I don’t really have any interest in Marvel books at the moment. But at the same time I’m not about to queue up to shit on them on the basis of an out-of-context scene from a universe that has resolved plenty of plot points in outlandish and silly ways in the past.
Of more concern to Marvel should probably be the first sentence of that paragraph, I think. This is a company that isn’t really offering anything across its line that appeals to a longtime fan like me, at a time when both Image and DC are offering some very strong competition.
It’s been obvious for a long time that the event/reset/renumbering cycle has been diminishing in ever-tighter circles. I think it’s inevitable that they’re going to have to do something pretty major to restore confidence in their line overall.
I will watch and hope for something good to come out of all this, and for the company to start putting out books that interest me again. For now, it’s only really the Waid/Samnee Cap book that I’m looking forward to, and even then I’m wary based on what I’m hearing about that character these days (but then again, they took over Daredevil at a similarly low point and worked wonders).
Other than that, I’m only really hanging in there with Bendis and Gaydos on the Jessica Jones book (and then mostly for nostalgic or sentimental reasons).
For a company with some great creators on the books and characters that I have loved since childhood, that’s a disappointment for me.