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Marvel Now! Are You Excited?
Published on Friday, August 10, 2012 by

Marvel Now!, the post AvX initiative for Marvel, has a lot of changes happening to a lot of books. Which ones are you most interested in?

Marvel released a series of teasers hinting at the new teams and over the last couple of days more information on the titles and interviews with the creators have been coming out.

So now comes the time to ask, which titles are you most looking forward to?

I’m going to lump all of Hickman’s Avengers series and Fractions Fantastic Four/FF together because really the books will go hand and hand. I’ve linked the interviews with the creative teams where there has been one.

1- Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction & Mark Bagley
FF by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred
2- Deadpool by Gerry Duggan/Brian Posehn & Tony Moore
3- Thor: God Of Thunder by Jason Aaron & Esad Ribic
4- Iron man by Kieron Gillen & Greg Land
5- Indestructible Hulk by Mark Waid & Leinil Francis Yu
6- Captain America by Rick Remender & John Romita Jr.
7- Uncanny Avengers by Rick Remender & John Cassaday
8- Avengers/New Avengers/3rd Avengers Title by Jonathan Hickman & Jerome Opena, Steve Epting
9- All-New X-Men by Brian Michael Bendis & Stuart Immonen
10-X-Men: Legacy by Simon Spurrier & Tan Eng Huat

Note: I left out the title related to the “Legacy” teaser because which book it is hasn’t been confirmed yet.

My personal choices (and why):
1- Avengers by Hickman. I’m a huge Hickman fan. Loved the long form story did in Fantastic Four and what he was setting up in Secret Warriors. With three Avengers books, he should be able to do something truly epic. Great choices are art as well.

2- Uncanny Avengers by Remender. I’m an Avengers fan first, then X-Men. And a title that combines the two? Yes, please.

3- Fantastic Four/FF by Fraction. Judging by the Defenders, Fraction will be able to tell a good Fantastic Four science/adventure story. I’m not as keen on the direction of FF, as would have hoped it would still have involved the kids from the Future Foundation and not a fan of Allred’s art.

4- All-New X-Men by Bendis. Not so much a fan of old team coming from the past, but willing to give it a shot. Love Immonen’s work and the relaunched solo series aren’t as interesting so that’s why this is in #4.

5- Thor: God Of Thunder by Aaron. I think Aaron will do good on this title. I like the idea of seeing the past (but not the future) of Thor. He’s been around for awhile, so it’s time to show that.

6- Iron Man by Gillen. I haven’t read Iron Man in awhile so this might be a good time to check it out.

7- Hulk by Waid. Like Iron Man, I haven’t read Hulk in awhile so this might be a good time to try it again.

8- Captain America by Remender. This ranking isn’t so much a knock on the book or Remender. I’m not sure how good of Cap stories Remender will do but I really cannot stand John Romita Jr’s artwork anymore. The recent stuff in Avengers and Avengers vs X-Men was horrible. Really amateur/beginning level work and I’m not looking forward to seeing it on Cap. This may be one of the rare times that I let the artwork determine if I buy the book, that’s how much I hate Romita’s work.

9- Deadpool by Duggen/Posehn. The only time I’ve liked Deadpool was when he was written by Fabian Nicieza or Joe Casey. I don’t know the work of these two creators so I’m this will be a hard book for me to pick up. Character that I don’t have much interest in combined with unknown creators. I’m surprised that Deadpool didn’t have a bigger named attached. Marvel has Cullen Bunn and Christos Gage working on books for them. Neither of them could have done Deadpool? Not to say that these two won’t do a great job, but I’m leery of picking it up.

10-X-Men: Legacy by Spurrier. The creative team isn’t enough to draw me into the book so it would have had to rely on characters and well, I cannot stand Legion, so that means this title will be an easy skip for me.

[Editor’s Note: Added the interviews for Cap and Legacy that were released today.]

What about you? Which books are you interested in? Which ones won’t you pick up?

5 Responses
    • In your ranking you’ve overlooked Tony Moore on Deadpool. Maybe he’s supposed to be the big name, although his history suggests he won’t be on the Marvel title long term.

      I’m not very excited about any of these announcements. I’ll keep reading Venom but that is one of the few Marvel titles I’m reading at the moment. 

      • For my personal listings I don’t tend to count the artist in drawing interest to a book.  Especially nowadays.  The artist can help but there’s so much change over with artists that can’t count on them.

    • Deadpool is gonna be awesome.  Brian Posehn is a very funny comedian, and I’m hoping his humor shines through

      •  I don’t know Posehn. What has he done that was funny that you’d recommend.

        On a related note, I saw a t-shirt today that had Mr. Kool-Aide dressed as Deadpool. Funny stuff.

    • Updated with new Captain America interview and confirmation of X-Men Legacy.  This confirmation of team and what the series is about has now dropped it to the bottom of my list.  I have absolutely 0 interest in this series.

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