john lewis hawk wrote:I see each run of a story as that writer's intrepretion of what happened. Meaning, I can accept or reject what a writer did but not major events or characters. For example, even though I haven't been impressed with Loeb's Hulk run, I think the Red Hulk has some real potential. Mind you, this was before i found out who the Red Hulk is but still. Anyways, with the Red Hulk, in my world, he exists but he's not quite the same character. If Loeb or another writer does something with the character I like, I accept it as characterization. If not, that's just not quite what happened.
At the same time, I Byrne-steal, a.k.a. read in store without buying, the shit out of comics. I'm not going to buy a car without looking under the hood and taking it for a testdrive so why am I going to buy a shitty comic book?
And that's why the books I collect, Criminal, Captain America, Scalped, House of Mystery, and Invincible Iron Man, are superior to the shit you poop chute-grabbers buy.
Seriously, i thought i buy more but i think the rest is just stuff that I only have one trade out because a second doesn't exist yet or I haven't bought it yet.
Also. Hawk, I think I love you.
I thought I was the only one left who still practised the time-honored art of Byrne-stealing. I'm pleased it lives on
Plus, if the stuff the big two (and Image, the Zoidberg of the industry) is putting out is stale, personally, there's less chance that something like Invincible will grab me. Maybe it's just me.
Or my dislike for Kirkman.
Thank god for other writers
As to BL Jubilee's thing about not much changing from Avengers 500 till now? I sadly agree:
Scott Lang got blown up, then some other stuff happened and now Cap runs SHIELD.
To the sufficiently interested reader, though, that's a whole world of possibilities.