Vampirella vs. Dracula #1
Damn you, "Lost".
I confess I am a fan of straight story telling. (Who laughed in the back aisle, having
read my Poser story? Thou dostn't get the point.)
The mega success of "Lost" will spoil generations of writers. Everyone wants to create
"mysteries". Read: keep all the relevant informations from the reader hoping for the
great "GEE!" moment when all is revealed.
Wrong. When all is revealed, poor reader already is so confused that he forgot what
the whole mess is about.
Dooooodes. I'm not exactly dumb. In fact I could outxanatos even the Luthors when it
comes to evil plottery But V vs D 1 left me scratching my head.
A comic is far more condensed than a TV series. Tricks that work there not necessarily
work in a comic. Please let "Lost"...get lost.
You cannot tell a story without giving information, that is the problem with wannabe-mystery-storytellers. If you don't know, what it is about you see or read, it is getting confused and weird. And LOST was giving huge masses of information! They gave us information about people in a plane, what they do on the island and where they come from. That was good enough to get orientation. When it was clear, that the series is about something completely different, they gave plenty of other information. It was almost perfect but still people (viewers) got off the island! If you don't know how to do a mystery plot, write a comedy or something else.
I'm truly Lost
Well, at least Vampi is in costume and the art isn't bad.
What really staggers me is when I consider the tens of thousands of fanboys out there that want to write comics but will never get a chance. And yet Dynamite lets this hack write TWO series. Five days a week I drive by hobos under an interstate overpass that could probably tell a more coherent story. This has got to be the comic industry equivalent of torching your own warehouse for the insurance money. Dynamite must have some kind of clause in their deal with Harris that forces Harris to pay a penalty if the Vampirella titles fail to make predetermined sales targets.
Good comment earlier about Lost. I notice that format being used more & more on TV, like the fairytale series "Once upon a Time." It's okay if it's done well but even then, it is glaringly evident to anyone who watched Lost. Kinda takes you out of the story.
I expected V vs D to be insanely bad and braced myself, but it's still harsh to experience. What a waste.