We have come to the final day of Marvel NOW! teasers and the publisher clearly intends to go out with a bang. Today’s teasers come from all over the Internet, with USA Today, iFanboy and MTV all getting a piece of the pie.
The first is from USA Today with the keyword being “family.” And no, it isn’t an Olive Garden advertisement.
This one's actually an easy one to decipher – Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley will be taking over the adventures of the Fantastic Four.
With Fraction moving on from both INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, which Kieron Gillen is taking over, and THE MIGHTY THOR, which Jason Aaron will be helming, it frees him up to write Marvel’s first family. As for Mark Bagley, his energetic and colorful art should fit in nicely with the overall tone of a book like this. It still remains to be seen if Bagley will continue working on Avengers Assemble with Brian Michael Bendis come November.
It’s also worth pointing out that Matt Fraction definitely has his work cut out for him on Fantastic Four. Jonathan Hickman is about to wrap up a four-year stint on Marvel’s first family that has spanned two series and reached all kinds of epic heights. Fraction better have something good hidden in the chamber if he wants to make an impression on Fantastic Four fans right out of the gate.
Next up: iFanboy has the exclusive on what appears to be the new Captain America creative team of Rick Remender and John Romita Jr.
However, this could be Marvel's way of throwing us a curveball. Maybe this is a teaser for a new Winter Soldier series. Or, maybe it's for Cable, who is also a soldier and was featured prominently on that original Marvel NOW! teaser image. For now, though, we're going to assume this is for El Capitan.
UPDATE: Brubaker mentioned on Twitter that these fellows are on CAP. Looks like Brubaker will still be on WINTER SOLDIER.
Lastly, MTV has the scoop of the new team taking over X-MEN: LEGACY -- Simon Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat. This one's surprising because these teasers have primarily focused on the big guns of Marvel's portfolio. But it looks like Marvel will be making a bigger push with X-MEN: LEGACY come November and Marvel NOW!
So that does it for this week’s Marvel teasers. If you need to play catch-up, here's the breakdown on everything you might have missed from earlier this week:
- Kieron Gillen and Greg Land on IRON MAN.
- Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic on THOR.
- Mark Waid and Leinil Yu on HULK.
- Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Tony Moore on DEADPOOL.
What say you, True Believers? Satisfied with the creative team reveals? Sound off in the comments below.
One more has surfaced. You can bet this has us very very excited!
Erik Norris is a freelance writer for sites such as ComicVine, IGN and CraveOnline.com. You can stalk him on Twitter@Regular_Erik.