Here’s what I’m currently buying on a regular basis, and why. What about you?
Because it makes C-list superheroes interesting.
Because it’s smart and funny and takes more than 5 minutes to read each issue.
Because it has an intriguing plot and a brother as a lead character who isn’t a stereotype. (Well, not a bad one, at least, because he’s definitely a bit of the stereotypical Sam Jackson badass.)
Because it’s dumb superhero fun. No more, no less.
Because it’s way better than it has any right to be; good superhero fun without the dumb.
Because it’s been pretty good under Gabrych’s direction and I need a regular Batfix because Winnick has made Batman unreadable and Gotham Knights has been stagnant.
Because Brubaker has made him interesting to me for the first time.
Because Busiek and Nord have nailed the character and the setting, making both incredibly appealing.
Because the Decalogue arc looked interesting and, so far, has been great!
Because it was a random pickup that was surprisingly entertaining.
Because it combines two of my favorite things, superheroes and politics, and keeps it interesting without ever being didactic.
Because I have no idea what might happen next and I don’t want to miss anything.
Ultimate Fantastic Four
Because Ellis nailed the characterization. (Unfortunately, Millar and Land are coming onboard to screw it all up.)
G.I. Joe: America’s Elite
Because the introductory issue did its job by roping me in and making me curious about the characters.
Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
Because Lex Luthor has the potential to be a really interesting character when done right, and so far, Azzarello’s been doing him right.
Because I like Bruckheimer movies and Andy Diggle’s a smarter writer than any of JB’s screenwriters have been.
Because it’s an interesting spin on fairy tales that proves all-ages comics don’t have to be dumb.
Because the letters column is often as good or better than the comic itself.
Because never has the title of a comic been a more appropriate description of the feeling you get while reading it. And I love the art!
Because I like Vaughan and would rather read his take on characters he created than the Ultimate X-Men.
Son of Vulcan
Because Beatty remembers comics used to be fun.