Mike Romo has a really nice post up over at iFanboy about what keeps him returning to comics, even at his most disinterested:
There are lots of great reasons to be a comic book fan, and I find myself celebrating different reasons at different times. Sometimes I’ll be on a creator kick, especially new books start out with different teams, giving me the chance to explore new creators or return to the comfort of an old favorite. Other times it will be my taking a chance on a new character or returning to an old one after hearing that the book is “getting good again”. That’s the benefit (and, perhaps, curse) of being into comics–there are always good reasons to stay with them.
It’s very easy to be disillusioned with comics as an industry and business, and as a culture, for whatever reason – Marvel NOW!’s lead book being delayed with it’s second issue being one such reason for throwing your hands up about the industry, just to pick something announced today – but it’s always worth remembering that the comics that made you fall in love with the whole shebang in the first place are still around, and there are always new ones, somewhere, that’ll make you fall in love all over again.