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07 July 2007 @ 08:51 pm
Dear comics: It's not you, it's me...  
Today I wandered into my local comic book store (hubby wanted to buy the new Batgirl bust, which is adorable, btw), and found nothing. once upon a time, hubby and I were doing twenty-thirty titles a week. Of course the baby blew that all to hell- for awhile we could barely get to the store once a month. Going (all but) cold turkey really broke the addiction and now I can't go back. I still can't keep up with the multipart epics that seem now to occur every month and even the titles outside that stuff-- I'm so meh. Even Astonishing X-men which I continued to read pretty much purely for Teh Joss and Kitty and Scott, I can't cope with it anymore -- I don't like Emma (and the more I read them, the more I hate Emma/Scott with a thousand fiery suns) and I wish Piotr had stayed dead. It was kind of sad to look at all the titles I used to read and not want to pick up any of them again. Fannish glee all gone. :(

Or, maybe not, since I'm coveting that Kitty mini-bust like crazy. It has Lockheed, woot!
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entertaining in a disturbing way: Kitty Pete smoochlyssie on July 8th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
Awww. *cuddles*

If it helps, I used to pick up ALL of the X-books, and now? I'm personally buying BSG, the silly Dark Xena book and... That's it, I think. I'm reading Cable and Deadpool, though, which is mostly full of Fabian and Fabian snarking other plots (like multi-book crossovers, where the other writer obviously doesn't bother reading what's going on in C&D)

I broke up with comics when they broke Wisdom and Pryde up. Sigh.

Oh! And the Wisdom LS was fabulously AWESOME.
lizardbeth: Agathonslizardbeth_j on July 8th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm still getting the BSG title too, but that's part of my BSG fannishness, I figure, not really comics. So it only sorta counts.

While I was annoyed when Excalibur blew up, really what broke up me and comics was Grant Morrison - I hate his runs on X-Men and Authority (and Justice League for that matter). I know he's wildly loved by fandom, but I've found I generally don't like what he does at all.

Wisdom LS! Damn, I knew there was something I was supposed to be looking for yesterday. Totally forgot!
carpenyxcarpenyx on July 8th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
I don't even try to read some comic series anymore. I haven't read Astonishing X-Men in ages.

Right now the only comics that I read is 'season 8' of Buffy and the Battlestar Galactica comics.
lizardbeth: Boomerlizardbeth_j on July 8th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I get the BSG one too, but that only kinda sorta counts as "comics" I figure. I'm waiting for the trade for Buffy so I can read it straight through. I think my other problem with comics nowadays is I just can't be bothered to remember what happens from issue to issue anymore when they're a month or more apart.
carpenyxcarpenyx on July 9th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about waiting a month between issues. I didn't really think about the trade for Buffy. I should've! LOL. Oh well. :D I was being impatient and needed more Buffy. :)