View Poll Results: Which one has the most influence on if you will or won't invest in a comic

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    19 51.35%
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    Writing although I am a sucker for Jae Lee's art for some reason. As long as it's not stick figures I will stick with it if the writing is good. Case in point: Powers. Phenomenal book but didn't dig the art. Yet I'll still read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSlick View Post
    Writing although I am a sucker for Jae Lee's art for some reason. As long as it's not stick figures I will stick with it if the writing is good. Case in point: Powers. Phenomenal book but didn't dig the art. Yet I'll still read it.
    Can't remember the title now, but there was a stick figure comic strip I really enjoyed reading back in high school or something.
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    Oh, buy no means does the art have to be great in any sort of "classical" sense. I could totally love stick figures if it was done well - I love Lemire's artwork because it speaks to me. Mignola...Kirby...just has to appeal to me.

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    For me, it is usually Art that is the deciding factor. If I had to pick between Great Art + Bad Story or Bad Art + Great Story, I would choose the comic with the great artwork. I find that if a comic has really poor art, I can't enjoy a story. On the other hand, if a comic has great art but a lame story, I can at least admire the artwork as I flip through the pages.

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    Since I'm artist myself I prefer art over story but there are occasions where a great story makes up for the bad artwork, a good example is The Dark Knight Returns, it's the ultimate Batman story even if Frank Miller's art is crude.

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    Since comics are such a visual medium, the art is what usually makes or breaks it for me. There have been cases where even poopy art can be tolerated or just not my cup of tea, if the story is good enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rui no onna View Post
    Mostly story but if the art is just downright awful, I don't care how good the story is.
    This. I've loved mediocre art with amazing story. I've never loved mediocre story with amazing art. However really awful art can ruin even the best story.
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    Competent art is essential, but I do prefer a good story.

    I'd rather have great writing and passable art than great art and passable writing (although this doesn't mean we can't have the combination of great art and great writing.)
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    Has to be the art in a comic book.

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    Story ranks slightly higher for me. Especially over a longer series. A good story can save bad art. But good art cannot save a bad story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justart27 View Post
    Something sparks your intrest in a comic, especially when its a less known or new title. For some its the art, for others its the story. Granted the marriage of both being good is ideal...but sometimes that isnt the case. So if you have to choose which one will have the most influence on if you will invest in a comic or not, is it the art or the story? And why?

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