Guilt. And a fairly well paying job. Mostly guilt and not buying anything else much, though.
I feel mega bad about it most of the time cus I was super poor to the point of not being able to afford food four years ago but then I look at my huge pile of comics and … also feel kind of good.
So it’s time for the LIST OF SHAME and SENSE OF FINANCIAL DREAD and KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT A DEGENERATE I AM etc
All-New Ghost Rider (this is SO GOOD I need to write about it soon; really strongly urge everyone to pick it up if you like FEELS and FAST CARS and CUTE BOYS and possibly CUTE BOYS GETTING THE STUFFING BEATEN OUT OF THEM and then TURNING INTO VENGEANCE SPIRITS and who amongst us does not?)
All-New Ultimates (haven’t read this yet but Miles Morales)
All-New X-Men (Stuart Immonen 4 lief)
Avengers Undercover (have only read the first one but rly like this, very Vengeance)
Avengers A.I (I KNOW IT’S NOT ONGOING ANYMORE AND I BLAME EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU)
Black Widow (god this is SO GOOD)
Captain Marvel (altho I don’t like it as much as other people seem to?
Grauniads of the Galaxy (Sara Picheli and the Stop Making Me Fancy A Raccoon Jesus Fuck)
Iron Patriot (really promising so far, I am super big on Rhodey)
Loki: Agent of Hot-ass
Magneto: Agent of Man Angst
Mighty Avengers (this is GRATE, I must write about it)
Moon Knight (don’t usually like Warren Ellis, LOVE this probably due to the art being amazing)
Ms Marvel (every word of the praise heaped on this is deserved)
New Warriors (ok, the incredibly casual dispatching of the Stamford incident aside, this is FANTASTIC, again I should write about it- has a lot of the high-octane milkshake element of Young Avengers)
Nightcrawler (might drop it? I have an unusual level of ‘meh’ about Kurt)
Origin II (again, obvs)
Secret Avengers (oh my GOD this is so great since the new #1! If you’re missing Avengers Assemble or …ok, it’s about the most Tumblr thing I ever read and I don’t want to spoiler but it’s just… buy it, you will like it, I promise)
She-Hulk (I love this a great deal, it is a great look for Jen- the art vaguely reminds me of Archigram and the story is exactly the right mix of comedy and uh, punching. With emotions.)
Silver Surfer (Mike Allred could draw toilets and I’d buy them but this is also GREAT so that’s good)
Uncanny X-Men (Scotttttt also Emmmmaaaa and my unending tears about their lack of togetherness)
What If? Age of Ultron (I hate me!)
Winter Soldier: The Bitter March (ugh, this broke my Remender-free 2014 but at least I haven’t had an Uncanny Avengers relapse so I might let myself get Black Science, too)
Wolverine and the X-Men
X-Force (SO GOOD; I would buy any book with Psylocke and Fantomex but Si is doing STONKING work here- violent and funny and emotional to exactly the right degrees)
Loki: Ragnarok & Roll (this is… not great, I started buying it as morbid curiosity and yet here we are)
Anything I’m missing that’s good? Might as well, I mean, while I’m buying everything on Comixology *hangs head*
additionally, I CANNOT GET OVER Steve’s fucking Sadness Errands that he keeps running around DC, like, his schedule literally goes
6 AM: jogging
7:15: unburden soul to total stranger, lacking better options
3 PM: visit own museum exhibit to stare at the Dead Best Friend Wall
4:30: attempt meaningful human connection with sole surviving contemporary; fail due to Alzheimer’s
6 PM: dinner for one
7 PM: contemplate own loneliness, probably
you will stumble upon
someone who will start
a fire in you that cannot die.
However, the saddest,
most awful truth
you will ever come to find––
is they are not always
with whom we spend our lives.
At the age of eighteen, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who I thought was the catwoman woman but I googled it and they were different people. But Shakespeare was still happy with her.