Civil War was painful to me, I couldn’t make it through. Everything seemed so well…forced. After House of M, which was a cheap way of cutting down on some mutants, I was already growing weary, and then to have Civil War were suddenly characters where acting much differently, to the point of almost being out of character.
People get too caught up in the whole wanting a huge lasting repercussion in the book, because we all know Captain America will come back and Spider-man will regain his secret identity at some point. So it’s hard to pull that card since most people who die get better, and heck, didn’t the Flash reveal his secret identity and get it back before? I wouldn’t think Marvel would be above it either.
Infinite Crisis was decent, I tend to like DC events more because they give more service to their B and C listers, and it was followed by 52, which I enjoyed. (I sorta skipped out on the whole one year later jump though.) So I went from decent to good, and it’s sad that Countdown is bad, but generally speaking my reading experience averages back out to “decent.”
So when it comes to Final Crisis vs Secret Invasion, gimme Final Crisis. I always hated the episodes in science fiction shows where characters were replaced by aliens/robots/clones who would cause a problem until later found out. It’s hard to catch my interest. I don’t know if I like any character now that I did not before all the events with Marvel.
But after the recent DC events I’ve found new characters I’m fond of. I like Booster Gold (who I originally saw for the first time in the JLU cartoon), and even though I would have liked him to stay Supernova, I just like the character. I also like Black Adam, someone else that prior to the events I was only passingly familiar with.
Like always I’ll give them both a try, but going into it, this is what I’m thinking.