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Thursday, May 14, 2009 

As the economy makes buying more difficult...

It's to be expected that some will have to cut back on buying pamphlets. And one of those who've had to is the comics columnist for the Examiner:
Gone from my monthly stacks are "Titans," "Teen Titans" and "Outsiders." After a decade at least of buying "Hellblazer," I've stopped, because, after all, how much more can John Constantine do after more than 250 issues. Despite all the excitement surrounding DC's Batman-is-absent saga "Battle for the Cowl," I'm only buying the main series, not the many one-shots that have accompanied it. And despite my love for Marvel's Avengers, I'm giving very serious consideration towards dropping "Mighty Avengers" (do I really need to buy New Avengers, Dark Avengers, and this week-kneed leg of the stool?)
I gotta wonder why Hellblazer is still burning after all these years, ever since its protagonist, John Constantine, spun off from his first appearances in Swamp Thing. What's so great about Hellblazer I have no idea.

I'll hand it to the columnist of this piece though - he's doing the right thing by dropping both Titans titles and Outsiders, all series from DC that have been deep-sixed in cheap, overblown stunts. And even Mighty Avengers isn't very much like its title; just another in Norman Osborn's ridiculous universe-spanning schemes. And all those one-shots tied in with Battle for the Cowl should tell that it's not worth our time.

Another sign of how pamphlets are dying.

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