Posted by Pseudo at spider-wo072.proxy.aol.com on August 07, 2001 at 16:41:19:
In Reply to: Liefeld's job posted by brwayne on August 07, 2001 at 16:35:28:
: "Comic books are first and foremost and artists domain."
How do you figure? Comics are a visual medium of storytelling.
: "It was Liefeld's job to bring in the readers... it was the writer's job to keep 'em"
: No, it was Liefeld's job to put a book out on time instead of soliciting 27 books and then never doing them or doing an issue and stopping and then screwing retailers. Not that some retailers weren't screwing the public...
True as Liefeld's "one issue, then cancel" mantra is, the art, more often than not, is what draws in NEW readers. Old readers know better, and will buy a book by Alan Moore, no matter what it is-- even if it's drawn by Ian Churchill, who's just god-awful bad.
But a kid who's leary of comics is going to notice the cool image on the cover, and that's how he's going to judge on which book to buy.
Nonetheless, kids really don't read comics anymore. It's an adult-oriented sport now, if you will.
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