Saturday, March 31, 2012
Just a quick hello from behind my desk this afternoon.
I’m hunkered down for the weekend, working my way through my company’s busiest week (and weekend) of the year. At this point, there’s still an awful lot left to do, but the end is now in sight and I plan to get back to normal posting by Tuesday, or so.
Well, you know, about as normal as I’m capable of.
In the meantime, however, let’s talk comics. This past week, Avengers vs. X-Men, issue zero, hit shelves, and issue one ships this coming Wednesday.
AvX, as it's becoming known to us nerds, is supposed to be the Next Big Thing.
And, since I'm the one who officially decides such things (clearly), I'll say this: I read issue zero (at some point between buying it on Wednesday and right this moment), I liked it, and I think there's something intriguing about the book.
However, the last thing comics needs right now is an all-encompassing cross-over event. That said, comics really, really needs a meaningful event, and we need one now.
I will not pick up the tie-ins to AvX; I plan to read the main book and that's it. My hope is that Marvel puts the actual story of the event in its main event book. If that sentence sounds funny to you, then you obviously didn't follow The House of Ideas' last big event--Fear Itself.
For that story, most of the actual event occurred in places other than the main book.
I wasn't a big fan of that decision, and I pretty much stopped reading a whole mess of Marvel books out of complete apathy.
I'm hoping that AvX is the thing that pulls me back in.
As I said, issue zero was good, so I do have high hopes for the book. Will it be The Thing That Brings Me Back to Marvel? We'll have to wait and see. One thing's for certain, though--either way, I'll be writing about it here in the coming weeks and months.
So stay tuned...and cross your fingers.