chap22 wrote:No it's not. Hawkeye, Thor, DD, Hulk, the X-books, the Avengers books all still good. Nothing has been screwed up
Are the Avengers and X-books crossover-free? Because Cat's original complaint, the thing that is getting him "pissed off again" with comics is all the cross-title reading that we have to do to follow a story.
I've heard this same argument from my comic shop owner about DC. When I complained about all the events, he insisted that this Trinity War/Forever Evil garbage is "the first time" DC has done this with the New 52. I said, "What about Death of the Family, H'el on Earth, etc?" and he said, "Well those are just within a given family."
It seems like for some folks, if the crossover is within a related group of books or a family, it's "not really a crossover." Maybe that's true for some of you here. But for me, a crossover is a crossover -- because no matter how you slice it, the whole thing is still a gimmick by DC or Marvel to try and force my hand as a customer, and make me buy the books within that family that I am not reading. Maybe most people either read the whole family, or none of it, but I am not one of those people.
If Cat isn't either, then telling him to read X-books when he doesn't want to read books full of crossovers is counter-productive (as well as inaccurate).