Hi all, this is a hobby, so might never get done, but I am putting together a series of short comic episodes to be published online.
To make it more interesting, there is a secondary plot line with a bit of mystery with the plan to reveal a back story little by little during the series. I am tossing up between
- making it obvious to the reader who the mysterious character is from the start and slowly revealing their personality etc across episodes (so the reader is trying to guess their full story), or
- doing a bait and switch by making someone appear mysterious, then revealing half way that they are just actually normal and the real mysterious person is someone else.
I was just wondering if anyone had tried one vs the other over a series - does one approach work better than the other in practice? Or are they just different?