Writer Dennis Hopeless of Avengers Arena, Spider-Woman & All New X-Men will be writing the Jean Grey ongoing series with art from Victor Ibanez of Storm, Extraordinary X-Men & Contest of Champions. More details at Newsarama
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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Hopeless does a great job on the writing of this book. I am a big fan of Hopeless his ever since he took a book that shouldn’t have worked, Avengers Arena, and made it so good that they went and gave him a follow up in Avengers Undercover. Both of those comics were fantastic, which is why I was definitely looking forward to reading another Hopeless teen book…excuse me, I mean Hopeless team book. Inferono has fantastic character work. Colossus is tormented by the imprisonment of his sister, Illyana by the Inferno. He has struck a deal with Scott that if he provides his services all year, Scott will let Colossus lead a team into the Inferno. Colossus is fantastic in this issue. He is shut down on the outside, so most of his character work is done via inner monologue. It has always been evident that Piotr loves his sister, but you can really see in this book how much it is killing him that she is trapped in the Inferno.
When I began this book, I thought the concept was actually a pretty interesting one. Storming a castle every year to save your sister. The opening raid was very exciting and intense. However, when they fail to save Illyana and we jump 364 days down the road until the next raid, I began to dislike the concept. If I’m Colossus, I’m not waiting 364 days in between raids. I am planning and storming that Inferno at the least every weekend. I understand that with a team of X-men you have better odds, but at the end of this book he just ends up going with a few of the X-men that he rounded up. I find it hard to grasp that Colossus, with how torn he is being portrayed, would be able to wait a whole year in between rescue attempts. However, the concept of Avengers Arena sounded stupid too, and Hopeless made that into one of my favorite Marvel books. I trust that he will do similar work here, because even though I didn’t care too much for the story line in here, Hopeless nailed it and I am intrigued to see where he takes it.
“People like a story. They want a bad guy” – Arcade
This week marks my first week as a student teacher teaching grade 12 math. The first day (Tuesday) was fantastic, the second day (Wednesday) was a train wreck. I introduced a very difficult concept and there were a few kids who were not getting it. As I found out quickly when a student doesn’t understand a concept they tend to get frustrated with the teacher (me). I faced a tough day of what appeared to be sharp pointed questions aimed right at my face. I managed to make it through as the teacher directed anger slowly faded, but I couldn’t help feeling like I may have blown it.