— Eric Stephenson, the publisher of Image Comics
No. There’s no such “trend”— there’ve been any number of hit comics that didn’t “explain every single thing” with sales and critical success ensuing. Even if there were such a trend, audiences are allowed to…
I have a bigger problem with creators caving in and explaining everything in interviews than I do them crafting narratives that encourage debate about the meanings contained therein(looking at you everyone who worked on Prometheus).
Whatever you want explained, put it in the work itself. Past that, the answer you give in the interview is “it’s up to the audience to decide” or some variation of that.
Or say whatever you want. I don’t care. Lord knows I can’t shut up.