nietoperz wrote:Except of course that I was as big a Marvelite as I was a DC fan all the way until fairly recently. And I don't think it's fair to label someone with differing opinions or tastes as being 'out there' (and no, I don't return the favour).
If I remember correctly, you grew up on Marvel didn't you?
I know for me, it's that I grew up on a steady diet of Spiderman comics my brother would buy at the store, he bought me my first comic that I remember, Amazing Spiderman 351 (and then he bought me 352 because he was cool like that) and now I buy him comics
Anyways, I think, at least in my case, it's the fact that Marvel has pretty much screwed up my childhood idealized marriage and made Spiderman into even worse of a character than when he had clones. That really affects my opinion on the quality of their ideas. Not that it's forced me to become a DC Nerd, but I'm finding out of the few books I still buy in single format, I'm buying them from DC, and DC has my interest with Final Crisis, and I enjoy Identity Crisis because I have no childhood ties to the characters.
Whereas, when Sins Past came out, I wanted to kick JMS and Quesada in the nuts for doing what they did to Gwen Stacy.