Occasionally, smaller publishers will put out a comic or series of comics that they call an "event." Recent examples would be Top Cow's First Born series from its Witchblade title and Invincible #60 from Image. Yes, both series are important for their respective books and characters, but they are not that big as far as output is concerned, overall significance or sales are concerned.
Invincible #60 was only one issue and First Born was only six issues long, a three issue mini and then three issue of Witchblade. Can six issues really be considered an "event"? Most Marvel and DC core miniseries for their events are longer than six issues.
Does an event have to have a decent number of tie-ins to truly be considered an event? I would say yes, since that is part of what events have become, and I don't think importance can really make something an event by itself since there are plenty of important things that happen outside of events.
Why Isn't Ryan Ottley Working At Marvel or DC
Ryan Ottley, the artist on Invincible, seems like someone that Marvel or DC would snatch up at the first chance they have. I'm kind of surprised he isn't working at either company.
Some Absurd Variant Numbers
Ultimatum, a five issues miniseries, has 21 covers in total and First Born, a three issue miniseries, a total of nine covers.
Some Irony About Venom's Appearance
When Venom first appeared, he basically looked like Spider-Man with more muscles and a mouth full of fangs. The irony comes from the fact that Venom was co-created by Todd McFarlane and a lot of Venom's current depictions make him look like something that came out of a Spawn comic. Here are two recent examples by Leinil Yu and Mike Deodato. I just find this weird.
I Can't Wait For FrankenCastle!
Well, not really but I do like the idea, in theory. A problem with the Punisher in the Marvel Universe is that he can never actually kill any of the villains that he faces.
One of the few Punisher comics that I do own is the three part Hunter/Hunted arc in Punisher War Journal by Matt Fraction. At the beginning of the arc, the Punisher has decided that he wants to kill the Rhino, but, at the end of the arc, he lets him go, which is the whole problem with the character.
Now, not that much is known about the FrankenCastle arc at this point, and it's probably only temporary, but anything that can get rid of the the inherent problem with the Punisher, I'm all for it.
Thunderbolts: Full Circle
The Thunderbolts started out as villains pretending to be heroes. Then they become villains trying to reform. Then they were villains presented as heroes. Now they are villains posing as actual heroes. Well, technically the Dark Avengers are doing the current posing while the actual Thunderbolts are mere black ops killers for the government, but several of the Dark Avengers are ex Thunderbolts, so I'm counting that. It is interesting how concepts evolve and I think Marvel has done a good job of tweaking the basic Thunderbolts concept over time, but I think it's time to give the villains as heroes concept a rest for a while.
I Want A Scarlet Spider Omnibus
Not a anything like a collection, or collections of all of his appearances, but, rather, a collection of all of the issues where the Scarlet Spider replaced Spider-Man as the lead character, like The Amazing Scarlet Spider, Scarlet Spider and such. No particular reason other than I'm a Ben Reilly fan and I've never really had a chance to read those issues.
The Grant Morrison Connection
Grant Morrison is a writer that likes to revisit concepts, characters and themes with a regular frequency and, occasionally, there will be a comic like JLA: Ultramarine Corps where a couple of them intersect.
These include the introductions of both the Sheeda, later the threat in Seven Soldiers of Victory, and the latest Squire, who shows up again in Morrison's Batman run. Others would be the infant Universe Q, which would show up again in All Star Superman, and the Ultramarine Corps, first introduced in Morrison's JLA run.
It's nothing amazing in and of itself, but I found it interesting that all of the various concepts Morrison used, or used later, that showed up in story.