By Night Thrasher 19 Comments
Amidst all of the crappy company wide crossovers and reboots (i.e. Suck Itself and DC Heroes Reborn), there is a black hole were something great used to be. The black hole of course is the unaddressed Marvel Cosmic Universe. This was for a brief period the best comics around. We were privy to such great titles as Annihilation, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, etc. The Marvel Cosmic Universe was as diverse and complicated as the Marvel Earth books, with only two titles at a time. What a shame that we don't have this to look forward to every month anymore.
I however am a solutions oriented person and have the answer. Get rid of two unnecessary tie-in or one shot books that we won't buy anyway (i.e. 15-Love, Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol) and give us the cosmic adventures we deserve. Now to make sure these books are quality we need a main plotter. I nominate Keith Giffen for this position. He got the ball rolling with the original Annihilation crossover and I think that's the basis for the whole thing.
Now we need two books and two creative teams. For the books themselves, I of course am going to say GotG and Silver Surfer. For GotG Abnett and Lanning worked well the first time, they just didn't have a steady artist on the book. How about a rotating penciller. Khoi Pham as regular penciller and Dan Panosian as fill in. Solid writing, solid art, Keith Giffen tieing things together...I think it's a winner. Now for Silver Surfer, Marvel got it right the last time they tried it. Greg Pak and Harvey Tolibao killed it the last time. Now we have a viable Cosmic Universe family of Books. A solid Team book or "Cosmic Avengers" and a leading man or character.
Just a thought...or wishful thinking