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Fall is upon us but while Secret Wars and it’s many tie in’s sit in delay purgatory for the time being, Marvel is once again relaunching it’s superhero line with a whole bunch of #1 issues for their comics. With that said, the publisher is moving from a different position than they were in with Marvel Now & All New Marvel Now. With the former, Marvel had a lot of young creative talent that they were able to re-position during the relaunch to give their line a fresh make over and give creators they had brought up on their lower tier titles a higher profile like Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena, Esad Ribic, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jason Aaron or Rick Remender. After Marvel Now was a success, they added several new talents into their fold by building off the success of the original relaunch, giving creators like Ales Kot, Tradd Moore, Michael Walsh, Felipe Smith or Michel Fiffe their first shot at a major comics launch with the publisher. Now, much of the talent from both those initiatives has moved on from the publisher. In their place, Marvel has new creators coming on from all sorts of different mediums in addition to some of their old standby’s like Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Waid or Greg Land, and they are publishing a lot of comics. Probably too many. Below is a list of all the announced new series categorized into grouping of Yay, Mayhaps or Nah like we did with Secret Wars. Keep in mind that I won’t be including series that are basically the same creative talent and that Marvel will surely have more books to announce in the months ahead.
Writer Joshua Williamson of Birthright, Ghosted, Nailbiter, Predator: Fire & Stone & Red Skull will be writing a series of one shot What If? stories based on Marvel’s Infinity event in October of 2015. It will feature art by Riley Rossmo, Mike Norton, Mike Hendrson, Jason Copeland & Goran Sudzuka. More details at Marvel.com
You can now buy ONE OF ONE specially designed covers for Hellboy & The BPRD 1952 #1 to benefit the Hero’s Iniative. For the next ten weeks, Dark Horse will be auction off ten exclusive covers on e-bay to bid on from some of the comics best and brightest artists. Which artists you ask? Let’s see we have; Mike Mignola (naturally), Bill Sienkiwicz, John Cassady, Rafeal Albuquerque, Chris Samnee, Francis Manipul, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Garbiel Hardman, Riley Rossmo, Jenny Frisson, Chris Burnham, John McCrea, Ben Templesmith, Art Baltazar, James Harren, Skott Kollins, Scott Koblish, Jeff Lemire, Michael Avon Oeming, Jeff Parker, Paolo Rivera, Todd Nauck, Darick Robertson, Michael Walsh, Javier Pudilo, Sina Grace, Phil Hester, Tom Raney, Mike Norton, Max Fiumara, Tim Seely, Ty Templeton, Jim Valentino, Clayton Crain, Jim Zub & WAY WAY MORE
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The great thing about all these Secret Wars tie-ins which are resurrecting old storylines, it makes me want to go back and read the source material. In some books this source material is closer related than others. Either way, the tie-ins allow a new reader to get familiar with an old concept they might enjoy, or it allows an experienced reader to revisit a story which they loved, perhaps told in a different way this time around. Days of Future past is one of the most loved X-Men story lines from the great run of Uncanny X-Men through the Chris Claremont era. Not to mention the terrific X-Men movie released last year by the same title and following the same story. Prior to the movie coming out I reviewed the source material found here. If you remember Days of Future Past it was only two issues long. The trade paperback is quite large but it is filled with other “stuff”, the actual story takes place over two issues. There is so much room to expand on this concept and take it in a few different directions. A Secret Wars Years of Future Past book seems like a no brainer.
I thought the title of the book was very interesting. Many of the Secret Wars books are not changing the name of the source material they are resurrecting; Old Man Logan, Runaways, Siege, Civil War, etc. I think the title choice for Years of Future Past was a smart one. There is obviously the movie titled Days of Future Past. It does not appear that this storyline is going to have the elements of time travel or sins of the past to deal with. The mutants of Days of Future Past had no hope to save the existing world except to travel back in time. In Years of Future Past there is some hope in the present day. The title Years of Future Past correctly alludes to the story we will be getting, but also lets the reader know there are a few key elements that will be different.
This comic was very good. Most of these Secret Wars tie-ins I enjoy, this book was one of the only books where I didn’t want it to end. I wish I had issue two piled up right beside me so I could continue on. It is very intense and entertaining. The comic is driven by the good that is still in the mutant characters. They live in a world where as mutants they have to be marked and confined to specific living quarters where their powers are suppressed. The President would be happy if there were no mutants left at all, they are almost extinct. However, there is a team of mutants that has a plan to save their kind. Even on the brink of extinction their plan does not include revenge, only redemption. I’m not going to spoil any of this fantastic story. This is a Secret Wars tie-in you should definitely pick up. Bennet and Norton are a fantastic match for this book. I can’t wait for issue #2.