I bought SO many books this week. I'm still working through them. A few comments on ones I have read so far:
- Beta Ray Bill #2- I'm not sure if it is just a stylistic choice that I am not caring for or if this is just an artist that is not for me.
- Action Comics#1030- I have been giving the new creative team a chance to win me over. I have not liked their story so far and this is the last issue I'm buying. It really was a solid individual issue, but it is starting a storyline that I just don't want to read. I am kinda done with Superman stories about his powers fading and him spending long periods off planet. Those just are not the kind of Superman stories I want to read.
I am LOVING the art on Beta Ray Bill, it has a very punk/Heavy metal (as in the magazine) style that feels a perfect fit. Otherwise I am with you, probably not for me, I like a cleaner style. But the panel of Odin carrying a keg just did it for me.
As far as Superman?
My favorite super character, hands down, like I said, my second tattoo is Superman. I have stopped altogether but I am finishing out the run of the current Superman, it will be a complete set at least. The bulk of my physical collection is Super-stuff, Conan,and Fantastic Four. I have floppies going back to 1963 of Action and Superman, I have trades and OGNs and all of that; I have all the Superman I need.
Wayne wrote: X-Men Legends for those that don't know is gathering former X-Men creative teams and bringing them back together to tell in continuity stories set in the era that they were creating. The first story was a 90s story dealing with the Third Summers Brother(There are actually 4 now). This issue is during the era when the original X-Men were known as X-Factor. I loved that era and can't wait to see something new set then.
I once got the supreme stink eye from Chris Claremont at a con because I told him that I didn't read much of X Anything if he didn't write it (Simonson's excluded) but for Whedon's Astonishing X-Men run which I loved. Knowing what we do now about Whedon now this is a moot point. Anyway he was so pissed that I mentioned that name because Joss wanted Kitty Pryde for his X-Men book when he was writing one too and couldn't use the character that he created.
Maybe Marvel could talk John byrne into releasing his X-Men stuff that he's been doing for free? I doubt it.