Host Derek Coward returns to talk about a whole lot of comic books, including Bloodhound Crowbar Medicine, Doc Savage, Rocket Girl, Legenderry, Aquaman, Earth 2, Wonder Woman, Justice League 3000, World’s Finest, Aquaman and The Others, Justice League United, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Skyward, Midnight Tiger, Rocket Raccoon, Buck Rogers, Avengers World, All New X-Men, All New Invaders, and a bunch of other stuff in between all that.
Host Derek Coward talks about the excitement he gets from books from his pull list as opposed to the excitement he gets from the books he pulls off the shelves. He also talks about Richie Rich, Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Archie The Married Life, Lazarus, Jupiter’s Legacy, Grendel, Bionic Man, Bionic Woman, Doctor Who, Nexus, Miracleman, Love And Rockets, All New X-Men, Vibe, Justice League, Justice League Of America, World’s Finest, Daredevil, Chris Samnee, Dark Horse Presents, Trekker, Aquaman, Arrow, And Wonder Woman.
For years I have mentioned that I was a huge Uncanny X-men fan/collector until they pissed me off with two issues that teased something that wouldn’t happen. I thought they both had “The Final Fate of An X-Man” on the title, but only one did.
Any way, I was pissed with issue 247 because it was so obviously written for her to come back one day and 248 felt such a bait and switch that I didn’t come back for issue 249. It felt like they were playing me for a fool (Not everyone just me in particular) and I was done. The never-ending subplots of Chris Claremont’s X-storytelling didn’t help either. Going forward I may have picked up an issue or two, but I didn’t get them regularly/add them to my pull list until Uncanny X-men 500, and that only lasted a couple of months before I got laid off and had to stop collecting altogether.
When I started collecting again, I stayed away from the X-Men because that whole corner of the Marvel universe just seems confusing and angry. It wasn’t until Marvel NOW! started up with All-New X-men and Uncanny X-Men that I have decided to bring them back to my list. Since modern day covers no longer tell you what to expect inside the books, I don’t think I will get turned away due to shenanigans like in the old days.
Have you ever been so turned off by the cover shenanigans of a comic series that it caused you to drop it? Let me know.