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>X-Men Legacy (2012, 24 issues) - Xavier's insane OP son gets a solo ongoing. Best X-Men story of the past 5 years. So good it's the basis for Fox's first X-Men TV show next year, Legion. Caution: Might ruin conventional X-Men comics for you, but being an X-fag these days is suffering so win-win.
>Ms Marvel (2014-ongoing, about 30 issues) - latest teen hero (since the prior Ms Marvel got promoted), probably Marvel's most successful new character this decade. It sets off a few Tumblry warning bells at a first glance but is genuinely well-written with likable characters and whimsical art. May go to shit when her creator's no longer in charge so get it while it's good.
>Civil War II: Kingpin (2016, 4 issues) - I don't give a shit about street level. This gripped me by the balls throughout. It's getting an ongoing by the same creative team next year.
Not really into indies (Saga's popular) but super-stylish ones catch my eye.
>ODY-C - ongoing by Image. Homer`s Odyssey IIIIN SPAAAAAACE. Gorgeous trippy art. Unorthodox narrative style. Occasionally lewd. Issues 6 & 12 of Ultimates are by the same artist so there`s a preview for you.
>Sabertooth Swordsman - miniseries by Dark Horse (with extra material in DH anthologies). Wacky af. Imagination on overdrive. Best black & white comic I`ve ever read, first time I`ve forked out for the TPB.
>Luther Strode - 3 miniseries by Image, The Strange Talent of, The Legend of, The Legacy of. I don't know how to describe it in a way that does it justice beyond "fucking awesome". Look up All-New Ghost Rider, read the first 5 issues if you can. It's like that, but gorier.
>Uncanny Avengers (2012, 25 issues) - A+X team, gets pretty cosmic with Apocalypse and Kang and Celestials and shit. By Rick Remender, the Black Science guy.Silver Surfer (2014-ongoing, about 20 issues) - only here in case you're a big Mike Allred fan.
>Deadpool (2012-ongoing, about 60 issues) - not as lolsorandumb as you'd expect, balances humour & violence with soul-crippling depression like the good old days.
>Black Panther (2016-ongoing, 9 issues) - it`s written by some award winning novelist and takes a very literate, philosophical, sociopolitical approach to the character & lore. Widely dislike tbh but hey, it`s different.
>Loki Agent of Asgard (2014, 18 issues) - only here because you said you're not into Thor, so might not've read the comics that lead into it. Would be strongly recc'd otherwise. Does great stuff with metatext and continuity.
There were some fun Secret Wars minis but they're all so short & self-contained that maybe they're not worth the bother.
I've never heard a a bad word about Gillen's. What's your problem with it exactly? Granted he's mainly remembered for JiM but his actual Thor stories (Mephisto, Doom, Siege tie-in) were pretty fuckin' sweet.
I'd appreciate elaboration of Fraction too, a lot of people hate it and I don't get why. Shit was hype. Most coherent critique I've seen is that he wasn't great with Ye Olde prose.