Last week, War of Kings: Ascension #3 was sold out before I got to the shop. This week, Dark Reign: The Hood was sold out. In both cases, I'm taking that as permission to let them slip from my pull list — I enjoy the stories of them, but when faced with the question of whether or not I wanted my shop to make a special effort to get them for me, I realized...I didn't.
The Dark Reign stuff has just about killed my interest in the Marvel universe at this time.
Doc Beechler said:The Dark Reign stuff has just about killed my interest in the Marvel universe at this time.
You might've mentioned once or twice before. :P
I might be dropping JSA. I picked up the last two Jerry Ordway issues, and while I understand that he's not the creator going forward, I'm worried that the hamhanded Stargirl/Atom Smasher stuff was material he was asked to include. And man, is that subplot creepy, in a way I never found the Stargirl/Billy flirtation. (Part of it is because I have no idea how old Albert is -- but he's significantly older, and genuinely so.)
And since I've been regularly loosening my comics budget to accommodate new things -- this week's Detective Comics was STUNNING, by the way -- a new round of tightening is due. And this time I don't think JSA will make the cut.
Doc Beechler said:Yeah that art on Detective...man! Two things...having both Batwoman and Question consult older men as info/computer people in the same issue seemed a bit repetitve...although the identity of Kate's is cool. And that two-page spread of her apartment was stunning. Second, does every female crimefighter in the Bat-family have to be a lesbian? It kinda pushes it from progressive to exploitative or just plain kinky...especially given that there are no gay males in the cast. If Batgirl is Holly (from Catwoman)...we'll be four for four.Four for Four? I'm counting one... two if you count Montoya, who has Gotham roots but I don't think of her as a Bat-Family character. But even with her, and Holly, that's three. Huntress and Oracle are straight, right? Who am I missing? (I don't know Spoiler's orientation -- she *used* to be straight, but I haven't read much of anything since she came back.)