Not a question, just a statement from a longtime reader (43 years), but Marvel has really let me down this year with two announcements: not finishing All-Winners Squad and reprinting Avengers 12.1 for FCBD. Not a fan lost, just a fan disappointed.
I can understand your disappointment over All-Winners Squad, but the FCBD release? Really? I can see why you might feel that way given that we've done them as all-original in the past, but there's not much benefit in doing so to us--if anything, it's a detriment, as we spent quite a lot of scratch on these books in years past without recouping the costs. Now, if our FCBD books stunk, or were cut-rate as a result, then maybe I could see it. But at least this year, they're not. And they're really aimed at people who aren't reading out books, moreso than the folks who come in for them week in and week out. (Of course, we're happy when you regular readers want them as well.) So, I don't know, I can see you being unhappy that you don't get a free new thing again this year, but doesn't that sound just a little bit petty?