The All New, All Different… MARVEL! (I am starting to have doubts).

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You have probably already seen the promo pictures at Marvel.com or over a dozen web and social sites.  It’s the All-New, All-Different Marvel!  Why when I look at these pictures I am getting a sinking feeling that most of these changes will not be for the better.  Here is the gut feeling that I get when I look at these photos:

The Good

  • The are bringing back Wolverine, Hyperion and Spectrum – supposedly, these 3 characters were dead but now they are all alive with the reset of the new marvel universe.
  • More diversity – X23 is now the new Wolverine, the new Ms. Marvel will be part of the new-after-Secret Wars-Avengers and they are introducing a native american hero.  Add these new heroes to the recent Thor, Spider-Man and Captain American changes and you can see that Marvel is really committed to having a universe that better reflective of the real universe.
  • The Thing will now be a Guardian!  This seems like a logical choice – The Guardians of the Galaxy are a bunch of misfits that all have good hearts and like to save… the  galaxy.  Blue Eyed Ben Grimm is a good fit on that team!!
  • I like that they are bring back Citizen V.  Does that me the Thunderbolts are coming back?

The Bad

  • Agent Coulson – Is it me or does anyone else have a problem with Marvel hammering the Cinematic and Television Universes into the Comic Universe?  Come on, Marvel – Let’s keep the moving media and the static media separate.  No need to put these characters into the comics.
  • Getting rid of the mutants and the Fantastic Four – Where are the other members of the X-men and the Fantastic Four?  I know that Marvel had made some bad movie deals with Fox and Sony so now they are marginalizing the presence of X-men and Fantastic Four (and Peter Parker too) but some of us fans still love these characters.  Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater, Disney/Marvel.
  • Stephen Strange… with a battle axe?!  Why would the Master of the Mystic Arts need a physical weapon?  I am not too sure I like this.
  • Teenage-Angst Karnak – I have been told that the person in the hoodie and jeans is Karnak – one of the inhumans.  Why does he look so moody?  Karnak is a martial arts master, not a teenage mutant ninja turtle!
  • I don’t know if I want to read a Vision comic.  I like Vision in an ensemble book.  I don’t know how I will like him in a solo book.

The Odd

  • Why is Iron Man in both pics?  Are there 2 Iron mans… er, men?
  • Why are you changing Daredevil’s costume?  Is it because the show because the show is closer to the all red costume.
  • Well, that’s all I have for now.  How are you all feeling about these changes?

– Jim

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