@captainmarvel4ever: Nothing wrong with saying good too much its nice to see some positivity :D (also i though secret origins was pretty good too) except one panel XD and i havent read JLD in awhile i dropped it after Blight but from the sounds of it i should give it another chance?
I like events but correct me if im wrong (and im sure you will) but arent comics supposed to be event after event?
Now maybe im getting the definition of events mixed up with arcs but how else are you supposed to tell a story that isn't a one shot and show any character development or progression?
Now unless events are big stories that have to cross multiple titles and have numerous tie-ins then yes theres too many of those as they can take away from the main story ie Death of the family i believe suffered from the tie ins ad other series like nightwing were damaged by forever evil (tho i do like grayson atm) i would of liked to see the book continue on its own path.
in my opinion (and thats all it is) series should have self contained arcs and cross over between one or more (but not necessarily all ) books every year or so at least seeing how it already takes a year to tell a complete story normally.
anyway i guess i just need clarification on what specifically the definition of an event is.