Dave Galanter
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    I feel the same.

    I think its the lack of anything really new as it all seems to be X-Men or Avengers stuff with Spidey and Hulk.

I think it's important to remember that new things don't generally sell very well. There are some new things there such as Black Panther taking over as the Man Without Fear and the new Heroes for Hire series. Of course that excluding all the new stuff with the X-Men, Spidey, the Avengers, and the Hulk. Lots of stuff with Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor, Captain America, and Thor.

If anything, it seems Marvel is investing alot more in their big brands then the smaller titles. But even then you see Marvel still paying attention to those smaller titles like Spider-Girl, Hercules (who is getting an event), and so on.

But what exactly are you looking for Marvel to do here?

I started collecting in the 1980's, and really noticed what was happening in the 90's, so I know crap comics when I see crap comics.

I enjoyed the 2000's because it felt like Marvel was breaking new ground. New creative teams, characters given shots they hadn't been given previously.
Basically there was a sense of "we're going to produce a product which is, bare bones, something of value."

This year I've noticed a trend of, "this is selling. let's flog it beyond belief."
"Lets produce something more about this character, no matter if the material is crap. It's got (character x) so it'll sell."

Also in the 2000's there was a trend of cutting back the number of comics marvel would produce of a particular issue.
This reduced the cost to them, and stopped the clutter at the comic book store.

It seems each time I go into my local all I see now is clutter.
And the guys working the store admit they only sell 40% of their product.
40%? That's incredibly poor, both from a stores sales point of view, and also from a suppliers point of view.

So, what I want to see from Marvel (very soon) is, less is more, and something of actual value.

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