Absolutely HATE it! Will drop many/all Marvel titles from my pull list
Don't like it! Will reduce my Marvel pull list by a few titles
Neither like nor dislike, will not affect my pull list
Like it! Will add a few more Marvel titles to my pull list
Absolutely LOVE it! Will add many/all Marvel titles to my pull list
I'd argue reboots are only interesting if they cover ground that hasn't either been seen in a good long time, or hasn't been seen ever. Ultimate Spider-Man worked because it had been decades since we saw Spidey in high school, even in other media. Star Trek worked because we never saw the early days of Kirk and Spock and McCoy and how they came together. Batman Begins worked because there hadn't been a depiction of how Bruce Wayne got from point A to point B in his life on the big screen.
But Superman? Not only have we seen this in the comics multiple times, but we've also had a TV series that spent 10 years telling that story. It's been told. Move on. Wait at least a decade before you try to revisit the same story again.
I've been reading Marvel off and on since 1974. I couldn't care less what number is on the cover as long as I enjoy the story on the inside. Honestly, I think comics should be numbered just like most periodicals. First issue of a calendar year is Vol. I #1, if it is monthly, there are 12 issues in the volume. Calendar year ends, new volume starts, it is now Vol. II #1 and runs until #12 if monthly, next year, Vol. III #1 etc. Way too much is made of the issue number afaiac.
Follow Your Bliss!
With this relaunch only Cap, the Waid Hulk and the FF stuff are shoo-ins to be purchased, the rest is a crap shoot. Definitely NOT expanding my Marvel pulls at least until 'Dark' Avengers goes back to Thunderbolts #200, but that'd be it.
Pray for those children lost at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, Oklahoma
Prosecute Hillary, 'cause it DID make a difference.
Tired of tolerating.
I used to care before but at this point they do it so frequently it's become a normal thing for them and they've slowly seemed to adapt a more "seasonal" approach for their volumes.
It has gotten pretty silly in the number of times they've done it so far though I will admit.
Let's say that a comic team is given 12, 16 or even 24 issues- enough time for a beginning, middle and an end. And this is done across the entire line. Then the "season" comes to a close, there's a break, and a new "season" can start up a few months later. Maybe with the same team, maybe with another team, depends on what the fans respond to and what the creators want. Changing over to something like that- and at least admitting that this is Marvel policy- might be a good way to develop interest in the series. Give them some cohesive structure rather than create this heir of just waiting for the next big event to come around.
Hate it, and actually have dropped many/all Marvel titles from my pull list some tim ago.
It's really annoying that when you buy an unnumbered Black Widow trade it turnes out to be a vol. 2 to somethng, and when you go back the next week and you buy Black Widow vol. 1 it turns out to be the vol. 1 to a different Black Widow series from a year or so later.
'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."
I really don't mind the relaunching. So long as the stories are good, I'll give it a chance. But I find it asinine that fans keep complaining about it. They often seem to ignore that as gimmicky as it may be, it does generate sales. New #1s frequently get a big sales bump. DC's New 52 showed that and by all accounts their reboot was a success. So why shouldn't Marvel try something similar to capture more market share? They are a business last I checked.
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Ah well, don't give much of a damn about that. What's more surprising is that people still fall for that stunt. But hey, more readers = more bucks.
The evil mouse gets its money and it keeps the books we appreciate alive.
I like swords.
Doesnt bother me none. Its a shake up so I can add/take away some titles.
I find it annoying and completely needless, It is a sales gimmick, and a silly one at that.