Why Don’t You Read Comic Books? – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Why don’t you read comic books?

I’m happy to see that 66% of you do read comic books. Interestingly, people who don’t read them state that they aren’t currently reading the comics because they don’t like how the characters are being handled. I’d be interested to find out from people how they think the characters are being mishandled.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Why don't you read comic books?
  • I do! 66%, 105 votes
    105 votes 66%
    105 votes - 66% of all votes
  • I don’t like how characters are being mishandled* 16%, 25 votes
    25 votes 16%
    25 votes - 16% of all votes
  • Too expensive 8%, 12 votes
    12 votes 8%
    12 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Too confusing 4%, 7 votes
    7 votes 4%
    7 votes - 4% of all votes
  • I read comic books sometimes.* 3%, 5 votes
    5 votes 3%
    5 votes - 3% of all votes
  • I don't like to read 3%, 4 votes
    4 votes 3%
    4 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 158
July 10, 2019 - July 17, 2019
Voting is closed

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July 18, 2019 1:47 am

I’m keeping Bendis’ work at arm’s length, and am waiting for Doomsday Clock’s collected issues so I can read straight through, but I think Rebirth was excellent and a true return to form from the awful New52.
But I love picking up back issues from the Bronze Age, and they’re still mostly affordable. Think I’ll be hitting the old long boxes tonight…

July 20, 2019 9:15 am

I’m in the camp of not liking how characters are being mishandled. ..and yeah it sucks because my love of heroes both Marvel and DC has never really wavered but a very long time ago I passed the point where I can personally justify the expense of a monthly pull at the LCS just for the sake of “keeping up.” I want the characters handled in a way that I enjoy, with stories I enjoy, with art that I enjoy. If the title comic of every hero that I liked in both Marvel and DC had that my pull-list would… Read more »

July 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Reply to  MattComics

I agree completely with every single word you wrote. From New52 to Rebirth and Reborn. Man, I’m a complete atheist but reading and watching Dan Jurgens makes me thank god for being able to live during his runs on Superman. Also with the art part, Reis’ art may be superb but when the other parts are so bad not even Reis can keep me connected to the comics. It happened to me playing World of Warcraft too. I loved the game since its begining (15 years ago) but its current expansion is so bad that not even the marvelous art… Read more »