Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Oh, c'mon already

There are 10 different Marvel books arriving tomorrow that have the word 'Dark' in their title somewhere -_-

DARK AVENGERS #6 $3.99
DARK AVENGERS UNCANNY X-MEN UTOPIA #1 DAX $3.99
DARK REIGN ACCEPT CHANGE TP $24.99
DARK REIGN ELEKTRA #4 (OF 5) DKR $3.99
DARK REIGN HOOD #2 (OF 5) DKR $3.99
DARK REIGN LETHAL LEGION #1 (OF 3) DKR $3.99
DARK REIGN SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 4) $3.99
DARK REIGN SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 4) DKR $3.99
DARK REIGN ZODIAC #1 (OF 3) DKR $3.99
DARK WOLVERINE #75 DKR $3.99

One is a trade, so whatever. Nine titles and all at $3.99. I'm used to being hit over the head with the event crap from DC & Marvel, but seriously. They've managed to go past event overkill since the actual Dark Reign isn't an event but just the umbrella theme for the season. We have people going for it, so the sales will point them towards believing they can get away with it. Is this just a temporary sales bubble, or will this actually generate a whole new level of interest but throw us into another Dark Age of the comics industry?

Does Wolverine really have to be any more grim and gritty?

This sounds about right....
"If the Golden Age and the Silver Age were the childhood of Super Heroes, and the Bronze Age and the Dark Age were their adolescence, the Modern Age is surely the college years: all the work gets turned in late, people come up to you with crazy-awesome ideas all the time (most of which don't really pan out), and there's still some of that adolescent attitude left, but it's fading into adulthood, and you start to realize how much you miss the simple pleasures of your childhood."

via TV Tropes

2 comments:

wiec? said...

i starting feel (at least personally) that i've hit the Don't Give a Crap Age with all these events from the big 2. every other month seems like a new Reign or a new Crisis is about o start.

Sure there are some bright spots but these events take too long to start rolling and when they're done i ask myself "what was the point of all that." in between i need to Wiki half the stuff i'm reading about cause i'm not familiar with characters that haven't been relevant for 30 years. i want reading comics to be fun not a homework assignment.

and with this economy who can keep up with buying 10 books and the usual haul week in and week out?

sorry to rant... wheez wheez.

joe bloke said...

of the big two, the only comic I buy now is Justice Society, and even that's dangerously close to the drop list now Geoff Johns has gone.

I'm firmly in the Can't Be Bothered camp. wiec's right, it's too much like hard work.