Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso played along with this week’s Marvel NOW second round of teasers for upcoming series. In the latest Axel-In-Charge column on Comic Book Resources Alonso said of the upcoming titles and teams:
“The excitement for Marvel NOW! isn’t limited to the core monthlies, like “Avengers,” “X-Men,” “Captain America,” “Thor,” “Hulk” and “Iron Man.” We challenged creators to use the post-”Avengers Vs. X-Men” landscape to shake up and reinvigorate titles like “X-Men: Legacy,” “Deadpool,” “Avengers Academy” and “Thunderbolts.” The second round of teasers are for books that met the challenge head on, taking familiar series down bold new paths and providing characters who’ve been sitting on the bench a new place on playing field.”
When asked if some titles were almost brand new concepts with a familar name Alonso responded:
”Some of our latest teasers fit that bill to a “T.” Daniel [Way] and Steve [Dillon]‘s series features an eye-popping array of characters — all linked by one special trait — that you’d never think could make a team. Dennis [Hopeless] and Kev Walker’s series will have anyone who’s been to the Cineplex — from here to Japan — buzzing the moment they see the cover to issue #1. And Sam [Humphries] and Salva[dor Larocca]‘s series is going to prove that some books are best fueled by drastic change. And we’ve got plenty more planned.”
Here are the teasers from this week collected:
Daniel Way. Steve Dillon. Lightning. December 2012. A new series in the crosshairs!
The second wave of Marvel NOW! is unleashed! Does this mean a brand new Thunderbolts?
Back in the day the original Thunderbolts series launched with the tagline “Justice, Like Lighting.”
The current T-bolts just became Dark Avengers under Jeff Parker.
In an earlier interview Way told Comics Newsarama he would be writing a team book.
Marvel is really making fans scratch their heads this week with all the teasers for upcoming Marvel NOW series.
Sam Humphries. Ron Garney. KILLERS. January 2013.
I don’t expect a Brandon Flowers and Alison Blaire duet. I do expect great writing from the man currently behind Ultimates and Fanboys Vs. Zombies. Garney has killed it as artist on several titles including Captain America.
I suspect this might be a relaunched Uncanny X-Force? What about you?
Hopeless. Larroca. WANTED. 2012.
This latest Marvel NOW teaser confirms Dennis Hopeless is on two new books (the other book had the teaser SURVIVE.) Hopeless will be paired with Invincible Iron Man artist Salvador Larroca. I love Larroca so much I’d buy a title about a reading a telephone book drawn by Larroca.
What or Who is WANTED? Given the cosmic ambitions of upcoming Marvel movies maybe this is a Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova series? Maybe this is my outlaw mutant idea: Avenging X-Men?
For a really out there guess – the Two-Gun Kid?