Me: Bro!!! I have an album called I Love 90's Comics... cause' I do! Here's the link: http://www.pinterest.com/dumerill/i-love-90s-comics/
I Love 90's Comics
Alvaro- They were awesome bro! They were fun. Sometimes comics take themselves too seriously now a days. I love Scott Snyder's writing but God I was exhausted by Zero Year, I'm so glad it's over, I'm going to have to read the trade of The Ray from the 90s just to lighten up lol!
Me- I'll describe the event in one word: Unnecesary! Was it gonna be better than Frank Miller's masterpiece Batman: Year One? No? Then why waist our time?
Alvaro- It had potential, buy it dragged on waaaaay to long. 5... maybe even 6 issues is pushing it but it would've been ok; but a whole year? Unless it's something like Court of Owls, that was new, original and fun,. And that was 10 issues! Zero Year should've been a graphic novel.
Me- 12 issues? Are they high? Not even Capullo's artwork could keep me buying the book!
Btw, I dropped all my weekly comics except Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man.
Alvaro- I've been dropping too lol but had to get Superman for John Romita Jr!
Alvaro- On Batman Day Comixology had 750 Batman books for $1 each!!!!
Alvaro- I might eventually go that way too, I think eventually I'll wait for trades because that's how the "big 2" write comics now anyway, for the trades.
Me- Exactly, it takes a year to finish a story, it costs you $40+ to finish a story in single issues, they always spoil the ending and the trades costs $15-$20? The math don't add up!
Alvaro- And trades have extra goodies sometimes with sketches or scripts, and it's easier to organize on a bookshelf in print or save on an external sd card to read later.
Me- All around better experience. This cutting down on weekly comics has also given me an oportunity to focus on books I've been wanting to read for a while now, like the Usagi Yojimbo saga from the beginning to the current books.
Me- Because of the seriousness?
Alvaro- Yes. Dark Knight was about as perfect as a Batman movie could ever be, but Batman Begins and Dark Knight Rises has the big fault of being borderline pretentious and taking itself too seriously. I hope the next arc is simpler.
Me- I hear ya. I got to a point where it wasn't fun anymore, it made me tired to read the damn book and at that point... why am I reading it again?
Alvaro- And it suffered what all flashback stories suffer from.... you know it will sort itself out! I wanted Batman to beat the hell out of Riddler not because he was a pain in the ass, it was for the story to end already! Court of Owls and Death of The Family, and going even further, Black Mirror which is still my fave Snyder Batman story, it was fresh and exciting because you didn't know what was going to happen!
Alvaro- Yeah, I heard a lot about that one! Hell, She Hulk is fun!!! And even Silver Surfer!
Me- Yeah I've heard good things about those books as well. I was loving Moon Knight, man that books has been amazing! But, as of last issue the creative team is leaving. Sigh... there goes Moon Knight being awesome again.
Alvaro- Yeah, I was curious about it until I read they were leaving already lol! To Snyder and Capullo's credit, they have stayed loyal on one title like in the good old days of the 80s and the 90s! Capullo was really amazing on Zero Year, I think it was the right call in the end for him to ask for Danni Miki to ink his pencils again. But creative teams barely last a year anymore if that.
Me- Unfortunately they don't. Well, I'm thinking I'll turn this conversation into a blog. You mind?
Alvaro- I don't mind it at all.