First order of business in discussing the solicits for April's releases. Since I didn't send an order to my comic guy, there's no telling whether he'll send anything. In which case, by the time I decide to actually buy them, I may have heard a lot of negative stuff and change my mind. So this is kind of theoretical. Like, I want to get Deadpool #45, which is supposed to be the last issue of the current volume, but I don't think I want to pay 10 bucks for it. So I may not buy that one until several months after its release, when I can get a perhaps slightly damaged copy at a lower price. Like I said, as long as its readable and doesn't fall to pieces, I'm not too worried about condition.
I went over the Convergence mini-series I was thinking about buying a couple of weeks ago. Ultimately I settled on Batgirl, Suicide Squad, and JLI. But if I hear nothing but bad things when they come out, I may revise that plan. The joys of no longer feeling locked in because I specifically ordered something.
Pretty quiet on the Marvel front. Captain Marvel's tie-in to the Black Vortex came a month later than I expected, but there it is. As mentioned, Deadpool's ending for the moment, though I feel the rumors of his death have to be a joke. I'm hard-pressed to believe he's going to get killed by the incompetent dopes of U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M. Daredevil is either wrapping up, or getting really close. I wonder what Secret Wars is going to do to books like Ant-Man and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, that have barely started? It feels like some of these books are ending because of the big shake-up, but if so, it was kind of stupid to start up a bunch of new titles.
I'm sure the stupid one is me, for thinking Marvel employed any sort of long-term thought or planning to all this. They really do careen from one thing to the next like a hog on ice.