You know what really sucks, fucking bank holidays. If it wasn't for the bank holiday I would have been able to read Infinite Crisis #7 and Civil War #1. IC is one of the best crossovers I have ever read, and Civil War has had one of the most intriguing build ups to a crossover ever.
Then just one week later, we have DC's "real-time" epic 52. It's a good time to like comics.
I Love Comics
Okay, yeah, you may have already realised that, but I havn't been as excited about comics as I am right now in a long time.
Its not just Marvel and DC either, there are some great books on the indie scene too. Titles like American Virgin, DMZ, Local, Mouse Guard, Beast Wars, Fell and Planetary offer up a variety of alternate genres to this once blinkered industry.
Even kid's seem to find a way into this industry lately, with sales of Sonic and Simpsons way up. And Free Comic Book Day won't do anything to hurt this progress either.
We are spoilt rotten ourtside of comics too, with movies like Superman Returns and X-Men Last Stand right around the corner and the release of nearly every WB animated series like Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited and the new Marvel animated movies.
Despite a lot of faults, such as overpriced Tpbs, late-shipping titles, the fatalistic approach to back issues some shops employ and constant re-boots and ret-cons, its a fantastic time to be reading comics.
Just thought it would be nice to hear someone say that, rather than constant bitching.