That's a big problem for me regarding most all of the corporate owned comic properties. They're not interested in telling great stories near as much as they are in maintaining their branded trademarks.
As such, I find more enjoyment in indie titles like 'The Mice Templar", "Invincible", "Echo" or "RASL". Books controled by their creators where anything can and often does happen.
Agreed. The constant event schedule of the corporate comics really makes story telling impossible. Its all about sales. Its annoying that trades for indie comics are hard to come by in big box book stores while the same store will have 8 copies of "Countdown to Final Infinite Dark Civil War"