For about a year now, I've been haunting my local comic shop Heroes Haven and trepidatiously re-entering the world of "modern comics," particularly the "Big Two." My problem is this: how does one in good conscious buy comics from the two companies that don't seem to give a shit about their long-time fans? I guess the answer is to just do it and remember that you're not so much feeding a machine, but keeping writers, artists and local comic book shops in business. Having said that, I picked up my usual stash this week and, with the exception of DC's "Stormwatch," I'm pretty happy.
Leaving the "Big Two," we venture over to Dynamite and what has to be the best comic going for my money, "Masks," the book that combines many of my favorite "Golden Age" public domain heroes into one book with a plot worthy of teaming them up.
Not a bad haul this time around. Money doesn't grow on trees, so I like to spend it where it does the most good, which brings me to DC's "Stormwatch." I picked it up when I heard Jim Starlin was taking over as the writer, but just can't get into the characters. I think I'll be putting my hard-earned three dollars a month down on another title soon, perhaps one of the other Dynamite books, but the question is: which one...?