Eventhough I'm know on the board as a SM & Batman Fanboy. I used to love to read Thor, Hercules, Hulk, Namor, Avengers, Defenders, FF and Champions. Nowdays with the exception of Squadron Supreme, Nighthawk, X-men with Magneto and Civil War II I can barely stand to read most Marvel books due to rehashing the same concept to near infinity. They take 1 good idea and milk it to death.
1. Spiderman- There's a Black Spiderman, Spiderman 2099, Spider-woman, Spider-Girl, Silk, Venom & a couple more I can't recall right now.
2. Thor-There's Thorgirl, BRB, Angela, Thunderstrike, a female Thor
3. X-men- Has way too many teams and comics staring various mutants. Suffice to say there's at least 3 versions of Wolverine running around in various X-books not including Sabretooth.
4. As for Marvel annual superhero mega events for the most part except for the main book have been underwhelming. Case point was Secret Wars II which outside of the main book was a showcase of crappy stories that had very little emotional impact and could have easily been a What If story except Marvel hype it to SWII to hype sales.
I won't even get into the killing of A, B & C list heroes only to bring them back a yr or 3 later. Marvel has brought back from death everyone except Uncle Ben & Stark parents. Does anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together really believe that Hulk & Wolverine their 2 most bankable stars outside of Spider-man are going to stay dead? When Wasp, Thor, Colossus, Hawkeye, Nightcrawler, WM, Nighthawk, Prof X, Jean Grey, Punisher and too many others to recall have been brought back numerous times.
Anyone agree? Disagree?