Hey, here's a goal for today: I'm going to try having this post ready to go by the 1:00 deadline. I'm writing this first paragraph at 9:55 Wednesday morning, so that gives me all of three hours to get it done.
[UPDATE: I just returned to this tab. It's now 12:19. Should be interesting to see if I can actually squeeze this out by 1:00.]
Looking at my list-o-things to buy for today, I'm immediately struck by one book. One big, important mainstream book. From Marvel, issue one of Avengers vs. X-Men ships today.
In my opinion, this book is the most important comics event of 2012; a book that has to deliver on its promise to be as big and as epic as the ads leading up to its publication have said it will be.
Personally, I have high hopes as I really (really) want this book to get me back into the Marvel Universe proper. I just...want to read enjoyable stories about Spider-Man and The Avengers again.
Because...well, it's been a while.
Here's the (slightly hyperbolic) solicitation information for the issue:
The Story: It’s No Longer Coming—It’s Here! Does The Return Of The Phoenix To Earth Signal The Rebirth Of The Mutant Species? That’s What The X-Men Believe! Unfortunately, The Avengers Are Convinced That Its Coming Will Mean The End Of All Life On Earth! The Stage Is Set For The Ultimate Marvel Showdown In This Oversized First Issue!
All those exclamation points must mean that it's good, right? Right?
Today's a huge day for Marvel. They launch their biggest book of the year, a title that will certainly have an impact on every other book they produce.
I know this whole post sounds snarky, but I'm being honest when I say that I want back in. I want back in to the world of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. But I need something big and, more importantly, good, to get me there.
So, fingers crossed Exfanders.
On that note, I'm heading out. Before I do, though, what are you Waiting for?