Jumping off...

Okay so been a lot of talk recently about jumping on point with superman: earth one, the new .1 initiative and the start of Batman Inc. It got me thinking, at what point does a comic reach a jumping off point? 
 
Now I'll admit this is very similar to Bab's recent post about dropping titles, I'm thinking have you ever wanted to drop a title cos it's starting to drag a little? Both on your time and comic budget? However, it's not that bad that you'd drop it straight away so you see the arc out and then think, well that wasn't that good I think I'll drop that book now. Maybe it's just me, am a little OCD in that I'd want the whole set but sometimes it works out. I was quite happy to drop Daken as much as a few days ago but then I got #3 and I'm interested in the series again. After all it was only one arc. 
 
I know for me a jumping off point for the hulk books was after world war hulks, it just got a bit boring for me and the idea of incredible hulks sounded banal and it just wasn't something I wanted to keep investing in.

I imagine there may be some out there thinking of dropping bat books over this whole Batman inc scenario, I'll put my hands in the bucket and say I'm intrigued. I think it's a bit of a radical direction but it's good to see risks being taken with a marquee character. It's usually very difficult to make major changes to a character with such rich history without messing it up (cough, brand new day) but i know some people are disgusted with the idea and will probably move on for a bit.  

Going back to Bab's recent post on dropping titles and wonder woman, are there any of you out there who would consider dropping the book after this arc? Or have you already dropped it out of disgust? 

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22 Comments
Posted by -Eclipse-

I dropped HULK out of disgust after issue... 13, I think. It was simply a terrible issue in my opinion, and the final straw. The ironic thing is, thanks to my mum, I have both the normal cover and variant for that horrific issue, LOL 
 
Other comics I've dropped less willingly. New Avengers I collected for only three issues or so before the budget made me decide it wasn't worth it. Same with Red Robin. I recently dropped Batman, too.

Posted by Baron_Emo

I drop lots when money gets tight. If things loosen up a bit, I may go back and try to pick up what I missed, but then it's only rarely.

Posted by Dakens son

To be honest starting to buy a comic is always a danger,
I always ask a friend or two about titles or new arcs,
Some titles that I droped :secret avengers,amazing spider-man(man I haven't read a good story since todd mcfarlane's era!!!!)
and incredible hulk(luckily before red hulks arrival!!!)

Posted by Decoy Elite

I love watching you guys try and figure out which one of your books to drop. It's fun to watch you all torture yourself over possibly losing any unique and good titles while I, as the webcomic guy, read everything for free without worry of some new writer jumping in and screwing everything up. 
 
Your pain feeds me! MUHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by thegreatfour
@Decoy Elite: we died out millions of years ago
Then how are you here
BOOM
Posted by Decoy Elite
@thegreatfour: Seriously, think about it. 
Lots of people read stuff like the Walking dead because it's original and there's nothing like it but then they have to stop reading it if they want to keep up on other series, or they have to give up the other series. All because of money. 
 
Meanwhile, I'm partying out reading/watching/playing Homestuck while reading Errant Story on the side.
Posted by thegreatfour
@Decoy Elite: But you don`t have to take a comic in to get it fixed when it breaks
Posted by Decoy Elite
@thegreatfour said:
" @Decoy Elite: But you don`t have to take a comic in to get it fixed when it breaks "
Webcomics don't break. :/
Posted by thegreatfour
@Decoy Elite: computers do. There`s also lag, being unable to log onto the internet and viruses.
Posted by Decoy Elite
@thegreatfour said:
" @Decoy Elite: computers do. There`s also lag, being unable to log onto the internet and viruses. "
And comics can be ripped. Lag is rarely an issue with a webcomics, mostly because for the most part they're comics IE, pictures. You don't need to log into a site to read a webcomic and if gives you viruses then it probably sucks anyway.
Posted by thegreatfour
@Decoy Elite: I love you
Posted by Decoy Elite
@thegreatfour said:
" @Decoy Elite: I love you "
I find that creepy.
Posted by thegreatfour
@Decoy Elite: Then that tactic did it`s job. I win!
Posted by Mercy_
@thegreatfour
@Decoy Elite: I love you
LMAO.
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Posted by thegreatfour
@The Dark Huntress: Love you too
Posted by Decoy Elite
@thegreatfour said:
" @Decoy Elite: Then that tactic did it`s job. I win! "
Indeed, You win at being creepy.............congrats?
Posted by thegreatfour
@Decoy Elite: would you rather I say that I hate you é
Posted by Decoy Elite
@thegreatfour said:
" @Decoy Elite: would you rather I say that I hate you é "
Seeing as I'm a pit of bottomless hatred and complaints, I'm fine either way. :D
Posted by thegreatfour
@Decoy Elite: Hooray! you don`t come off as that
Posted by Decoy Elite
@thegreatfour: Lol, I only speak like that because I'm in critic mode.
Posted by Dakens son
@Decoy Elite said:
" @thegreatfour: Seriously, think about it.  Lots of people read stuff like the Walking dead because it's original and there's nothing like it but then they have to stop reading it if they want to keep up on other series, or they have to give up the other series. All because of money.   Meanwhile, I'm partying out reading/watching/playing Homestuck while reading Errant Story on the side. "
I don't get it!!
Because you aren't spending money in comics are you hanging around and do all those staff?
Which means we don't get out and do other things too,other than reading comics?
Bro do you know the difference between a comic fan and a computer maniac?
Posted by Decoy Elite
@Dakens son said:
" @Decoy Elite said:
" @thegreatfour: Seriously, think about it.  Lots of people read stuff like the Walking dead because it's original and there's nothing like it but then they have to stop reading it if they want to keep up on other series, or they have to give up the other series. All because of money.   Meanwhile, I'm partying out reading/watching/playing Homestuck while reading Errant Story on the side. "
I don't get it!! Because you aren't spending money in comics are you hanging around and do all those staff? Which means we don't get out and do other things too,other than reading comics? Bro do you know the difference between a comic fan and a computer maniac? "
What I'm saying is I don't have to drop a series because of money issues, because I don't have to pay any money. 
 
I never said that all I do is read webcomics. I clearly do a lot of other stuff than sit at my computer reading webcomics.