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    Default Popular or well-known comics you just couldn't get into?

    Were there comics that were actually quite popular or had a lot of critical acclaim that you just somehow couldn't get into whether it was lack of interests or just not your cup of tea? Or if you just picky? I know there's been quite a few for me, as sometimes, I'm hard to please. Doesn't necessarily mean I hate the characters either. Here's a few books and characters that just never sparked my interests:

    Conan
    Cerebus
    Grendel
    Valiant Titles
    Bone
    Lady Death
    Thunderbolts
    New Warriors
    The Runnaways
    Miracleman
    Love & Rockets
    Elfquest

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    Deadpool
    The Walking Dead
    Star Wars
    Saga

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    Just about anything from marvel's Ultimate line. It was just packed with unlikable A-holes sitting around talking in badly designed costumes with a huge amount of edgy applied over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan2099 View Post
    Just about anything from marvel's Ultimate line. It was just packed with unlikable A-holes sitting around talking in badly designed costumes with a huge amount of edgy applied over the top.
    That's another I bowed out.

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    100 Bullets
    The Boys
    Love and Rockets
    Brian Bendis' Avengers
    Warren Ellis' Thunderbolts

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    The Walking Dead, though this goes for just about anything zombie related.

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    Sweet Tooth. I started reading it when it first came out but I dropped it after after a few issues. I hadn’t given it any more thought until the TV adaptation came out. I actually enjoyed the TV show so I decided to give the comics another try but, again, the comic didn’t work for me.

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    Sandman Mystery Theatre. I had friends rave about it, and it just never grabbed me. I didn't hate it or anything, it was just not my thing.

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    Superman (though I enjoyed pre-1950 character)
    X-Men
    Deadpool
    Slott Spider-Man

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    Grant Morrison.

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    The Punisher
    Lobo
    Nick Fury (The original 1960's version)

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    On the Marvel side: Fantastic Four, some recent X-Men, Hawkeye & Black Widow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Skeleton View Post
    Were there comics that were actually quite popular or had a lot of critical acclaim that you just somehow couldn't get into whether it was lack of interests or just not your cup of tea? Or if you just picky? I know there's been quite a few for me, as sometimes, I'm hard to please. Doesn't necessarily mean I hate the characters either. Here's a few books and characters that just never sparked my interests:

    Conan
    Cerebus
    Grendel
    Valiant Titles
    Bone
    Lady Death
    Thunderbolts
    New Warriors
    The Runnaways
    Miracleman
    Love & Rockets
    Elfquest
    I would like to single out Love & Rockets as an example of Continuity crumble. Characters, story and all kinds of development are hallmarks of good fiction yet how sustainable are these even outside of the nitpicky nerd-veses of superhero comics?

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    I've given each of these a try, sometimes multiple tries, and I just couldn't get into them.

    Preacher (or any non-war comic by Ennis)
    100 Bullets
    Spawn (or any of the early Image titles)
    Valiant
    Hickman's FF, Avengers or X-Men
    Walking Dead
    Deadpool
    Lumberjanes


    that said, there were a lot of books I wasn't into initially that have since become favorites having tried them again at a different point in life where my experiences had broadened and my tastes evolved. Those on the list however, haven't achieved that. Conversely, there are a lot of books I used to be really into that just don't do it for me anymore and disappointed upon revisiting them.

    -M
    Comic fans get the comics their buying habits deserve.

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    Fraction's HawkGuy. Tried out the 1st issue back in 2012, but came to the conclusion that it just wasn't for me.

    Last edited by K7P5V; 09-14-2021 at 06:00 AM. Reason: Added Clarification.

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