Change comics forever," but we need to be serious here and acknowledge that the publishing branch of Marvel is really having some trouble these days.
Now, I've been concerned about nothing before, with DC's Rebirth turning out to actually be some good stuff. That said, when a website that butt-kisses everyone like IGN points-out how there is a lot of reason to worry about Marvel's Legacy re-launch, clearly we've got some dark omens. After all, Marvel revealed 52 covers/new comics and many of them looked like little more than continuations of past books, no creative teams were even announced, and besides the fact I always treasure more Moon Knight, barely any of the books look especially promising (from the minimal info we've been given, at least).
|The one thing I'm excited for--if the creative team is good at least.|
Whether Marvel is making Captain America a Nazi/Hydra agent and encouraging comic-shop employees to dress-up like they are members of Hyrda, saying moronic things about how diversity doesn't sell, or now making boisterous claims about how this latest re-launch of the same old stuff will somehow change comics forever, this shit is getting pretty alarming. That's why I'm saying we need to talk about this, because I'm worried.
I'm Worried About You, Marvel
|Does it, really?|
It is weird that Marvel is having so much difficulty with their printed books because they generally are absolutely killing it in their film division. Depressingly, we are getting to the point where the comics basically are serving as an idea-mill for the flicks to pluck-out the good stuff and leave all the garbage-elements behind in the printed material. I don't know what we can do to resolve this issue, but I'm afraid that, "Marvel Legacy," is going to be a failure and/or big mess and am concerned how Marvel might act-out if that happens. I hate to have to say we will wait and see, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
In all likelihood, if it fails as a initiative, it will just be swept under the rug. I'm more annoyed by renumbering. It's just confusing. The current trend is to treat a title like an album, with a new volume launched on a regular basis. Work within the framework. It's like Marvel is having commitment issues. I want to read Amazing Spider-Man (2016) #100 one day, not jump from #29 to #529 (or whatever number they determine we could-have-been on).ReplyDelete
I didn't even discuss the renumbering and yes, it is a pain!ReplyDelete