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#1 Edited by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly don't know how to feel about this. I think diversity in comics is important, both on the page and behind the scenes. I think that it's great that more and more female and minority writers and artists are telling the kinds of stories they want to tell, but I keep seeing more and more books that I don't want to read.

I looked at the boom titles that Richie was talking about in the article. I am always looking for something new to read, and none of them appealed to me. It makes me feel frustrated at times, because I feel like if I don't like these kinds of books than I'm not being socially minded enough, if I say I don't like them then that makes me some kind of sexist, jaded old man who wants everything to appeal to me and only me.

It seems that there is a trend either making everything with lots of violence and sex, or making everything cute and quirky. I don't like either extreme, I know lots of people do, and I don't want to take anything away from the people who do like it, its just harder and harder to find things I like.

I really do want to embrace the future, I am genuinely happy things are changing, but this feeling I have has been growing more and more, I don't want to become some fanboy who's caught up in the past, but that's what I feel like I'm turning into, and I can't stand it.

#2 Edited by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

At first I was wary of indie titles, mostly because I thought that only snobs read them. I got over that when I found myself disappointed with the marvel dc fare. New volumes starting, old ones ending, big events where everything gets retooled, revamped, or rebooted. I found it to be more and more revolting.

So I decided to branch out and try some indie stuff for myself. I've really getting into archie books. Yes that archie. At first it was sonic the hedgehog, a title I've loved since I was a kid. I always thought it was interesting that a video game character had his own comic book. Then came mega man, and the new crusaders. The crusaders I like because it's a team of teenage superheroes trying to get into their fill their roles as legacy characters, but unlike the X-men its not filled with angst, nor does it cater to the tumblr crowd like young avengers. Its more straight forward, which I appreciate. The Fox, with the shield backup announced today, sounds very interesting as well.

One archie book that I really like that I never thought I would is The Married Life. It takes place in two parallel worlds where archie is married to Veronica in one, and Betty in the other. It covers the perils of being a young married adult, relationship problems, money problems, dreams not coming to fruition. It's a very mature book, without being overtly dark, violent, or sexual.

I am also looking forward to Afterlife with Archie in october, a zombie apocalypse starts in riverdale.

#3 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both, but I think wade would win if he got serious. Honestly though I think if deadpool saw them he'd think that they were really cool and take them out for pizza and drop the fight after which he would say.

"Listen up here boys, your uncle wade is going to give you a little wisdom, watch your backs out there, be cool, and if anyone comes towards you in a costume with an X on it, run like hell, especially if its a hot chick or a guy with claws, or a hot chick with claws, wait is Laura legal yet? I'll have to check on wikipedia but it really doesn't matter, arcade's still playing with her."

#4 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

@duncan: I do that too, but I like subs as well.

#5 Edited by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to have brand loyalty to Marvel/DC when I was younger, mostly because I thought indie books were for snobs. Ive branched out more and discovered that I like more indie books rather than the marvel dc stuff.

#6 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be funny if it was Patriot.

#7 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both, but non superhero books have gotten more of my attention lately.

#8 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

Atomic Robo, if you like Hellboy, you'll love atomic robo.

#9 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really buy single issues anymore, but I do this when it comes to trades and video games. One series that I never thought I would like is Archie:The married life. It's really fun.

#10 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (703 posts) - - Show Bio

It stinks that Legion got cancelled. Im surprised it lasted this long, I know its not for everybody, but if they rebooted it again, it would have pissed off a lot of older readers. Dial H and Demon Knights have gotten nothing but praise and its really sad that they got cancelled as well, but I vampire got a lot of praise too. It seems like DC is becoming more like Marvel, everything is either Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern, just like marvel is nothing but Avengers and X men. Ah well, off to Valiant and Archie for me.