Marvel Now - Part 3

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  1. Mr. Dent

    Mr. Dent Well-Known Member

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    They already are. I've never understood this though, they aren't literally an Avengers team, they're just using the branding to sale books. How is it hurting anyone exactly? I'm personally excited to see Hank and Vision FINALLY being given some spotlight in Marvel NOW.
     
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  2. MMMMM...Pancakes

    MMMMM...Pancakes Cena Wins LOL

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    Hey, thanks for the update. I'm way behind on current continuity (besisides Daredevil, been reading a lot of older stories for about the past year and a half)
     
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  3. THANOSRULES

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    US Agent has been totally healed in the pages of Dark Avengers and is active. His limbs were regrown by an alternate reality tech. He's back wearing the original costume and fighting crime. That book has a month or so left, so he is currently active in a marvel book.

    I've seen Herc too , maybe FF or something, cant remember.
     
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  4. roach

    roach I am the night

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    I think too many books with the title dilute the line. Also books with stupid premises hurt the characters.....example: let's say someone is a fan of Rice Krispy Treats Man, if he shows up in CSI:Avengers and the book flops then Marvel will take that as a sign people don't want to read a book with RKTM.
     
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  5. Scarecrow_King

    Scarecrow_King Perpetually Annoyed

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    This is the best example ever. I would totally read a book with Rice Krispy Treats Man.
     
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  6. JewishHobbit

    JewishHobbit Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure he'd be in a new Ren & Stimpy comic if there was one. Get Dan Slott back on that and it could happen.
     
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  7. Mr. Dent

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    Stupid premises? I don't think there is such a thing as a stupid premise in comics. The point of them is that you're able to do wacky, zany stuff you couldn't in other mediums.
     
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  8. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Normally, I'd agree.

    But I think there's a definite difference between a wacky and weird premise, and blatant attempt at a money grab, which books like Avengers Arena most definitely are.
     
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  9. roach

    roach I am the night

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    Perfect example is the Bendis Moon Knight book...I like MK, can't stand Bendis...the whole premise was stupid...and marvel will see that as a sign not to do another MK book.
     
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  10. Thwip!

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    [​IMG]

    What do you guys think? I'm all for it. It's the first big reveal of Superior Spider-Man week. Sounds great and I wonder will they pick someone to fill in for the Living Brain in the Sinister Six
     
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  11. Mr. Dent

    Mr. Dent Well-Known Member

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    i have absolutely no interest in that.
     
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  12. Thwip!

    Thwip! Well-Known Member

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    Also can anyone tell me who this artist is? I don't recognize the signature
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  13. runawayboulder

    runawayboulder 2016 NFL Pick Em CHAMP

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    It looks like something straight out of Pixar.

    And it also looks like the Spider-Man line is reaching over-saturation. I've been enjoying the hell out of the Superior era but sometimes you have to call 'em as you see 'em.
     
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  14. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    Yeah, I'm not sure anyone wants to read a book about those villains.
     
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  15. chamber-music

    chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    These guys get a book yet charcters like Doctor Strange, Luke Cage, Black Panther and so on don't
     
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  16. SpideyForPrez

    SpideyForPrez Pandering to Webublicans

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    I love the idea of Spidey Villains book! Especially one that explores their secret identities. Not all those characters are my favorite, but I like Shocker and Boomerang and the overall idea. Nick Spencer hasn't really wowed me as a writer yet, but I'll definitely give this book a chance when it comes out. Hopefully it can fill the void left by Thunderbolts when it changed to Dark Avengers.
     
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  17. Doc Ock

    Doc Ock The Spider-Totem Awakens

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    I love the A+X 7 cover, but I think a Spidey villains book is a great idea. But the choice villains is odd. I'd read a Sinister Six book but don't know what to think of this.
     
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    Apparently there's been talks of a Doctor Strange book....not sure how much that's founded in fact but still
     
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  19. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    Ever since someone mentioned the idea of Gaiman on Doctor Strange, I am going to be disappointed by any other writer.
     
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  20. JewishHobbit

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    I like Shocker a lot, but not enough to pick that book up. Plus, I don't like the title. It seems like one of those instances when Marvel tags a popular term to a title without it making sense, like "New" Avengers. When I think of Spidey's Superior foes, not a one of those characters come to mind. I didn't even know there was a female Beetle. And I had to look up Overdrive to see who he was. I read him once in a Black Panther comic a year or two ago.


    I gotta say, my idea for a Deadly Foes of Spider-Man ongoing is so much better, also starring Shocker and Speed Demon :)
     
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  21. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    True. Other than maybe Batman, Spider-Man does have a Superior rogues gallery compared to any other hero, but these ain't them.
     
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  22. SpideyForPrez

    SpideyForPrez Pandering to Webublicans

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    Maybe the book will expand beyond those five characters as it goes on. They should ditch Speed Demon and Overdrive and swap in the likes of The Spot, Scorpion, Smythe, Molten Man, Electro, Hydro-Man, or Mysterio.

    I would actually really like to know what Mysterio's been up to since he seemingly got away with a big pay day during "Ends of the Earth."
     
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  23. Mad Ones

    Mad Ones Bebe le Strange

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    It's kinda nice that Marvel is at least attempting to spotlight lesser known characters.
     
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  24. Themanofbat

    Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Plus, after getting the crap beaten out of them in Superior #1, I think they're all going to realize that if Spider-Man amped up his game, then maybe the villains need to as well... remember, Boomerang was one punch away from getting killed... that's gotta play with your head when you're in the "villain" business...

    Also, if this series lasts 12 issues or more, then what it tells me that SpOck will be around as Spider-Man a lot longer than I might have originally thought... :wow:

    :yay:
     
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  25. JewishHobbit

    JewishHobbit Well-Known Member

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    Superior Carnage

    While I have no interest in the Wizard, I do like Carnage... but without Kletus? I dunno. I'll skim it.
     
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