Marvel Comics has released a new video which promises a change is coming.
In the video – which you can check out below – Marvel promises that this year we’ll see new series, new creative teams, new directions and new beginnings as the bullpen goes under an overhaul. This ‘fresh start’ will begin in May.
So, what do you think about this ‘fresh approach’?
While I’m a stickler for continuity and consistency, I do believe a fresh approach should always be encouraged, so if Marvel wants to push forward in a new direction then that’s great. That said, from looking at the group shot seen in the video, Marvel’s ‘fresh approach’ seems to involve all the usual suspects, so just how ‘fresh’ this approach is remains to be seen.
As a comic book reader of 26 years, one thing I would personally like to see this year is a decrease in the amount of crossover events. Keeping up with just a couple of titles can put a real strain on the wallet (especially bi-monthly titles like X-Men: Gold & X-Men: Blue), so curbing crossovers would be helpful.
I guess we’ll just have to wait a couple of months longer to find out what these changes are…