Monday, March 28, 2005

3 Wishes For Comics, or, A Meme Of My Own

If a genie came to you and told you could make three wishes that would change comics forever(I'm talking art and commerce), what would they be? Mine would be:

1. That there were comics for people of all walks of life, from Pre-Schoolers to Senior Citizens, in as many genres and categories as possible, fiction and non-fiction.
2. That these comics were available in every retail outlet where books and magazines were sold.
And the most important wish of all:
3. That people would stop paying attention to what John Byrne says. You haven't liked his work in a decade or two and he's a jerk; we get it already.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want more Swashbuckler comics! Good ones! And not those bloody self-knowing ones, what d'you call them again... post-modern? oh hell no, I want the *real* deal! Dashing, derring-do Errol Flynn-types swinging from the chandeliers crackings smiles and witticism while fending off Basil Rathbone on a pirate ship with the Damsel fencing with an evil Catherine Zeta-Jones in the castle, now *that's* a real Swashbuckler comic!

And I agree Re: John Byrne... See, I actually predicted that his "Demon" comic might actually be worth a look at, it's just right up his alley, mining on Kirby-stuff

-Stony (who still can't remember his bloody password)

3/29/2005 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both El Cazador and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang were actually kind of swashbuckling (El Cazador moreso, obviously, since it was a stinkin' pirate comic), but they went down with the CrossGen ship. I would love to see more comics like that. Sea of Red is a pirate book coming out soon - we'll see if it fits your description (I doubt it) or if it's more gritty (probably).


3/29/2005 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. That the everyday Marvel and DC pamphlets were cheaper.

2. That not anything and everything from Marvel and DC would make it into the TPB format, only classic runs and special projects; that ordinary runs would cease to be written in a trade-friendly format.

3. That TPBs of Marvel and DC comics would stay in comic shops, while TPBs of higher artistic quality (whether science fiction, crime, autobiography, or what have you) would be placed in bookstores to distinguish them as being more "adult" fare; that these would be displayed according to their genre instead of their format, so that they might possibly be reviewed occasionally in newspapers.

3/31/2005 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish #1 - granted! They call it "manga."

4/24/2006 08:24:00 PM  

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