Jonathan, I feel your pain, I have also slashed my Marvel intake since the re-boot. While I'm not quite as down on some of the specific titles you mentioned I do understand where you are coming from. Truth be told, Spider-woman, Iron man and AN Wolverine are about the only titles that I really get excited for. And, even with those, I'm just waiting for the next event or creative team change to push them off my list.
Bob, I have resisted Silver Surfer so long due to Slott's involvement with the book and how he has literally reverted Peter Parker to a man-child since his return following Superior Spider-man (which I thought was great). I hope for your sake and everyone who is enjoying Silver Surfer, Slott continues to be excited about what he is doing and you don't have to go through the same pain that I am dealing with right now. I know that I shouldn't judge a book based on what the creator is doing on a different title, but it is what it is. Maybe one day I'll give the title a shot and have a nice glass of Malbec with my healthy serving of crow... LOL!!!!
I fully understand your feelings, as there are certainly writers whose work on one title has soured me on the rest, no matter the quality. It's not logical, but it happens nonetheless.
That said, I don't even "check in" to Spider-Manvia the quick "in-store scan", as the book isn't to my taste of late, but there's a joy to reading the Surfer that I wouldn't want my month to be without.
One of the only post-Secret Wars Marvel books I'm reading is Rocket Raccoon & Groot, and I found the first issue absolutely dumbfounding. Just totally impenetrable. Skottie's first run on Rocket was one of my favorite fun, goofy, wacky comic runs of all time, and the ANAD version of these characters has me befuddled, to say the least. The #2's out this week, and I've got high hopes that it'll get back to the Rocket I know and love with the quickness, but yeah, as post-mega-event status goes, I'm less than thrilled with how Rocket's relaunched, and I couldn't stand what Lemire was doing to Kate & Clint on Hawkeye so I had to drop that, and the new Cap Marvel book feels like a pale imitation of Kelly Sue's run, and Dr Strange (which looks great) started off at $5 so I said fuck that noise, and Thor's been . . well Thor's been good. And Squirrel Girl has also been good. But on the whole, this "new" Marvel universe has almost completely lost me, which is a bummer. I wish the Waid/Samnee Black Widow had been ready in October or November; that wouldn't been a strong team+title to try and keep me engaged in the Marvels, alas.
Post by klynngullo on Feb 11, 2016 22:09:18 GMT -5
I've actually increased the number of Marvel books I read since ANAD launched:
Currently reading (in order of preference): Spider-Woman - a truly pleasant surprise for me and I'm loving the pregnant/maternal Jessica All-New Wolverine - another surprise I wasn't expecting to pick up. I've always liked Laura but have really liked Taylor's approach. The Mighty Thor - again, I was surprised by this book prior to Secret Wars and still find in engaging All-New Hawkeye - enjoying the current period story (kinda bored by the flashbacks/flashforwards) and that art. Primarily reading for Kate Captain Marvel - a little tenuous on this one but I'll usually follow Carol in any solo. Nervous, though, about Marvel's plans for her Guardians of the Galaxy - only reading this because of Kitty, otherwise this is a slog to get through each issue. I'll probably also pick up Star-Lord when she transitions there All-New X-Men - only picking this up to see what happens with Laura but this is probably dropping soon.
Looking forward to: Black Widow - of course! Anxious to see what Waid/Samnee and company have in store for Natasha Mockingbird - I really enjoyed the one-shot last year and hoping it retains the same tone. Bobbi's another character I'll usually check into whatever book she's prominent in.
Planning to check out: Power Man and Iron Fist - gonna give this a look-see. Like the two primary characters but it will probably depend on how prominent Jessica Jones is in it. Captain America: Steve Rogers - curious to see what they do with this and, of course, how involved Sharon Carter will be in it.
And if they ever return: Fantastic Four or any book with Sue Storm X-Men book with Emma Frost
So much more than I was picking up before.
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2016 22:11:21 GMT -5 by klynngullo