PDH wrote:Marvel have had a pretty strong creative direction lately. It feels like it's being run competently by people with some clever ideas who roughly know what they're doing. Contrast with DC, which feels like they're just throwing shit at a wall. Even if some of it sticks, it's still just shit on a wall: exactly as bad as shit that isn't on a wall only now you have to clean the wall, as well (what a stupid expression that is!)
yes. Hickman's Avengers stuff, Bendis's X-Men, Aaron's X-Men, Hopeless's Cable and X-Force, all seem to fit together nicely. Not in a forced tie-in kind of way, but in the old way the Marvel Universe used to feel, where little things let you know that all of this stuff is happening at the same time and in the same universe. I haven't read Fantastic Four or Captain America yet, but everything I've read of Marvel Now so far (with the exception of Uncanny Avengers, which blows) is very well put together in this way.