Hulks are falling! Superheroes are killing each other for political aims brought upon by reality intruding upon naive utopian ideals! Medical comas are gateways to magical lands in peril! Truly, these could only be brand new comics we crave.
If Marvel really wants to make four movies a year, then they're going to have to dig deep into their toybox to find enough characters to fill them. Luckily, we're here to help out with some suggestions.
The Pitch: "Man's struggle against himself made flesh."
The Explanation: Artificially created to be the perfect human, Adam Warlock struggles against his own evil side... literally; his nemesis, the Magus, is a future version of himself gone bad, and attempting to speed along the transformation. Is the only…
The Pitch: "Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but with spies instead of assassins."
The Explanation: While Hawkeye's been kicking around with the Avengers, Defenders and even Thunderbolts for years, the ideal Hawkeye movie should avoid all that and skip straight to Jim McCann's recent New Avengers: The Reunion mini-series -…
The Pitch: "Harry Potter meets Nip/Tuck."
The Explanation: What happens when one of the world's greatest surgeons loses the full use of his hands in a car accident? If your answer is "He goes to Tibet and becomes the world's greatest magician," then you clearly know your Strange. We're saying, keep him…
Power Man and Iron Fist
The Pitch: "Shanghai Noon meets 48 Hours. Meets I'm Gonna Git You Sucka."
The Explanation: Yes, yes, I know that Luke Cage has a respectable career with the New Avengers these days, and Iron Fist has his own series back, but these two characters (Both born of Marvel's 1970s bandwagon-jumping…
Nova, the Human Rocket
The Pitch: "Spider-Man meets The Last Starfighter."
The Explanation: Rich Rider, an everyday American teenager, is chosen by the last surviving member of intergalactic police force the Nova Corps, to take his place and defend the universe from the space pirate who's out to kill them all. Part …
There's no other way to get around it: This is a week where you're going to want to take your wallet to the comic store. There's a lot of good stuff coming out.
Science fiction monkeys. Sure, this week may bring all manner of collections of more recent comics, but let's face it: Nothing measures up to science fiction monkeys. Of course, these are new comics we crave.
Civil rights, international politics and superintelligent apes are in the future of Marvel Comics, according to Thursday's Mondo Marvel panel. The new series announcements moved away from the massive big events like revamping Spider-Man and tearing their heroes apart with a Civil War and more towards the obscure.…