Karen: Here's a very basic question for you: do you prefer reading team books or books focusing on a single hero? My preference is for teams, because I enjoy the interactions of the group. Typically there are still certain characters who get spotlighted -usually those who don't appear anywhere else. There's also the undeniable, simplistic pleasure of seeing a whole bunch of costumed characters in the same book!
Karen: On the other hand, I can appreciate a good solo book. My number one example would be Amazing Spider-Man during the Stan Lee era (and the Gerry Conway years which followed). The book was one of those titles that was hard to put down; some have derided it as soap opera-ish, but I found the trials and triumphs of Peter Parker's everyday life very interesting, and very relevant. Of course, much of this was helped by the substantial supporting cast Lee had developed, including J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May, Gwen Stacy, Robbie Robertson, etc. In some sense, this is like a team book in that you still have interactions between on-going characters; however, the focus is squarely on one character.
Karen: So what's your preference?
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