Im a Marvel fan at heart. Or at least I used to be. But all I see now is a bunch of books and characters I like been written by a bunch of writers I don't. And a whole lot of pointless one shots and minis designed to grab at marketshare. A lot of this is down to Alonso so Im really hoping that DC will dominate the market with Flashpoint and get Marvel or Disney to pay more attention to how things are being run.
Fear Itself so far holds no interest for me. It feels like an Avengers arc that has been forced into an event. So far there has been nothing anounced to grab the reader and make this any different from Chaos War which sold badly.
Flashpoint on the other hand is going to restart possibly all it's titles witha number one and redesigns and twists and turns galore. Akin to AOA.
Now lets be honest here which event is more likely to make an impact on the paying public. DC are now taking chances Marvel used to take and each of its titles will be made fresh again, headed up by DCs (arguably the industrys) best writer. These books will be prices at $2.99
Marvel pits the usual tired overused suspects against a mianly unknown villain Sin and a previously unknown character. Headed up by the guy who screwed up the X-Men even more than Chuck Austen did. In fact in a recent interview lower list characters have been cut from the plan to make way for more of the A list characters. So this isn't even a MU wide crossover, it's just writers favourite characters in a battle with two bad guys for seven months. It's looking likely these books will be charged at $3.99.
Right now I can see DC dominating the Sales chart right up until the end of the Flashpoint Crossover.