would you do away with comic book event crossovers? I've defended Infinite Crisis and House of M from online naysayers but, at the same time, I can understand many of their arguments. The majority of the time, crossovers seem to take most creators who are peripherally associated with them out of their comfort zones and force them to shoehorn their ideas into stories that accomodate these events. Also, in many cases, they seem to get so large in scope that it becomes difficult for even the most talented creators to bring things together into a coherent story. I really think that the quality of comics would increase if the big companies scrapped the crossovers and allowed the talented writers they employ to tell their stories.
Granted, doing away with crossovers will cost companies the immediate sales boost they provide...but a more consistently good product could have benefits that dwarf those provided by quick hit, comic book events. Really, wouldn't comic sales be healthier in the long run if every book was as good as Bendis' Daredevil, Millar's Ultimates, or Brubaker's Captain America? Seems like the industry may be sacrificing it's long term well-being for an immediate payoff.