Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Another Reason Why People Wait for the Trade

Notice anything about your Marvel comics this month? They're all 48-pages long. But no, they're not extra-sized because you're getting more story for your money--they're still 22-pages stories. All the rest of those pages are ads (including a 4-page preview of Nick Fury's Howling Commandos). That's more ad than story, and every other page is trying to sell you something. Is it any wonder why people would opt to wait and read their comics in tarde format where they're not continually having the story interrupted?

2 comments:

Rick Gebhardt said...

I have almost altogether given up on month to month comics from Marvel. I still buy individual issues of a ton of DC series and independents, but rarely a Marvel title any more. It's pretty absurd, you're right.

collectededitions said...

That's one of the reasons I went to wait-for-trade. I wouldn't expect to see advertisements for Lunchables while I'm reading a hardcover novel, either. It got to be too much.