It’s been one year since DC Comics announced their new company-wide relaunch with the New 52, and Marvel laughed in their faces…UNTIL NOW!!! Starting in October, Marvel Comics will be launching up to 20+ titles every week, and renumbering classic ones. Bleeding Cool and Comic Book Resources report that “Marvel NOW!” is the latest company event that will promise to be “an easy entry point into the classic Marvel U. Throughout October, Marvel will launch a number of brand new series — often more than one a week — with additional new series and relaunches for some classic books rolling out through February of next year.” MTV initially reported the following:
“”Promising to impact all major Marvel characters, “Marvel NOW!” will start in October with the debut of “Uncanny Avengers” #1, and continue until February of 2013 — launching one or more new titles every week. That’s a minimu…m of about 20+ new titles. There will be both relaunches of existing titles and the return of old favorites we haven’t seen in a good long while. Some characters will get new costumes, weapons and identities, and even the covers themselves will get a design makeover. The key words here are “shake-up,” “change” and “new” — but don’t call it a “reboot.” Marvel insists that this is not an abandoning of their rich past — but rather making it more accessible to as many readers as possible.”
So, ummm…THOUGHTS? Excitement? Anger? Can this be better than DC’s new52? What do you think?