Well I don't know about what's been up with Marvel lately, but if you want some good trades I'd recommend picking up Irredeemable by Mark Waid. It's published by a smaller company but it's about the world's greatest superhero snapping and becoming the world's greatest supervillain. So now all of his former comrades are trying to figure out any kind of weakness they can find to take him down. It's pretty good so far.
Ok I have been following up on marvel. I would only say if you like where Dark Reign was going then go ahead and pick it up. I actually enjoyed it. Some people got killed I didn't expect at all. I didn't collect the entire Dark Reign cause when it got to Doctor Strange and Brother Voodoo then it gets kind of gay but I am not a Doctor Strange Fan so that's just me. The main core of Dark Reign is really good. The main problem I have with it is that like House of M and Civil War is that they have an interesting plot with some people and then they go nowhere. You have no idea what happens them or how they jump in the next plot.
The Seige is not bad but you have to be a Sentry fan to get into it. He steals the show. I do feel that the story is just falling apart at the end though and I'm starting to lose interest cause the spotlight is on certain people and there is no follow-up with another plot that is happening on the side
There is also X-men: Utopia where the Dark X-men fights the X-men and the X-men moves to Asteroid M. Magento joins the X-men. Then there is the Necrosha story where is basically Marvel' version of Blackest Night. I like that one better than Blackest Night but then again I am a marvel fan and barely a DC fan. A few people die in that one also mostly useless people that just hung around the X-men series just because.
Then there is X-men Second coming. I am not intersted in that one. One is because Kitty Pryde is coming back. But how they bring her back is gay as hell. Plus it also finishes up the Messiah war storyline. I think it's going to also bring back once again Jean Grrey. In a way they kind of did already with this Hope Summers peorson. Really the X-men stories are really going downhill. I hang on to them cause I like how Cyclops is really getting hardcore and kind of turning into Magneto in a way.
I'm a minority on this site that's been digging on the majority of Dark Reign. Certain Dark Reign tie ins are inconsequential but extremely fun. I'd recommend Dark X-men (after reading the Dark Avengers/X-men crossover) Sinister Spider-man, and Dark Reign: Ares. Along side reading Dark Avengers and maybe New Avengers (I've been able to keep up after dropping New) you'll be all ready for Siege. Siege I've been really liking and can't wait for the last issue
Also if you want to pick up some GREAT Marvel comics, pick up Marvel cosmic. Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, and Inhumans have been really good. If space isn't your thing definitely try Incredible Hercules. Incredible Herc is an epic and hilarious ride. It just ended but the stories continuing in the new ongoing 'Prince of Power'. Agents of Atlas was on par with Incredible Herc and crosses over with it. Agents of Atlas ended a while ago, but has done two minis that were really good. It's returning soon as well