The current state of disarray at Marvel

comics rock. talk about them here. now. or just go to the "corn" section and wack off. i'll understand. i'll just sit here and read my spider-man comics.

Moderators: Batman, Zero, John Madden, Bob Ross, General Zod, Richard Simmons

User avatar
jjreason
John Kalodner: John Kalodner
Posts: 6692
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 1:14 am
Location: Out there somewhere.

Re: The current state of disarray at Marvel

Postby jjreason » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:14 pm

He's drawn the FF before (no, I didn't know for sure I had to look it up - only 2 issues but It looked really good).

So about Legacy #1:

- there was a lot of time (pages) given to Starbrand & Ghost Rider, which I basically glossed over
- the return of normal Wolverine was fine I suppose, great splash page, but it didn't start a fire that I'll need to put out by reading a bunch of expensive comics
- SHIELD being shut down was a bit of a surprise to me (entirely possible I missed a passage late in Secret Event about that)
- nice to see Franklin & Val at the end

So TLDR - it was fine, but it didn't sell me any comics I wasn't already planning to buy.
Image
Catchiest Catch Phrase 2008

Pork Cutlet! Pork Cutlet will know.... the truuuuuth......

User avatar
jjreason
John Kalodner: John Kalodner
Posts: 6692
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 1:14 am
Location: Out there somewhere.

Re: The current state of disarray at Marvel

Postby jjreason » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:56 pm

So Legacy first issues start on Wednesday. I'm looking at getting Jessica Jones, Old Man Logan & Punisher: The Platoon.

Punisher I'm wanting to trade-wait on, but I don't think I'll be able to. Maybe the store will trade me for the floppies when it comes out.
Image
Catchiest Catch Phrase 2008

Pork Cutlet! Pork Cutlet will know.... the truuuuuth......

User avatar
Tom Foolery
I HAVE THE POWER!!!
Posts: 2584
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:57 pm
Location: Tugging on my weenis

Re: The current state of disarray at Marvel

Postby Tom Foolery » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:48 pm

The transitions are gonna be messy, from a sorting standpoint. I feel like I'm missing issues on a lot of series.

Also, I saw the new artist on Cable. It's that awful Malin guy that was ruining Thunderbolts. DROPPED, BITCH.
"No Tom Foolery today, Ron. I'm tired of looking at your dreadful, speckled mug."
"Why do you hurt me in this way, Harry?"
Image

User avatar
Tom Foolery
I HAVE THE POWER!!!
Posts: 2584
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:57 pm
Location: Tugging on my weenis

Re: The current state of disarray at Marvel

Postby Tom Foolery » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:49 am

As I'm reading the Secret Empire stuff, I see they've introduced another Patriot. It's some refugee kid that's living in the hidden Avengers resistance base with the underground heroes. Somebody finds a sketchbook the kid drew with a superhero costume and decide, "hey, this kid could be a new superhero!' And Tony Stark builds him a new hi-tech shield and outfit and they just throw him into battle or some shit. How fucking dumb is that? That'd be like somebody finding my fanfic of being a professional football player or an international spy and then hiring me to be the QB for the Patriots or the CIA hiring me based on three pages of fiction I wrote.

But then I thought about why they needed to introduce a new Patriot to begin with? Is there something wrong with the previous young black man, Eli Bradley, who was the Patriot in the Young Avengers series, and replacing him with Rayshaun Lucas, the new young black man in the Patriot uniform.
Where is Eli? Why isn't he the Patriot anymore? Has there been an in universe reason for him not being around? I can't recall.
"No Tom Foolery today, Ron. I'm tired of looking at your dreadful, speckled mug."
"Why do you hurt me in this way, Harry?"
Image

User avatar
jjreason
John Kalodner: John Kalodner
Posts: 6692
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 1:14 am
Location: Out there somewhere.

Re: The current state of disarray at Marvel

Postby jjreason » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 pm

SIEGE was a bad Marvel event. Was it the beginning of the bad events? I had never read it until today - got a cheap TPB & forced it down all in one sitting. I think it would have come in right after Civil War in terms of events. Not sure why I didn't follow it, but I'm glad I didn't waste a bunch of money chasing any extra crossover issues at the time. Yikes.
Image
Catchiest Catch Phrase 2008

Pork Cutlet! Pork Cutlet will know.... the truuuuuth......

User avatar
jjreason
John Kalodner: John Kalodner
Posts: 6692
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 1:14 am
Location: Out there somewhere.

Re: The current state of disarray at Marvel

Postby jjreason » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:26 am

Here's an impressive site I found regarding Marvel reading orders. This guy has done a LOT of work (& reading).

https://www.comicbookherald.com/the-com ... der-guide/
Image
Catchiest Catch Phrase 2008

Pork Cutlet! Pork Cutlet will know.... the truuuuuth......

User avatar
jjreason
John Kalodner: John Kalodner
Posts: 6692
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2002 1:14 am
Location: Out there somewhere.

Re: The current state of disarray at Marvel

Postby jjreason » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:40 pm

Axel Alonso out as EIC, CB Cebulski in. Can't wait to hear the dirt on this one.

https://news.marvel.com/comics/80896/ma ... tor-chief/
Image
Catchiest Catch Phrase 2008

Pork Cutlet! Pork Cutlet will know.... the truuuuuth......

User avatar
Tom Foolery
I HAVE THE POWER!!!
Posts: 2584
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:57 pm
Location: Tugging on my weenis

Re: The current state of disarray at Marvel

Postby Tom Foolery » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:24 am

jjreason wrote:Axel Alonso out as EIC, CB Cebulski in. Can't wait to hear the dirt on this one.

https://news.marvel.com/comics/80896/ma ... tor-chief/


It’s about time. Not Cebulski getting the job, but Alonso stepping aside. Marvel’s downhill slide over the past few years made it apparent they needed fresh ideas at the top. If your team’s not making the playoffs, you get a new coach and/or GM. Looks like losing Bendis was the final straw.

I wonder if Brevoort declined the job, or if he was passed over again.
"No Tom Foolery today, Ron. I'm tired of looking at your dreadful, speckled mug."
"Why do you hurt me in this way, Harry?"
Image


Return to “comic books”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest