KC calls his latest Westfield column the “Double Dark, Smashy, Dive-Like-a-Porpoise, Zombie, Headmen, Soldiers Fighting Dinosaurs, I Say, I Say, Super Family Edition”. In other words, there’s a lot in it. One of its small but key points covers Marvel’s double-shipping strategy, in which the publisher puts out two issues of a title in a month to raise sales. The side effect is artistic inconsistency, which may frustrate long-term readers. He asks:
Do regular, consistent, long-running creative teams no longer matter in the modern era? Or are epic runs by creators (Fantastic Four by Lee and Kirby, Ultimate Spider-Man by Bendis and Bagley) a thing of the past? Discuss.
In contrast, KC also spotlights the various artist retrospective books being released soon.