I tried to read the all new X-Men because I thought it would be a standalone thing with out all the continuity, but no. It's just a bunch of continuity with which I am totally unfamiliar. I felt totally lost so I dropped it after the first 3 issues.
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Great read, this thread! Many valid points for both sides. Personally, I agree with the guy who said that NOW! is somewhere in the middle of the pack between the worst of DC and the best of DC. For the past year I have been a DC consumer; however, the constant out-of-the-blue changes in creative teams and what seems to be a sense of directionlessness (?) has made me look again at Marvel to see what they have to offer.
Hawkeye, FF, Daredevil, and Hickman's Avengers are excellent titles, but like someone said previously, whenever I buy something from Marvel, I feel like I am being scammed, or like i am financing an evil empire. I certainly hate that Marvel tries to reflect in its books whatever happens in the most recent movie (Mystique being given scaled skin, Toad turning green and growing a tongue, this new Nick Fury, Coulson, Rogue turning into Anna Paquin, the Avengers turning into the Avengers from the movie, etc) and also the fact that artists barely last 4-6 months in a title (at best). Also, the "event" never-ending-cycle is exhausting. As soon as this happens in one of those 4 titles, i'm gone.
I dont have a problem with DC's reboot; DC can probably get away with doing it every 20 years or so. I think that ship has sailed for Marvel, and now their only option is to pull retcons to catch up the characters and situations to current times.
In the end it really doesnt matter which one is better as long as at least one of them is producing a quality product; whoever does, will get my money, and if they get too lazy then the money will go to the one who shows more respect for the consumer.
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