Is the New 52 better than Marvel Now?
Yeah, I'd say it is, and I have feeling many retailers would say the same. Did the New 52 save the industry? Probably not in the long run, but it sure as hell gave the industry a kick in the pants. It brought new and lapsed readers into the shops and did something that Marvel Now probably can't do: it raised all ships. See the New 52 not only helped DC, it also helped Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and a number of indy books, too. Marvel Now will only help Marvel. But thanks to DC and the New 52 Marvel (and the others) benefited from the extra traffic that came flooding into comic shops, and they're still riding that wave.