I read primarily DC, Vertigo and bit of Image and I often wonder if whether I'm missing any good stuff from Marvel. In my shop I spend more time looking at the Marvel shelf than any other, trying to pick out the gems, wondering why they don't seem to put anything out that interests me.
I AM getting Ultimates and Deadpool Max - these are awesome. Hickmans Ultimates is Avengers done right, in the spirit of Millars original but taken to a new level - cool ideas, tight scripting, irreversible situations (i.e. bombing of Washington DC) and none of the stupidity that reeks from the Ultimate line in general. Artist Esad Ribic is killing it, jaw dropping, highly detailed, energetic and modern art. Overall a very classy book.
David Laphams Deadpool well that's just crack, hilarious, half the time I don't even know what's happening but it's great. Art by Kyle Baker is truly unique in comics and gives a really nice, demented , surreal and pop art painted look.
I'll check out Brian Woods X-Men when it starts cause I love Northlanders. Jason Aaron I know I should like but I've dipped into Wolverine etc a few times and just can't get involved - the things I like about Scalped, hard edged, gritty noir etc don't translate so well to spandex maybe. I'm generally not a fan of Marvels real world, real kewl handle on superheroes, it's just seems silly. And the type of DC books I like you can see from my sig.
So overall I'd just be curious to know, among readers who generally prefer DC and Vertigo style books, what are the Marvel titles you're really enjoying right now?
(Mods can we please not move this to the Marvel board - not really interested in their thoughts )