Just Make Mine Image! Comics, That Is

In light of recent news making the rounds at this year’s New York Comic Con, it’s become apparent that Marvel enjoys going to the well. Often. That should now be common knowledge for those in the know. I won’t even mention the news bits here as it would make me more complicit in their mission than I care to be. However, I must say that given one particular piece of their news, it now seems that their new hobby is to truly spite their fans (likely at the behest of corporate daddy-of-daddies Disney). So, this has given me pause to re-acknowledge the fact that for over a year now (with the exception of reading Cyclops, Daredevil, Hawkeye and Storm via free digital), I’m more than happy to largely NOT be reading, but more importantly NOT be buying any Marvel comics (okay, I had one small slip-up this year when I bought the first issue or two of Warren Ellis’ run on Moon Knight, but, hey, I’m merely human). So, please allow me to reaffirm something.

With titles such as: Birthright, C.O.W.L., Copperhead, East of West, The Fade Out, Lazarus, Rat Queens, Saga, Sex Criminals, Southern Bastards, Velvet, The Wicked + The Divine, and not to mention old indie classics like Cyber Force, The Darkness, Invincible, Savage Dragon, Spawn, The Walking Dead and Witchblade….plus so many more new and exciting ideas forthcomingwell…

…just make mine:
No events on repeat cycle. No inane crossovers. No tired characters in redundant storylines. No 20-page books at $3.99, no 30-page books at $4.99. For those of you caught in Marvel’s web — particularly financially — I’m available for counseling. I’m here for you, my fellow comic book fetishists. Consider this a PSA for the comic book faithful.

Happy reading. Do not settle for less than that.

 

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