>scheduled to hit shelves this April
Jesus christ Greg Smallwood where was this in the last run?
>what if he's really, really crazy
He's been that already. Just be sure to explore what it means to be a mentally unstable vigilante this time, and not use it for flavor like Ellis and co. did.
Wood was the only one who attempted something more than "Marc says a badass quip, then punches people."
It certainly wasn't anything revolutionary, but it had some semblance of craft that Ellis/ that other guy didn't.
It used to be numbers didn't have an affect on sales. Then the 90s happened. Speculator pandering has destroyed the industry and no one is even trying to undo the damage anymore.
>What is Amazing Spider-Man
>What is Fantastic Four
>What is Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes
>What is Daredevil The Man Without Fear
>What is The Incredible Hulk
Nigga are you 12, switching out artists and writers but putting them on the same title was the norm for decades.
It turns me off. What's the point of attempting to keep track if they're going to do that all the time and make it confusing?
Might as well never make a #2 according to your logic.
>>What is Fantastic Four
Even fucking Hickman's run got a new #1. When it was finished it was relaunched under Fraction with a new #1 and then with Robinson it got a new #1 again. This dates back 5 years or so.
money for one, economy is shit in canada atm, also not many other comics interest me in the new relaunch, i would have picked up spider-man if it wasn't fucking Slott again writing it
>Then the 90s happened
>complaining about something that started 20+years ago
Jesus grandpa go back to your Journey Into Mystery bs
>It turns me off
Then stop reading it? You complaining about it isn't going to stop normie from picking up #1 because its the start of a story vs issue #18 because it's the start of a new arc
Because Lemire with less executive meddling. Books with the less executive meddling are the best of ANAD. And they're actually great. I know it's cool to hate MARVEL nowadays, but if you look on their products you can at least count 15 books above a rating of 7/10.
interested in what you mean by this can you elaborate?
>He made him act more like Batman than anything.
Those six issues were much more concerned with looking at Marc's history as a mercenary--the themes of war and violence were actually talked about and not just implied.
Nothing Batman about that.
Who the fuck cares about the status quo 50 years ago? You couldn't browse the internet on your phone, but now you can. Shit changes, deal with it. You're bitching about something that's been going on for a long time now.
Because I love Moon Knight, he's one of my favourite characters, I'll give the first few issues a chance and if the writer is really as bad as you say I'll just get the comics online or something
I'm so damn hyped for this, the art looks amazing and I'm liking what Lemire's been saying about the book in interviews.
I know Lemire's pretty shit at Marvel, but for some reason I think this will be great.
No. They're actually good. Try reading instead of blatantly hating it.
Contest of Champions
Captain America: Sam Wilson
Totally Awesome Hulk
Starbrand and Nightmask
Howard the Duck
These are the good ones anon. I think you should check it out.
Read this comment well, /co/. Read it and know that this is what we've come to. The current comic industry can shovel shit into your mouths, and you'll say it's ice cream. The weirdest part is people this stupid will never understand what is so ridiculous about what they said.
>Contest of Champions
>Starbrand and Nightmask
>Contest of Champions
No spider shit for me
>Totally Awesome Hulk
maybe a 6/10 at best
>Starbrand and Nightmask
I had high hopes but it's not good
No thank you
>Howard the Duck
Is this a joke
Seriosuly, nhow you're jsut trying to be funny
Not inetrsted in spider-man related shit
Ultimate universe lol
This is actually good
Did it change creative teams? Because it was bland
>Ultimate universe lol
Man, you're not even pretending to have read any of these are you? Hell, I doubt you've even read Vision and are just saying that it's the only good one because that's what you've seen other people on /co/ say.
In fact, do you even read comics in the first place or are you just on this board for the /tv/ and stale memes?
Some of this have only had one or two issues out, so it's a little hard to tell but:
10 with potential
7.5/10 solely for fun
5/10 with strong potential, likely o be slaughtered by delays
>Starbrand and Nightmask
Legit didn't realize it was out yet
6.5/10 with some potential
Haven't read; don't like Zdarsky
So far a 6/10, previous run was 7-7.5 though, so we'll see.
5.5/10, but apart from Rambeau I'm kind of biased against the team.
Dunno, but Lemirw at Marvel has been disappointing.
6/10 with potential
It's not a bad list, but it's mostly just baseline stuff with a few standouts.
Even Zelenets was better than that hack.
Kavanagh is still the king of being the worst MK writer, but Dixon was bad too.
This is just the 90s gimmick covers of this era. People will get/have gotten sick of it and be turned off.
It's impossible to imagine anymore, but when I first got into comics as a kid, a high number on an issue meant legitimacy to me. "It's been around for a long time, this must be a good character/book" ... I have no clue why, in this era of instant info, a high issue number should be a turnoff given that it will take you one google search to catch up on everything you needed to know
>into an singular and multi-faceted character
Moench already did that.
The only one who started writing MK as Batman was Dixon.
Wouldn't go that far. Dixon was just incredibly mediocre.
You mean the least accurate portrayal of DID ever? Those "personalities" were just different skins of Matches Malone and other Batman identities.
Moench/Sienkiewicz had loads of charm and style, but was heavily indebted to Batman. Huston was the real revolutionary by getting rid of most traditional superhero elements.
But MK always was a Batman.
>throws boomerangs that look like his symbol
>has a helicopter that looks like his symbol
>has a butler and other associates in his fight agaisnt crime
>is a master of disguise
There even is an illustration of MK shoving Batman aside and saying something like "out of the way, old man!"
I believe balancing his other projects with Marvel was too much, at the time. He was a novelist before writing comics (a big reason his run is thematically layered like a book), so he's probably still doing that.
Man, reading that run was very painful.
Not because of writing, but because Finch is one of the most vomit-inducing artists. Not bad, but he's the definition of sickeningly bland.
Not to mention it's incomprehensible at times because Finch cannot into dynamic action scenes, so you have to figure out what happened for a couple of seconds.
I'm usually writing > art type, but this really made the run worse than it could be.
Finch channels all of the over-exaggeration and awful "extreme" qualities of the 90s. It's not pleasant to look at, but that's the farthest thing from "bland."
Better yet, it fits with how over-exaggerated and extreme Marc was in this run. I don't think there were too many scenes that were that hard to interpret, but this was honestly Finch at his best. Doesn't say much, but still...
So how was the last volume of Moon Knight? Last thing I heard that it was going through it's third writer before it ended prior to Secret Wars. I have little faith in Lemire since everything he's written at Marvel so far has been utterly mediocre
I talked about a single stretch of comics he's written.
I know this is 4chan, and I probably hurt your feelings with that crack on Dixon, but isn't there anything else you could say that's more productive criticism?
The writers came on in shifts, each doing a six issue "season" before shifting to a new creative team.
As you can see from this thread, feelings have been mixed, but the general consensus is that it was an incredibly stylish series that doesn't require a lot of knowledge on the character's backstory.
Again, depends on who you ask.
They were mostly episodic issues. The first six were by Ellis, and had a lot of his signature cheeky dialogue and other trappings.
Most of /co/, in my experience, thought that part, at the very least, was great. I'm more inclined to agree with this guy's >>78767271
opinion, but I didn't hate the new stuff as much.
I only just started reading modern Marvel and I don't get the appeal. It all feels so bland and no one seems to be able to write characters with any kind of personality. Nova had three heroes in it this month and they all read about the same past Marvel talking more than the other two. It was so boring. When did this happen? I used to love their older stuff.
>and ended up with a series that's too action-heavy
I don't think you should expect any differently from Ellis' Marvel work. He's been taking the "for hire" part pretty seriously, and keeping his more imaginative ideas for himself, I think.