I recently read that Marvel is going to put the Fantastic Four comic on hiatus in 2015.
I loved the FF as a kid, and when I got back into comics 20-or-so years ago, the FF was one of the first titles I picked up. I’ve been reading it ever since.
…So when I saw that the plug is being pulled, even temporarily, on this title that I’ve put so much time into, my reaction to the announcement was a hearty “Oh, thank God!”.
You weren’t expecting that, were you?
Jonathan Hickman’s recent run was decent, but for the most part the FF has been dull and uninspired for years. Marvel seems to have no clue what to do with the Fantastic Four… or perhaps don’t want to do anything interesting with the FF being that the movie rights to the Fantastic Four reside elsewhere.
Removing FF from my pull list is the easy decision… the hard part is replacing it. I look through the racks, I scan through Previews magazine and there’s very little that jumps out at me.
This is where you come in… Hopefully… Are any of you reading an ongoing title that you’re particularly fond of?
I’ll give you an idea of what I’m looking for:
- I appreciate both writing and artwork, but great writing seems to be harder to find these days.
- I don’t care for the supernatural, especially vampires, zombies or magic.
- Comics that are violent just for violence’s sake don’t hold my interest.
- No major crossover events.
Giving my money to a company other than Marvel or DC would be a definite plus.
What I’m currently enjoying: Astro City, Daredevil
Older titles I’ve enjoyed: Alias/The Pulse, Promethea, Casanova, Strangers In Paradise, Marvels (Busiek/Ross), Rex Mundi, The Ostrander run of Martian Manhunter.
Current Titles I used to like at one point but no longer do: Powers, Savage Dragon.
Thanks in advance for your help!