Seriously, Who is buying that Uncanny XMen relaunch?
You relaunch a title like that you need to be giving it the creators needed to attract some attention. It’s just the same guys who have been writing middling stories at Marvel for the past year or two.
On the other hand, DC relaunch Green Lantern and have Grant Morrison come back with a completely different take on the book.
Justice League brings in the heavy hitters in Snyder and one of their brightest newer talents in James Tynion V
Batman gets the hottest writer in comics just now, Tom King on board for a 100 issue epic
Superman and Action has a rejuvenated Bendis
G Willow Wilson is coming in to take over Wonder Woman.
Joelle Jones picks up Catwoman as writer artist and knocks it out the park.
All accompanied by top tier artists.
Plus they have given a bunch of top creators freedom on the Black label books to do more or less what they want.
The comics division of DC are treating their properties with respect and love which by extension rubs off on the readers.
Marvel by contrast make it seem like they don’t care, guess how that looks to most fans? If you don’t care about your own characters how can you expect anyone else to. They seem to be going through the motions.
I’m not for a moment suggesting that these guys don’t love their characters and are not passionate about their comics but it really does feel like that. Either that or they just don’t know what they are doing.
I know it’s easy being armchair quarterback, but there’s people on this forum who could probably get together and do a better job of the comics division at Marvel right now. It makes no sense.