Yes, I heard Axel Alonso is no longer Editor-In-Chief of Marvel, and I’m betting losing Brian Michael Bendis to DC had something to do with it. Between using authors who aren’t interested in making comics to some titles being more propaganda than actual stories (your world view is always going to affect your story, but it doesn’t have to be preaching your message unless you’re doing propaganda or religious comics) to events like Secret Empire and Captain Hydramerica, they aren’t doing so well, and it’s the comics that help promote the movies in Disney’s mind, or serve as potential fodder for movies and TV shows.
However, are we sure C.B. Beluski is going to undo One More Day, or work to bring in actual comic writers who are interested in the Marvel universe and formula? Time will tell, but everyone was excited when Alonso took over from Joe Quesada, who is still publisher and still hates Mary Jane Watson, so let’s not celebrate just yet, Marvel fans. Meanwhile it’s a good time to be a DC fan like me…if you ignore the movies and Gotham, which I do. The only reason I know anything about what’s going on with Gotham is sitting through the last minute or so before The Orville starts, and I’m behind on that.
I have an appointment with the regular dentist next week, so this week I’m planning to resume operations of the BW kind. The comics I planned to review last week besides DC and Marvel will post this week. I’m hoping to resume the Art Soundoff Challenge. And we’ll have plenty to discuss this week, as soon as I figure out what exactly. Enough surgeries already, let’s get some stuff done!
“if you ignore the movies and Gotham, which I do”
I’m enjoying Gotham; I’ve never been a massive Batfan as far as the comics go, but I like this take on the characters.