Thoroughly Bored

Sorry, y’all, I just didn’t feel like blogging anything Monday or Tuesday, and I don’t much feel like it today either. But we’ll do this anyway.

The problem is that I’m feeling almost completely bored by comics right now. Maybe it’s just the stuff I got last week, but almost everything felt like it was just marking time, putting together another 22 pages so they could sell another comic. I know they can’t all be works of perfect art every week, or even most weeks, but almost everything felt dry and dull.

My set of horror comics last week felt like the worst of the lot — they were all long-running series, and nothing particularly scary happened in them. Seems like a problem you get in any horror longer than a short story. Short stories are almost perfect for conveying horror, but once you start working with horror novels, or with long-running horror series, you gotta work a lot harder to get the scares in, and you gotta keep bringing your A-game to keep your story scary and creepy and shocking. And none of last week’s horror books were bringing their A-game.

And I was gonna go ahead and review the two other comics I had that didn’t bore me — but then I started reading them again, and I thought, ya know, they were really kinda boring, too.

Am I gonna be bored with comics from now on? I hope not. I hope it was just last week’s comics, I hope it’s just summer doldrums, I hope it’s just me feeling apathetic and unproductive.

But for now — ehh, I’m gonna go read a real book.


  1. Andy Said,

    July 16, 2014 @ 9:57 am

    Hey, comics are real books.

  2. Christa Said,

    July 16, 2014 @ 10:53 am

    I am excited to find out if you are still bored!

  3. Buryak Said,

    July 17, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    I was in comics burn out for a few months recently. The thing that got me out of it was getting Action Hero Archives volume 2. Thank you Blue Beetle, the Question, Nightshade, Captain Atom and especially Steve Ditko for making me not hate costumed heroes again. I have a hard time reading modern comics. Its all flash and ‘status quo changing’ (I guess its status quo when the status quo is always changing) and quite frankly the same hooks they’ve been using for the past ten years to get non-comic readers interested. Its tedious and its taking the fun away. Its like its a continuous build up that never has a pay off. I haven’t been excited to read the next issue of anything in a long time. Maybe I’m just getting old and jaded.