......Afraid not. I dropped it a while back, and don't see myself returning anytime soon. I still love the Flash and Rogues...but I really hate the current book and what DC's doing these days......It wasn't an easy decision to drop it, believe me :\
Understood....and your reasons are quite legitimate. I've dropped a few DC books for many of the same reasons. Thankfully, you have 3 volumes of John's Wally West run (among other books) to hopefully keep you satisfied until things turn around for you one day in the future!
I am glad that you don't have cancer....it's a scary thing for all of us mid-agers to think about!
Post by dillonmania on Oct 27, 2012 16:25:59 GMT -5
Thank you And yes, I'm still enjoying the older stuff -- I decided some months ago to concentrate on pre-Reboot stuff on my Rogues blog; it's more fun for everyone if I just post about what I enjoy rather than what I dislike.
Yeah, I'm not even that old (36), but I guess I'm getting up there :> I've had arthritis since I was 20 so I feel old, though!
It isn't easy to drop a title. Especially one you might have been devoted to. As I mentioned previously, in high school and early college, I was really into Captain America. Then when 9/11 hit, Marvel decided to move the character in a more serious direction with more "real world" type problems (well...as real world as comics can get). After a year or so, I just had to drop it.
Now, I get why Marvel did what they did, and I honestly thing that was a wise decision on their part. At the risk of sounding political, but it was something needed for the time. But it wasn't what I enjoyed as a comic reader. I like fun escapism with Cap giving a good sockeroo to the Red Skull.
The ultimate irony is that I dropped Cap (and, at the time, out of comics as a whole) only a handful of issues before Ed Brubaker's epic run began. Nerd fail.
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Post by dillonmania on Oct 30, 2012 0:17:15 GMT -5
Yeah, I dithered over it for months -- from the very beginning I really didn't like the title, and was mindful of what Mark Waid said a while back about dropping books you dislike. But at the same time I didn't want to leave the Flash and kept hoping it would improve. Then things got to the point I mentioned a few posts back, and it felt like it was definitely time to leave. But even after cancelling the pull at my comic shop, I still felt kind of anguished and almost lost my resolve. This really isn't the way I wanted things to turn out.
Hopefully things will be more to my tastes in a few years. Maybe the reboot will revert, who knows.
The major difference these days is that I get the majority of my comics via digital, specifically Comixology. My LCS is about an hour or so away from home. These days with gas prices and the consistent (fairly) high prices of comics, driving that distance is wee bit too much.
That being said, the only DC titles I read is Flash and Legion. Based on some CBR reviews, I checked out Justice League Dark and found it to be quite good (though their bringing back one of my fav Vertigo characters Tim Hunter has something to do with that as well)
I want to read Superman, but the lack of consistent creative teams has really hurt the book. I still don't see the need for Morrison's Action to be five years behind so I liked the news of his departure from the title early next year.
Batman by Synder was interesting, I read the first few issues of that, trying not to get spoiled but I might eventually check them out in trades.
As for Marvel, Marvel NOW! sounds more exciting than the New 52 did when first announced. Bendis finally leaves the Avengers so for the first time in over a decade, I hope to enjoy a good Avengers title. Uncanny Avengers is off to an interesting start.
As for actual physical comic books, the only titles I get are IDW's Doctor Who series and Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo (although that is currently on haitus as Sakai is doing 47 Ronin mini for Dark Horse, another project I am looking forward to as well)
@ Dillion - good news, glad that cancer was just a false alarm.
....As for actual physical comic books, the only titles I get are IDW's Doctor Who series and Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo (although that is currently on haitus as Sakai is doing 47 Ronin mini for Dark Horse, another project I am looking forward to as well)
I knew there was a reason I liked you Savitar!.....USAGI YOJIMBO!!! I think I'll be picking up 47 Ronin for no other reason than a Sakai "fix"....lol.
Currently collecting: Aphrodite IX, Elephantmen, The Flash, Godzilla, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Guardians of the Galaxy, Saga, & Usagi Yojimbo.
Of course, still reading the Flash but recently I've been catching up on the Justice League via trades. It's better than I originally thought. Johns has set up a nice dynamic amongst the team members, given some nice friction between them, and the public has yet to reach the nominal DCU 'hero worship' stage yet. The Throne of Atlantis story was decent, even has me somewhat interested in checking out Johns' work on the Aquaman title. It still taking some time for me to adjust to Superman and Wonder Woman being a couple though. At least now, I have a better understanding of the foundation of their romance.
Speaking of Superman, I did check out #32, Johns' first issue with Romita Jr. Probably one of the better Nu52 Superman stories I've read yet, Johns' story carries some familiar elements (especially in yet another super-powered persona) but his usage of the supporting cast (Jimmy and Perry in particular) was very nice. I've always loved Romita Jr's art and his work here is no exception.