There's been a few big announcements from Marvel this week. A lot of people are talking and we some some immediate reactions to the images and descriptions. Now that a few days have passed, has there been any change? How do people really feel about what's coming up?
We did talk a little about some of these changes on this week's podcast. It's understandable that some may not like Thor or Steve Rogers being replaced, especially if you have a fondness for those characters. The bottom line is these are all comic characters in stories. We may fear change sometimes but it can provide some different kinds of stories. Also, given the nature of comic books, we can assume things will eventually revert to the status quo. But there is always that small chance that maybe they won't.
Our immediate gut reaction can be overpowering at times. It's easy to be for or against something without really knowing what's coming up. Many have formed opinions solely on the images and idea of the change. Here's the official wording of what's coming up:
It all starts this October when Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman bring the thunder in Thor #1. Bereft of his mighty magic hammer Mjölnir, Thor must contend with a new God of Thunder in the Marvel Universe – and she’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Who is this new mysterious leading lady? Not even Odin knows! Prepare for a senses-shattering new beginning as the all-new Thor thunders her way through the Marvel Universe!
Then, Avengers NOW! soars to new heights in All-New Captain America #1! From superstar creators Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen comes the next evolution of the Captain America mythos. Drained of the Super-Soldier Serum, the frail Steve Rogers has handpicked his shield-wielding successor – Sam Wilson, the Falcon! But as the winged warrior assumes his new heroic mantle, he’ll have to contend with a gauntlet of Captain America’s most terrifying foes! Can the new, untested Captain America stand up to his predecessor’s most vile villains? Find out this November in All-New Captain America #1!
It only gets bolder from there as the billionaire playboy unleashes his dark side in Superior Iron Man #1! Rising comic stars Tom Taylor and Yildray Cinar craft an all-new tale of a Tony Stark you’ve never seen before! Releasing the dangerous Extremis technology to the citizens of San Francisco, he’ll transform the City by the Bay into the City of Tomorrow! But at what price? And what does a world look like when it’s consumed by technology? Find out this November in Superior Iron Man #1!
I'm willing to give them all a chance. The idea of something sort of new and a little different is exciting. We can't have the same old stories we've had for the past fifty years. But of course there may also be the feeling of "if it ain't broke..."
- Here's the THOR announcement.
- Here's the CAPTAIN AMERICA announcement.
- Here's the SUPERIOR IRON MAN announcement.
Now that you've had time to think about these upcoming changes, let's make if official-like in our official poll.
Keep in mind, we're all entitled to our own opinion. Any discussion should remain civil.