Post by The Night Phantom on Jan 15, 2007 18:02:07 GMT -5
I thought it would be nice to discuss the candidates in each Jarvis category. Since there are a lot of categories, some of which have a lot of candidates, it might make sense to discuss each category in its own thread.
1. BEST AVENGERS-RELATED STORY OR ARC of 2006 + Captain America #14-24 (Winter Soldier et. al.) + Civil War #1-5 + Thunderbolts #101-109 (Guardian Protocols/Wellspring) + Ultimates 2 #10-12 (Liberators) + Young Avengers #9-12 (Family Matters)
I won’t be voting for the Captain America or Ultimates candidates, since I haven’t read those stories. I started reading Civil War but abandoned it, and so I won’t be voting for it either. I nominated “Family Matters” from Young Avengers, but I also read and enjoyed the Thunderbolts story. Right now, I’m still edging toward YA, but I’ll want to take another look at the ’Bolts story before deciding.
Ultimates 2 is the only one of the choices above that I have read (sorry, Van -- YA is still on my "to do" list!!). I found the story to be quite good, so even given the fact that I am not familiar with the other works, I have no trouble supporting Ultimates 2.
Post by Van Plexico on Jan 17, 2007 15:04:58 GMT -5
Choosing between ULTIMATES 2 and YOUNG AVENGERS is really tough-- which shows that there were some good Avengers-related comics in 2006.
Unfortunately, none were called "The Avengers."
In some ways, these two are apples and oranges. They have nothing to do with each other. But if I have to pick one, I'll go with ULTIMATES 2, for the sheer, jaw-dropping shock-and-awe of the Liberators story.
(NEW AVENGERS, on the other hand, is not shock and awe but shuck and jive...)
I think my favorite Avengers-related comic of the year was YA 12, though. But it's really close between that and U2 #10...