Picked up Panini's Avengers Universe today. Apparently they're going to be printing Uncanny Avengers, Young Avengers (lasted but 12 issues) and Mighty Avengers (the Luke Cage team who's just been cancelled)
I'd have thought Avengers and New Avengers were better bets than the last two!
Given that FF got cancelled I'm guessing someone at Panini doesn't like Hickman!
I've also thought that Avengers and X-Men should be bi-weekly like Spider Man is.
X-Men looks a better balance at the moment: All New, Uncanny and Wolverine & ...
I've now read the first 17 issues and this is a very good read. There's a story here running right the way through the issues as you'd expect from Hickman. A damn shame it's not getting a Panini print as it's a lot better that the new Young Avengers, which they are printing, and seems to be important for some up & coming events.
Bought issues 3-6 (already had 1 & 2) of New Avangers v3 on Comixology last night.
Very convinced now that Panini has made a HUGE mistake not reprinting this & Avengers instead of Young & Mighty: Fab interlinking story between the two titles. Especially as both seem crucial going forward
I realise having bought X-Men and nothing else over the years that I will have holes in crossovers. I'm not massively fussed, but are there other panini titles I should be reading now that are happening concurrently to the X-Men story?
Well Wolverine & Deadpool is carrying Wolverine & The X-Men from the next issue due next Thursday. And, unless Panini UK have taken leave of their senses*, should shortly be carrying the Paul Cornell Wolverine. An Important Thing will happen in that story.
Avengers United is carrying Uncanny Avengers, an X-Men/Avengers crossover team.
I'd say those two titles are probably essential (haha) for UK X-Fans.
* There is some evidence Panini UK have taken leave of their senses in the selection of strips for Avengers United.
Uncanny Avengers, no problem.
But Mighty and Young over Avengers & New ? Madness. Mighty and Young both didn't get to issue 20. New & Avengers is an interlinked story which has a big effect about 2 years down the line Panini UK time (in about 6 months Marvel US time)
I'll have a look at those then. I think this is what appealed to me about the Panini books. I like the idea of a monthly digest that bundles together what I should be reading of Marvel's superhero output. I used to read a smattering of US titles regularly, but keeping up with all the different crossovers and different titles for the same characters got too much. After that I liked the way the Ultimate series rebooted everything, I have most of those, but these days there's so little time and so much to read. The idea in buying the Panini books was to keep abreast of things easily. I just never got round to actually reading the things.
My 'hmmm' was more of an internal thought of: For fuck sake, Humberto Ramos again. My least favourite artist of all time. I cannot stand his contorted devil people that he draws. I actively drop any book he draws. Gah!
Yep. Agreed. I didn't realise Spiderman had gone bi-weekly. I gave up with that one during volume two. Admittedly I have enough unread X-Men comics to sink a battleship, but now I've publicly shamed myself into actually reading them I'm loving the current plot and would quite happily buy a second issue a month to read a wider range of X titles.
See posts passim for what I think the Avengers SHOULD be carrying. But both Hickman titles for a start.
X-Men: from what I've read both adjectiveless female X-Men and Amazing are very good. Wolverine and the X-Men has gone to the Wolverine title and looks like it might be done there. Then there's X-Force and X-Factor. Enough for another issue per month easy, and given X-Men and Avengers rep at the mo I think both would sell.
I don't like Bendis - one reason I stopped getting the comics with him moving onto all lines & I like to still be reading a comic after 3 minutes not having finished it with half the issue being meaningless waste of paper. See his first Avengers comic where he padded out the first page to last about 7 pages - the wide shot of Avengers Mansion could have been the 2nd panel on the first page not a 2 page spread - he should work on a comic with Rob Liefield who likes doing 2 page spreads for one panel on a normal page.