I had been writing a lengthy post when it got deleted, and I don’t feel like rewriting it. Sorry.
Here are the nuts and bolts: Comicbooks can be beautiful engaging stories. Taken singly, or in small groups, they are prime examples of how good a story can be. Viewed as a whole collective, reflecting on the decades of history most current titles have, comicbooks are a waste of time. Nothing ever truly changes. Characters rarely, if at all, stay dead, so there is no tension to build drama. Sweeping changes meant to evolve a character/characters rarely stick. DC comics recently rebooted their major titles, effectively letting them retell stories from two generations ago and calling it progress. It’s just frustrating and pointless, especially considering the monetary investment necessary to stay current with even a few character’s titles. *Sigh*