Verdict - I feel like I'm close on this one. Marvel put a hell of a lot of product out at $3.99 and they don't even justify exactly why anymore. Many of the Marvel titles run only 20 pages now, which they sneakily did without the honest and cheaper fanfare of DC, and some of these titles have even cut in under 20 pages. Didn't Moon Knight run 17 pages one month?
Anyway, Marvel have made no announcements and there's still plenty of $2.99 content available so I'm calling this one a fumble.
Gødland Celestial Edition #3
Casanova Returns, For Reals
Remender On Daredevil
Verdict - And I wanted this one so badly. I mean, I've loved the Mark Waid run and I'd still sell it for a Remender shot at this title. I made my call, made it early, and stuck with it. And I never saw Mark Waid coming at all. I suck at this crystal ball gazing business.
Verdict - Alright, give me some sugar. Now, technically, we haven't seen this book yet, but it was announced, and it is solicited for this coming March, and I just need a win so I'm giving myself this score. Everyone else had BKV written off as Hollywood fodder and my positive energy brought him back. You're welcome.
Steve Back As Cap
No More Ultimate Comics
Verdict - Man, I was proud of this call. It was a ballsy call and would have been crazy to have seen this coming. Instead, the exact opposite happened as the Ultimate line was relaunched (again!) and it looks to be gearing up for years of stories under Bendis/Hickman/Spencer. May those crazy diamonds shine on.
Icon To Have One More
Verdict - This one didn't happen, did it? Dammit.
Ba and Moon To Write A Superhero
Verdict - This one completely should have happened and someone dropped the ball in wasting a year and not making this happen. Shame on you, comics.
Frank Miller To Return
Verdict - Look at the heading and behold my might. Miller did return this year. Holy Terror made a splash, no doubt about it, and Miller's rant about the Occupy movement also put him into the spotlight. Miller was back and relevant again, even if it was because he showed how irrelevant he might be becoming. I'll call this one a half point, at best.