Name: Nick Dutro
I will put out the biggest killer of anticipation for me is waiting. When the final issue of Planetary came out, yeah, I was excited because I loved that book, but I had to wait, what, two years? With War Heroes, I don't even know that I care to read the new one, as much as I remember enjoying the series when it first came out. Even those books which haven't kept me waiting too long, like Young Avengers or Chew, I know that I want to check them out, but the wait has not really added to my anticipation level -- it's actually hurt it quite a bit. Perhaps I'm being a little cynical, and I can admit to that, but the wait just kills my desire most of the time.
Others that haven't been mentioned are Warren Ellis and Brian K. Vaughan. These guys have written some of my favorite books, but what I love is not just the many names they get to work with them, but how those different artists work with the writers. With Ellis and Vaughan having works that differ from the next to such a degree, they really have a knack for picking people who not only do fantastic work, but people that they can play off of, who really add something special to each product.
I got really heavy into reading comics again during the height of Civil War, but since then I've been feeling a little underwhelmed -- espeically with the Heroic Age stuff which seemed like a bit of a step backward. It's disapointing when there is a team like the Secret Avengers staring some of my favorite characters (Steve Rogers, Beast, Moon Knight and War Machine on the same team?! Awesome) written by one of the best in the business isn't catching my attention.
I will say that Chew and the Greg Ruka/JH Williams run on Detective had both been keeping my attention. I just wish there was more out there that was.