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Subj: Re: I'd decided to stop buying new comics after AvX is over.... AvX 11 def cements the decision.
Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 04:06:36 am EDT (Viewed 11 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I'd decided to stop buying new comics after AvX is over.... AvX 11 def cements the decision.
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 09:30:11 am EDT (Viewed 236 times)

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If you mean new X-Comics or even Marvel comics, then I can sympathize. I'm buying very few series after Marvel NOW begins.

But there are still plenty of good new comics out there.

I sympathize too.

I've been off and (occasionally slightly) on Marvel ever since they first drove me away back during the Chuck Austen days. Most recently I almost fully came back on board after "The Second Coming", which I actually thought was the best X-Men event in years (granted, some of you might think that's not saying much, but still...).

Marvel has since then proceeded to punish me with "Fear Itself" and "Schism". I would like to add that "Prelude to Schism" has got to be the most disgusting attempt to rip-off customers that I've ever seen a comic book company perpetrate.

As a Jean Grey fan, I've been totally put-off by the recent storyline. After years of being deliberately teased regarding her return (the Whedon AXM resurrection red-herring, Phoenix Endsong/Warsong, Emma Frost's dream/vision, everything about Hope, Rachel's "please, not now, Mom", and God knows how many more) they give us "Avengers vsX-Men" (easily one of the WORST-written, gimmick-laden comic book events I've ever come across). They move the Phoenix to front and center then proceed to muddy its history with pointless connections to the Avengers - Iron Fist (of all people) and Wanda, all the while telling us "Nope, Jean's not in this one... because she's dead! Stop bothering us!"

The whole "teen Jean" swerve was finally the straw that broke the camel's back. When Bendis posted that the "real" Jean Grey was finally returning (due to fan demand), I stupidly allowed myself a glimmer of hope, so when it was revealed to be her past, teenage self that was being brought back (because it's what the fans wanted)... well... let's just say that the first words I ever yelled at an inanimate object (in this case, my computer) were "F*** YOU, MARVEL!".

So that's it. I'm not even going to bother ranting about how the X-Men in general were treated in this "event". I'm done with Marvel. I won't be buying any more of their titles, which I guess means that I'll just have to rely on the internet and boards like this if I ever get curious about what's going on.

It's sad really, at one point, I was exclusively Marvel. Now they can all go to hell.

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