Jilara (jilara) wrote,

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More comics passing...

I'm really starting to believe that my liking a comic is the kiss of death for it. For the first time since Valiant went belly-up, I got into a comic "universe": Crossgen Comics. Not that I read all their titles. Just Ruse (my favorite - a warped take-off fantasy steampunk Sherlock Holmes sort of thing), Sojourn (weakness for strong female archers), The Path, Way of the Rat, Brath, The Crossovers, and most recently El Cazador (pirates). Well, I just recently finished the "final" issue of Ruse (definitely room to take it up again, from the last page), and notice The Path is about to go, and all the story lines are winding up... But Sojourn still has a LOT of quest left to finish... So I asked my comic store guy. Crossgen is about to file bankruptcy. Well, so much for that comics company. Yes, smart, fun, original, intriguing story lines that win awards -- kiss of death, definitely.

And of course, there's Alan Moore's "retirement." Of course, considering that the man has been a one-man comics factory, what with everything from Promethea, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tom Strong and all its spin-offs, Top Ten, etc. etc. I can follow his withdrawal from the field. And lately, it's been like he's been dropping too much acid, in some of his titles, anyway.

I'm also suffering from Rumiko Takahashi withdrawal. I've tried searching the web, but haven't been able to find out what's up with her. No new manga, sigh. I heard a rumor that she's got carpal tunnel, and is on hiatus from drawing manga because of it. No word on the web, that I can find, though.

Not a good time for those of us who read unconventional (non-superhero) comics. Oh well, my budget will benefit...

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