In this week's installment of "When Words Collide," I grapple with the concept of the serialized comic and explain why I prefer my monthly doses of comic book goodness to the trendy trade-waiting that the kids are all into.
The column was inspired by the two pronged assault of Morrison's Batman, which clearly has benefited from serialization (as it's grown larger in our minds because of the between-issues speculation), and Andrew Wales, fellow educator and man-of-serialization-preference-too.
I wrote the column a few days before Batman #681 hit the stands, so I foolishly included this line: "And I'm sure the conclusion to 'Batman R.I.P.' (scheduled for release the day this column will run) will hermetically seal Morrison's run all the more tightly." Little did I know that Morrison would give us even more to speculate about in the "conclusion"!
And, oh yeah, I really like Ghost Rider in my monthly doses too, and I really didn't want to put another image of Morrison's Batman on my blog (especially with "The Splash Page" soon to run and all). So, GHOST RIDER!