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Initial post: Jul 16, 2012 9:15:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2012 9:17:20 AM PDT
Anyone else been reading up on Marvels "re-boot"?I'd post a article on it but I'm at work.Anyways...from what I remember they're canceling most of the Avengers titles (Secret,New,Ect...) and replacing them with "The Uncanny Avengers".They're also going to start drawing Cap,Thor,Iron Man,and most other characters as the actors that portray them in the movie. No more blonde haired Steve Rodgers,he will now look like the actor from the Cap movies.Anyways,I know there's more that's just what I remember off the top of my head.Thoughts?
*Also,this all starts at the end of AVX

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 9:21:39 AM PDT
S. Kelly says:
I'm so behind on this stuff. I haven't even made it to War of Kings yet never mind AVX or NOW.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 12:21:34 PM PDT
Anthony says:
I'm still in the middle of catching up with the last few years of Marvel Comics (in the middle of reading the Second Coming arc right now), but i'm not sure i like the sound of a reboot. unless it brings back New X-Men. then i might be interested, lol. it just seems like a "me too" thing with the recent DC reboot.

As for those who mentioned stark, while I oddly have no problem with him as a character in the movies or cartoons, i have absolutely no interest in him in the actual comics. Ever since Civil War i've pretty much hated him. he's nothing more than a traitor. simple as that.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 2:03:07 PM PDT
Stark a traitor?He didnt enjoy any of what he did he just honestly thought it had to be done. I thought the same thing until I actually read the Iron Man/Civil War tie-in and it totally changed my view of Stark. People made mistakes on both sides you can't just blame it all on him.Just my take on the whole thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 2:25:56 PM PDT
Anthony says:
whatever his motivations were, he betrayed his closest friends. not because they turned evil, but because they wouldn't reveal their identities to the government. it would have been one thing if he just registered himself, but to reveal the identities of his friends and allies as well as actively hunt them down is the ultimate betrayal, regardless of what his reason was.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2012 11:32:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 7, 2012 10:04:13 AM PDT
What made it more devious on Stark's part was due to the fact that he arranged for Titanium Man to attack the conference in DC when they were still in negotiations of the Registration Act. He had noble intentions, but he stooped to a new low to achieve them. Not to mention the Thor clone Stark helped create that lost control and killed Goliath.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 5:10:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2012 5:12:46 PM PDT
Tyler Camp says:
I did read on a newsletter I got from Marvel and learned that the New Avengers is to be relaunced. However, the membership for the team in this new series has not been disclosed yet. Too bad the second New Avengers series did not last as long as the first.

Speaking of Stark, at least he regained some of my confidence when he went against Norman Osborn during Dark Reign, and is trying to get out of the weapons business despite making himself a target from Justin Hammer's family.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012 10:05:52 AM PDT
Is it more of a reboot now or just the next volume? I wonder what happened to The Exiles. That was a cool series.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 12:18:07 PM PDT
What, renumbering the titles (again) and drawing the characters to look like their actors? That doesn't sound like a big deal, really. Especially since neither change is likely to last more than a few years.

I hate to say it, but I'm not reading much Marvel these days. They spent a few years there seeming like they were actively trying to alienate their fans: the whole "psychotic omnipotent Wanda" thing that depowered the world's mutants, the whole "everyone's a jerk and fascism is awesome!" feel of Civil War, and turning Spider-Man into Faust in "One More Day." I gather that they're trying to fix some of this now, and only a few of the writers were to blame anyway, but it's just hard for me to muster the interest after all of that (especially what they did with Spidey). A shame, since the art these days is arguably the best it's ever been.

I'm confident they'll fix most of it eventually, and I'll end up reading them again. Fixing Spider-Man to my satisfaction will be VERY tough, though, and I don't think it will happen until the current company leadership is gone.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 11:08:27 AM PDT
Art Franklin says:
"Is it more of a reboot now or just the next volume?" - The next volume. I was worried that they were going to try to ape DC's New 52. I might as well repost my rant from the Rants & Raves forum:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_NOW!

"I have to say, my friends had me totally ascairt that Marvel was going to Discard Continuity in the vein of DC, but this isn't nearly as bad. I like what they did in the Ultimate Universe, which goes along for 8 years, has a mega-event, and now is in a 2nd era where characters are in a different stage.

NOW (which I can't get used to saying I bet) isn't as good as that, but I think they're trying to do the same thing. The biggest thing I like about the new order is that mutants are finally coming out of their little K-K-Korner of the universe. I'm also interested in tidbits like Brian Posehn writing Deadpool and the return of Cammi or the Thunderbolts (although I want to know where to find Songbird and Moonstone and MACH-V and Satana etc). Another thing I like is the teams all seem to have interesting roster changes. The Fantastic Four were static for the most part for 50 years so I think it's great that there is weirdness going on in the FF book. It'll make HeroClix team-building fun as well. I like the variety of the roster here much better than the 9 Batbooks that debuted in New 52.

Bad things: I think there's gonna be some weirdness as they de-age certain characters. I don't get why Noh-Varr is going to be with the Young Avengers as 'Marvel Boy' when he has already served in the big leagues as 'Protector', but at least their Jean Grey move shows that they're trying to find out-of-the-box solutions rather than just rebooting the character from scratch.

And Bendis is awesome in the Ultimate universe but I highly doubt he is capable of writing cosmic characters, so I'm scared of Guardians of the Galaxy, but I'll be getting it anyway because I love the characters and Steve McNiven's artwork.

Finally, Marcus "Kingsley L. Zissou" Johnson is the WORST character ever created, but that abomination occurred pre-NOW! so I can't blame them for anything but continuing the travesty."

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 12:04:17 AM PDT
Nicos says:
Actually I just saw that Mike Allred is going to be doing the FF... so that means I am going down to my LCBS and putting it on the pull list. I guess I will probably put Fantastic Four on there too since they will no doubt intersect.

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 3:39:43 PM PDT
Cerberus says:
The Thor God of Thunder looks stunning, think I'll be picking that up along with All New X-Men and maybe the Indestructible Hulk... oh and Uncanny Avengers.

Anything else worth keeping an eye out for ?

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 9:16:39 PM PST
I've been reading these, as I thought it'd be a good jumping on point for a new reader. However, I picked up FF #1 and I had absolutely NO IDEA what was going on. The last time I read Marvel was Civil War (though I know what happens in AvX).

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 3:10:08 PM PST
Frankie D says:
Rebot is going good I heard with the Avengers and X-Men. Liked the Messiah Complex. Messiah War sucked. It had Deadpool and he is annoying as hell. Needs to get serious. X-Men v. Avengers was pretty good. Good fight book. Iron Man is a jerk and full of himself. DC is doing the new 52 so they had to do something.
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