Marvel NOW!'s "New Universe"

#1 Posted by maddpanda (51 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to say, I did not see that one coming. New Universe is finally making a comeback in Marvel NOW!'s Avengers! Just wondering, which New Universe characters do you want to see?

#2 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

None because Hickman is writing.

#3 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel for some reason can not let go of the New Universe, and I'm not sure why. Maybe they think three times is a charm.

The concept behind it was sound, but the two tries so far never gained any significant traction, personally i never really thought much of the titles and characters involved.

#4 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@Brazen_Intellect said:

Marvel for some reason can not let go of the New Universe, and I'm not sure why. Maybe they think three times is a charm.

The concept behind it was sound, but the two tries so far never gained any significant traction, personally i never really thought much of the titles and characters involved.

Some characters are really built on nostalgia. They tried to bring back Luke Cage and Iron Fist from obscurity a few times in the 90's and it never worked, but eventually they moved from laughable C-listers to solid fan favourites leading the Avengers. That makes me think any character can be made to be interesting in the right hands.

Anybody remember what Deadpool was in the beginning? Nothing; not even a bad joke of a character. But, like most of Liefeld's "creations" (Cable, Domino, and Shatterstar, most notably), he was used by enough writers to actually transcend his uninspired beginnings. It's kinda what Marvel (or DC, for that matter) does. Really, most of their best characters have been built this way.

#5 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1523 posts) - - Show Bio

DP7 and Star Brand is all I need, sounds cool.

#6 Posted by Markus_Langbourn (387 posts) - - Show Bio
@dangallant984 said:

@Brazen_Intellect said:

Marvel for some reason can not let go of the New Universe, and I'm not sure why. Maybe they think three times is a charm.

The concept behind it was sound, but the two tries so far never gained any significant traction, personally i never really thought much of the titles and characters involved.

Some characters are really built on nostalgia. They tried to bring back Luke Cage and Iron Fist from obscurity a few times in the 90's and it never worked, but eventually they moved from laughable C-listers to solid fan favourites leading the Avengers. That makes me think any character can be made to be interesting in the right hands.

Anybody remember what Deadpool was in the beginning? Nothing; not even a bad joke of a character. But, like most of Liefeld's "creations" (Cable, Domino, and Shatterstar, most notably), he was used by enough writers to actually transcend his uninspired beginnings. It's kinda what Marvel (or DC, for that matter) does. Really, most of their best characters have been built this way.

Luke Cage was never made interesting, he was just shoved down the reader's throat until apathy led to acceptance.
#7 Posted by akbogert (3193 posts) - - Show Bio

@maddpanda: I'm clueless. Source?

#8 Posted by dangallant984 (1282 posts) - - Show Bio

@Markus_Langbourn said:

Luke Cage was never made interesting, he was just shoved down the reader's throat until apathy led to acceptance.

Well I liked him.

That Max series he had before he joined the Avengers, as well as his role in Alias, were the first good stories I'd read with him, and had made me glad that someone hadn't given up on the character, even if it was out of nostalgia. Those stories made me excited to see him on the Avengers.

#9 Posted by ANDRELO (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Starbrand, but i don't know what would happen

#10 Posted by maddpanda (51 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 Why the hate for Hickman?

#11 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

All series suck.

#12 Posted by Hyperlight (5436 posts) - - Show Bio

@SupremeHyperion said:

DP7 and Star Brand is all I need, sounds cool.

i agree

i loved the concept of the starbrand.... but the DP7 stories were better. if someone gets the starbrand in 616 and knows how to use it, the superhuman community is gonna be in trouble.

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