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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    Yeah that's fair, although not sure how much of it was intentional. Warren Ellis and Millar probably done it on purpose and the rest (like Kirkman and Loeb) just went in guns blazing and missed the mark just a bit (well...Loeb missed it a lot).
    Loeb definitely Loebed it for sure; which is a shame because I love all of his DC works and early Marvel stuff.

    I thought Hickman's Ultimates were good even though it ended prematurely as well as some of his mini series like Ultimate Thor and Ultimate Hawkeye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    Loeb definitely Loebed it for sure; which is a shame because I love all of his DC works and early Marvel stuff.

    I thought Hickman's Ultimates were good even though it ended prematurely as well as some of his mini series like Ultimate Thor and Ultimate Hawkeye.
    I don't think I've appreciated Hickmanat the time but when I do a reread of his Avengers I'll make sure to revisit his Ultimates at least.

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    Default Marvel Collected Editions Sales - March 2020

    The complete estimated comic book sales figures for March 2020 are available, a little later than usual due to COVID-19 (please note this list only details those comics sold to North American Comics Shops as reported by Diamond). I’ve listed below the Marvel OHC/Omnibus/MMW’s as well as the larger TPB collections such as the Epic and Complete lines that made the list, detailing the position, title and estimated sales. I haven’t included any reentries.



    5. History of the Marvel Universe by Mark Waid & Javier Rodriguez Treasury Edition - 2,779
    19. Marvel Comics #1000 OHC - 1,638
    34. Black Widow by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee: The Complete Collection - 1,360
    41. Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender Omnibus (2nd Pinting) - 1,232
    42. Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Vol. 1: Great Power (2nd Printing, DM only) - 1,220
    49. Wolverine Epic Collection Vol. 6: Inner Fury - 1,094
    54. The Mighty Thor Epic Collection Vol.6 : Into the Dark Nebula - 1,030
    58. Marvels 25th Anniversary Edition OHC - 1,005
    61. Marvel Masterworks Dazzler Vol. 1 HC - 967
    63. Captain America Epic Collection Vol. 18: Blood and Glory - 944
    78. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Clone Wars Vol. 3 - 800
    94. Black Widow: Marvel Team-Up TPB - 703
    103. X-Men/Avengers: Onslaught Vol. 1 TPB - 625
    109. Captain America By Ta-Nehisi Coates Vol. 1 OHC - 606
    112. X-Men Milestones: Messiah Complex TPB - 590
    116. Power Pack Classic Vol. 1 Omnibus - 574
    147. Fantastic Four: Heroes Return - The Complete Collection Vol. 2 - 484
    150. New Mutants Epic Collection Vol. 1: Renewal (2nd Printing) - 477
    263. X-Men: Children of the Atom HC Box Set - 259
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    I don't think I've appreciated Hickmanat the time but when I do a reread of his Avengers I'll make sure to revisit his Ultimates at least.
    Loved Thor in that run. And I loved how Hickman expanded the Maker/Reed Richards, even though I think it was Bendis that made Ultimate Reed a villain in the first place.

    Ultimates and Fantastic Four are great Hickman runs and thematically linked to his Avengers/Secret Wars stuff. His Fantastic Four is among some of my favorite Marvel runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo View Post
    Loved Thor in that run. And I loved how Hickman expanded the Maker/Reed Richards, even though I think it was Bendis that made Ultimate Reed a villain in the first place.

    Ultimates and Fantastic Four are great Hickman runs and thematically linked to his Avengers/Secret Wars stuff. His Fantastic Four is among some of my favorite Marvel runs.
    It took me a long time to warm up to his Fantastic four, especially around the one off issues, like the Inhumans one with the multiple wives. I was very confused.
    Also Johnny's death fell very flat for me, but when it all started ramping up in the second half I've enjoyed it much more.
    His Avengers on the other hand just felt grand from the get go and kept escalating and just felt like bigger, bolder and more significant than any other event. And when it ended I remember thinking "that's it, I don't need to read any other Avengers books ever again".
    (ps: this is coming from someone who much prefers self contained stories that long running superhero continuities, despite growing up with those).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo View Post
    Loved Thor in that run. And I loved how Hickman expanded the Maker/Reed Richards, even though I think it was Bendis that made Ultimate Reed a villain in the first place.

    Ultimates and Fantastic Four are great Hickman runs and thematically linked to his Avengers/Secret Wars stuff. His Fantastic Four is among some of my favorite Marvel runs.
    Absolutely; I love it so much

    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    It took me a long time to warm up to his Fantastic four, especially around the one off issues, like the Inhumans one with the multiple wives. I was very confused.
    Also Johnny's death fell very flat for me, but when it all started ramping up in the second half I've enjoyed it much more.
    His Avengers on the other hand just felt grand from the get go and kept escalating and just felt like bigger, bolder and more significant than any other event. And when it ended I remember thinking "that's it, I don't need to read any other Avengers books ever again".
    (ps: this is coming from someone who much prefers self contained stories that long running superhero continuities, despite growing up with those).
    Ah; Hickman is definitely a long form writer have you seen this image of his plans for Fantastic Four



    To me this is pure crack, I love; and I mean LOVE long term story telling

    This level of long term planning on a writer's part makes everything matter and not feel last minute.

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    Yeah Hickman’s worldbuilding is crazy. He maps out everything and pays close attention to continuity. I believe he posted something similar showing his X-Men plans or continuity map.

    I like that he will often have guides for readers to follow in the books, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo View Post
    Yeah Hickman’s worldbuilding is crazy. He maps out everything and pays close attention to continuity. I believe he posted something similar showing his X-Men plans or continuity map.

    I like that he will often have guides for readers to follow in the books, too.
    Really!? If possible could you post it?

    I would really appreciate it!

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    Not gonna lie, his X-men is a bit scary to me, with all the other titles spinning off of the main series written by others. His Avengers was confusing at first with the alternating titles, but we had the omnibuses at least so it was easy to read, but not sure how the X series will work out.
    He is kinda like Morrison to me, wherever they do something big there's gonna be spin offs and tie ins but I never care about those, only the titles written by Morrison/Hickman.

    But I can't wait to read it, I feel like Hickman is one of the very few writers who can make me care about the superhero plots. I'm much more into the personal relationships than the fighting usually, but his concepts were just so big I couldn't not care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    Really!? If possible could you post it?

    I would really appreciate it!
    Apologies— I tried looking but can’t find the photo I was thinking of, I might have confused it with the data pages from the original issues, which are pretty similar. He mentions it a bit in interviews too though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    Not gonna lie, his X-men is a bit scary to me, with all the other titles spinning off of the main series written by others. His Avengers was confusing at first with the alternating titles, but we had the omnibuses at least so it was easy to read, but not sure how the X series will work out.
    He is kinda like Morrison to me, wherever they do something big there's gonna be spin offs and tie ins but I never care about those, only the titles written by Morrison/Hickman.

    But I can't wait to read it, I feel like Hickman is one of the very few writers who can make me care about the superhero plots. I'm much more into the personal relationships than the fighting usually, but his concepts were just so big I couldn't not care.
    I’m really enjoying it. Like in his Fantastic Four run he pays close attention to continuity. I like how he spotlights lesser-used X-Men and goes at length to describe different mutants’ powers, making seemingly mundane abilities extraordinary. There’s definitely been some controversy but I feel like all of the “controversial” moves fit in with the regular tone of the X books, the whole premise of the X-Men is sort of based on moral dilemma and there is plenty of that with this in different varieties... the more I read the more I see that much of who is in the right or wrong is left for the reader to decide. I’m excited to see how it all unfolds over the years.

    Wish Rachel Grey would get more of a spotlight... he left her off the “definitive” list of omega mutants, which made me a little sour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo View Post
    Apologies— I tried looking but can’t find the photo I was thinking of, I might have confused it with the data pages from the original issues, which are pretty similar. He mentions it a bit in interviews too though.



    I’m really enjoying it. Like in his Fantastic Four run he pays close attention to continuity. I like how he spotlights lesser-used X-Men and goes at length to describe different mutants’ powers, making seemingly mundane abilities extraordinary. There’s definitely been some controversy but I feel like all of the “controversial” moves fit in with the regular tone of the X books, the whole premise of the X-Men is sort of based on moral dilemma and there is plenty of that with this in different varieties... the more I read the more I see that much of who is in the right or wrong is left for the reader to decide. I’m excited to see how it all unfolds over the years.

    Wish Rachel Grey would get more of a spotlight... he left her off the “definitive” list of omega mutants, which made me a little sour.
    No worries; I know he must have his series bible somewhere and we may see it in a deluxe HC of his X-Men run.

    After this conversation; I started to reread his Fantastic Four and Avengers run and I totally forgot how much he telegraphed his intentions in Dark Reign: FF; talk about being consistent with a vision.

    Hickman truly embodies what I think of when I think "great storyteller" I cannot wait to get to Avengers and see Reeds descent into madness: "Everything Dies"

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehustle415 View Post
    No worries; I know he must have his series bible somewhere and we may see it in a deluxe HC of his X-Men run.

    After this conversation; I started to reread his Fantastic Four and Avengers run and I totally forgot how much he telegraphed his intentions in Dark Reign: FF; talk about being consistent with a vision.

    Hickman truly embodies what I think of when I think "great storyteller" I cannot wait to get to Avengers and see Reeds descent into madness: "Everything Dies"
    yeah he's really meticulous with it and even the stuff he sets up really early on comes full circle. T'challa and Namor go from an uneasy partnership to them trying to kill each other, and it isn't done to sell books or have two badasses fight, Hickman really tries to make you understand, with all the intricacies, why they hate each other and how that hatred grows over the issues.

    Stephen Strange too is greatly thought out as a character and his role in Secret Wars makes a lot of sense with all of the development in New Avengers.

    I thought Cap was wrong. but the stories where he goes to the future and meets people like Franklin (directly out of the FF run) and the different versions of Kang was so cool.

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    Swamp Thing Omnibus is back up there right now...

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    You know how you keep checking the fridge even though you know there's no food there? That's me checking IST and CGN all the time for restocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossfist View Post
    You know how you keep checking the fridge even though you know there's no food there? That's me checking IST and CGN all the time for restocks.
    I mean, it seems like that's pretty much what you have to do now. They're restocking stuff at random times..

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