DC's New 52 and Marvel Now have both relaunched almost all of their titles recently. Marvel solicitations and promos are now very creator driven, almost as if each re-release stood on it's own, apart from previous arcs. DC did this more decisively by wiping out large aspects of their canon and starting over, more or less. It seems like the new wave of comics their debuting fit rather seamlessly into the trade and digital market formats. Also mega-events have more or less become the lynchpin that holds all these separate characters together. So if digital and trades are the wave of the future, where does that leave ongoings? Do we really need titles whose numbers go into the hundreds? At this point most characters have seen a fair share of number one issues, and all major characters have been relaunch multiple times, and given new titles and mini-series on a fairly regular basis. So since movies, and TV shows, games and toys now exist in great number to hype characters, and since trades now have become such a staple of the market is the system of ongoing numbers even necessary? Can't most characters exist as a series of minis, arcs and events?