May 10, 2010 An Ever Shortening List
My comics pull list is down to the two Green Lantern titles and three of the Avengers titles and I’m pretty sure I’ll stop collecting Avengers after they all start from 1 again. That’s the fewest comics I’ve read regularly since I started collecting comics. I’ve been trying to figure out why and I think it comes down to three things:
- I’m waiting for the trade on more titles than ever. Only one title made the transition off the pull list, Fables. But when I pick up a new title I’ve been skipping the monthly all together, like with The Sword, Secret Six or Air.
- I’ve gotten more discriminatory. I was reading some title far longer than I was interested in them, Supergirl, Teen Titans, JSA and JLA come to mind.
- I’m not all that excited with what Marvel and DC are doing. Event fatigue is defiantly a part of this but both crossover events aren’t doing much for me. I can’t tell why Asgard is under Siege (see what I did there?) and in hindsight Blackest Night was written to bring twelve of DC’s pet characters back to life and I hate resurrections.
If Green Lantern is seeped in Brightest Day for another year I might lose interest in that title too. What’ll I do on Wednesdays at noon? Eat lunch or something?