Mark Millar is back in love with the comic industry:
You know what? I was reading almost nothing last year.
It felt a lot like 1999 where I’d barely read a comic in 2 years. Last year none of the big companies were really putting out much I was excited about and Walking Dead was about the only thing I was reading consistently. But how much things have changed in just 12 months. DC’s reboot worked out really well for them and there’s a few really interesting books (not least of which being Snyder’s Batman), Marvel’s spiked in the charts again with a fun crossover done by all their biggest writers and the sleeping giant of creator-owned has just begun to stir… Saga, Fatale, Mudman, America’s Got Powers and a half a dozen other new books in the last few months (not to mention Kick-Ass 2, Jupiter’s Children, Supercrooks and many OTHER Millarworld books) really makes the shelves look completely different from last year. It’s like all my favourite creators are back and working full blast again, a bunch of brilliant new ones coming of age too.
In contrast, I was just telling a friend the other day that I was feeling a little burned out on Marvel and DC for the most part recently – Although I loved Action and Earth 2 a lot this week – and have really been focused on indie books… I’m curious: How’re you feeling about the industry’s output these days? Is everyone riding high? What’re you reading? And what could be better?