This question stuck out the most to me because I think the ideas it raises nicely loop back to what we talked about in the beginning of the semester. After reading and discussing so many comics and graphic novels this semester, I find myself agreeing even more with Scott McCloud and the way he explains comics and closure. The best part about comics, and what they are able to do better than any other medium, is the room they leave for the reader to imagine and interpret the story for themselves. Reading a comic is more visually interesting than reading a book, since there are pretty pictures to look at, and it is also more engaging than just watching a movie, since you also have to read the text. When the text and image are on par with each other, reading a comic becomes a truly rewarding experience. However, when the text is much better than the illustration or vice versa, the reader becomes distracted and the room left for interpretation is warped. This brings the issue of collaboration into the question of the strengths and weaknesses of comics. In a comic where the writer and illustrator are in synch as artists and in terms of the specific project, as with Watchmen, the product is excellent. In this way, the comic form celebrates collaboration between not only the writer and the illustrator, but also the creators and the readers.