#1 Posted by KingOfAsh (3579 posts) - - Show Bio

I've noticed some comic fans and comic artists seem to think rather bitterly of graphic novels. I don't see what's wrong with them. Though it would be good to hear opinions on why they're not liked.

#2 Posted by dboy4dashing (85 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the. I don't know anyone who doesn't.

Maybe they prefer small sized story lines spread out in several different issue than having one big fat long novel.

#3 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6256 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you mean stories released just as graphic novels, or are you including collections?

#4 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a stupid term for comic books that people who like comic books tell other people when they're embarrassed.

"I like... um... graphic novels."

I shouldn't have to make up some sh*tty pretentious name for something I enjoy, and neither should anyone else.

I. Like. Comic. Books.

#5 Posted by KingOfAsh (3579 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Both

#6 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never head of someone disliking Graphic Novels or trades.

#7 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6256 posts) - - Show Bio

@KingOfAsh: I don't really understand why anyone would have a problem with TPBs as they're handy for people who missed the original comics the first time around, or in some cases, weren't even born when they came out. I think some people buy them after already collecting all the issues included, just so they've got something to read while keeping the originals clean and safe.

As for original graphic novels, maybe some people would rather they were released in single comic format too, but I wouldn't be too bothered.

Either way, there's good reasons to buy them. I only have about thirty but I imagine I'll end up with a lot more.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33059 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you mean trade waiting?