Thanks to Bleeding Cool (see this link http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/03/marvel-now-to-relaunch-a-new-title-every-week-for-five-months/), Marvel's unveiled their post AvX plans, and it includes the dreaded word RELAUNCH. But unlike the New 52, they're not doing anything to the continuity--but there will be time travel, an 18-member Avengers roster, and much, much.......too much (one guy knows what I'm talking about: http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/3833250.html). The initiative: Marvel NOW! (more info here: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=62892). And now, my thoughts on this, in no particular order:
REALLY, Marvel? Re-he-he-he-eally, Marvel? Are you seriously trying to get yourself (figuratively) moidered? Though the title of this implies something, let me tell you, it WILL be the final straw if anything happens to the only modern Big Two title I read: the current volume of The Defenders. I've just--I've had it to here with DC and Marvel's shenanigans:
Marvel NOW! has got to be the most BONE-HEADED, STUPIDEST, IDIOTIC, UNGRATEFUL, DOLLAR-SCENTED, PEA/HARE-BRAINED decision/get-rich-quick-scheme I have EVER heard of!!!! It only confirms one of many things I've wanted and wished would happen right now--a COUP D'TAT in mainstream comic book company management! I want Quesada, Loeb, EVEN Alonso OUTTA HERE!!!! Everything described in the Marvel NOW! details--it's not the right approach! Don't those 40% creative-minded 60% business-minded morons know ANYTHING? ANY of the things I've advocated for in my past "how-to-save-the-industry" blog posts would've worked much, much better than this! I hated the idea of The New 52, and this just makes it worse.
And yes, there is the return of Jean Grey--but I didn't want to see it like the way All-New X-Men was described!! It's just--that's nothing! Worthless!
Seriously---can't you do anything ELSE??? Is there some sort of mental block inhibiting the fine folks over at both the Distinguished and Marvelous competition? Can't they do anything OTHER than Marvel NOW!? Can't they????
Something tells me a fine-tuned, heartfelt letter is in order, and I intend for them to get it before making what may or may not be a terrible, terrible mistake. For if this affects the only Big Two title I read.....that's it. I'm done. No more modern Marvel or DC. My money will only go to their reprint division--and even then, I'll simply buy the books secondhand (HA-HA!). Something is rotten in the state of Denmark...I only hope the shlubs in what remains of the Mighty Marvel Bullpen realize it before it's too late.