Aw man, that looks like Surge and Prodigy in the background. I really hope I am wrong...
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Love all the comments that say "I don't care about these characters." Of course you don't, they're new characters (or possibly little-known comics characters disguised with different names, I suppose) and all we know of them are these little blurbs. Nobody ever spontaneously liked a character without reading or watching something with that character in it. Really, this information doesn't change anything; we knew we were getting a SHIELD series with new characters, and given Whedon's history and the show's context, these are just about exactly the archetypes you would expect to see in the lead roles.
Which is exactly why we don't care.
Who wants to watch a TV about new characters when we could've had The Punisher, Hulk, Mockingbird and AKA Jessica Jones. I'll take any one of those over this show.
I am pretty sure Marvel took a look at what DC was pumping out on TV and decided that original content is better than adaptation. I feel that any show that was superhero-based may be too costly or simply not engaging week to week. Punisher and Jessica Jones may be too violent and dark for ABC. Hulk would probably be no good since I am sure Ruffalo would not do TV. And I feel Mockingbird has an equal chance of appearing on this show as Dum Dum Dougan or Maria Hill.
Original Content gives creators more room to play with the world. If they did an adaptation of an established character or title, there would be more pressure to stay "true" to the source material. I like the fact that Joss Whedon essentially gets to do whatever he wants with the everyday SHIELD Agent. We haven't really seen that kind of story from the comics and I would like to see the angle he takes this show.
If you don't care about the characters... fine. Characters are nothing without story anyway.
@Cooke76: As readers of comics, we should be more welcoming to change and lack of status quo writing. Every once and while, experimentation should be allowed to happen. Otherwise books stagnate and become boring. Not that I am saying every time a creator experiments is amazing, but 9 times out of 10 different is better than more of the same.
Think of it this way. Let's say your favorite dessert is cake. What would happen if you had cake for dessert EVERY day? You would get tired of it. Even if it was really good cake, you would get sick of the fact that it is cake. Having pie, flan, or a souffle every once and while breaks up the monotony and adds more flavor/variety to your dessert.
I think after that Shadowland garbage, people are just glad that DD is not a book trying to find the next best way to screw DD over. Let DD have his fun time. The stories are unique and the art is great. People need to stop asking for it to be dark again. The status quo isn't always the best way to make a book good. Creators going against the grain is what makes great stories.
Why no love for Fraction? His Iron Fist and Iron Man runs are amazing. Granted his Thor run and Fear Itself were a mess, but I feel he does the realm of science and business i.e. realism, better than he does fantastical stuff.
Most of these creative teams sound interesting. I am glad they are mixing it up but I have a feeling some people are just really out of place for where they were assigned. Let's wait and see I guess.
There's four month's between GotG (august) 2013 and Thor (november) and five month's between it and the new cap (april of 14) movie marvel must not be concerned about burnout then.
This article actually has an error. GotG comes out August 2014, not 2013.
I was worried that mainstream audiences might not flock to go see GorG, but here's how I see it through the release dates. Since Thor 2 comes out in November 2013 and Thor is traveling to different realms, he could run into the Guardians in that movie. The Guardians warn him about a powerful being who has set his sights on Earth. In Cap 2, Thor can show up in the post credits on Earth saying that Earth needs to prepare for the coming of Thanos. Then, by the time GotG comes out people know to go see that movie before they go see Avengers 2. If this is the case, still a very ballsy move.
Hey look! They are doing Heroes Reborn again! Awesome!
But seriously, some of those costumes look horrible.