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user-inactivated  ·  537 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ Woes

Comics I'm actively reading now and why . . .

The Valiant Universe: They only have anywhere from 9-12 titles running at any single time. If I save up and buy three or four times a year, I can get everything in collected editions and while I'm behind the people that buy floppies/digital, I still know what's going on. The same writers are on a title for the majority of the book, until the editors feel a title has run its course, and are willing to drop it for something new until they feel like they can go and pick up a certain set of characters down the road. While there are events, you don't need to buy all of the participating titles in an event to get the whole story, and unlike a lot of Marvel events, the events have lasting consequences in the universe.

Usagi Yojimbo: Owned, written, and drawn by Stan Sakai for over 30 years. It's the shit.

East of West: From volume one, it's been readily apparent that Hickman has a pretty damn good idea of where he wants his story to go, how he wants it to unfold, and the man himself says he has an end in sight and expects the book to end after around 50-60 issues.

Black Science: I have no idea what the fuck I'm reading half the time, but I like the way Remender is writing it. He seems to be enjoying what he's doing and I'm enjoying going on for the ride.

The Street Tiger: I only have the first two issues, in floppy. They're both beautifully drawn and the author seems to have a good story he wants to tell. I usually don't buy floppies. Seeing as how I don't know if this book will come out in trade, I'm willing to make an exception for it.

Random Bullshit Floppies I Pick Up To Up My Total at Checkout So I Can Get a Discount at the Comic Shop but Unless I Hear Some Buzz, They're Sure as Shit NOT Marvel or DC Because Read the Fucking Article Cause the Criticisms in it are FUCKING LEGIT