For me so far:

Amazing Spider-Man: No.  There's some interesting ideas in here, but not enough to spare some of my limited budgets of comics money/reading time.

Guardians of the Galaxy:  Yes. Just interesting enough to give them a chance.    
                                   
The New Avengers: Yes. So far, they seem to be treating Squirrel Girl well.        
                                   
Spider-Gwen: Yes. So far, they've maintained the quality from the previous book.      
                             
The Uncanny Avengers:  Maybe. It's mildly interesting, but I really don't like Deadpool.      
                   
How about you?

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Here is my ongoing tally, but I plan to drop The Visions, Squadron Supreme and Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur upon the completion of the first story. Maybe sooner. Maybe Hercules, too. the only one I can guarantee 100% I'll continue to read Silver Surfer, which I was following before they renumbered.

YES:
Spidey (3+)
Hercules (3+)
The Visions (4+)
Silver Surfer (1+)
Squadron Supreme (3+)
Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur (3+)

NO:
Daredevil (2)
Scarlet Witch (1)
Amazing Spider-Man (1)
All-New, All-Different Avengers (2)

I read all of the January No. Ones but didn't write a column, as there were only 8 or so. Old Man Logan was probably the best of the bunch. Captain Marvel was pretty good, too. I'll try to write something more comprehensive when I'm at home.

Despite my stated intention of following each of the titles through their first story (six issues in most cases), I find myself forced to drop Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur after only four issues. #4 featured the “Totally Awsome Hulk,” and not only was he not totally awesome, he wasn’t even partially awesome. At the end of the issue, Moon Girl is back with her parents and Devil Dinosaur is being led away (wearing a pair of giant handcuffs) by the Not-Even-A-Little-Bit Awesome Hulk. The caption at the bottom said “CONTINUED,” but I simply changed it to “THE END.”

Black Widow 1

I thought this was decent. This issue was basically one long action sequence done in a Darwyn Cooke type style. I'll probably pick up the next issue just to see if they stick with this pacing.

Power Man & Iron Fist 1

Couldn't get past the first few pages.

Karnak 2

I really want to like this but the artist is doing a poor job on a basic storytelling level, IMO.

After some major culling, I am down to:

Black Knight

Old Man Logan

Squadron Supreme

Ultimates

Power Man & Iron Fist seems like a major step backwards for both characters. Where is the Luke Cage from Thunderbolts and Mighty Avengers? Where is the Unbreakable Man? And are they turning his marriage into a sitcom?

Iron Fist appears more like his Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon counterpart than a seasoned zen warrior!

And why are they fighting Luke's enemies from the 70s???

Steve Rogers: Captain America is coming in May.

Steve Rogers: Captain America is coming in May!!

Steve Rogers: Captain America is coming!!!!

STEVE ROGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA is Coming!!!!

STEVE ROGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICAIS COMING IN MAY!!!!!!!!

Just in time for the movie!

Oh, and Marvel is still doing Sam Wilson: Captain America!

What's next? Man-Thor?

We already have He-Hawkeye and She-Hawkeye. 



Philip Portelli said:

 

What's next? Man-Thor?

They focus-grouped Partially Awesome Hulk as a title and it didn't fly.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Despite my stated intention of following each of the titles through their first story (six issues in most cases), I find myself forced to drop Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur after only four issues. #4 featured the “Totally Awsome Hulk,” and not only was he not totally awesome, he wasn’t even partially awesome. At the end of the issue, Moon Girl is back with her parents and Devil Dinosaur is being led away (wearing a pair of giant handcuffs) by the Not-Even-A-Little-Bit Awesome Hulk. The caption at the bottom said “CONTINUED,” but I simply changed it to “THE END.”

Mockingbird 1

I thought this was a likable take on the character. In the same vein as the special that came out recently. Not really a super hero book, per se. More of a lighthearted character study. I think this would probably appeal to Ant-Man readers. It looks like it's a mini series so I'll probably stay with it.

Infinity Entity 1

Another mini-series. More Starlin cosmic stuff with Adam Warlock. There wasn't much meat to this issue and the dialogue is not Starlin's best. I'm tempted to say he's phoning it in but he did give Alan Davis lots of neat stuff to draw.  I passed on most of the previous Infinity books because of the art but I'll stick with Davis.

I liked Infinity Entity much more than you did, 'Tec. (I just named it a tie for my "Pick of the Week".) Opinion has always been sharply divided on this board between pro- and anti-Starlin factions. I have always been "pro" butI may be the only one left!

An amnesiac and time-displaced Warlock shows up at Avengers mansion at the exact moment of the splash page of Avengers #2.the dialogue is lifted verbatim, and the Hulk is even drawn with three toes (which I chalk up to artistic license, now as well as then). He gets his bearing by the end of the issue, and we're ready to move forward. This series takes place between the second and third parts of his Infinity OGN trilogy.

Darn it Jeff,

     I have long since stopped religiously buying everything Starlin but as is clear I'm an Avengers fan through and through and will just have to pick this up for the revisit to Avengers #2...but should I tradewait?

Jeff of Earth-J said:

I liked Infinity Entity much more than you did, 'Tec. (I just named it a tie for my "Pick of the Week".) Opinion has always been sharply divided on this board between pro- and anti-Starlin factions. I have always been "pro" butI may be the only one left!

An amnesiac and time-displaced Warlock shows up at Avengers mansion at the exact moment of the splash page of Avengers #2.the dialogue is lifted verbatim, and the Hulk is even drawn with three toes (which I chalk up to artistic license, now as well as then). He gets his bearing by the end of the issue, and we're ready to move forward. This series takes place between the second and third parts of his Infinity OGN trilogy.

I'd say you'd be safe tradewaiting. There was a mini-series between the first two OGNs, too. On my shelf it will look like this:

OGN 1

tpb

OGN 2

tpb

OGN3

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