Comic Book Reboots: The Pros and Cons of ‘Seasons’ in Comics
Marvel Now! 2016 Divided We Stand Teaser, image credit Marvel Comics
This is a post I have wanted to write for some time, however with the recent announcements of some of the titles that can be expected to hit stands from Marvel as part of their ‘Marvel Now! 2016’, it seems the right time to talk about the possible long term meaning of this. Some people have been discussing for a while the idea of comic book ‘seasons’. To clarify what I mean by this, I am talking about yearly reboots/jumping on points for new readers. This approach offers several pros to the comic book industry, but also creates some significant negatives in my view.
Let’s start with the positives first. Obviously as far as comic book publishers are concerned, comic book ‘seasons’ create a chance to introduce new ideas, storylines and even titles to the publishing line-up that is…
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