I can only think of two characters that both.....look the part, and kick a$$ in all of comicdom. Is it just me? If you can name some more characters worth reading and following be my guest.......
1.Daredevil (just started a new volume. Waid is going to add some new villains and so far his DD is alot different from that of Brubaker,Bendis,& Miller)
2.Animal Man (The new series is a bit more serious and definitely a step up from the original so far)
3.Amazing Spider-Man (After One More Day this book have never been better..ever)
4.Batwing (possibly the most interesting character in the Bat-Family,the art on the book is really good, there's alot of action and a good story)
5.Megaman (Something really different from the same old superhero related books)
You can't really have anymore originality to characters when all of them were already in the making within the time span of 80 years. The most original between the span of 10 years is the character Shithead by TopCow.
nah, he was just a vulgar Clay Face. Id say the twins (or i guess i should say triplets now) from Irredeemable are the most original.
You seriously need to check out Fraction's Iron Man. The only comic that has the balls to have its title man fight the biggest enemy of his career: alcoholism. His enemies are manipulating the mass media and portraying Stark as a drinker again, which does NOT bode well, after the events of Fear Itself.
loads of it under the IDW, Dynamite, and Image/Top Cow banner actually. I give DC decent props as well, and Marvels real stuff, though not limited to is in it's odd mini's.
Also the books put out by Avatar, Zenescope and Antarctic Press, and Lenore, Lady Death, The Tick, and Critter. If your reading the usual brand of stuff then your bound to get the usual brand and therefore bored with it, even when it's quality is good. It's a good idea I find to have as diverse a mix of books in the pull list as possible, and as time goes read only what your enjoying as a primary goal of the hobby. Best way to find what's unique, read what looks new to you and experiment a bit.
@Vance Astro said:
1.Daredevil (just started a new volume. Waid is going to add some new villains and so far his DD is alot different from that of Brubaker,Bendis,& Miller) 2.Animal Man (The new series is a bit more serious and definitely a step up from the original so far) 3.Amazing Spider-Man (After One More Day this book have never been better..ever) 5.Megaman (Something really different from the same old superhero related books)
I don't read Batwing so omitted, but I support all of this, especially Mega Man.
Batwoman is third voted by me as well, heavily. That book is a masterpiece in every sense of the word.
None of the true creativity is happening in comics at DC/Marvel the readers won't allow it.All they want are the same stories over and over again.Read small press non superhero titles to get the best with a light sprinkling of small press superhero titles thrown in.I mean for the luva god Superman Beyond and Justice League Beyond!! Give me a break.
It's true that the same themes recur frequently in DC and Marvel. But after 50-80 years, on what subjects they can write well to make it new and interesting? If you were the authors, what topics would you cover?
There's alot new ideas they can come up with that they haven't used before