they were archetypes that everyone could relate to on some level and now they are stripping them of that quality.
November 04, 2010
I think it is time for me to write a rant about what Disney is doing to my fave comic series.
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