I vehemently disagree with your assertion that the film's mostly taking place on the airship is a flaw. I, personally, was relieved when I saw that they were mostly staying on the ship. I was so worried that they'd try to go to twenty different locations and be intercutting separate scenes of the various heroes tracking down different targets or something and only coming together at the end, etc. Something more Star Wars Episode 6 or 2 until the final battle scene. I was so glad they didn't do that.
Also, I would encourage you to not read superhero comics, as they are mostly pulp trash. The only one I've read that I actually keep up with is "Powers", which is more of a detective/comedy that happens to have superheroes in the background (the main characters are just regular cops / detectives).
Check out Blade of the Immortal, though that series is quite long and still not quite finished. I've recently started reading Mouseguard and am liking them a lot. Nothing happens in superhero comics because the ongoing books have to adhere to the 'universe' rules. You can't do anything without it being aproved by the big wigs, or you have to do something because the big wigs say so to keep in-line with the other books in the same universe. In reality, you kinda have to buy ten or more books sometimes to really understand what the fuck is happening at any given time in the marvel universe, cause you can pick up a Spiderman book that references something that happened in Fantastic Four last month. It's exhausting to try to keep up with it all sometimes.
And they wonder why comics have stopped being a thing. Superhero comics are directly comparable to Pro Wrestling. Same shit, different day. Good guys, bad guys, mostly just a soap opera for testosterone-saturated teenagers and dorks who never grew out of them.
... also directly comparable to most console videogames for the same reasons...
There are a lot of good comics, tho. Avoid the spandex.
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