Chubbles wrote:My other gripe is that I know how some companies spin events as being self contained but this seems like an event where i will need to pick up all 32 books to really experience this event. 4 issues seems far too short to tell this epic beast of a story. Personally i don't mind bc i already buy all those books, but i can see how the average person might be a bit bothered to say the least.
I am of two minds on this subject. (Well, actually three, from a retailer perspective, I have to love it).
I understand not wanting to buy all the books. People complained during Civil War about having to read all the books and that just wasn't true. I think as die hard fans we think that knowing more is important and most of us are at least fighting a collector's mentality so there is a bit of ocd involved in that kind of complaint. However, I understand and sympathize with it. I read way too many comics, so I love it when a book like Ms. Marvel tanks for me cause I can just give up on it and get more of my actual stack read instead of creating more backlog.
However, from Marvel's perspective. If this is indeed their last company wide crossover for a while (I think we all understand that in reality, things like Nation X, Fall of the Hulks, and Annihilation will continue... line crossovers are a reality caused by the nature of having upteen billion spin off books anyhow). Anyhow, if this is the last one for however long, it is in Marvel's best interest to create a situation where everyone has to read as much as possible (and more importantly, want to) to get the whole story. They will no longer have the big stories to bump the sales of all the various titles. In order for fringe books (like Ms. Marvel) to survive in such a publication strategy, they will need as big a readership as possible coming out of Siege. Otherwise we will end up with thrice monthly versions of all the big characters and no more small, niche books. They have to create a need to read those books and sustain that readership, it will be an interesting thing to watch play out.