You may recall a few weeks ago when people were talking about what got them into comics, and it turned out that in the 90s, INFINITY GAUNTLET, an “event” mini-series by Jim Starlin, was a pretty good gateway comic. We wondered what Starlin himself thought about this. He’s still very much in the comics game, with KID KOSMOS and MYSTERY IN SPACE coming out recently. We asked for his thoughts on the post and responses, and this is what he wrote:
Like Josh Whedon, I too miss the regular monthly doings of your main-stay heroes, off on their own, not connected to anything else going on in their respective universes. I believe this is a bit of short sighted policy that both Marvel and DC are guilty of. Good self-contained tales make for good graphic novel collections down the line. If things continue the way they’re currently going, a reader won’t be able to pick up a mainstream graphic novel without having to pick up a half dozen other books, in order to figure out what’s going on in the original book they bought.
Illo taken from the “Rare Art Gallery” at Starlin’s site, ©2007 Jim Starlin.