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    Picking up DC again - which books to get

    So I haven't been reading any DC comics for a while, but it looks like I'll be able to start getting them again next month. While I'd like to eventually get the comics I've missed in TPB this can be...
  2. So do we know for sure that the 616 will still be...

    So do we know for sure that the 616 will still be around post-Secret Wars? Or are the doomsayers still around?
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    They went to the field in search of the Avengers...

    They went to the field in search of the Avengers to help the, fight against the Phoenix. I get it, you didn't like the event. That's okay. You're allowed to not like it.
  4. Then please provide me with a link that explains...

    Then please provide me with a link that explains what Disney has changed about the 616 universe. The way you've either quoted my post you must have firm evidence that they're directly changing things...
  5. Why is this thread being couched as if Disney is...

    Why is this thread being couched as if Disney is the one calling the shots? I doubt Disney gives a crap what Marvel Comics does. They wanted the brand identities, they've gotten those brand...
  6. Most minor characters who have no build up to...

    Most minor characters who have no build up to them getting an ongoing are lucky to last more than 6 months. Everytime one of these characters gets a failed ongoing, their chance for a new ongoing...
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    This assumes a reboot. According to Marvel this...

    This assumes a reboot. According to Marvel this is going to be no more a reboot than 616 was when Scarlet Witch destroyed the world and recreated it in House of M before changing it back (with the...
  8. Most definitely. No. I want Marvel to tell as...

    Most definitely.

    No. I want Marvel to tell as many stories as possible with the new status quo before they revert back to how things always are. If I'm enjoying the current stories, why would I...
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    Guess we read different books, because excluding...

    Guess we read different books, because excluding a handful of titles (Wolverine and the X-Men, Vs and a handful of Greg Land issues) I read the whole thing and that's not what I read. I instead saw...
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    Avengers vs X-Men was seen as an attack on the...

    Avengers vs X-Men was seen as an attack on the X-Men. But it wasn't. It was a new spin on the Phoenix Saga. While some of the X-Men may have been poorly written in some of the books, so were the...
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    Superman struggles to be profitable in the...

    Superman struggles to be profitable in the theatres and wasn't exactly doing that great in the comics either (New52 completely rebooted him, compare that with Green Lantern and Batman). If not for...
  12. I wasn't aware people were talking about having a...

    I wasn't aware people were talking about having a character from the poll assume a more popular character's code name. Please ell me which ones they'll be assuming so I can participate in the...
  13. Marvel had run out of ideas for the Ultimate...

    Marvel had run out of ideas for the Ultimate Universe when they set Jeph Loeb loose onto it. Crossing over with the 616 the way they did was the exclamation point on Jeph Loeb's run to truly...
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    That's just classic Bendis. He never feels the...

    That's just classic Bendis. He never feels the need to actually pay attention to continuity or what other people are doing. I would dismiss it as Bendis doing what he always does and not allow it to...
  15. Quoted in agreement. Wanting more positive LGBTQ...

    Quoted in agreement. Wanting more positive LGBTQ representation is all well and good. But when it's all but guaranteed to make no finanial profit, why do you expect Marvel to throw away that money?...
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    There's no benefit in Marvel/Disney and Fox...

    There's no benefit in Marvel/Disney and Fox getting their brand identities confused. People who are fans of the X-Men don't want to be scratching their heads at seeing a copy in Avengers and vise...
  17. I love how when Bendis was driving the events...

    I love how when Bendis was driving the events everything had to tie into his storylines (House of M, Secret Invasion, AvX). Now that he's no longer writing the big events he does everything he can to...
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    Ed Brubaker on Uncanny X-Men. Everyone seems to...

    Ed Brubaker on Uncanny X-Men. Everyone seems to mention Chris Claremont and Grant Morrison. But for my money Ed Brubaker topped them both.
  19. Marvel will take any opportunity they can to go...

    Marvel will take any opportunity they can to go on shows like the Colbert Report and the View to market their books. If they could go on these shows to promote their latest book featuring the white...
  20. No worries at all. This phenomena is not...

    No worries at all.

    This phenomena is not limited to only comics or even geek culture. We're seeing an emphasis on it in comics because comics have been caterpaulted to the spotlight. When comic...
  21. Can you please point me to an official Marvel...

    Can you please point me to an official Marvel communication where they asked people to pick sides as to whether or not She-Thor should exist? I've seen Marvel say that people have responded to the...
  22. It is wrong for people to judge someone to be a...

    It is wrong for people to judge someone to be a racist/bigot/sexist/whatever based on a single opinion without a greater context in which to view the person's views. I'll defend anyone I see who is...
  23. It is the word the detractors choose to use when...

    It is the word the detractors choose to use when they're complaining about the latest change they're uncomfortable with.

    Welcome to comics. You must be new here.

    Translation: I'm comfortable...
  24. I love how anytime Marvel does something old time...

    I love how anytime Marvel does something old time comic fans aren't comfortable with they claim it's pandering when the reverse would in fact be true. Marvel is a business and does what it thinks...
  25. I don't get the hate for Sam Wilson as Captain...

    I don't get the hate for Sam Wilson as Captain America, especially amongst those who claim it's perfectly acceptable for Bucky to be Captain America. Bucky was Captain America's sidekick from 1941 to...
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