META: Comic Book Tropes You Loathe

Scott Eiler seiler at
Mon Apr 19 15:54:18 PDT 2010

On Apr 19, 2:30 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at> wrote:
> 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.

Agreed, but I suspect it's a marketing tactic whose time has gone.
How much attention span do comic book companies think the next-
generation reader has?

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