Post by Doctor Doom on May 23, 2008 17:02:00 GMT -5
So I think, anyway. Let's run down the facts:
1. Doctor Doom has been showing up everywhere- in the last 2 years, he's made deals with the Red Skull, Loki, and Namor.
2. Doom's also slated to make an appearance in "Secret Invasion" and is playing a major, major role in Mark Millar's "Fantastic Four" which is tied into events in "Marvel 1985" involving the guys who trained... you guessed it, Doom.
3. When asked if the stuff with Doom and other villains is an anomaly or an indicator of something big, Joe Q cryptically responded that "If Doom and those villains WERE planning something, that would be a heck of a story, wouldn't it?"
4. Now the most damning sign of all IMO- from an interview with Joe Q:
Q: Finally, will we ever get just a fun story of the big Marvel Icon heroes (Cap, Thor, Hulk and etc) teaming up to beat up some of Marvel's biggest villians (Dr. Doom, Magneto, Loki and etc.) just for fun? I loved that about the original Secret Wars and miss it now. WWH and Civil War were great, just hero vs hero though.
A-Paul, oooooooooh, Paul, if you only knew what was happening right before your very eyes. Keep reading my friend.
Now combine all that with the fact that we know Marvel have already planned next year and beyond... and remember that the heavy "Civil War" was followed with the lighter "World War Hulk"... and I think there's a heavy, HEAVY chance that next summer we just may be looking at an oldschool heroes versus villains fight with our Mighty Merry Marvel Bad Guys united under everyone's favourite Latverian dictator.
Post by Doctor Bong on May 23, 2008 17:47:26 GMT -5
I think on paper it would be great, Doom... Buttttt....... Believe me, I'm trying my best not to be a downer, that's not my intention at all... yet, and I believe I'm not alone on this, I'm kinda tired of the unending chains of events that Marvel keeps cooking... Like other people have stated, it's come to the point where there's almost no respite in between these things... So I think me and likeminded people should stay away from most of these events in the (probably vain) hopes that, if enough people feel the same way, Marvel would start spacing these events a little more, at least... It is my contention that most astounding developments within the MU should happen in the pages of the characters' own books, as it used to be the case, that is, when the characters have them, of course. That being said, I think this is the kind of Event that I probably would enjoy reading very much!
I Believe me, I'm trying my best not to be a downer, that's not my intention at all... yet, and I believe I'm not alone on this, I'm kinda tired of the unending chains of events that Marvel keeps cooking... Like other people have stated, it's come to the point where there's almost no respite in between these things...
See, I kinda get what you mean, but I think it's fair to say they're for different audiences. Really, there's effectively an event every 2 years, not every year, and the scale varies. For Avengers, we have more than most- Disassembled, Civil War, Secret Invasion. But an Avenger fan could skip House of M or WWH. Likewise, Spidey fans would only really need to read Civil War out of those. And a Hulk fan only WWH. And an X-Men fan only House of M. And so on... the only reason to read ALL of them is if you're a fan of multiple brands.
It is my contention that most astounding developments within the MU should happen in the pages of the characters' own books, as it used to be the case, that is, when the characters have them, of course.
To some extend, I'd argue that's how it happens; Cap's death and all follow-up has been in "Cap", OMD and BND are all totally in Spidey... to some extent, Secret Invasion is just an extension of "New Avengers" since it's been building up to it since issue one. Fantastic Four is opting out of SI, and telling it's own big epic for the year, Iron Man's doing likewise.
Post by Doctor Doom on May 30, 2008 14:52:49 GMT -5
I'm adding to the proof of this....
"Patrick asks: Hey Joe, I'm loving what Marvel is doing, but I'm begging for a fix. Can we get a villain-based mini-series soon? Bullseye: Greatest Hits, Zemo: Born Better, Taskmaster, and Modok's 11 were all great. And I know the T-bolts are set to be big this summer in Secret Invasion. But come on man…bring on the bad guys!
JQ: As we move ahead into 2009, Patrick, you'll be seeing a lot more focus on the big villains of the Marvel Universe, but it's premature to say anything more just yet"