#1 Edited by JulieDC (904 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if comic books still do this but I was looking up different crossover stories that lasted about 2 years or more such as Knightfall, Death of Superman, Superman Red and Blue, New Krypton, and Clone Saga and I noticed that the biggest complaints in all of them was that the stories lasted longer than what was necessary.

So I guess what I want to know is, if a crossover involved at least multiple comics each month, should the story arc last 2 years or should the writers use crossovers to tell the story in less time than if it were self contained to just one title?

#2 Posted by Xwraith (17192 posts) - - Show Bio

They're bad enough when they last 4-6 months.

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#4 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16488 posts) - - Show Bio

the clone saga is an epic clusterf*ck.

6 ongoing titles all being crossover for like 2 years?

HORRIBLE

just glad we got Kaine out it

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#5 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

If done well no one would care that much

#6 Edited by GrenadeFlow (1411 posts) - - Show Bio

Just a few months tops

#7 Edited by JulieDC (904 posts) - - Show Bio

@grenadeflow: maybe the length of a crossover should be proportional to the amount of books involved in the crossover. The more books involved the less time it should take.

#8 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2140 posts) - - Show Bio

No, people would lose interest in what is going on, although 52 was great.

#9 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

New Krypton rocked.

#10 Posted by PowerHerc (83251 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

They're bad enough when they last 4-6 months.

This.

#11 Edited by RetconCrisis (3714 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

They're bad enough when they last 4-6 months.

This.

This x2

#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

I think pepole are not a fan of long crossovers now is because they got so used to 99% of all crossovers being really really bad.

#13 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (5515 posts) - - Show Bio

Crossovers don't exist anymore. Every hero is in another heroes comic all the time now.