Friday, October 26, 2012
NOW! we're talking
I am unabashedly excited for what's coming up from Marvel in the next few months. This is Image's year, no doubt, but something great is happening at Marvel in the latter half of 2012. Marvel's got some amazing writers at their disposal, and it seems like they're about to let them run wild. The hype for Marvel NOW! isn't because of an event or a reboot or anything plot-driven, really. It's because great writers are getting to tell new stories they want to tell.
I'll definitely miss Jonathan Hickman on FF, Matt Fraction on Iron Man, and Jason Aaron on Hulk, but at the same time I can't wait for Hickman on Avengers, Fraction on FF, and Aaron on Thor. And that's just the starting point. Bendis on X-Men, Gillen on Iron Man, Remender on Captain America... the list goes on. It sucks that a couple writers had to end their runs early to accomodate the relaunches, sure, but (for me at least) what's coming next is worth the tradeoff. In the span of only a few months I'm getting to see a lot of my favorite writers move on to the next phase of their careers, and I'm excited to follow them in their new directions.
Posted by Matt O'Keefe at 6:06 PM