REVIEW: End of Month Reviews #96 - December 2011 [spoilers]
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Fri Feb 3 11:57:52 PST 2012
On Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:49:38 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
> Backstory isn't an automatic turn-off, but how it's presented can be.
> I got into Marvel Comics in 1978. My very first issue was Fantastic
> Four #196 or maybe #197. Mr. Fantastic fighting the Red Ghost, solo.
> Editor's notes mentioned why Mr. Fantastic was solo, and how the Red
> Ghost also fought Iron Man sometimes. That got me going. But I almost
> came to a full stop when I bought an Incredible Hulk issue and the
> Fantastic Four suddenly had five members instead of one. Illogic,
> danger! The fact that the Hulk issue was a reprint, was concealed in
> about one square inch of reprint notice on the front page.
Yeah, that's the thing: If there's a continuity reference, you should
really make it explicit. Drop an [* As seen in Alarming Academy of
Super-Heroes #441!] or somesuch.
(And why is it that the recap page was on a comeback, but seems to be going
> So yeah, continuity is great, but you got to keep it straight and focus
> on the one or two storylines you want to tell right now.
Or, at least, figure out how to integrate others in a smooth way.
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, smooth 'n smarmy!
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