I dont have an issue with fighting scenes if they are done right. The only part that does kick me(figuratively), is how people will spend countless hours/days/weeks/ years consuming material like comics, manga, watching movies & TV and then ask "how do you do a fight scene?"
One would think if you're consuming that material, then you should have some idea how to do a fight scene- you dont have to be the foremost authority on it.
Normally, my formula is to break up my fight scenes so the reader doesnt get bored...I'll insert other scenes between the battle to balance the comic out so that the reader stays interested. I cant go by the "number of panels" because I could stick a splash page in for a giant dramatic scene- or I could chop a page up into 8 or 9 panels; my first chapter of my webcomic had about 15 pages(spaced out) of fighting...
My current chapter will once again have about 15 pages of fighting- but this time it's 15 back to back pages...and I'm not gonna mention the next chapter.
This. There is a difference between a skirmish, and an epic-sized fight that determines the direction/outcome of the story.
This as well. I try to compose my scenes so they dont eat up panels- as well as pages. Every move doesnt have to scripted down to the T.