Think about how hard of a choice that was for Captain America.
What’s the context? I’m not reading the new 52 stuff so… What happened? For all I know he might’ve just had to demolish the last working phone booth…
First off, New 52 is DC, this is very clearly Marvel.
Second, this is nothing new. Marvel Civil War came out in 2006.
Third, the context is that Cap was fighting for the civil rights of vigilante/heroes which put him at odds against the U.S. Government, S.H.I.E.L.D., and other superheroes led by Tony Stark/Iron Man. When he saw the chaos and destruction caused by the fighting, he surrendered to put an end to it. It was kind of a big deal since it led to his assassination, many of the Avengers becoming fugitives, Peter Parker/Spider-Man being publicly outed which led to his Aunt May getting shot and the whole BND fiasco, not to mention the ground work for the rise of Norman Osborn and his Dark Reign.
So is this part of the lead up to Spider-Man makin’ a deal with satan? My knowledge of DC and Marvel stuff is pretty outdated and tbh until the recent string of successful Marvel movies started coming out I kinda cared less about them.
Yeah, when his Aunt was shot by a sniper aiming for him, Peter and MJ made a deal with Mephisto [Satan] to save May’s life but it retconned their whole marriage and some other tid-bits of their lives. It was pretty controversial in the comic community and a lot of people today will still throw hissy-fits over it.
Hey, if movies bring you back to comics then that works. So many good things for so many types of new readers. The last year has been a hay-day for me personally since I love just about all genres and everyone is coming out with something new and fresh.
Not that I don’t want to read more superhero stuff, but there are so many books with so many interconnected story lines and so many issues released so quickly, i just can’t afford to keep up with it all.
But movies… I can follow that a lot easier.
Preaching to the choir man. A year ago I was spending over $100 easy on comics keeping up with everyone. Job situation took a turn for the worse so now I’m down to a $20 a month budget.
The key to cheap comics is to find a contained character to follow. Example being Spider-Man. Sure he’s in everything, but Amazing Spider-Man is the main title and self contained. You need nothing from another book to read it. Same with the Ultimate Comics line (although once in a while they have an event but the stories are quality typically). Or Batman. You can read the main Batman title and take it or leave it with everything else.
Now characters like Wolverine or basically anything that says “X-” in the title is gonna be expensive to follow (with the exception of X-Factor, but that isn’t the typical tights and capes comic).
I’ve also found that if you read books from Image, Dynamite, BOOM!, Dark Horse, or Vertigo you don’t get a bunch of crazy tie-in titles. I love books like Fatale, Green Hornet, The Walking Dead, and Invincible because they don’t make you buy three other books to continue a story.