Missy Posted November 16, 2009 Report Share Posted November 16, 2009 It just dawned on me that Ms. Marvel #50 is only a few months away, and that really surprises me. That's not to say I dislike the character. Quite the contrary, really; I love what Kurt Busiek did with her during his Avengers run, and the same goes for Bendis when he used her in New and Mighty Avengers. But if you would have asked me how long her current solo series would last back when the first issue shipped, I would have said, "Two years. Tops." But here we are pushing a fourth year. The same goes for Incredible Hercules. Herc became the star of The Incredible Hulk with issue #112, the series changed its name at #113, and we're now on #137. That's 26 issues and going. He's a character that has never carried his own monthly title, yet it's been plugging along for two years. Avengers: The Initiative, a Civil War spin-off, has nearly 30 issues in the can. Granted, it's an Avengers title and that's currently Marvel's flagship team franchise, but its biggest stars are Taskmaster, Justice, Tigra, and Penance. Those aren't names that sell books. All that said, what are some other books that are currently be published that have surprising longevity? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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