Buying 30 books a month is not something I wanna do, heck even if I could afford it I couldn't find the time to read all the books. So I'm publicly working out the pros and cons of my pull list to whittle it down to the 20 to 15 book range. Feel free to offer your opinion. Of course this blog will be quite dated soon.
•Avengers – Pros: grand scope, hickman, creative, new universe, new characters (smasher, manifold, starbrand), underused characters (hyperion) classic characters, favorites (iron man) digital Cons: no other favorites, twice monthly, 3.99.
New Avengers – Pros: hickman, creative, new character (black Swan), favorites (reed richards & iron man), could impact Marvel U, digital, once a month Cons: no other favorites, slow paced, 3.99.
•Bandette - Pros: fun read, completely digital, .99, Cons: none.
•All New X-Men – Pros: X-Men favorites jean grey, storm, iceman, angel, beast, wolverine, kitty pryde, students, good writing, digital, jean grey school Cons: 3.99, twice monthly.
Uncanny X-Men – Pros: new characters, good writing, digital, connected to All New Cons: no favorites, 3.99, twice monthly, bachalo.
Uncanny Avengers – Pros: favorites (sunfire, wolverine, wonderman, havok), apocalypse storyline, creative look at the word mutant, digital Cons: 3.99, twice monthly, no other favorites, captain america
•Wolverine & the X-Men – Pros: favorites (wolverine, kitty pryde, iceman, rachel grey, quentin quire, angel, shark girl, broo, armor), digital, jean grey school, Cons: 3.99, twice monthly, inconsistent writing.
Wolverine – Pros: favorites (wolverine), digital Cons: 3.99, twice monthly, questionable writing & art.
•Wolverine Max – Pros: favorites (wolverine), gritty, mystery, once a month , covers, Cons: 3.99, no digital
Young Avengers – Pros: favorites (kate bishop), fresh and interesting, character potential, covers, 2.99, once a month Cons: no other favorites.
•Avengers Arena – Pros: fresh and interesting, character potential, 2.99, once a month, high stakes, cover homages, excellent art Cons: no favorites.
•Hawkeye – Pros: Eisner nom’d, invested in back issues, 2.99, monthly, bows & arrows, sandy, great supporting cast, layouts, once a month, quirky, funny, fraction Cons: none?
•FF – Pros: allred, fraction, favorites (alex power, she-hulk, artie, leech), new character, once, a month, quirky, funny, great supporting cast, 2.99, Cons: none?
•Batwoman – Pros: JHWIII, covers, layouts, favorites (batwoman), once a month, the reason I got back into comics, promethea nostalgia, bat related, 2.99, Cons: long storylines
Wonder Woman – Pros: clean art, mythology, great cast, 2.99, covers, once a month, Cons: fanboys, long arcs, possibly character portrayal issues because of JL
•Batman – Pros: invested in picking up back issues, it’s batman, once a month, back up story, great moments, 2.99, once a month, Cons: Capullo gets on my nerves at times, 3.99 couldn’t stick the landing on dotf, year zero.
Batman & Robin – Pros: tomasi, great art, bat related, 2.99, once a month, covers, Cons: no damian Swamp Thing – Pros: ties to animal man, 2.99, once a month, Cons: maybe new writer , lost steam with first arc/crossover.
•Animal Man – Pros: ties to swampthing, 2.99, once a month, lemire, great cast, Cons: not sure about current direction
Stormwatch – Pros: favorites (apollo, midnigher, engineer), 2.99, once a month, Cons: not sure about current direction, new creative team, no jack hawksmoor, rebooted. Green Arrow – Pros: lemire, art, bows & arrows, crazy little girl, 2.99, once a month, Cons: not starting from #1, no favorites.
•East of West - Pros: hickman, dragotta, horsemen, good design, dystopian, once a month, Cons: 3.50
Age of Ultron - mini series
•Nowhere Men - Pros: solid cast, mystery, sci fi, clean art, creative, 2.99, once a month maybe, Cons: none?
•Jupiter’s Legacy - Pros: millar, quietly, ?????
•Rachel Rising - Pros: clean art, tv series, mystery, living dead, good cast, Cons: 3.99, b&w
•X-Men - Pros: woods, favorites (storm, kitty, jubilee, rachel), jean grey school, Cons: 3.99, twice monthly
•Guardians of the Galaxy - Pros: character potential, movie, great art, good writing, Cons: 3.99, twice monthly
Dream Merchant - mini series
•Lazarus - Pros: rucka, dytopian
•Tom Strong - Pros: favorite (tom strong), good cast
At the moment I'm lean toward the keeping the series with "•" in the front.