Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday's Loot - 13 June 2007

Nothing. Zilch. Zip. Nada. Nil. Uh-uh.

Didn't get a dang-blamed thing this week. A few months ago and I would have used that money to purchase some new comics that I haven't tried before but this week I'm just not really feeling the love at all. I could easily just cancel all my titles and move on, especially the Marvel ones.

I actually quite like the Marvel Adventure books I'm reading and think two definite things. One, they seem more mature than the actual company itself. Two, while I want to support the creators on these books and encourage this type of production I know in the long run buying one copy of two books doesn't accomplish much, especially when the company is making so much that my four Canadian dollars has little to no influence so I'd just be making myself feel somewhat better by not giving a faceless corporation any additional profits while limiting the paycheck of some good talent.

Yeah I'm torn.

On a weirdly related side note, me and my wife saw a preview or something about the new Hostel movie and were discussing the whole torture porn horror movie craze and what it's saying about our culture and us personally. Neither of us find it entertaining and we're just saddened that enough people do find it good enough to create sequels. Sure the basis is that it is b-movie schlock, but the result is re-inforcing stereotypes. Same with the whole Marvel being idiots as far as a company is concerned.

It's a tempest in a teapot that is just making me less and less likely to continue to spend my money on comics. I'm on the verge of pulling out all together and just getting the occasional trade.


The Fortress Keeper said...

I've been kinda goin' back and forth on this as well.

There's still comics I like though, but there are a lot of titles at DC and Marvel that I WANT to like (i.e. Amazing Spider-Man, JLA) for nostalgic reasons, but cannot. A lot of comics are just too swamped in sensationalist cross-over tripe these days.

joncormier said...

There's still a lot I like out there at both companies, and stuff I would probably like a lot if I had more disposable income, but desperate times and all that...

I just wonder if I'd miss it if I gave it up though? You know, the whole feeling excited then either happy or let down after reading a comic? I'm tired of the let down feeling, and the whole pandering to the lowest. I'm using this as a dessert of reading after my meals of literature but I don't need it to be offensive.