Name: Tim Barnett
I'd recommend The Incredible Hercule. Great Super Hero comics. Funny and great charcter development. I started because I was reading The Incredible Hulk but dodn't know Herc at all, and Amadeus Cho was really annoying when he was first introduced. The thing is his development is fantastic, I've grown to care for him and the relationship between him and Herc is priceless,
Great sound effects as well and sweet re-cap pages
I think I'm getting into the groove with FC's oblique structure, the lack of set-up captions etc combined with the constant shifting of scenes = often at a page break, creating an if only for an instant a sense of uncertainty and disorientation, making it easier to get 'inside' the story.
I get a sense of realism (without the 80s grim & gritty worthiness of actually looking at how super-heros would function in the real world) and involvment using this technique that's been lacking in any of the big event books from either company recently. I think Morrison & Jones have realised that ultimately nothing much will really change, and even if it does it could quite easliy be retconned anyway, so are looking at different ways of handling the narrative, rather than a different narrative. If we're been all meta-textual about it (and with Grant Morrison meta-textuality [is that a real word?] is a rather large elephant in the room) it could be viewed as a comment on the perception of super-hero books to mainstream - this is how comics are viewed without any of the knowledge we carry around.
Whilst it's not new per se, it's certainly new for a mainstream big super-hero crossover book and I for one like it.