Quad Cities has its first comics convention
The comic books of today are more geared toward young adults in their 20s and 30s, said Larry Wiese of Superstars and Superheroes shop of Davenport. “Now there’s more talent that goes into them and the superstars of the comic books are the artists,” he said. “The artists are demanding more money which has priced kids out of the market.”Good gosh! So the artists - or illustrators - are to blame for the rise in price? Whoa, how I long for days when plenty of artists weren't trying to differ from each other by too far a margin.
Not to knock most artists and writers, but if they were to stop trying to fleece the industry of only so much cash, maybe the prices could go down a bit.
Still, there's something here that I can certainly appreciate:
Comic books might not be as popular today were it not for the talents of the late artist Will Eisner who pushed the genre into new directions with 60-plus years of work and the popularity of Marvel Comics with the baby boomers, said Bruce Reynolds of St. Louis, Mo.Yeah, I think I agree with that alright. Eisner was the man indeed.