First ongoing for the character, that`s cool.
I want to support this series. I like Ann Nocentis writing, Trevor McCarthys art (there`s prolly or maybe going to be fill-in artists, and maybe I wont like them as much, or perhaps the artist is gonna change, perhaps to someone whose style I don`t like as much, but I don`t bloody care), Klarion. Even though I do so, it`s prolly going to only last a year, or so.
One could say that what I do is foolish. I would. After all, I`m giving money to a company I loathe (that has published some of my faf stories and characters), and vowing that I`ll follow the series till the end. I`ll be dissapointed, most likely severely, because of the series. Especially if it`s cut too short, and all the potential it could have had is squandered, and the main character will go back to making a chameo appearance or few per a year.
But that`s what makes up 100 % of DCs and Marvels reader base. Sure, we`re not disgruntled all the time, and we read popular titles, and the less read ones. At times they`re fantastic, okay, awful, below average, nothing special, good and bad at the same time. But we read `em, buy `em. But, the very good thing(s) about being a European, to who the most sensible option is to wait for the trades to appear to online bookstores of my own country, is that I can choose more easily what I should buy and shouldn`t. I can read reviews of a whole years worth of storylines.
I can wait years after a trade has been published, find out if a particular series or run is worth a damn, and purchase it all. With a discount, but only about three ads per 130 pages and no agonizing waiting between 22 page chapters (only months or years of waiting between 100 page installments, but I`m patient (at times), so it`s good). Trades don`t usually disappear from the selection of store made of zeroes and ones, unlike single issues do from the off-line worlds comic shops. So, this self destructive hobby of buying singles of a comic epic that`s gonna murder it`s reader, I`ve never done that before.
I want to experience it. But I have a different perspective, given that I mostly read trades, and miraculously, don`t get furious because I spent 12 euros on a 140 page comic I don`t like. Sure, I coulda used it better, and I wish I did, but I`m the one who bought it. Also, I don`t complain about meaningless crap. Oh, they`re degrading women in that comic? Don`t buy it, then. Plus, why should you speak or write about it? Oh, right, `cause you`re really hurt by it. Sorry, I sometimes get baffled because I`m not a feminist, but instead bored with fans always pointing out that: Hey, they`re degrading women in this comic.
And I don`t read the comics that do. Or maybe I do, but there`s not actual degrading happening. Or maybe I don`t notice it. Or both. That`s one of the good sides in having being a European who gets his DC comic from his nativelands online book store, for years. And a (mostly) careful consumer. Or...is there a different reason as to why I`m not disappointed `cause o` DC? Yes. I don`t read blogs of comic readers from USA, anymore. Mostly when I use Comicvine these days, I search what comics from DC and Marvel I wanna check out. I read reviews of the comics that catch my interest. Most of the stuff I`m interested in, is actually interesting. I`m distant from DC, since I haven`t grown up with the characters (they say) they own, all my life. And I don`t care I just don`t care. And yet I care. It doesn`t cease to confuse me, my relationship with DC.
How can I be equally disappointed by it, but then again, not really? I guess it`s because I can target my energy in to creating a coherent universe of stories, instead of being one of the thousand who dabbles in an unstable universe of stories. Even though I really like the former universe, I don`t want to work on it. It`s frustrating, and it should let the less popular characters become popular. Let them get series that last for about hundred issues and tell stories that don`t lack endings. Give the same chance for new ones. Or just drop dead. Cease to exist.
Eh, but who cares? too many, that`s for sure. I don`t, not as much as you possibly do. By diamond doves, I`m grateful for that.
Now, back to reading an okay story about a lovely witchboy.