A companion thread to the X and DC topics. Here we can discuss all manner of Marvel heroes, be it Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Thunderbolts,Daredevil, Hulk, and even Spider-Man. I was gonna give Spidey his own topic, but since the only book worth reading is Amazing, that's only one book right?
I'm reading Amazing. JMS really gets Peter Parker. And then he tosses in the occasional super villain tussle to placate the Spider-Man fans out there. But it's infinitely more interesting to see Peter and MJ and Aunt May talking...
I'm reading Avengers. Right now, this book is what I could consider "classic" comic book story telling. Evil Mastermind. Threatening the world. A killer team line up. And great writing and art. In the 21st century ( and post 9/11) most comics are shying away from the old school and going the "quirky, dysfunctional" route with their heroes. Or the "grim and realistic" approach. That's why Avengers is a breath of fresh air. It's walking that fine line between serious and fun, intimate and epic.
I'm reading Hulk. I wish I wasn't. jjreason got me hooked on the excellent Abomination storyline drawn by Mike Deodato, and then I tracked down the previous runs by Stuart Immonen, and Lee Weeks. Excellent. Now we have retarded Fernandez art and a boring sidetrack story ( what happened to the secret conspiracy?) and unless this gets good in two months, I'm dropping it.