I’m moving to Marvel.
To be honest, this was kind of a hard move. Though I’ve enjoyed both worlds, I’ve always been more of a DC fan than Marvel. Many of your decisions lately have really been pushing me away as a reader though. From the relaunch that I’ve mostly been against from the start, to apparently not even having your own facts straight, to other downright stupid decisions (more Liefeld, really?). Keeping Didio in such a position of power feels like fail too, and despite this relaunch supposedly being an effort to diversify your world and reader base, well that seems to be far from the case.
This isn’t something out of the blue for me, either. I’ve been pondering this since nearly the start of the new 52, but I admit I wanted to give it a shot. For that matter, I’ll admit that at least for now I won’t be able to fully drop DC from my pull list. Note DC, I am not sticking with these comics because of you. I’ll be sticking with them due to the downright amazing job the writer has been doing with the comics. So for anyone who may be interested in the few comics I’ll still pick up from DC, it’s as follows:
Batman: Scott Snyder has been doing an amazing job. Issue 5 really hooked me in as this being a comic that would really be a shame for me to drop. So as long as Snyder, Capullo, and Glapion continue the great work I will continue with this series.
Superboy: Lobdell’s only book that really has been hitting it for me, and personally one of the strongest titles in the 52.
Batman & Robin: To be honest, this one will probably drop off my list soon. Its been alright, but I’ve been growing tired of Damian just being a screw up to Bruce, and the odd writing in the last couple of issues (most notably, Bruce telling Damian the story of his past while Damian is NO WHERE near him to hear it).
This is not to say I haven’t enjoyed other comics. Hurwitz’s Penguin has been pretty amazing, but that just ended. Similarly, I’ve found Brandon’s Men of War to be purely amazing, but that recently got cancelled, and for that matter Brandon’s run on it is over so I’ll be dropping that title too. A real downer for me as Brandon’s Men of War was my favorite comic out there.
I’ve already picked up some Marvel titles too, just to make sure I actually would enjoy those more than the DC ones. Wolverine and the X-Men has been one of the funnest comic books I’ve read in a long time, and so far I feel Generation Hope has a lot going for it as well, to name a couple. Either way DC, its been fun and you have me for at least two titles still, maybe three, but yeah. I’m moving to Marvel.
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