Writing for BuddyTV.com, Oscar Dahl says comics have grown stagnant … despite the fact that he hasn’t read one in ten years:
I raise this question because the comic book industry is a breeding ground for the “knock-off”. I’m no comic book expert; I dabbled when I was younger, have enjpyed a couple graphic novels, but haven’t read or owned an actual comic book in over a decade. Comic books, to the best of my knowledge, have grown stagnant. What was the last new comic to achieve any modicum of mainstream success? Spawn? Those blockbuster comic book film adaptations we watch every summer are almost completely taken from the classics of the genre: your Supermans, Spidermans, and Batmans. It seemed that ideas for comics had run out and that fans were only getting slightly different versions of tired characters. That was, until Heroes came around.