Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Few Things Wanted Out of Marvel NOW!

With Marvel NOW! starting it a few months, I've examined all the attention I could find on websites like NewsaramaComic Book Resources, and Comic Vine. So what do I want to see out of the whole Marvel NOW! initiative? Here's a few things.

New/Past Avengers
Between the main team on Avengers, the New Avengers, and Uncanny Avengers all having been announced (with potentially more Avengers titles to be announced), we have to assume there are going to be  tons of new members or old members coming back from the past. From old members like Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, to potential new members like Silver Surfer and Nick Fury Jr.

Don't Forget About Nick Sr.
With Nick Fury Jr. becoming what seems to be the "main" Nick Fury in the Marvel NOW! teasers, some might wonder what is gonna happen to Nick Fury Sr. He's the original and while he isn't really doing anything important recently, I don't think that we should just "forget" about him.

Welcome Back Cosmic Marvel...
The Guardians of the Galaxy movie is coming soon. Nova is in that Ultimate Spider-Man tv show. It's time to go cosmic with the Marvel Universe. Maybe a Silver Surfer ongoing, bring the Fantastic Four back out to space a bunch, Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova ongoings would all be a step in the right direction.

...And Don't Let the X-Men Disappear (With Maybe a Few Reappearing?)
With AvX ending soon, the two teams seem like they will be brought closer than ever, despite one of the teams losing. Thusfar we haven't seen any books starring the X-Men besides All-New X-Men starring the original X-Men (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast) coming to the present time and seeing how much the world has changed. So one has to wonder, when will we hear about an X-Men series starring the current X-Men teams. But maybe at the end AvX, the Phoenix force will bring back a few X-Men Nightcrawler and Jean Grey?

Joe Quesada Starts Doing An Ongoing Series
Jim Lee did it with Justice League...why can't Joe Quesada start drawing an ongoing series? Maybe the new X-Men ongoing series? Maybe an Avengers team? Maybe a new Spider-Man series or Iron Man or Thor? I think it's time. Come on, Joe, start an ongoing series.

Fantastic Four Doesn't Get Forgotten
I know that Invisible Woman is on the Marvel NOW! poster that was released a few weeks ago, but that doesn't mean the whole team will have a major role. Sure, the Thing is currently a member of the New Avengers squad, and may or may not stay there post-AvX, but the rest of the team has been rather sheltered from the broad Marvel U. Maybe we could get Human Torch AND Invisible Woman on the Avengers or maybe Mr. Fantastic and the Thing on the team. Or have FF team up with the Avengers and the X-Men frequently.

Tony Stark Stays Iron Man
I know this is kind of obvious, but I don't want someone else in the armor. I think I heard something about him giving up and not being in the armor anymore recently and I was like "Well, no thanks." But I hope the man behind that armor on the Marvel NOW! poster is Tony because that's who belongs there.