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Fall is upon us but while Secret Wars and it’s many tie in’s sit in delay purgatory for the time being, Marvel is once again relaunching it’s superhero line with a whole bunch of #1 issues for their comics. With that said, the publisher is moving from a different position than they were in with Marvel Now & All New Marvel Now. With the former, Marvel had a lot of young creative talent that they were able to re-position during the relaunch to give their line a fresh make over and give creators they had brought up on their lower tier titles a higher profile like Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena, Esad Ribic, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jason Aaron or Rick Remender. After Marvel Now was a success, they added several new talents into their fold by building off the success of the original relaunch, giving creators like Ales Kot, Tradd Moore, Michael Walsh, Felipe Smith or Michel Fiffe their first shot at a major comics launch with the publisher. Now, much of the talent from both those initiatives has moved on from the publisher. In their place, Marvel has new creators coming on from all sorts of different mediums in addition to some of their old standby’s like Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Waid or Greg Land, and they are publishing a lot of comics. Probably too many. Below is a list of all the announced new series categorized into grouping of Yay, Mayhaps or Nah like we did with Secret Wars. Keep in mind that I won’t be including series that are basically the same creative talent and that Marvel will surely have more books to announce in the months ahead.
In addition to the Warren Ellis project, Bleeding Cool is announcing several new Marvel series & creative teams. They are as follows:
Update: Newsarama confirms The Vision series by King & Walta
Sean Ryan & Cory Smith will be taking over Nova
Writer Nick Spencer & artist Daniel Acuna will be taking over Captain America from Rick Remender & Stuart Immonem
Jeff Lemire & Humbert Ramos Extraordinary X-Men is confirmed from this interview on CBR
New Avengers title relaunching with writer Al Ewing & artist Gerardo Sandoval
S.H.I.E.L.D will be relaunched as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D with writer Marc Guggenheim taking over on writing duties and artist Mike Norton becoming the full time series artist
Writer Gerry Duggan & artist Ryan Stegman will be taking over Uncanny Avengers from Rick Remender & Daniel Acuna
Scarlet Witch series written by James Robinson
Carnage series from Gerry Conway & Mike Perkins
Ultimates comic in the mainline Marvel continuity by Al Ewing & Kenneth Rocafort
New Illuminati series by Joshua Williamson & Shawn Crystal
New Vision series from Tom King & Gabriel H Walta
Mike Costa will be continuing Spider-Verse as Web Warriors with artist David Baldeon
Daredevil by Charles Soule & Ron Garney
Uncanny X-Men by Cullen Bunn & Greg Land
Extraordinary X-Men by Jeff Lemire & Humberto Ramos
All New X-Men by Dennis Hopeless & Marc Bagley
New X-23/Wolverine by Tom Taylor & David Lopez
Venom: Spaceknight by Robbie Thomas & Ariel Olivetti
Howling Comandos of S.H.I.E.L.D by Frank Barbiere & Brent Schoonover
Angela Relaunch With Marguerite Bennett remaining as the main writer on the series and art from Stephanie Hans & Kim Jacinto
Deadpool relaunch by Gerry Duggan & Mike Hawthorne
Writing duties on Old Man Logan will be taken over by Jeff Lemire with Andrea Sorrentino remaining on art.
Thor, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ms Marvel, Amazing Spiderman, Legendary Star Lord, Howard The Duck, Spider-Woman, Hawkeye, Spiderman 2099 & Silk will also feature the same creative teams that are currently writing the books.
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This is not Thor: God of Thunder Ron Garney. I thought I knew what art to expect when I opened this book up and I was wrong. Ron Garney and colorist Matt Milla are brilliant in the series debut. Garney has always been a solid artist, but he reaches such a rough and shadowy level on Daredevil #1. Garney and Milla make a terrific team and place their stamp on this book in a big way. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about Soule. His lack of definitive style leaves the book cold and boring.
Soule has always been hit or miss. He burst onto the comic scene with a bang and became the hottest writer for hire in a hurry. Unfortunately. either I got used to his style or his work started to suffer. I enjoy Soule on books where he can let his goofiness shine through. Comics like She-Hulk and Lando hit all the right beats, while talking head books like Civil War and Inhumans put me to sleep. The problem with Soule paired with Garney and Milla is that the goofy Soule writing won’t work. Even though Matt Murdock can be sort of a goofy character, at least that is what worked for Waid, Soule finds himself caught in the middle. He is trying to write a tough Matt Murdock to fit the art style while still making him likeable. Somewhere in the middle he is falling flat leaving the reader with no connection to the character. In the end I’m just looking at fantastic art wishing there was something cool to go along with it.
Matt Murdock is set to take on his new role in New York city, that of a Prosecuting attorney. This is part of the new take on Matt as the tough guy. A guy who is sick of defending the guilty and is ready to put the criminals behind bars and I’m not a big fan of the switch. The reason Matt is such a good defense attorney is because he knows when people are lying, so he never has to defend the guilty. Matt starts his first case and is out to prove that he is in fact a hard ass.
Garney and Milla’s panels of Daredevil in costume are so beautiful that I feel disappointed when it’s just Matt. Mix that with Soule’s uninspired dialogue and I completely lost interest by the last few pages. There is even a big twist revealed in the final panel, but with little character development and my attention fading, the “Oh shit!” they were going for felt more like a “Hmmm okay”. If the story improves this could be a great comic, if it doesn’t improve it is a waste of some top notch art. I think Soule has it in him if he focuses the style and figures out who he wants Matt Murdock to be, he just hasn’t found it yet here.