I like a good story but the reason I buy a comic is because of the art, namely the penciller. Most of the comics I own are just reference material since I only read them once; I peruse the art again and again. My thinking is that the art is what makes comic books different than other media. I love a good story (like I said) but I can find a good story in a movie or on TV or even a book so the only thing a comic gives me that those don't is good artwork. That's just me, though.