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Old February 10 2012, 02:43 PM   #16
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Of the recent crossovers... and this is the main series not the endless tie-ins...

MARVEL:
Civil War: A
World War Hulk: B-
Secret Invasion: B
Siege: B
Fear Itself: B-

DC:
Infinite Crisis: A
Sinestro Corps War: (Green Lantern exclusive) A+
Final Crisis: C
Blackest Night: B
Flashpoint: D
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Old February 10 2012, 03:17 PM   #17
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Or you could read the novelizations . . .
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Old February 10 2012, 03:27 PM   #18
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My big crossover/big event days are done. I'm no longer falling for the trick to buy comics I wouldn't ordinarily buy just to get a complete story. I'm learning it's okay not to be a completist and skip crossovers. Any major status quo shakeups, I can definitely find out online, usually the same day it's revealed.
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Old February 10 2012, 06:59 PM   #19
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One of the Spidies I just picked up from my comic shop ended with the blurb "Continued in next month's Daredevil."

Well, fuck that shit.
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Old February 10 2012, 07:17 PM   #20
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Meh. There's always some giant crossover event in comics these days. I can't be bothered with them. There was a time when these things were actually special.
I mean, at the end of the day, what really changes? 5-20 years later, all is status quo ante again.
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Old February 10 2012, 07:21 PM   #21
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@Forbin you must be talking about the recent Spider-Man/Daredevil two-parter. Yeah it continues in Daredevil #8 which is written by Mark Waid, who wrote part one in Amazing. I'd recommend getting it. Daredevil has been awesome, and you don't need to read the previous issues to understand the conclusion of the two-partner.
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Old February 10 2012, 08:16 PM   #22
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Marvel Secret Wars II - Not worth reading
One of these days, I still want to. The Beyonder learns how to take a shit? That's amazing.

Squadron Supreme-the original 12 issue series is worth reading
Well worth reading, although it has some problems. I do like the presentation of its Oliver Queen analogue as a degenerate rapist.
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Old February 10 2012, 08:42 PM   #23
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Nobody wants to mention House of M as a major crossover?
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Old February 10 2012, 08:56 PM   #24
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Hasn't been mentioned, I honestly forgot about it. Yeah it's pretty good, and worth checking out. Including some of the tie-ins, especially the Spidey-tie in which was emotional, or the aftermath of it was for Peter. Also I believe the end of House of M is significant for many reasons but I believe it is the first time Logan remembers everything from his past, including his real name.
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Old February 10 2012, 08:56 PM   #25
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No, nobody wants to mention House of M.


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Old February 11 2012, 02:31 AM   #26
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House of M: C

like Flashpoint, it's an utterly pointless what-if story that's only important for the ending continuity reboot event. at least the art was pretty
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Old February 11 2012, 02:33 AM   #27
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House of M didn't serve as the launching pad for a company wide relaunch though, and it didn't end any continuity . It was more like AOA with consequences at the end.
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Old February 11 2012, 02:38 AM   #28
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All I know is every time I pick up a Marvel comic now, there's some event title over the comic's title, and I neither know nor care WTF is going on. Except to the extent that suddenly Spidey or the Avengers are involved in something I neither know nor care about, and I'm very confused and annoyed for a couple of issues.
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Old February 11 2012, 02:47 AM   #29
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Or you could read the novelizations . . .
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I can't think of any events or crossovers in the past 5 to 10 years that I would say are very interesting. They all kinda make me go: meh.

I will say this: avoid Identity Crisis. A pile of steaming crap that one was.
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Old February 11 2012, 03:26 AM   #30
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Being a (serious) latecomer to the comic market I must admit my general loathing of these multiple book crossovers.

In hindsight, perhaps, with the trade on the shelf one can enjoy the story in its entirety (Knightfall being the only one that I have gone out of my way to read), yet I face the impending annoyance of the current Nu52 Batman (Snyder) story branching out and coalescing in the near future. Now, I want to read Snyder's story. I enjoyed his last 10 issue run on Detective Comics before the Nu52, and I want to read his further take on Batman. I'm sorry, but I'm generally (and in some cases WHOLLY) uninterested in the remainder of the Bat-Franchise that makes up the 52, so I'm annoyed that I might miss series story beats when they start continuing the Owl-myth in, say, Batwoman. Now, I can hope that the "missing parts" will be simple "add ons" that can be missed, but given the way the Nu52 are being constructed I fear this is unlikely.

Now, ironically, I am highly interested in where the Animal Man/Swamp Thing cross-over is going, yet this appears to have ben planned from day one between Nu52/Snyder/Lemire, and I appear to have been fortunate that I enjoyed the authors' work prior to the Nu52 to buy them regardless.

I guess this is why I have enjoyed the self contained books (either independant or from the Max/Icon/Vertigo prints) from authors with a singular vision, rather than the regular DC/Marvel stuff.

The thing that makes the pair of Marvel/DC universes so daunting and so unappealing is the years of history, written, re-written, over-written, ignored and timestamped. I simply balk at the notion of having to read 300 issues of 10 separate books just to get up to speed and would much rather dive into a more user-friendly comic landscape.

It's the reason I decided to pick up a few of the Nu52's. A new set of continuity that I won't got TOO lost in. Thus far the books I have chosen have been easy to dive into, no prior knowledge required. And then of course you have Grant Morrison writing Superman again... and for all the #1's calling of "A new fresh Superman", I can see the ever-dense and mytho-bound storytelling coming to the fore again, just like it did with All-Star Superman, which completely lost me in its clear reverance of, and lust to, inject as much of the Super-obscure into the story that it all flew over my head.

Oh well... Animal Man, Batman, Swamp Thing and Wonder Woman have so far been quite pleasurable reads... we shall see where it all goes.


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