The plotlines don't bother me per-say its the names that start with the same letter as the Last Name etc Peter Parker but some of the comics books are ok but it does ask questions such as why could superman not fly and stuff in the very beginning of the first chapter rather than later on?
Artwork where you can't distinguish between characters other than their clothes Script/dialog that you can't distinguish between characters and they all seem to talk in the same 'voice'. Pop trivia references thrown in at every available opportunity Arbitrary swearing/sexual references/violence when it's unnecessary to the storyline 'Adult' comics that try desperately hard to be 'Adult' comics yet descend into the same tawdry juvenile subject matter they originally wanted to distance themselves from.
rainbowkitty777Featured By OwnerFeb 6, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
> When the comic book is one long scene. Bonus points if it carries over to the next comics. > Over-emphasis on text. It removes the impact of the text, and looks bad. A simple 'Go!' or 'Go!!!' is fine. I don't want 'Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'. > Panels that run into each other with no border separating them. It's fine for beginnners, but when it's published like so, that's where things take a nose dive. > Comics that are too lighthearted that are meant to be not. If it's meant to be dark, MAKE IT DARK. GEEZ. > Stereotyping. 'Nuff said. > Panels not being used effectively for emphasis It just seems so... bland that way.
i think that first page of manga-comics has to be one of the most epic things uve ever seen. dialog doesnt matter to me as much as art, thou hook up sentence might also take attention. but cover and first page have to be epic- some mangas start of very lamely with bunch of dialog and it gets annoying.
Amazing Spider-Man #700. As if Secret Invasion, Ultimatum and One More Day weren't bad enough, they bring out this slap to the face of a comic. This is why I gave up on Marvel Comics and became an IDW fan instead.
I don't get sound effects in comics that do not clearly describe a certain sound, like Crash or Boing, those are clear. In Japanese manga, you get Gogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogo across the whole page, ugly, and what do I have to read 20x "go" for? Apparantly it represents tension or suspense, but does one actually ever HEAR tension? And does it go "gogogogogogogo"? Pissed me off, especially in French or other non-Japanese adaptation when it made even less sense. Distracting, ugly, and just makes no sense.
Sound effects are different across language. In Japanese, dogs don't bark or say 'woof,' they say 'wan wan'. Cats say 'nyaa' instead of 'meow.' Naturally the sound effects for other things will be different. It's just a different style of writing.
The air doesn't ever go "dun dun duuuuuuun!" either, but we recognize it as a cue that something dramatic is happening. The point I'm making is that it's just a stylistic abstraction. It makes sense to the Japanese.
If the dun dun duuuun would be in print media, it would bother me too. Audiovisual works are enhanced by sound effects even if unnatural, but telling people in print that they need to feel a certain way about the mood, to me, is an indication that the comic artist just doesn't know how to otherwise show suspense, tension, etc. without clumsily applying audiovisual elements to print media. If you can't draw a feeling/mood, you can't draw stories. Or at least you act like you can't. For example, Nobuhiro Watsuki would have done just as great a job without resorting to that bullshit. Just that there wouldn't have been a huge string of letters printed across the image, bigger than the image itself.
Have you ever read the script of Arkham Asylum? I swear I thought that was a decent Batman comic until I read the script and was like "okay Grant...no one would have fucking guessed that reference in a million years"
Art style is a a very big thing for me. I'm not a big fan of the hyper realistic style, and even less when despite the hyper realisme, the woman are drawn so oversexualized that they are more cartoony than realistic. Outside of the hyperrealisme style, it's really a mix and match for me. For example: The new Hawkeye series. I love David Aja as the artist, his style really works for me. In chapter 4 for with another artist at the heel, but still the same writer and colourer, I actually had to force myself to read it, and frankly I hated the art so much I could barely read the story.
Too much focus on super hero comics (even if a lot are good), generic art, bad coloring, all women have ridiculous proportions, most of the nineties trying to emulate Watchmen or Dark Knight Returns and failing, which is a problem which has continued. Splash pages everywhere. Nothing but fight scenes. CROSSOVER EVENTS.
The fact that Marvel no longer gives no prizes if someone can point out a boo boo in their World's greatest Comicbooks. But back then I guess they were cool, now their just another corporation like DC. And both has done major mishaps that even my 8 yr old niece can point out, too bad no more no prize.
Basically every move Marvel has made recently has been an uninteresting mistake. Really tired with their bland art and coloring for the most part. We are in this "hyper rendering/ultra realism = serious" phase, and it's a killer. I like artists who play a lot more with their art.
...I'm torn between the recent "Superior Spider-Man" bullcrap, taking Harley Quinn away from Paul Dini so much (and even when they gave her back to him in Gotham City Sirens, they took the writing away from him to someone else...), and the horrible "Jetset Radio" knock off art style that Marvel's Runaways had for a few volumes (thankfully, they went back to what worked not too long afterward).
Oh, and the fact that the third Umbrella Academy novel was announced years ago but still hasn't seen even a possibility of finally releasing. Like as if Square Enix was handling the publishing...
Letting Paul Dini handle Spider-Man in the new Ultimate Spider-Man series was one of the worst mistakes I've ever seen. It's... it's like a car crash of bad and miscalculated decisions. Maybe he thought he could bring more obscure things to light and try to "revamp" the story, in a vein of the new movies, but oh my gosh... it's just so horrible. The writing is boilerplate and cliche, the acting is tedious, and the art style feels unoriginal and oddly static. The only good thing is more Agent Coleson.