- Dork Age: Marvel's entire linewide relaunch saw Spider-Man go from his post-Clone Saga Dork Age and land in an even worse one where practically nothing happened. The X-Men fared no better than Spider-Man with Alan Davis supervising all the X-titles which saw only one storyline worth reading (The Twelve) and otherwise stagnated.
- My Real Daddy: For all titles that weren't related to the X-Men or Spider-Man, it was this. Daredevil, Avengers, Black Panther, Inhumans, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America all had very acclaimed late 90s runs which are all seen as great starting points for new readers.
YMMV / Heroes Return