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Tanthius

Subj: Re: The only titles worth readin at Marvel are cosmic...
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 02:55:22 pm EST
Reply Subj: The only titles worth readin at Marvel are cosmic...
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 07:28:20 pm EST

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> > > Any thoughts?
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> > Nothing to say, really, except the following: If you're not enjoying a title, you're doing the right thing by dropping it. Don't support anything out of just mere "loyalty" if you're not satisfied by it. Comics have become an expensive hobby and you should only spend your money on those that really meet your expectations for entertainment.
> > You're good on your way. I dropped all DC and Marvel titles at this point with the only exception of Green Lantern which I will keep reading till issue #25, which features the end of the Sinestro Corps saga. After that, I'll keep only reading all those Indy titles I already subscribed. I'm having a blast with these!
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> Agreed. I dropped all Marvel titles except Spider-Girl with the advent of Civil War, mainly because I decided I wasn't going to buy crossovers. I had intentions to go back afterwards, but even after that mini was over, every main title is still about it, bleh. I've tried and will try the odd issue here and there (such as the upcoming TWELVE, but mostly I'm done). With DC, I'm down to about 4 now: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (high hopes with the new writer), JSA, ATOM, Black Canary/Green Arrow. I might be trying the new Outsiders and Wonder Woman by Simone.

I dropped everything except Annihilation and its related books. Which turned out to be incredibly good. And Im reading Thor now but thats it for Marvel. DC I got GL and Corp as well as JSA and thats about it.
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> Sadly, as a superhero comics reader, there really isn't much independent comics that appeal to me. I get the Phantom and Black Coat comes out too infrequently. The Weapon mini was interesting. Halfway looking forward to SUPERPOWERS and ISSUE AFTER NEXT, but like the THE TWELVE, I think SUPERPOWERS will be more in the vein of TERRA OBSCURA where they try to be more Alan Moore-lite realistic instead of just telling some great action stories and remaining true to the original characters. You know, heroes being heroic and fighting the bad guys. As my website shows, there are hundreds of equally fascinating bad guys of the golden-age to choose from that are in the public domain.

Hmmm maybe you could try and diversify your portfolio and expand into the realm of barbarion comics. Conan and Red Sonia would appreciate it \:\-P I read tons of indie stuff now but I gotta tell you, try out Wolf-Man its a Super Hero Comic and its great. Or you could give Invincible a shot, its pretty amazing too.

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> I dropped everything except Annihilation and its related books. Which turned out to be incredibly good. And Im reading Thor now but thats it for Marvel. DC I got GL and Corp as well as JSA and thats about it.

Annihilation was a crossover book ie, had to buy 4-5 different minis to get the main story which began and ended outside of them. After DC's Crisis books of the last few years, I didn't get it. As it also off'ed a favorite character or two, don't really feel I missed much. Tried WRAITH of the current group, wish I'd saved my money as the first issue stunk. And what was done to Starlord in the other, ugh.

> Hmmm maybe you could try and diversify your portfolio and expand into the realm of barbarion comics. Conan and Red Sonia would appreciate it \:\-P I read tons of indie stuff now but I gotta tell you, try out Wolf-Man its a Super Hero Comic and its great. Or you could give Invincible a shot, its pretty amazing too.
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I got Conan for a long time. Until Busiek left, but by that time I was getting fed up with the multiple Conan titles. The main book was already fashioned as a series of minis. Looked at the first issue of Red Sonja, looked pretty but also looked padded (which killed BRATH for me at Crossgen). For the most part, I like reading some Howard in small doses, but what works in prose for me doesn't necessarily translate to the comic. Saturating the market with barbarian titles just kinda kills the enthusiasm.

I've glanced through some of the Invincible trades and got the first issue of Wolf-man. They were ok, but didn't strike me as worth seeking out to get.

I really think that part of the doldrums is fueled by so much of what passes for the mainstream DCU and MU, it's hard to truly get excited by comics in general. They cost too much, the reads take too little time, and the sense of adventure and fun is largely absent. I tried to support Jeff Smith's Captain Marvel series and it was only about recreating the wheel, let's have yet another origin story for CM. I passed on Green Arrow Year One and the current Metamorpho minis for strictly the same reason. I see no reason to rehash their origin stories, how uncreative can you actually get? Ditto on the Creeper min a year or so back.

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