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Mar 22nd 2021 at 7:01:37 AM •••

Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: This and Decompressed Comic are complaining, started by Martello on Jan 2nd 2012 at 9:57:16 PM

Mar 20th 2021 at 1:51:51 AM •••

I need to ask... why is this not a YMMV trope when it's acknowledged that it's the comic-book version of Better on DVD which to this day remains a YMMV trope?

Dec 30th 2011 at 12:02:50 PM •••

I'd make a TRS thread on this, but there's still too many, so hopefully somebody will take a look at the discussion page. Nobody ever does, but a guy can hope.

Anyway, this page seems to be Complaining About Narrative Formats You Don't Like, and also doesn't seem to reflect any kind of consensus among comic book fans. I know I'm not the only one who waits for trades to come out anyway and so isn't affected by the cons of the writing style, and there are many, many extremely popular series that are only written like this. DMZ, Scalped, 100 Bullets, Hellboy, B.P.R.D, Northlanders, Criminal, The Umbrella Academy, The Goon, and many more come to mind. All of them are both critically-acclaimed and very popular with the fans. I think the page should be re-written to represent both the pros and cons of the writing style, and the examples need to be edited or in some cases cut to reflect that Writing For The Trades is not necessarily a bad thing, and is really more often a good thing.

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