Sunday, November 20, 2011
Marvel Point One
A couple of days ago on the train back from Zürich I finally read the recent Marvel woohoow, a.k.a. "Point One". This 1 shot issue consists of 7 pilot stories for Marvel's upcoming story arcs for 2011, only 1 of which was of particular interest to me. I was very excited when I found out there was going to be something related to "Nova" in there, and well, there was. The "Harbinger" chapter is about Nova... except, this is "A" Nova and not "the" Nova. This is some Nova from some possible alternate reality, with a lower rank than "the" Nova... and there's no reason to believe that this story will somehow bring back our Nova. Also, according to the list at the end of the issue, none of the immediate upcoming arcs actually include Nova, so as of yet we can't even have a solid idea as to where this alt-Nova is going to show up. And that, well, sucks. =P
To be honest [and to repeat what gzillion other people have said already] Marvel is doing a pretty huge injustice to their cosmic arcs and characters in general. They've killed Nova and Starlord, and well, Adam Warlock is nowhere to be found. They also cancelled "Guardians of the Galaxy" altogether which I believe was a huge mistake. So at the current state of things, once "Annihilators : Earthfall" is done, there are no more real cosmic arcs. In addition, it appears that Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning [a.k.a. DnA] have absolutely no idea about what's happening with Nova which is horrible, seeing how they're the authors of the best of Marvel Cosmic. And of course whoever's writing FF, has managed to reset the Kree and Inhumans to their pre-Annihilation status which means all of the brilliant work of DnA and the rest of the authors of "Annihilation" and "Annihilation : Conquest" has simply vanished. So yes, a bloody load of injustice.
Anyhow, if any of you guys know anything more about what's happening with Marvel Cosmic, do let me know!