Has anyone made the switch to mostly Independents? I have, as of this week. The last straw was my realization that, as far as I'm concerned, both Gwenpool and Deadpool have jumped the shark, and Batman has committed the sin of being sleep-inducingly boring.
I'm still buying Black Bolt, Luke Cage because they haven't disappointed me yet. From DC I'm still buying Aquaman, Future Quest, and the Wild Storm. But that's it from the Big 2.
My pull list now says "any" from Alterna and "any" from Titan, the two extremes as far as price, with the former being published on newsprint and sold for under two dollars, the latter being crammed with high quality pages and being sold for six dollars. Plus I'm getting a bunch of random titles I just happen to like, for example Red Dog, Noble, and Keyser Soze.
Definitely a new phase for me. In the case of Alterna and Titan - brand loyalty! I used to have that for Marvel back in the 70s. Not any more by a long shot. But Alterna and Titan have captured my imagination and in very different ways.
Has anyone else made the switch or been haunted by the prospect of doing so?
I did a couple years ago. No regrets. I follow 2 titles from Marvel. A few from DC. The majority of my reading is indie work. Valiant gets most of my attention. I also get books from Image, Dynamite, IDW and a couple more. It runs the gamut of superheroes to crime noir. One new publisher I'm excited about is Lion Forge and their Catalyst Prime Universe. Creating a new line of superhero books with titles like Accell, Noble and Superb. All of these are original, diverse characters without being knock offs of originals. Reminds me of what the Valiant publisher started a few years back so its exciting to be in with both these publishers from the start.
I'm guessing the book Noble that you are following comes from Lion Forge, too? Really enjoying that one! He's a really sympathetic and dangerous individual that makes you root for him, but wonder if the government agents trying to track him down might be in the right (Just a little bit) just because of how imposingly powerful he is. There's just something fresh about this character and the others Lion Forge is creating while still keeping it superhero themed.