META: Comic Book Tropes You Loathe

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Mon Apr 19 12:30:03 PDT 2010

On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:13:58 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
> 1.  Decompressed storytelling.

I think this is an example of something that *can* be used well, but whose
misuse and overuse has given it a bad rap.  Giving a story a slower pace,
an atmosphere, a gentle slope of rising action can be quite effective.
It's when writing for the trade becomes mandatory and you spend eight pages
on zooming in on the Earth from space (that one New Avengers storyline
where they tried to address the whole Xorn thing) that it becomes pointless

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, padded for your protection.

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