Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's take on Daredevil was wonderful beause although it could get very dark at times, there were always threads of hope, humor and whimsy running through it. More and more over the past couple years, my superhero comic reading has leaned toward that kind of book. It's why I'm a lifelong Spider-Man fan--those qualities are in the DNA of that character.
I've lost inter5est in the Avengers and the self-important linewide events of the big two, but if you look closely enough there are still plenty of fun superhero books to be found. Marvel recently added another to the list with Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!
Writer Kate Leth and artist Brittney L. Williams have kept the spirit of the Patsy we saw in Chales Soule and Javier Pulido's She -Hulk series, and added a dash of Squirrel Girl to the mix. Patsy is trying to juggle crime-fighting, a day job and new business venture as the series opens, and her past comes back to haunt her when a childhood rival brings the old Patsy Walker comics back to market.
This book has such a great energy to it, and although we're only a couple issues in, I'm already in love with this incarnation of Patsy. This is a book I can share with my kids, and that's always a good thing.
While marvel's big event books and storyline may be where they put most of their PR focus, there are plenty of books on the fringe of the Marvel U right now that are super fun and worth your time. Hellcat is one of them.