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@narrator Also, I get what you mean about the nontraditional fare. Although I ashamedly have yet to read Y, I love Brian K. Vaughn's work on Ex Machina and am loving Saga. I also dig Brubaker's forays into pulp comics, such as Criminal and Incognito. I'd love to get into Chew, Locke & Key, etc. but it will all have to wait until I can get a larger paycheck.
1 year agoby @ejk1Flag
@narrator Not yet, but yeah, AV is on my reading list, but like TWD, it'll be when I have a surplus of comic book spending money, and can afford the trade paperbacks. Everything Snyder does seems to be great.
No, I understand that, @ejk1. I especially hear that DD has been doing wonderfully this past year. However, I'm hardly ever able to pick up individual issues for the characters I'd like to follow, and usually have to wait for the trades to come out. Therefore, I usually rely on my friends to see what's going on in individual characters worlds while I spend what I can of my money on major events. Clearly, Marvel just hasn't been delivering lately. Btw, have you ever read Snyder's american Vampire? I've heard nothing but good things about it, and I'm wondering if I should check it out, seeing as some of my favorite comics revolve around either nontraditional superheroes (Watchmen), or not around superheroes at all (Y: the Last Man, etc).
1 year agoby @narratorFlag
@narrator It's not that Marvel hasn't been good; Spider-Man, DD, FF, and X-Men books et al are quality works when allowed to follow its own vein. It's just when they commit to these multiple-month events, they consume all of these books, and steer the stories away from the things that each book has been working on beforehand.
Yeah, @ejk1, MArvel hasn't been bringing their a-game in some time. The last "event" of theirs that I enjoyed was parts of Secret Invasion, though really it was most likely since Civil War. Their latest events of the Avengers vs X-Men is ridiculous, and the're spread way to thin story wise. The only thing I was looking forward to of theirs recently was the Iceman vs Rulk fight, but that fell through when I saw how few panels they gave that "fight". Not at all pleased with how bloated they've become.
@narrator This is the best picture I have seen associated with a comic in years. And unlike Marvel's crossover "events," Snyder will make this count for something great. Over the last few years, Marvel's killed off too many characters in events, only to bring them back quickly. Fear Itself was a joke; Thor dies and is brought back two months later? As if nothing happened? Fail. Snyder knows what we want, and knows how to deliver...
1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag
Sick, @ejk1! I hear his return is going to be quite gruesome and intense. I'm definitely looking forward to it.