Alpha gets a new mini series

#1 Edited by Lvenger (17814 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep you read that right. Alpha is getting a 5 issue mini series in February 2013 courtesy of writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Nuno Plati. The events of Amazing Spider-Man 700 will lead directly into Alpha's mini series. Alpha's moving to Pittsburgh too in an effort by Marvel to spread their heroes across America rather than keep them in New York. Good call in my opinion. And Fialkov is giving himself the difficult task of changing everyone's perception of Alpha as a massive douchebag. He'll need all the luck he can get there. First Morbius gets a new series spinning out of Amazing Spide and now Alpha has a new mini series. The Spider-Man family seems to be growing ever bigger. Here's an authentic source to prove I'm not making this up: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/11/02/spider-mans-sidekick-gets-the-spotlight and below is a picture to the first cover of the mini series I believe. What do you guys think of this? Does Alpha deserve a mini series or should he have stayed in obscurity?

#2 Posted by The Poet (8287 posts) - - Show Bio

cute

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#3 Posted by Lvenger (17814 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: It blows my theory that Spider-Man would kill him in issue 700 out of the water. Still at least it confirms my suspicions that Marvel had plans for Alpha.

#4 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm... I don't particularly like Alpha, but with Fialkov writing, I might check it out. He's a favorite of mine.

#5 Posted by Lvenger (17814 posts) - - Show Bio

@Imagine_Man15: I think that's why they gave Alpha a great writer, to make sure misconceptions about him were balanced out by the writer. Will Fialkov still be writing I Vampire or is that title finishing?

#6 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been enjoyed I, Vampire a lot. Failkov writing that. I'm willing to check it out

#7 Posted by SmashBrawler (5406 posts) - - Show Bio

I only hope I, Vampire isn't cancelled. I have zero interest on Alpha.

#8 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@Imagine_Man15: I think that's why they gave Alpha a great writer, to make sure misconceptions about him were balanced out by the writer. Will Fialkov still be writing I Vampire or is that title finishing?

I don't think I, Vampire is going away. I certainly hope not.

#9 Posted by Lvenger (17814 posts) - - Show Bio

@Imagine_Man15 said:

@Lvenger said:

@Imagine_Man15: I think that's why they gave Alpha a great writer, to make sure misconceptions about him were balanced out by the writer. Will Fialkov still be writing I Vampire or is that title finishing?

I don't think I, Vampire is going away. I certainly hope not.

Just checked the January solicitations and there's no hint of I Vampire ending soon. I take it you're reading that series?

#10 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

@Imagine_Man15 said:

@Lvenger said:

@Imagine_Man15: I think that's why they gave Alpha a great writer, to make sure misconceptions about him were balanced out by the writer. Will Fialkov still be writing I Vampire or is that title finishing?

I don't think I, Vampire is going away. I certainly hope not.

Just checked the January solicitations and there's no hint of I Vampire ending soon. I take it you're reading that series?

I pick it up when I have room in my budget to

#11 Posted by Rixec (350 posts) - - Show Bio

@Imagine_Man15 said:

Hmm... I don't particularly like Alpha, but with Fialkov writing, I might check it out. He's a favorite of mine.

I think the point was to make him not likable at first. He was to be the anti-Peter, the person Peter could have been if not for Uncle Ben's death. Now we get to see Alpha get a similar treatment in the miniseries to see how much (if any) he's grown.

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