View Full Version : To be continued or wrapped up ending: Which type of comic book do you prefer?
May 13, '10, 4:45 PM
We all know there are some comics that would leave you hanging by your fingernails until the following month, and some that just had a nice tidy ending and you'd have a whole new adventure next month. So which do you like better? Which did you read more of as a kid? And is your preference different now that you're an adult?
May 13, '10, 4:49 PM
I prefer a wrapped up ending, but I don't mind a short lived series. I hate it when the story drags on over several issues and I really hate it when it's dragged on over several series as well :wall:
I gave up on new comics because of that
May 13, '10, 5:23 PM
one or two issue stories. This one big event after another has gotten really stale.
May 13, '10, 5:39 PM
I think the Superman titles from the early 90's were a nice compromise. (right before the Death of Superman storyline)
The main story was a "done in one" but the subplots extended over the course of 6 months to a year.
So you got a tidy ending in your main story, and a little bit of drama going into the next issue. Kept you coming back.
Earth 2 Chris
May 13, '10, 5:48 PM
Loved the late 80s/early 90s Superman books. Even when they did stunts like "Time and Time Again", each issue was still a story onto itself, which seems to be a lost artform.
I remember the Bat-office putting a moritoriam on multi-part stories for a while in the late 90s, post Knightfall, etc. It didn't last, but it was nice for awhile!
May 13, '10, 5:53 PM
one or two issue stories are good
May 13, '10, 6:25 PM
I'm all down for a done-in-one but they seem to not know HOW to do that anymore...I think 3 issues tops for an arc...this 6+ issue stuff in addition to cross-ins, cross-outs and cross-overs is getting old and is a strain on the wallet if you try and "collect 'em all" sometimes. And very few of them are actually essential to the main storyline. Give me a good ol' Bob Haney/Jim Aparo Batman Brave and the Bold adventure ANYDAY of the week...:wink:
May 13, '10, 6:57 PM
yeah wrapped up ending for me as well
May 13, '10, 8:43 PM
Same for me too. I also really enjoyed the way the early 90s Super titles were handled, too.
May 13, '10, 9:22 PM
I'd love to see a run of one-issue stories. Or even two-parters. I'm really tired of the endless events right now.
May 14, '10, 12:58 AM
I can totally do with out the EVENTS and crossovers, however... i don't mind story arcs that last 4-6 issues as long as it's in 1 title. But after you do something like that you must do 1 one issue story followed by a another 1 or 2 issue story right after. don't burns us out with mega storylines.
May 14, '10, 11:42 AM
I don't mind 4 parts (like Death in the Family) where something really important happens during the story and you can look back on it years later as something that stuck out. Now, I have a hard time remembering what part they're on with any given story.
I tire of the huge "epic" stories that span multiple titles that I can't afford or keep track of.
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