So about event comics.

I don't like them. Ever since I got into comics (around the time Civil War was wrapping up) event comics have happened every year. To this point, there hasn't been a single event that I can say was awesome. Anyways I stumbled across this image on the awesome tumblr that is DC Women Kicking Ass. I think it sums up event comics pretty well. 
 

 I'd read it.
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22 Comments
Posted by DeadpoolvIronFist

Have you read Ultimates, Ultimates 2, DoCA or 52?
They are all epic!

Posted by SirSparkington

Okay 52 was awesome. Although it was a bit before I got into comics. I bought all the trades last summer and loved it!

Edited by brc2000

As long as the tie in issues of the books I care about are still well written, and I don't have to read every book that ties-in to know what's going on, I don't mind them so much. I personally like to see characters appear in books they normally wouldn't appear in (like Luthor or Deathstroke in a Bat book,) once in a while, and events are one of the only few times when that happens, so that's a plus. There are too many these days though. Unfortunately, those are what sells the most. Can't say that there are too many I loved 52, and I thought Infinite Crisis was pretty good, but you really only needed to read the main books.

Posted by JediXMan

Events can be good.
 
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Infinite Crisis
52
Sinestro Corps War
Final Crsis
Blackest Night
Brightest Day
Annihilation
 
Those are good events.

Posted by War Killer

LMFBO!!!
That image is priceless! xD

Posted by Mumbles

thought this was about joe q's event comics.lol.
 
ash 4 life

Posted by Dracade102
@JediXMan said:
" Events can be good.  Crisis on Infinite Earths Infinite Crisis 52 Sinestro Corps War Final Crsis Blackest Night Brightest Day Annihilation  Those are good events. "
All of these are perfect examples.
Posted by SirSparkington
@JediXMan said:
" Events can be good.  52 Sinestro Corps War Blackest Night (kinda)  Those are good events. "
Edited to my version ;)
Posted by JediXMan
@SirSparkington: 
 
That's your opinion, but you seem to have a rather narrow scope of what you like.
Posted by Theworldbreaker
@JediXMan said:
"Events can be good.  Crisis on Infinite Earths Infinite Crisis 52 Sinestro Corps War Final Crsis Blackest Night Brightest Day Annihilation  Those are good events. "

this, i'd add like 3 or 4 more though...Age of Apocalypse...
Posted by Jotham

Freaking hilarious image. I totally agree, though. It seems everything is part of an event now, where's the business as usual comics? Personally, I tend to stop reading until an event is over, so it really affects me.

Posted by stuamerica

I agree with Jotham.  Events, done right, can be some of the best and most memorable stories told.  The current need for an annual event has diluted them to the point that they fail to even raise a little interest.  
Many of my favorite stories over the years have been small arcs or stand alone issues.  Marvel and DC seem to forget that characterization tends to create stronger loyalty and that rarely happens genuinely in an event.

Edited by SirSparkington
@JediXMan:   
I actually read a wide variety of comics. I'm not a fan of THE UNIVERSE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME events. Keep in mind that I got into comics in early 2007. Since that time the events that have happened, haven't been all that great. Were some of them entertaining? Sure, but I don't want or need to have massive crossovers once a year to make me happy. I get it - events sell and they won't go away (at least not until massive event fatigue happens) but that doesn't mean I have to like them. 
 
Another thing, I didn't really get into DC in a major way until after Final Crisis. I read most of Blackest Night being all sorts of confused because beyond a few books - it was my first major foray into DC. I've caught up on a lot of that Green Lantern stuff and I like it. Keep in mind that I was referring to events from the last 3 or 4 years. I didn't mean all events that ever happened, there are good ones too. I really just meant the current batch (last 3-4 years worth) of events. Just because I have a different opinion doesn't mean I have a "narrow scope" of what I enjoy.
Posted by SirSparkington
@stuamerica said:
" I agree with Jotham.  Events, done right, can be some of the best and most memorable stories told.  The current need for an annual event has diluted them to the point that they fail to even raise a little interest.   Many of my favorite stories over the years have been small arcs or stand alone issues.  Marvel and DC seem to forget that characterization tends to create stronger loyalty and that rarely happens genuinely in an event. "
My thoughts exactly.
Posted by entropy_aegis

Last cake of krypton,pies united,bakeries of gotham?LMAO.
Posted by entropy_aegis
@JediXMan said:
"Events can be good.  Crisis on Infinite Earths Infinite Crisis 52 Sinestro Corps War Final Crsis Blackest Night Brightest Day Annihilation  Those are good events. "

My thoughts precisely,excluding brightest day.
Posted by FadeToBlackBolt
@entropy_aegis said:
" @JediXMan said:
"Events can be good.  Crisis on Infinite Earths Infinite Crisis 52 Sinestro Corps War Final Crsis Blackest Night Brightest Day Annihilation  Those are good events. "
My thoughts precisely,excluding brightest day. "
My thoughts precisely, excluding Blackest Night #6+
Posted by entropy_aegis
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @entropy_aegis said:
" @JediXMan said:
"Events can be good.  Crisis on Infinite Earths Infinite Crisis 52 Sinestro Corps War Final Crsis Blackest Night Brightest Day Annihilation  Those are good events. "
My thoughts precisely,excluding brightest day. "
My thoughts precisely, excluding Blackest Night #6+ "

LOL,BN went downhill the moment parallax showed up.
Posted by ComicMan24

LMAO at the pic.

Posted by SirSparkington
@entropy_aegis said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @entropy_aegis said:
" @JediXMan said:
"Events can be good.  Crisis on Infinite Earths Infinite Crisis 52 Sinestro Corps War Final Crsis Blackest Night Brightest Day Annihilation  Those are good events. "
My thoughts precisely,excluding brightest day. "
My thoughts precisely, excluding Blackest Night #6+ "
LOL,BN went downhill the moment parallax showed up. "
Blackest Night was just too long. Would've been a lot better at 5 issues. Condense the story some.
Posted by ValendianKnight

Hahaha, awesome pic. I personally like events, but mainly DC ones. I loved all 3 crisis books(Crisis on Infinite Earths, Infinite Crisis, and Final Crisis), 52 is a master piece, I really liked Blackest Night and Brightest Day(so far), and Civil War was fun on the Marvel side. Events can be fun, when they are done right but there do seem to be too many now a days. 

Posted by Benuben
@JediXMan:
Infinite crisis is a good event? Awesome joke.