Four Years of Moaning. Finally Over.

Discussion in 'The Comics' started by Dangerous, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Dangerous Registered

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    I remember when I joined this board some four years ago. Before then I had been lurking at Spidermanhype for some two years after I saw Kirsten Dunst mention it on Letterman.

    Like loads of you, I am all about Spider-Man. Personally speaking I am a 616 continuity freak, I hate USM and I don't really like the films too much either. I just like the real Spider-Man.

    My favourite thing is the comics, but the 'Spider-Man' in ASM now is not the Spider-Man I grew up reading. That guy would not make illogical deals with the devil to forsake MJ, or reveal his secret id to the world because Iron Man wanted him to thus endangering his loved ones, or stab his enemies to death with bone spikes that shoot out of his wrists...etc etc.

    What was so great about Spider-Man comics in the past was that even up to the point when they had four core books running in the early 90's, they were still all very tightly scripted in relation to each other. The characters were great and the continuity was- for the most part immaculate. You got to know PP's personality, it was like he was a real person because you knew where his line in the sand was. Around the mid 90's the books went crappy with the clone saga. It all started to lose direction... and purpose.

    There has been some good stuff since then, Paul Jenkins on Spectacular Vol 2 was great and I thought Mark Millar on MKSM for 12 issues was fine too. Those books showed that with good writers Spidey could continue moving forwards instead of regressing to where he is now.

    What we have now, the culmination of a four year clusterf**k that the character has suffered kills everything that made the book great. The characterization has been flat out wrong for four years and continuity thrown out of the window. Beyond that the last 20 odd years of print have been reset, wiped out.

    Anyway, you know all this. What is the point of this thread?-
    I'm not gonna chew over what is being moaned about elsewhere, I don't actually enjoy moaning about Spidey comics. At least it is at and end now, sucks that we got dragged down in the s-hit for 4 years, but that is life. I hope eventually a new EIC comes in and resets the books status quo back to say, #500, that would work for me.

    What I want to know is, what is everyone here who's quitting ASM going to be reading?
    I'm collecting Spider-Man back issues, beyond that my pull list is pretty slim-

    Punisher MAX
    HULK (starts next month)

    ..so Il be looking out for cool new comics to read.
     
  2. wolvie2020 Registered

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    Dude, I'd give BND a chance before making any decisions. Not saying that it will be good, but you never know.

    As far as other comics, myself and many others have talked for a while about how there are loads of great Marvel Comics right now. I'm collecting more Marvel than I have done in years.

    Cap, DD, NA, MA, Iron Fist, Woverine, Iron Man, and more have been excellent for quite some time now :up:
     
  3. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    oooh, really? Did she mention ME at all? :word: :heart:
     
  4. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Batman stuff. :brucebat:

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but Gotham: Underground has been excellent. Im also picking up:

    Detective Comics
    Batman
    Justice League
    Batman And The Outsiders

    As i said; Go to Marvel's chief competitor if you really want to make a statement.
     
  5. Brand Registered

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    I'm one of those who likes Ult. Spider-Man, and I also pick up Spider-Girl. I'll add the occasional Marvel Adventures Spider-Man if the issue looks interesting, but the great thing about that series is that you don't need every single issue since it doesn't rely on arcs like the other Spidey books.

    Outside of Spidey, I also like Astonishing X-Men (when it comes out) and X-Men: First Class. Both are great titles, and Whedon's Cyke is probably the best portrayal of the character I've ever seen.
     
  6. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    HOW many more times do you want to get kicked in the nuts before you say "ENOUGH"!?!
     
  7. Dangerous Registered

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    Exactly, I have had enough.
    JQ will still be in charge.
     
  8. JackBauer Registered

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    I've said this to a lot of people, but if you're a Spider-Man fan (specially old school Spidey), then you owe it to yourself to read Invincible.

    It has a charisma that hasn't been seen in Spidey in forever, an amazing supporting cast, and great continuity, so you'd probably dig the hell out of it, Dangerous.
     
  9. Norman Osborn Registered

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    I know where you're coming from with that but really...haven't we all just been "giving it a chance" for the past number of years?...the line has to be drawn somewhere cause personally I just can't handle spending my hard earned money for something that constantly disappoints me....Joe Q wants my spidey patronage back...he has to earn it...I AM THE CUSTOMER and it's high time I take that power back.....no more wait and see...the titles haven't earned that type of benefit of the doubt...

    ...as for the thread starter...I've already replaced all three Spidey titles on my pull list....

    1/ Immortal Iron Fist
    2/ Batman & the Outsiders
    3/ Checkmate

    I'm waiting to see how NA sorts itself out but I'm about 70% sure it'll be gone soon as well...I'm already eyeing a couple of DC titles to replace it

    ...everything on my pull list has to be enjoyed or it's gone...no more free rides for any titles...not even Spidey
     
  10. SpideyInATree Chillin' Like a Villain

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    If you're not going to give the best Marvel writer, Dan Slott, a chance on Amazing Spider-Man and you are looking for something new to read than check out Dan Slott's Avengers The Initiative. I'm telling you that it's the BEST book that Marvel puts out.

    It's a lot like crack so be careful...highly addictive. :wow:
     
  11. Norman Osborn Registered

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    Even if you "are" trying ASM X 3...you should still get ATI...RIGHT NOW!!!...hurry up I haven't got all freaking day!!
     
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    Some great titles from Marvel: Captain America, Iron Man, Immortal Iron Fist, The Incredible Herc, Avengers: The Initiative, X-Factor.

    Some great titles from DC: Checkmate, Batman and the Outsiders, Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, All-Star Superman.

    Whatever you do, stay away from All-Star Batman & Robin and Countdown.
     
  13. dan1 Registered

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    I am eagerly waiting for Peter Laird to come back from hiatus (soon I hear) and I will then continue to purchase TMNT volume 4.

    Also read Tales of the TMNT current stuff.

    I do NOT give, nor have I in the last 4 years, given a dime to Marvel.

    I will definitely continue to purchase back issues of Marvel comic books, which goes in the shops pocket, and not Marvel's bottom line.
     
  14. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Invincible is one of the BEST superhero comics out there today...

    I've always described it as a "60's written Spider-Man mixed with 21st century grit"... :word:

    The continuity on this book is seemingly flawless...

    Just my two cents...

    :yay:
     
  15. Dangerous Registered

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    Cool, I'm definitely going to check out ATI and Invincible.

    Think I'm going to dip into the Bat-books as well.
     
  16. Mara Jane Registered

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    I'm probably going to be reading Daredevil and maybe the Flash and/or Supes comics. That's about it. My hubby collects a lot, mostly DC, so I might mooch off of him.
     
  17. Dangerous Registered

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    She just said you guys were really intense, and that you knew every little thing about Spidey.:word:

    Anyway- if there are any posters on this boards who like violent comics but are not reading Punisher, Do it! It rules.
     
  18. JayTee Registered

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    I'm right the hell back where I was during the crappy late 90's early '00 period of Marvel. DEADPOOL ONLY!

    DC's got some great stuff out right now.

    Oh and I can't stress how incredible Paul Dini's "Madame Mirage" is. It's the best thing Top Cow's done since the original Witchblade story.
     
  19. SpideyInATree Chillin' Like a Villain

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    Detective Comics is fantastic. I'd start with that and try to get the entire Paul Dini run. If you were a fan of Batman The Animated Series back from the 90's than this Detective Comics run will fit like a glove.
     
  20. Dangerous Registered

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    Can't say I really felt Batman TAS, it was great animation, I just did not feel it.

    I've always digged Batman though, after Spidey and Punisher.
     
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    I'll be reading USM for my Spider-Man fix, it's still a character I recognize as Spider-Man. I also pick up the rest of the Utimate line, as I really enjoy it.

    As far as other Marvel stuff goes...Captain America, Punisher MAX (which I may or may not drop after Ennis leaves), X-Factor, Ghost Rider, both Avengers books, Initiative, Thunderbolts, Thor, and The Order.

    For DC...Countdown, Detective Comics, Gotham Underground, Simon Dark, and a few others.
     

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