#1 Posted by Xwraith (16704 posts) - - Show Bio

When you decide to start reading a new title, what is the most important factor for you? For me, it's whether or not characters I like are featured.

#2 Posted by longbowhunter (6978 posts) - - Show Bio

Usually the writer. After that the artist and plot. Characters usually don't factor in right away. If the first two do their jobs any character is worth reading.

#3 Posted by Mannequin (252 posts) - - Show Bio

It's kind of hard to decide to pick up a new title in our day in age without considering the fact that this title could be cancelled after 3 issues. Yes, I'm looking at you "Ravagers". I dished out so much money to catch up, only to find out that the series is getting cancelled. Things like that just make me stick to what I'm already reading, and not want to consider picking up a new title.

#4 Posted by impossibilly (885 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter said:

Usually the writer. After that the artist and plot. Characters usually don't factor in right away. If the first two do their jobs any character is worth reading.

I agree with this 100%.

#5 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me or was this exact same thread created like a day or two ago?

Regardless I'd have to say quality writing (words > pictures) and accessibility (I don't give a damn about what happened in issue #251, etc.)

#6 Posted by callsignneptune (112 posts) - - Show Bio

The writer and the artist.

#7 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

Reviews

#8 Posted by Xwraith (16704 posts) - - Show Bio

@Chaos Prime: I should have mentioned that's also important to me. I'm not going to read a book everyone hates.

#9 Edited by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

From most important to least:

  1. Writer
  2. Premise
  3. Character(s)
  4. Artist
#10 Edited by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

For me, it usually depends on the current writer and/or artist and the character of that title. As to catching up on a current title, it depends on the crossover or story arc I'll start off reading and how much issues the title's already released that i'll have to back-track and catch up on (buy the novels, unless an issue in the book is of important value); other than that, i'll jus wait 'til the right time to jump into the title such as writer exchange which usually leads to a "restart of the on-going series" or a relaunch.

#11 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xwraith said:

@Chaos Prime: I should have mentioned that's also important to me. I'm not going to read a book everyone hates.

Long gone are the days i would order a new comic because it had so & so or was written by so & so im afraid.

Thats the great thing about the vine on the whole unbiased reviews.

#12 Posted by Ravager4 (1627 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mannequin said:

It's kind of hard to decide to pick up a new title in our day in age without considering the fact that this title could be cancelled after 3 issues. Yes, I'm looking at you "Ravagers". I dished out so much money to catch up, only to find out that the series is getting cancelled. Things like that just make me stick to what I'm already reading, and not want to consider picking up a new title.

To be fair, it lasted 12 issues... Team 7 and Sword of Sorcery only lasted like, what, five?

But yeah, I have to like the characters involved in the book, that's primary for me. Secondary is creative team. Only truly horrendous writing and/or art can keep me from reading characters I love (looking at you, Worlds' Finest...)

#13 Posted by AustinHasten (218 posts) - - Show Bio

I go through a process, basically.

1: Is it Marvel or DC? If it's Marvel, I probably don't want it. If it's DC, I probably want it.

2: Did Scott Snyder or Jeff Lemire write it? If yes, BUY IT NOW.

3: Does it have Batman or Swamp Thing in it? If yes, BUY IT NOW.

#14 Posted by Chronus (1115 posts) - - Show Bio

The artist.

#15 Posted by Cap10nate (2200 posts) - - Show Bio

The plot. If the story sounds interesting, I will give it a look. I would definitely give preference to a writer or artist that I like but it has to be an interesting story concept to me.

#16 Posted by roboadmiral (544 posts) - - Show Bio

The writing. If the writing is good, I can overcome most other problems. If the art's not my favorite or it's not a character I already know and like, good writing will get me past it.

#17 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

The concept

Even if the book is filled with favorite characters, if the point of the tea or book does not catch my interest I very well may pass on it

#18 Edited by ALFMutant (146 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're worthy enough to read the title...

#19 Posted by Alton (154 posts) - - Show Bio

WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN PICKING UP A NEW TITLE? Simple. Don't sneeze all over it.