Exactly. Really can't be bothered with all these events, seems like there's a new one every couple of months. It's getting worse than trying to follow the wrestling.
I'm only excited because a) it's iron man and b) it's the conclusion to the entire invincible iron man story that fraction has been writing for like the last 4 years and c) if they truly do replace tony as iron man, that's massive. That's Bucky becoming Capt massive. All in all leaves me very excited for this story about my favourite marvel character.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure for anyone that's been following Iron Man, it's a big thing. It's just the fact that it's yet *another* big thing that's the problem. As I've mentioned before, I only really got into buying monthlies again due to Batman: Reborn, and we all (well, most of us) know how that turned out. I'm actually reading the Bucky as Cap stuff just now and it's excellent.
I think I get more out of things like this after it's all happened; you can skip over the gooseberry fool and just concentrate on what's important. Spoilers and twists don't even matter too much if the material's strong enough.
Agreed on Snyder's Batman, it's the perfect jumping on point and yes, Anung, you do need to read American Vampire next.