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#1 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi Everyone.

Well, I asked Tom Brevoort a question about plans for Monica yesterday, and he's responded to the question.

Here's what I asked, and his response:

Me: Dear Mr Brevoort. I just wanted to ask if there any plans for Monica Rambeau to appear in anything. She's one of my favourite Marvel characters, so it's unfortunate that she's not regularly appearing in any ongoing titles, especially when some other characters can be seen in a variety of titles every month. If there aren't currently any plans for a regular spot on a team or in a solo title(either would be great), is there at least the chance of an A+X team up? Thanks for your time. :)

Tom Brevoort: Boy, I’m going to make you a happy man later on in the day…

This must surely mean that she's about to be announced as being a regular in a team or in a solo title! :D


Anyone got any thoughts on this?


Scarlotte.

#2 Posted by SC (12910 posts) - - Show Bio

YEY - but also funny how Brevoort assumed you were a male heh heh. I am glad about this, I wonder where she will appear! I hope team book because I would be worried her book would be cancelled unfortunately.

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#3 Posted by akbogert (3215 posts) - - Show Bio

No thoughts in particular, but that's cool. Probably not cool enough to make you a "happy man," but still very cool.

#4 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

That's awesome! I'm happy for you ^_^

What makes her your favourite though? (I don't know much about her, just curious to learn more ^_^)

#6 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: @sc: Yeah, unfortunate gender defaulting, but never mind.

I heard yesterday, possibly from a Tom Brevoort tweet, that the Mighty line-up wasn't fully announced, even though the six hexagons have been filled, so a place on that team seems the most likely at this point, but I suppose it could be something else.

A solo ongoing title could be risky, but a mini-series could be nice. :)

#7 Posted by SC (12910 posts) - - Show Bio

She would be a great leader for that book!! The Mighty line up, I felt it was a bit too small. Oh man fingers crossed, I would be thrilled with her as leader, team spot okay but she deserves leader to me.

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#8 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@aiden_cross: She not my very favourite, but she's definitely in my top ten Avengers.

As with many characters, I struggle to pinpoint exactly why I like them so much, but her powers are interesting, and have been shown to be useful(the ability to convert her body into various types of energy). She's shown leadership qualities, leading the Avengers for a while in the late 80s, and NextWave in the mid-late 2000s. I can't quite explain, but I just really like her for some reason. :)

#9 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: That would be great. If not leader, I just hope she'll get plenty of panel time. Leader would be best though. :)

I wonder what she'll be called. I think she's technically Pulsar at the moment, but Age Of Ultron just used her real name.

#10 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: that does sound interesting. I know about her powers but i had no idea about her skill as a leader :)

#11 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@aiden_cross: Yeah, she became Avengers leader in one of the early issues in the Avengers: Assault on Olympus book,(I can't remember which particular issue, it's been a few months since I read it) if you're ever interested in looking into it. :)


#12 Posted by ShadowX (1218 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Edited by Veitha (2970 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by akbogert (3215 posts) - - Show Bio

"Monica is rejoining the superhero set, rebranding herself. Her new name is Spectrum... She's the field leader of the Mighty Avengers."

Cool, indeed.

#15 Posted by ShadowX (1218 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome. Did they say who the new Ronin is?

#16 Posted by micahparadise (489 posts) - - Show Bio

wow! Monica, Blue Marvel and She- hulk on a team together!!! LOVE IT!!! Alll I need is Sersi and im in Comic Heaven!!!!

#17 Edited by micahparadise (489 posts) - - Show Bio

Though i dont care too much for falcon, ronin and white tiger being on this team!!!!

#18 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by ShadowX (1218 posts) - - Show Bio

@thegreyoutcastx: i still plan on giving it a shot. But yeah greg lands art is meh

#20 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

@shadowx said:

@thegreyoutcastx: i still plan on giving it a shot. But yeah greg lands art is meh

Oh, it's a first issue see if it's worth it deal with me. But Greg Land's art....well....I don't think I need to explain my disappointment.

#21 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

Great news to come home to. :)

Field leader to me counts as leader, so that's really good, I like the new costume, it's much like a new version of her original Captain Marvel suit, Spectrum is a cool name, but most importantly, Monica Monthly! :D

I'm not really a fan of Greg Land, but never mind, I'll still buy it. :)

#22 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

This had to be drawn:

#24 Posted by billee0918 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Really happy for u Scarlotte...great when a Benched character you love gets back in the spotlight. Love Monica, thrilled about her being on this team, love the new codename and the costume looks awesome. Yay.

#25 Posted by wisesonAC (162 posts) - - Show Bio

this whole thread yes!! i really cant wait . i do wish she still had dreads but wow this books cast is great!

#26 Posted by wisesonAC (162 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: @sc: Yeah, unfortunate gender defaulting, but never mind.

I heard yesterday, possibly from a Tom Brevoort tweet, that the Mighty line-up wasn't fully announced, even though the six hexagons have been filled, so a place on that team seems the most likely at this point, but I suppose it could be something else.

A solo ongoing title could be risky, but a mini-series could be nice. :)

i dont think itt was gender defaulting. i think he meant boy the same way old folks be using it. " boy, have i got a suprise for you" idk i could be wrong

#27 Posted by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

I've liked her from Nextwave, so it's nice to see her get some action again. Hopefully Land doesn't bring the book down too much.

#28 Edited by akbogert (3215 posts) - - Show Bio

@wisesonac: He said "I'm gonna make you a happy man."

#29 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@billee0918: Yeah, things are looking good for her. :)

@the_tree I've only read a few full issues by him, but I've seen many panel scans that are off putting. But yeah, let's hope for the best. :)

@akbogert said:

@wisesonac: He said "I'm gonna make you a happy man."

Yeah, that.

#30 Posted by wisesonAC (162 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@wisesonac: No problem. :)

Careful with the language by the way. Swearing can get you in trouble on here.

#32 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Greg Land? Yea I'm out

#33 Edited by wisesonAC (162 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Edited by SC (12910 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Great artwork of Monica Rambeau Spectrum! Also yes its great new details are released, its such a cool team and especially with the inclusion of White Tiger! I am not overly fond of Monica's new hair but really really like her new outfit and more than that am just glad for her new role in a monthly book.

Can't wait for her interactions with She Hulk, Superior Spidy and Blue Marvel especially and just the interpersonal going ons in the book. Great diversity with the team too, its great. Will try ignore one of my least favorite artists is here and will support book anyway.

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#35 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: Yeah, I would have preferred her previous hairstyle, but it's a small sacrifice to make for the sake of her appearance.

I'm mostly going to buy it for Monica and She-Hulk, but it'll be good to see what the rest of the cast are like. The only other one I'm kind of familiar with is Luke Cage, as I only know Falcon and Superior from brief appearances in Avengers. The rest of the cast, I don't think I've read at all before.

Shame about Greg Land, but artists can move on to other projects, so we may get someone great at some point. :)

#36 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

Forgot to post this yesterday:

#37 Posted by New_World_Order (12947 posts) - - Show Bio

Great news to come home to. :)

Field leader to me counts as leader, so that's really good, I like the new costume, it's much like a new version of her original Captain Marvel suit, Spectrum is a cool name, but most importantly, Monica Monthly! :D

I'm not really a fan of Greg Land, but never mind, I'll still buy it. :)

Yes I love Monica Rambeau! Can't wait for this to come out! Is everyone in the second pick going to be on the team?

#38 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio
#39 Edited by New_World_Order (12947 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@thundergodswrath: I don't know much about him, though I've seen a lot of people say that they wanted to see him again, so hopefully the fans will get something good out of this series.

#41 Posted by New_World_Order (12947 posts) - - Show Bio

@thundergodswrath: I don't know much about him, though I've seen a lot of people say that they wanted to see him again, so hopefully the fans will get something good out of this series.

Agreed.

#42 Posted by SC (12910 posts) - - Show Bio

Q: This team also features two veteran Avengers in the form of Falcon and Monica Rambeau, who is adopting the code name Spectrum. Besides their past connection to the Avengers, what else do you feel these characters bring to the book?

A: Monica, meanwhile -- well, she adds Monica. The first Avengers I read, she led, so having her back as co-leader -- and field leader -- is a massive thing for me. I remember from the Roger Stern days that she had a habit of not taking any nonsense from anybody, including people like Namor and Zeus, and more recently she refused to put up with shenanigans from Machine Man, Baby Modok and various other oddities in Warren Ellis' "Nextwave." I'll be continuing that tradition as best I can, having her brook no funny business from a new generation of teammates and bad guys.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=46147

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#43 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc said:

Q: This team also features two veteran Avengers in the form of Falcon and Monica Rambeau, who is adopting the code name Spectrum. Besides their past connection to the Avengers, what else do you feel these characters bring to the book?

A: Monica, meanwhile -- well, she adds Monica. The first Avengers I read, she led, so having her back as co-leader -- and field leader -- is a massive thing for me. I remember from the Roger Stern days that she had a habit of not taking any nonsense from anybody, including people like Namor and Zeus, and more recently she refused to put up with shenanigans from Machine Man, Baby Modok and various other oddities in Warren Ellis' "Nextwave." I'll be continuing that tradition as best I can, having her brook no funny business from a new generation of teammates and bad guys.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=46147

Sounds like she's in good hands. Thanks for posting this. :)

#44 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Great news to come home to. :)

Field leader to me counts as leader, so that's really good, I like the new costume, it's much like a new version of her original Captain Marvel suit, Spectrum is a cool name, but most importantly, Monica Monthly! :D

I'm not really a fan of Greg Land, but never mind, I'll still buy it. :)

Beyond cool !

#45 Posted by SC (12910 posts) - - Show Bio

Small preview like stuff. Black and White - First issue. Only two panels of Monica but still.

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#46 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: Two? I would have said four(or kind of five), as I thought that was her flying. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong. Thanks for posting. :)

Covers! :)

#47 Posted by SC (12910 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

@sc:

Two? I would have said four(or kind of five), as I thought that was her flying. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong. Thanks for posting. :)

Covers! :)

Heh heh good point. I think I don't want to acknowledge the one she is being hit by the magic spear. Also I am not a big Greg Land fan but I am good with black and white lines so far.

Also I love that second cover you posted. Its my favorite of the three. All three would make good posters! Thanks for posting them.

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#48 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

@sc: Yeah, I'm not a fan either, but it doesn't look so bad so far.

Unfortunately that second one is a variant, so it may be tricky to get a copy.

The third one seems to be based on a real film poster. Not a film I'm familiar with though:

#49 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6236 posts) - - Show Bio

Just read an interview with Al Ewing, and this is sounding good for Monica:

Monica “Spectrum” Rambeau

“Monica's an old favorite of mine from my childhood, and it's great to be writing her,” notes Ewing.

The super hero formerly known as Lady-of-Light, Daystar, Photon and Sceptre once led the Avengers into battle as Captain Marvel—to the constant consternation of her colleagues in Nextwave some time later. Imbued with electromagnetic power, Monica can transform into any number of energy waves, from gamma and cosmic rays to electricity and various forms of light. Such transformations afford Monica the ability to fly and travel at super speeds, emit energy blasts and achieve intangibility.

Most importantly, she appears at the right place at the right time.

“She's the other ‘core member,’” explains Ewing. “One of the original three to show up to Proxima Midnight's attack—four if you count The Splendiferous Spider Hero—and when we join her, she's making a push to establish a new hero identity as Spectrum, which involves some rebranding on her part: a new costume, a new look.”

“Historically, she's always been at her best in a leadership position,” the writer continues, “So she's the field leader of the team. She has a say in the overall direction as well, but down on the ground in the thick of it, she calls the shots. She's the backbone of the Mighty Avengers—strong-willed, pragmatic and powerful—but there are a couple of nagging questions: what prompted this sudden rebranding, and will a spot on this team be enough for her in the long run?”

Backbone of the team, a core member, a favourite of the writer. This sounds like she's going to be handled well in this series. :)

And this may just be wishful thinking, but does that last highlighted part sound like a hint towards a solo series to anyone else?

#50 Posted by SC (12910 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Thanks for interview, I tend to be skeptical of writers wording when it comes to hints at solo series. The way I interpret that is almost like if this book sells really well then we can have a Monica Rambeau series but only if it sells well, which means buy this book everyone!! I am not sure the current market could allow for a solo series, but I'd love to be proven wrong.

I hear some rumors and shuffling that the series is under-ordered by comic retailers worried it won't do well, thats a bit worrying, not that they don't have the right to, but will be frustrating either way if they are right or if fans want to buy it but can't. In more positive news, here is a preview of issue one on sale next week.

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