I think I can live with myself.
I adore his Daredevil. I enjoyed his X-Men. I’m one of the only people you know that likes his Avengers run. Tell me I’m wrong!
And that’s Facts Kellerman.
Do you never occasionally find writing a slog?
I'm reserving my right to complain until Legion drops, but YJ hasn't been bad.Bendis probably isn't a huge money maker over any other writer DC already had, but they most likely picked him up for character creation and brand rehab.
It's worth noting that:
Naomi #6: 35,307 <---New Bendis character
Superman #13: 34,204
Action Comics #1013: 31,469
Batman Universe #1: 35,826
But yes, King (Batman), Tomasi (Detective), and Snyder (Justice League) are definitely continuing to pull their weight above Bendis at this moment. But hey, Young Justice and Legion, so I can't complain.
I'll be straight up with you, that last issue is going to hit different. It's kinda from a different run it feels like.
I've been very consistent with my opinion on Alias over the years. When I first read it I was very underwhelmed after hearing about all the praise online. I like Daredevil by Bendis and I enjoyed what I read of Ultimate Spider-Man too. I just think the concept for Alias was far stronger than the writing ever was and it ultimately felt rather flat for me.
They do say if you find something you love you never work a day in your life. Writing every day makes me feel like that's a bit of a crock. Work is still work.
I'll let the mercury poisoning from so the light tubes do the talking, tyvm!
It's the long term character writing and growth that stuck with me. Bendis' voice hadn't been worn out yet so it didn't feel like a thing I had read a million times up too that point. It felt human and weirdly familiar and welcoming. And, for me anyway, there was novelty in it being a Marvel Max title that had more going on than just blood, gore, tits and swear words. There were thematic things happening that warranted that.I've been very consistent with my opinion on Alias over the years. When I first read it I was very underwhelmed after hearing about all the praise online. I like Daredevil by Bendis and I enjoyed what I read of Ultimate Spider-Man too. I just think the concept for Alias was far stronger than the writing ever was and it ultimately felt rather flat for me.
It's just a hobby for me right now. Affiliate status was cool because it was like "Hey, you put a bit of time into this and you're starting to see a reward" which is not something I'm used to, lol.
Tomasi and Gleason's Superman Rebirth (literally the best thing to happen to Superman in the past 30 years)
Seconding all of these. I'll throw in a rec for New Super-Man as well. I can't remember who recommended that to me here, but I read it during a sale awhile back and it's real good.
So not worth reading Batman / any of the stuff that might tie in with Metal / Doomsday Clock? I was quite curious about those two events.
Will look into it :)
If you haven't been on the weekly treadmill for a while, Batman, Detective Comics, Flash v1, Wonder Woman, etc are worth a read. I haven't read Metal/Doomsday Clock myself.
If you want Doomsday Clock stuff, I'd recommend getting the DC Universe Rebirth Special which I think is a buck in this sale, and see if you want to go on from there.
You could also sign up for a free trial in the DC Universe app and read the first few issues of the Rebirth titles to see what you would like to buy later on.
Aquaman starts out good and just keeps getting better. Underworld especially is great.
I've read a majority of Rebirth and this is the right answer. I bought both of those series weekly and they're the only ones I'd ever consider buying/re-reading.
The NOW 2.0 relaunch that was basically a stealth F4 run and yes, it bombed and sucked because Smith was likely ordered to make the not F4 look good and it overshadowed Robbie.
With the original book fans complained about the book having no team ups and the second book was Smith trying to address that.