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Subj: Re: Line: Marvel Next
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 09:16:53 pm EDT (Viewed 65 times)
Reply Subj: Line: Marvel Next with slight edit
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 02:55:55 pm EDT (Viewed 91 times)


      We know Marvel has various lines (or families) of titles (X-Men, Avengers, Marvel Heroes, Spider-Man, Dark Reign, MAX, etc.).


        If you could create a line of say three or four titles, ALL set in the mainstream Marvel Universe (Earth-616) and ALL in current continuity, what would you call your line and what would the titles be (brief description of the first story arc please)???

    Description: Focusing on the younger heroes at Marvel.
    Other Info: The purpose would be to tell stories that are aimed at demographics besides white, 18-49 year old males. Would include titles aimed at blacks, hispanics, women, young readers, etc. 4 titles (one for each week), reprinted in digests initially, guarantee a title for 24 issues, and guarantee the line for at least 4 years. Aim for 4 issue arcs. And I've thought this out and have solutions to any potential problems. I was a fan of the idea of the original Marvel Next line, but not so much the execution. I blame Marvel's publishers.

    Title One: YELLOW JACKET
    Description: The adventures of the nephew of Bill Foster aka Black Goliath. Around 18 years old. Title would be like what if Lee and Ditko's Spider-Man took place today. Character would be smart, funny, relateable, etc. Update the current YellowJacket costume into something more modern, with a slight power upgrade. Put a writer like Dwayne McDuffie on the title, with possibly a black artist. Set the series outside of NYC, maybe the south, maybe even Atlanta. Title would be aimed at Black readers.

Is this a new nephew for Bill, or a revamp for the current Goliath Tom Foster?

    Description: Pretty much the current team as is, but in a monthly comic. Get Heinberg as a consultant, and just put a creative team on the title. The team of Cornell and Brooks would be great. Try and increase the racial diversity of the team.

    Title Three: NEW MUTANTS
    Description: A title to focus on the young students of the X-Men, comparable to the Yost/Craig run on the New X-Men title. Younger mutants being trained by older mutants like Sunspot, Cannonball, Moonstar, Magma, Husk, M, etc.

    Description: Banner title for various miniseries starring young characters aimed at non traditional demographics. 4 issue arcs starring these characters. Could include X-23, Arana, Scorpion, Gravity, etc. Would be a great way to dust off old concepts that have run their course, and reintroduce them to a younger audience. At 12 issues a year, with 4 issue arcs, that gives you 3 digests a year. I'd consider making this title bi weekly, therefore making it 6 digests a year.

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