Cuttooth wrote:After getting through four years worth of comics in Hickman's Avengers - Secret Wars run I can honestly say I did not think I could be so underwhelmed by a storyline's conclusion than I am by that. Felt similarly to the end of his Fantastic Four run but that was at least a little shorter.
I think I’m a bit burnt out on crossover stuff from all that so I’m looking for more standalone titles/runs, maybe good DC stuff.
Oh, anyone have specific Daredevil recommendations? I have the first volume of Mark Waid's run from Amazon Prime but was wondering if there was anything that is close to the TV series?
That's the first time I've heard that about Hickman's run.
Some quick recs off the top of my head:
The Black Mirror by Snyder Gotham Central 52 The first two issues of King's Mr Miracle have been fantastic. All Star Superman Superman Rebirth
Daredevil Bendis' entire run Brubaker's entire run
In fairness it's something I've felt with a lot of comic book storylines, copious amounts of build up with rushed, unsatisfying endings. It was great up to the end of Infinity but went downhill after that for me.
Cheers for the recommendations, especially Gotham Central as I've been meaning to read that for years but completely forgot its existence.
I would have left. I’m not naive; I know all collaborations involve compromise, ideological or otherwise. But everybody has their own red lines, and bespoke recruitment paraphernalia for combat drone manufacturers–under the fantastically cynical guise of encouraging kids to get into STEM careers–is my red line and then some.
So I stayed up until about 2:30am last night looking at my schedule and trying to figure out a timeline to extricate myself without screwing over the incredible editors and co-creators I work with.
Thankfully, I haven’t needed to run with it, as it seems as though sanity has prevailed and the project has been canned, at least for now.
Seems they announced strawberry float all at the convention other than a Weapon H solo series (WHO GIVES A strawberry float) and a comic starring the Weeknd as a superhero(?!) They basically confirmed Professor X is coming back next year too, continuing their crusade to piss off X-Men fans and bring back everyone apart from Cyclops.
ITSMILNER wrote:What Marvel titles are worth reading right now?
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Gwenpool, Thanos, Black Panther and Black Bolt are my favourites.
The Black Panther caught my eye actually, what about mainline Avengers stuff?
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I think the Avengers books have been pretty poor since Secret Wars. Crap team roster and boring story arcs. Al Ewing's Ultimates and Ultimates 2 were far better and felt like the kind of thing a main Avengers book should have been, especially after Jonathan Hickman's run.
I used to buy a lot of Marvel titles between maybe 2005 and 2008 but stopped some time after Civil War because big events like Civil War and House of M before it were costing me a small fortune (I seem to remember Amazing Spider-Man going from monthly to thrice monthly with only a small drop in price being a big part of the problem).
I wanted to get back into comics but without spending too much so picked up a couple of the Panini reprints recently (which are about a year behind new releases I think), a lot seems to have changed in the decade or so I was away. I’m not even sure who anybody is any more.
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