Batmatt Beyond said:Jeff of Earth-J said:I don't see Captain America: Reborn as an "event"; I see the limited series released while the main title is on hiatus as a sales gimmick. It should be part of the regular series, but I don't blame Brubaker for that. I think the perception of this as a boring "event" is working against my perception that it's a good run of issues in an ongoing story arc.
Exactly. It was never supposed to be an event; it's really just Captain America #602 and following. I've been enjoying the insight into Steve Rogers as he quantum leaps, especially since I haven't read much of him before Brubaker's run.
Well it sure seemed like it was supposed to be an event. With the way it was solicited in Previews and the way Marvel was pushing it I don't see how you can say it wasn't suppose to be an event. Putting the regular series on hiatus makes it appear even more so.
Cap, I recently borrowed the first trade from the library. I slogged my way through the first issue but was in full skim mode by the middle of the second.
Chris Fluit said:Cap, I recently borrowed the first trade from the library. I slogged my way through the first issue but was in full skim mode by the middle of the second.
If I might ask, out of curiosity: did the trade explain how it relates to the standard titles' continuity?
Thanks, Fig, but you've misunderstood me. Chris said he got the volume out the library, and that made me wonder if the volume explains the premise.
Jeff said: The funny thing about X-Men Forever for me (i.e., funny-odd not funny-haha) is I was able to not read X-Men for 18 years (Morrison's run excepted), and was able to pick up right smack-dab almost exactly where I left off. YMMV...
I wonder are these projects a way to 'mop up' readers just like you, who have an allegiance to certain periods of X-men continuity, but have long been put off by the continuous recycling of ideas, 'bold new directions' and inevitable resets?