As much as we love the medium, we all know that there are some things about comics that just bug the heck out of us. Most of the time we just write it off as something that HAS to be done to move the story forward or is the result of a different writer or artist or even editor coming onto a book and wishing to place “their mark” on a character or plot. But still, those little things (and sometimes big things) just get under our skin.
Over at Comics in Crisis, which is fast becoming one of my favorite comic book blogs, Brian Reaves’ latest post, 6 Annoying Things About Comics, speaks to all of us when it comes to those kinds of things in the comics we love. I especially identify with #6, because I remember wearing a homemade costume and cape under my clothes when I was 10 years old and wondering how the heck Superman and Batman got theirs to lie down flat instead of lumping up their shoulder and upper back like Quasimodo, much less get into and out of their costumes so quickly.
Brian also has a previous blog post from about 2 years ago that he posted in a similar vein titled Comic Book Pet Peeves that you might enjoy as well.
Check out Comics in Crisis at your earliest opportunity. There’s some good stuff there.