So, I don’t know if this has been made clear enough over the years, but I hate teasers.
There used to be a time when a publisher would release one teaser every now and then and buried within would be all kinds of clues to upcoming storylines and details that only the comics-detectives would be able to decipher.
But, since the Comics Industry has never met an idea that it didn’t like, replicate a million times and grind into the ground, today’s teasers are somewhat… lacking. Couple that with the fact that every publisher releases them, almost daily and sometimes more than daily, and boom. The teaser has officially hit the ground in a puff of dust.
As to the meaning of the “EVERYTHING ENDS” teaser? Honestly… I don’t care. I’d love to say that it sparked some kind of excitement as to it’s meaning or impact on the Marvel Universe, but I’m nothing if not honest, and damn if I’m not just plain event/teaser/big thing’d out. I’ll stick to the few books I’m reading and skip the tie-ins from the big two (and beyond for that matter). Instead of being teased, promoted and marketed to, I’d much rather be surprised by the contents of a book, not caught up in the never-ending hype machine that rolls into place months before said book is even available to order.
When the guy who’s been reading comics for close to 30 years through thick and thin says stuff that, it might be time to re-examine the way they do things. Just throwing that out there.
Everything may end, but my love for Ali Thome knows no bounds:
Ali R. Thome, currently occupying space in Pennsylvania, started her art career as a caricature artist 3 years ago. In the past year she has quickly expanded her enterprise into illustration and more recently, the world of comics. Most of her work thus far has been done privately through commission work, but lately she has made a name for herself in the caricature world through her work at the International Society of Caricature Artist Convention. Lately her focus has shifted to illustration and comics working with Right After Then Design on their projects as well as tackling personal comic endeavours.
Have a great weekend, friends!