Welcome To The Bullet Point Age Of Comics

Welcome To The Bullet Point Age Of Comics

Posted by February 13, 2012 Comment

Of late, Marvel seems to have moved their solicitations for upcoming comics to a bit of a bullet point approach. Such as;

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #9
Brian Michael Bendis (W) • David Marquez (A)
• The Police Have Miles Squarely In Their Sights!
• Prowler Versus The Scorpion!
• Is The Secret Of The New Spider-Man Out?!
32 Pgs./Rated T+ …$3.99

or

Hulk #50
Jeff Parker (W) • Carlo Pagulayan (A/C)
Variants by Arthur Adams, Humberto Ramos & Walter Simonson
Blank Cover Also Available
• Bonus-Sized! A Great Jumping On Point, As The Ghoulish Haunted Hulk Arc Begins!
• Who Or What Is The Dark Figure Hunting Red Hulk?
• Can Red Hulk’s Might Match Malevolent Magic?
• Appearances by Dr. Strange, Red She-Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Daredevil And Others
We Aren’t At Liberty To Divulge!
48 Pgs./Rated T+ …$3.99

Well, DC Comics seem to have been watching. And in their solicitations for May slowly revealed today…

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and TOM DeFALCO
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale MAY 2 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• “THE CULLING” begins here!
• It’s the TEEN TITANS vs. THE LEGION LOST one mile beneath the Antarctic in the chamber of horrors known as the Crucible!
• Continued in this month’s SUPERBOY #9, LEGION LOST #9 and TEEN TITANS #9!

or

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• Guest-writer JUDD WINICK joins artist DAVID FINCH for the return of RED ROBIN!
• Red Robin is back in Gotham City just in time to face off against TALON and THE COURT OF OWLS!

Dark Horse have been doing it for a while too, but now DC has joined them both. What does this mean? Are people too time pressed to read prose? This style conveys less information, but with extra impact, letting you whizz through them at speed. Is that reflective of the comics themselves? Is the Bullet Point Age Of Comics upon us?

 

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(Last Updated February 13, 2012 4:25 pm )

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