So after bringing it up in the Transformers thread I got a hankerin’ to read some of my old comics. I pulled the box out of my son’s room and was going through and found I had some pretty cool comics from the 80’s I hadn’t touched in ages, so was reading through them.
I was floored to realized I hadn’t seen a thought bubble in … man, years at least, maybe a decade. What’s up with that? And the narrative boxes, that used to have some really cool insight and seems to have replaced thought bubbles, is just gone in the original format! I miss it now that I know it’s gone.
Here are some examples of what worked, in my opinion.
And here is a modern comic and how they handle thoughts with boxes instead. I don’t mind they use the boxes for the thoughts, I think my biggest issue is the loss of the great little narration/descriptions. Sometimes the art just isn’t as good as a well placed sentence, in my opinion.
Anyone have any insight into why this was changed, or when? I’ve been reading comics on and off for over 30 years and while I’m not super caught up on current book, this struck me like a slap when I started reading the older books I have in storage. Any opinions on this?