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Jim Steranko joined Twitter and it's been amazing. 

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His story about bitch-slapping Bob Kane is better than just about anything either of the big two have published in years.

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I fear the Steranko account my be phony. I hope it's not.

 

Fraction has been tweeting through a separate account the crazy conversation he has with Chaykin.

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How good is the trinity of Daredevil, Young Avengers, and Hawkeye?

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You know, I tried YA and it wasn't clicking for me. One of the most beautiful books I've ever read but it kept slipping to the bottom of my giant pile and eventually fell off :(

 

Daredevil and Hawkeye are maybe the #1 and #2 books being published today.

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One thing i especially loved about DD is how Waid effortlessly works things in. If this was written in the height of the Jemas era, we might have still gotten a story that hit this mark, but it costs nothing to bring in the Sons of the Serpent and it adds a lot. It's just a great mix of big concept storytelling, solid execution, and an embrace of the sandbox instead of seeing it as a hindrance. All of Marvel is basically like that right now and has been for the last few years.

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I would prefer the Steranko account to be fake, as it's turned me against him if real.

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After meeting Steranko this summer at a con,  I could see him doing it.  Despite his advanced age he is a scrappy one.  But then again it could be a fake account, either way it is pretty interesting. 

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Even if it is real, I'm pretty sure it's 90% bullshit.  But the man can tell a story in a crazy, Robert Evans-y way.

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So, Nico Minoru died, then un-died in record time. Surprise.

 

That's basically all I know about Avengers Arena, other then that they are already working on un-killing everyone off.

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Arena's actually a good book. IT can sort of break rules all the other books in the lines, so it has a handicap.

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I'm probably buying more Marvel than I have at any time in the last five or ten years, although except for Fantastic Four/FF, it's all solo hero stuff.

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I'm buying UA, W&TX, X-men, and Avengers at the moment. I'm also reading Thor, Hulk, UXM, AXM, and FF4 (my brother buys the books). I'm really loving UA and Thor right now. Aaron does a fantastic job of making Thor feel epic.

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I just never seem to be able to care about Marvel for long stretches of time.

 

It's funny, Marvel isn't doing anything that really bothers me (Hell, even the one long-standing thing is currently gone with the fact that, as I understand it, Peter is dead, so his deal with the devil doesn't even matter right now) but I'm still more likely to binge on some random DC book than I am to read anything Marvel is doing, no matter how much Matt tells me it's great.

 

I do really need to catch up on Waid's DD though.  One of my favorite writers, my favorite Marvel character, book was really good when I was reading it...  Yeah, I should do that.  Someday.

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So, Nico Minoru died, then un-died in record time. Surprise.

 

That's basically all I know about Avengers Arena, other then that they are already working on un-killing everyone off.

 

Spoiler tags are sometimes nice for things like this, just saying.

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I'm so far behind on Daredevil it's insane. And he's probably my favorite fictional character ever.

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Damnit. My first double-post on the new board.

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Spoiler tags are sometimes nice for things like this, just saying.

Crap, sorry man, wasn't thinking. Won't happen again.

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So my fast review of Avengers AI and the AoU/AI bridge book is "enh."  AvAI felt like it was missing something, and the bridge book had massive problems for me both because I don't like the idea of Hank blaming all his life's problems on "me and everyone else trying to restrain my creativity" and because the results we saw of that creativity were so legitimately world-changing crazy.  A physics prof friend of mine pointed out that the perfectly cubical free floating bubbles would be a Nobel prize guaranteed and a huge change to the way fluid dynamics theory works.  I'll probably stick with AI for at least a few more issues, but so far it hasn't really grabbed me.

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I bought the Waid story a lot more than you did. I think he tried to figure out how to unlock Hank and him being the kooky imaginative scientist that might have been played by Cary Grant is sort of fun. I want to see where it's going. I didn't get to AI yet.

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I'm just gonna leave this here.

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Crap, sorry man, wasn't thinking. Won't happen again.

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I just never seem to be able to care about Marvel for long stretches of time.

 

It's funny, Marvel isn't doing anything that really bothers me (Hell, even the one long-standing thing is currently gone with the fact that, as I understand it, Peter is dead, so his deal with the devil doesn't even matter right now) but I'm still more likely to binge on some random DC book than I am to read anything Marvel is doing, no matter how much Matt tells me it's great.

 

I do really need to catch up on Waid's DD though.  One of my favorite writers, my favorite Marvel character, book was really good when I was reading it...  Yeah, I should do that.  Someday.

 

Read Young Avengers.The guys who do Phonogram writing teen heroes (who enjoy being heroes) with two strong female protagonists and as close to a Scott Pilgrim tone as Marvel could hit. It's super awesome.

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