Post by spiderwasp on Sept 19, 2011 22:14:31 GMT -5
Avengers Academy - The first non-limited series I've been excited about in years. Children's Crusade- I know it's not a regular series but it is good. Alpha Flight - Okay, I'm not as impressed as I'd like to be but I'm still giving it a chance so that ranks it near the top for me. Unfortunately, that's it for me. I want to buy more books but there's just nothing out there I really want to read. My comic book reading over the past year or two has been 99% breaking out my old issues and re-reading them which I do enjoy greatly. I'm currently in the midst of the Savage She-Hulk series, having just finished all the Damage Controls and New Warriors.
-Heroes for Hire: , pretty good, reminds me of MTU a bit, will get a shake up and become Villains for Hire (a little too much like T-bolts?)
Is it an official change of name and direction or just a story arc? I've read 3 or 4 issues when Spider-Man joined and it seemed nice, but the only regular character I like of that lot is Paladin so I haven't followed regularly. Is it worth looking at the TPBs?
Alpha Flight I'm torn about. I don't like some decisions, especially Marrina's rewriting and new personality, but the rest seems good. I suppose it's wait and see.
Post by starfoxxx on Sept 24, 2011 11:02:57 GMT -5
[/quote] Is it an official change of name and direction or just a story arc? I've read 3 or 4 issues when Spider-Man joined and it seemed nice, but the only regular character I like of that lot is Paladin so I haven't followed regularly. Is it worth looking at the TPBs?[/quote]
From what I've seen in Marvel preview solicits, Heroes for hire #12 just hit the stands (i haven't read it yet, but the cover is pretty weak); Spider-Island:heroes for Hire is the next month (written by DnA, thankfully); Then next is Villains for Hire #1, with a very intriguing cover featuring Tiger Shark, Speed Demon, Crossfire, Nightshade, Bombshell, and Stilt-WOMAN (?!?!). These were all great Avengers/Cap/Hawkeye villains from the 70s and 80s, and I hope Abnett and Lanning bring the same respect for Marvel history that they wrote Guardians of the Galaxy with.
I don't know if i whole-heartedly recommend Heroes for Hire TPBs. I just consider it a fun book, where you could pick up any single issue and enjoy the story and art, but not must-have stuff. IMO Abnett and Lanning are among the VERY few modern writers who create stories and handle characters the way I enjoyed the 70s and 80s Marvel comics.
I would highly recommend the Guardians of the Galaxy TPBs.