#1 Posted by Blazing Eagle (280 posts) - - Show Bio

To all the people on Comcvine, we come here as fans/creators and discuss various issues concerning comics. But why do we love comics?

My question to you all is what do you like most about comicbooks? Is it the artwork? The writers, the page spreads, the genres? Continuity? Share with me your likes about this wonderful artform and medium of entertainment

#2 Posted by Zenma (4970 posts) - - Show Bio

i like mangas because of their artwork

#3 Posted by _Obsidian_ (5028 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Legion of Super-Heroes because of the artwork, the stories, how close they are in age to me :D the diversity (nearly everybody are from different planets and have a different view of life and everything), etc, etc. The list could go on forever :p

#4 Posted by Vance Astro (91104 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the art as well as the writing but I think I am more into the art.I have read books with crap story and good art before.

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#5 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Lucifer because of the story...and Battle Chasers because of the art and the story...and Avatar Press because of the art...

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#6 Edited by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

A good storyline. Any comic book can have some nice artwork. But, if the story/writing sucks, then the whole comic book sucks. To me, writing outweighs artwork. Always.

#7 Posted by Vance Astro (91104 posts) - - Show Bio
Static Shock said:
"A good storyline. Any comic book can have some nice artwork. But, if the story/writing sucks, then the whole comic book sucks. To me, writing outweighs artwork. Always.
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True....I have read some comics with great art and crappy writing and vce versa,but a comic can only truly be good if the storyline is something you can get into.
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#8 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3292 posts) - - Show Bio
Static Shock said:
"A good storyline. Any comic book can have some nice artwork. But, if the story/writing sucks, then the whole comic book sucks. To me, writing outweighs artwork. Always.
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Not if you read books with Rob Liefield doing the art.
#9 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm all about the stories. I mean, I can appreciate some nice artwork, but a lot of the time I don't even really look at the pictures. Pages of fight sequences without dialog  are just boring to me.

#10 Posted by Queen Kong (1603 posts) - - Show Bio
ARTWORK.
#11 Posted by _Obsidian_ (5028 posts) - - Show Bio

The plot is an important detail, but I think the art is even more important. It'd be an accomplished disaster if Rob Liefeld started doing the art for Legion of Super-Heroes, for instance.

#12 Posted by Vance Astro (91104 posts) - - Show Bio
Twilight Man said:
"The plot is an important detail, but I think the art is even more important. It'd be an accomplished disaster if Rob Liefeld started doing the art for Legion of Super-Heroes, for instance.
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He is by far the worst working artist.
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#13 Posted by zero edge (3692 posts) - - Show Bio

Story and art keeps me reading.

#14 Posted by Tenjin (1604 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome artwork and the fight scenes

#15 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

the pretty pictures

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#16 Posted by Blazing Eagle (280 posts) - - Show Bio

Twilight Man said:

"The plot is an important detail, but I think the art is even more important. It'd be an accomplished disaster if Rob Liefeld started doing the art for Legion of Super-Heroes, for instance.
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Its both the artwork and the story that makes a great issue. Sometimes a comicbook could get by with some fancy art., But the art and the story are both equally important for a successful issue.

For example I would not have artist George Perez even though he is Terrific artist, I would not have him draw pages to a Wolverine story line that was meant to be dark and moody one. I would much rather have an artist who can specializes in dark moody images like  for example or better yet Todd Mcfarlane.

#17 Posted by _Obsidian_ (5028 posts) - - Show Bio
Blazing Eagle said:
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Twilight Man said:

"The plot is an important detail, but I think the art is even more important. It'd be an accomplished disaster if Rob Liefeld started doing the art for Legion of Super-Heroes, for instance."


 

Its both the artwork and the story that makes a great issue. Sometimes a comicbook could get by with some fancy art., But the art and the story are both equally important for a successful issue.

For example I would not have artist George Perez even though he is Terrific artist, I would not have him draw pages to a Wolverine story line that was meant to be dark and moody one. I would much rather have an artist who can specializes in dark moody images like  for example or better yet Todd Mcfarlane."

That is true of course, but Rob Liefeld is not good at any setting... :p
#18 Posted by Vance Astro (91104 posts) - - Show Bio
zero edge said:
"Story and art keeps me reading.
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Agreed.It definately has to have both..one and not the other doesn't cut it.
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#19 Posted by Jokerette (158 posts) - - Show Bio

The thing that I really love in comics, first than the artwork is what you can find in characters. For this I like the Batman. And I love Bats' villains, because they are so... human. Look at Two Face: he always liked to make the law triumph. And now... on of the worst criminals and one of the saddest. I love rogues for their sick mind. And most of the times you discover that they're not sick, just hurt and worried and... sad.
Harley Quinn, little cute blond psychiatrist, now a twisted young woman madly in love with the Joker. Well, this is real life. Love DO makes you do crazy things, she's the prove. And the Joker.... such a wonderful chaos theory he shows in the Killing Joke. He went crazy, but why? Poor hurt, lost, desperate soul. Comics are really human sometimes.

#20 Posted by Cavalry (237 posts) - - Show Bio

The story is always the most important thing to me, everything else is secondary, past a minimum artwork level.

of course, story is a broad term that encompasses everything from writing to setting.

#21 Posted by Ivan Krivier (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, in comics we can see and read about things that we all wished to be, and yet we will never be able to do it, that's what I think.

may the force be with everyone
       Ivan out.

#22 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

Like many have said the artwork and the stories are what draws a main portion of my attention. But also the ideal. I love characters who have that moral center and can be that inspiration. Sometimes thats all you need in a role model, they don't always have to be flesh in blood.

#23 Posted by PRIMAV3RA (23023 posts) - - Show Bio

when a character hits a critical emotional point and is forced to deal with their past demons

#24 Posted by Desilation (14585 posts) - - Show Bio

when the protagonist does what it takes to fight for the greater good

#25 Posted by Calvin (3479 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's not forget about the Fantastic! - the incalculable value of human imagination.

Comics feed dreams. Dreams make the wheels of the creative process spin.
Creators are inspired by someone, something, and we are by them, which we, by any voluntary or involuntary action, will eventually, and hopefully, inspire another one.