Comic Book Reboots: The Pros and Cons of ‘Seasons’ in Comics

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divided-we-stand-teaser 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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BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on July 18, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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