what makes a comic good good art or good writing ?

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anyone ?

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Both.

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It needs both for people to see it as something noteworthy but I prefer it to have good writing first.

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It needs both for people to see it as something noteworthy but I prefer it to have good writing first.

but you look like a big anime fan do you read comics ?

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Ideally both but honestly, I'd rather have a good looking mess than a good work with a bad art.

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Both, but I prefer good art.

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Both.

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Both

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Both

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Writing.

If it is good I can keep reading something no matter how bad its art becomes, like HxH during Chimera Ants arc, where at a certain point Togashi stopped drawing backgrounds, and characters were drawn with like 3 lines each.

If the art is good I'll skim thru, taking in the best drawing but that's it.

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Both, but i prefer better art over better writing.

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I love art. Art is what attracts me, but if the writing is garbage then the book is just something pretty to look at and feels empty

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Art for sure.

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It has to be both.

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Writing is more important, but for something to be truly good both are needed

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Writing. A comic can be good with bad art (e.g. I hate Romita Jr.'s art), but not with bad writing. That said, I really prefer to have both. They enhance each other.

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Good writing will always take priority, as my reading this past week has proven. Good writing can save subpar art, as Priest's Captain America proves. But good art can never save subpar writing, as AvX also proves.

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It has to be a marriage of the two if you're looking for a really good comic; neither form nor content should be sacrificed for the other.

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#23  Edited By Jgames

Both, but that did not stop The Dark Knight Return from being a classic and I love Squirrel Girl despite the art sometime making the character look like they want to steal my soul. So good writting if I have to choose.

That being said I tend to pick books due to the art rather than hearing good reviews.

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IMO, bad writing hurts good art, and vice versa. Too sad the combo of the two being equally good is so rare.

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writing all day, every day (and twice on sundays). The art can be beautiful and majestic, but what keeps people sticking around is the writing

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@kevd4wg said:

Writing is more important, but for something to be truly good both are needed

This, unless it's a story written about Batman's dick uncensored. Then and only then, art is more important.

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It should be both.

Don't give comic book artists and writers any ideas on what people want more. Because if they know what people want more they'll just focus more on this part of the comic book and less on that part of the comic book.

People should be asking more of both equally (and get your money's worth).

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@kevd4wg said:

Writing is more important, but for something to be truly good both are needed

This, unless it's a story written about Batman's dick uncensored. Then and only then, art is more important.

True

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Both, but generally good writing

Best example I can think of is when Flash comics were drawn by Scott Kolins. Great stories, but every face looked like it was made of basic polygons with expressions limited to “violently constipated”

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Writing >>> Art, but preferably both.

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#31  Edited By DeathandGrim

Writing honestly. I can stand bad art to a degree if the story compensates

But I can't stand good to great art over a lousy story to any degree

edit: for spelling

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Art. This is first and foremost a visual medium.

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Writing honestly. I cant stand bad art to a degree if the story compensates

But I can't stand good to great art over a lousy story to any degree

agreed

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It needs both for people to see it as something noteworthy but I prefer it to have good writing first.

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Both. Prime examples are "The Killing Joke" & "Kingdom Come"

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Both, because at least I can go back to the story at some point and actually care about what goes on in it.

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#38  Edited By Kilius

Good writing for sure, but bad art in a good story can be very off-putting. It also kind of depends on what it is. I actually enjoy reading style over substance comics, if it's entertaining enough and good art can certainly help with that. Both are obviously ideal however.

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I prefer good art.

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@lan_fan said:

I prefer good art.

then you should read avx

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