Post by The Night Phantom on Jan 15, 2007 18:51:07 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.
9. BEST MARVEL COMICS SERIES of 2006 + Agents of Atlas + Captain America + Civil War + The Thing + Thunderbolts
I was disappointed in Civil War, and I haven’t been reading Captain America—so, no votes for those series from me. I have much enjoyed Agents of Atlas, The Thing, and Thunderbolts. (My nominee, Runaways, didn’t make it.) I might discount The Thing because I felt it had a slightly meandering quality, even though it meandered in some enjoyable places. Thunderbolts has been epic. The Agents of Atlas limited series has just concluded. It’s also an epic. I would feel better about AoA’s candidacy if only its concluding issue were also from 2006. I think it’s going to be a tough choice between it and T’bolts, for me.
Post by johnnyzemo on Jan 18, 2007 19:14:44 GMT -5
What’s your opinion?
I thought Agents of Atlas started off strong, but some of the middle issues got bogged down in flashbacks and continuity details. Great covers, though!
Brubaker's Captain America hasn't been quite as strong in its second year, but it's still one of the best books out there. I've enjoyed seeing Brubaker bring back a lot of Cap's classic foes. Sleepers rule!!!
Civil War has kept me on the edge of my seat, but I'm not crazy about Millar's characterization. Part of me wishes this had been a "What If?" story, not a regular Marvel Universe tale.
The Thing was a lot of fun, but it didn't seem to have much direction. I like Dan Slott's work a lot, though, and hope he continues to work for Marvel.
Thunderbolts has always been a favorite of mine. Grummett is a fantastic old-school superhero artist, and Fabian Nicieza is one of the few Marvel writers who still cares about continuity (but manages not to get bogged down by it).
Sooo... for me, it's a toss-up between Cap and T-Bolts.