All the Spider-Man stories you’ve been recommending and One More Day is obviously Marvel’s version of a mini Infinite Crisis localized within Spider-Man books, which actually makes it stupider.
I thought the spider totem thing was admirable just for the ambition behind it, like at least they tried to put a new neat spin on things without completely fucking everything up, but the execution was really bad…some of that might have been editorial fault though, Civil War kind of stepped all over their toes. Like remember how for like a month, Spidey had the new suit and was able to like shoot biological stingers and was able to control spiders or something too?
Reminds me of Azzarello’s run on Superman with Jim Lee, and how even though the actual story was insane and confusing, I at least respected the sentiment behind it, how he wanted to tell a different Superman story, different from what they did with just reblending everything together again with Hush.
Didn’t work though.
The whole thing with Norman Osborn somehow taking over everything was straight retarded, but Civil War was pretty good.
Avengers Disassembled and all of House of M and No More Mutants was all kind of stupid, but I don’t think it was bad enough to really rank up there.
Chuck Austen’s X-Men stuff obviously, and the tail end of Morrison’s stuff (Here Comes Tomorrow, Magneto as a junkie, and then the whole Xorn thing, really) was insane even though the start of it were some of the best X-Men stories ever. I’ve completely lost track with all the different X Messiah’s Song: Age of Jizzum X crossovers and just largely ignore X-books now so I can’t really say.
Origin is at the top of the list obviously, because fuck you, that’s why.
To be honest Marvel’s missteps don’t jump out at me as much, I think I’ve been more bored and apathetic towards all their big stories versus actively hating stuff DC’s done. So good for Marvel. I can actually think of books or runs I’ve really enjoyed on the Marvel side in the last couple of years too, which is harder to do on the DC non-Vertigo side.