Well we have been using The Avengers thread for some of this talk but there are a whole bunch of fantastic Street-Level Marvel books that either just started or launch in the coming months. Talk about em here!
BENDIS AND MALEEV - MAY 4TH
Promised to be in the tradition of Bendis' landmark Daredevil run, the new Moon Knight book is a completely new direction for Marc Spector. Relocating to LA, he uses his history as Moon Knight to launch a hit TV Show 'Legends of the Khonshu' to fund his crimefighting crusade. Finally at peace with his mental illness, Spector has embraced the three newest personalities in his head: namely ones that mimic Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America. While he is unable to control when a personality asserts itself, Marc will attempt to use the multiple heroes inside his head to be a better superhero than he has ever before.
RUCKA AND CHECETTO - AUGUST
Greg Rucka returns Frank Castle to his grim vigilante roots, with a clear mission statement. Rucka's Punisher will be completely sane, he is simply a soldier on a mission and will do anything within his power to complete it. This Punisher will be firmly entrenched within the Marvel Universe, forcing Frank to find a middle ground between high and low profile killings to avoid drawing the attention of superheroes.
WAID, RIVERA AND MARTIN - JULY
Daredevil has been at rock bottom for about 25 years now, Mark Waid hopes to change that. In the wake of Matt Murdock's betrayal of pretty much everyone he knows in Shadowland, Waid will bring him back to his Swashbuckling roots. Matt Murdock will be happier and funnier than he has been in decades which of course freaks out everyone else.
While still mature and dark, the stories will be more in the vein of a superhero book over depressing crime drama.
PAK, VAN LENTE AND EDWARDS
Hercules is mortal, for the first time in thousands of years. Taking it in stride, he has moved into Brooklyn after answering mysterious prayers to fight a gang of Ares' worshiping nutbags named the Warhawks. He is armed with Ares' abandoned armory, with each unique piece of equipment tying directly into mythology.
HEROES FOR HIRE
ABNETT, LANNING AND ATKINS
Misty Knight's new Heroes for Hire follows a massive rotating ensemble cast (everyone from Gargoyle to Spider-Man), with Misty and Paladin forming the core of the operation. After recovering from Puppet Master's control, Misty continues H4H, acting as a mission control for various heroes to team-up and take down crime, offering intel and cash as payment.
LISS AND FRANCAVILLA
In all honesty, this is a poor version of Christopher Priest's run, with very pretty art. American Panther looks mildly racist but hey follow it if you want.
WILLIAMS AND CLARK - JUNE
Dovetailing out of Aaron's landmark run, Rob Williams' Ghost Rider follows Johnny Blaze in a quest to rid himself of the Spirit of Vengeance once and for all. However, if he finally can cleanse himself of the angelic spirit where will it go? Is Blaze ready to handle placing the curse of the Ghost Rider on some random innocent?
This is probably my last thread for a bit. Been making a ton lately.
Also in New Avengers, where Bendis apparently has plans for him to become buddies with Dr. Strange and Wolverine.
He was in Heroes for Hire, but won't be a fixture of the cast.
I like Heroes for Hire and Herc's new book.
I'll probably pick Ghost Rider up, but I won't bother with American Panther unless I hear good things. The first two issues of Man Without Fear were boring and I don't hear good things concerning the new book.
His Spidey banter is a little over the top but he seems to get Johnny Blaze very well. The first time we see him he's Ridered up at a bar.
"Get me a drink."
"W-what do you want?"
"Kidding. Whiskey. Neat."
Also, the best puns, the best.
Ghost Rider's always been a part of Marvel's street heroes, thats why he was in Shadowland.
And there's no real magic marvel right now, so he's got to go somewhere.
Is there any info on where the Waid Daredevil is gonna pick up? Will it be a number one, or is it gonna go back on the current numbering system, which is staring Black Panther at the moment?
Rucka on Punisher... does that mean he's gone from DC? Or is he freelance now? I wouldn't mind reading some Punisher stuff by him, but he has so much good DC stuff that it will be weird reading him on a non-Gotham book. I mean, Rucka has given us some of the best Bat family books over the years. Will be very strange to read him on a book as starkly different as Punisher is.
With that, and Moon Knight sounding like it was gonna end up gimmicky, I was losing hope for this new run of street hero series. But the more I hear now the more it seems like a breathe of fresh air for titles that were really starting to stagnate. Go team.
I remember Rucka basically saying "Daredevil will probably show up sometime but the Avengers ain't gonna be in this"
Jesus christ Marc is crazy
so I am fully expecting him to realize that
I wish Punisher would go to a different city and stay there. You run into troubles with believability if you have all of these heroes opposed to lethal force in same city as a guy who sometimes kills 44 people in 22 pages.
I'm not even sure someone like him could keep it up anywhere in the US. They need to send him to Guatemala City, Grozny, Kinshasa, or Cape Town.
Also, I liked the first issue of Herc, but if I can be a nitpicky nerd for a bit, that's a really uninspired title. I get that it sells the idea he's no longer The Incredible Hercules, and just a normal, mortal dude. But, it's a bit like if War Machine's book was relaunched under the title, "Jim."
it should be Hercules, not Herc. Drop The Incredible
Or 'The Labors of Hercules
that would be nice
Marvel Comics 616 reality is inspired by, but not intended to be the same as, our reality.
I'm getting off-topic, but I hope Remender gets to be a big deal like Bendis some day. He has neat ideas. I thought the same thing about Fraction, but I'm not so sure. Remender changed things with the Punisher, he had him stealing from the Avengers, using ray guns and Pym particles and joining the Legion of Monsters and stuff.
I'm worried that Rucka will have the Punisher go back to the same old thing.
Seeing a Punisher who actually tries to think a little will be neat, and a happy Daredevil? Too strange not to at least peek at.
Happy Daredevil is a boss
fuckin modern day Errol Flynn
And 1602 Daredevil is the second best 1602 character
(The first is Nicholas Fury)
buy all the issues of ann nocenti's run!
happy daredevil all over the place!
and blank that is unfair
Nick Fury is the best character in every universe
Even the ones he doesn't show up in
You just know he is off somewhere, being a boss
like more than the typical ammount
god that fight scene with Doom's assassin
Still kinda miffed no one has ever done a mini of Iron Man and Iron Fist
They got a lot in common
And, even if they don't fight each other
The Immortal Iron Fist vs The Invincible Iron Man just SOUNDS like a baller kung fu movie
Someone make this happen or I will do it myself
Anyone care to tell me a little about him? I honestly know nothing at all about this character, other than that he has a pretty cool looking costume.
That is all you really need to know.
Bendis is moving away from that and focusing on the repercussions of him actually being crazy though, because the Actually Chosen/Psycho thing has been done a lot now. Which I agree with.
First off the art was gorgeous.
and I like Bendis' Marc Spector. He is a bit funny, but mostly serious. I am happy Bendis resisted temptation to give him another Bendisspeak voice.