Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Best of the Best in Comic Books: 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen. It is that time of the year. Unlike last year, we don't plan to go on and on about our opinions on comic books. This year, we are giving you the opportunity to tell us everything you  loved, enjoyed or hated. You pick who rocks and who sucks. Most comic sites present you with nominations. We don't do that here. Instead, you have the opportunity to tell us about your favorite writer, company and your biggest disappointment in comic books. If your answers are creative and funny, we plan to post them.

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1 comment:

  1. "Avengers Vs. X-Men" was the biggest publicity gimmick that I've seen in quite a while. Initially I was all for it, but after reading it and reflecting -- I realize just how God awful it was. Art wasn't completely terrible, however, the writing was. Power inconsistencies were the only thing that stayed consistent towards the end, as well (Cylcops can take on everybody then Scarlet Witch and Hope have a cliché moment and all of a sudden they're over-powered). Speaking of Hope: terrible character. I heard she was supposed to have died shortly after being introduced. They should've kept it that way. I'm not sure if she's supposed saving the future, leading The Five Lights, or the mutant savior. In any case, she does none of them well. This story-arc (if you can call it that) was, even though they won't admit it, a thinly veiled attempt to regain some of the money that was being dominated by DC Comic's The New 52. If anything, they should have followed their competitor's footsteps and planned this out carefully instead of thrusting this crock-pot full of piss (that includes you MarvelNOW)at devoted readers and calling it amazing. I also would have liked for some of the best titles' arcs to have been properly finished instead of rushed, before I had to read AVX, such as X-Force. However, not all of what came from it is bad. I thoroughly enjoy "Thor: God Of Thunder", "All New X-Men", "Hawkeye", "Gambit", etc.
    DC has done phenomenally better than I ever could have expected. Though their have been a few hiccups (yes we're looking at you "The Savage Hawkman", "Firestorm: The Nuclear Men", "Teen Titans", etc.) there has been more forward progress than I've seen in a while. This is the first time in a long time that Superman has actually made significant steps to becoming relate-able. "Batman" has been nothing short of instant classics, which has led me to collecting again. The re-vitalization of Aquaman, making Wonder Woman a decent character with decent villains for the first time since... ever, the upcoming Trinity War, making Jason Todd/Red Hood consistent, actually explaining and illustrating Superboy's long ignored Tactile Telekinesis, "Animal Man" and "Swamp Thing"... the list just goes on and on. Bottom line: DC, you've done a fantastic job. You should be proud of yourselves.