For anyone who is an avid reader or otherwise just reads every now and then for fun, what makes a comic book good to you? I'm not talking about web comics or those short strips, I mean actual issues and pages of material. What do you think makes a comic successful, and what draws you into a comic in the first place? I used to place very heavy emphasis on the artwork or style, but I just started a new series called "Zero" by Ales Kot. The artwork is fairly simple, but I think what made it a real page turner is the fact that it jumped in on a high note, and being fairly new to comics I'm curious if they are a medium which benefits more from being on a 'constant high' or constant action, although I don't feel that's the proper phrase. I noticed in most of the comics i've read, with the exception being "Preacher" just moments of lull where the characters are simply talking to another isn't too common. Normally character dialogue and growth is happening simultaneously with action, and is that a necessary tool for success in the medium?