I think I have heard about the possibilities of a Marvel reboot about once a month ever since the New 52 started. Now don’t get me wrong, knowing Bendis that’s totally possible, because no offense to Mister Bendis but he is a guy who thinks the way to make his stuff better is by destroying the stuff of the past, which stinks because it’s a big finger to fans of the previous books but also because his best stuff has been the stuff he did that built upon the past. (yes I’m still mad about Avengers Disassemble, never getting over that)
But I doubt it’ll happen simply because when you look at everything Marvel is doing, they’ve had their biggest successes by not trying to reboot but by doing new stuff, and they’ve been whooping DC’s ass after they lost so many readers with the New 52. They didn’t actually catch up to Marvel in the sales until recently, and that’s because of the Bombshell Covers, Selfie Covers, etc, in other words, by doing the thing that destroyed the comic industry in the 90s.
So yeah, this theory has been used for everything from Age of Ultron to Hickman’s Avengers. Now I think there was a chance they were planning the reboot with Age of Ultron, but possibly because it was delayed due to how long the art took to finish, and DC’s sales dropping and fan outrage rising during the time it was delayed, Marvel might have had time to look at this and go “Abort!”
However, I would be interested in the o5 going back to their own time and that causing a big split into an alt reality, and the All-New X-Men series continuing on in this new reality, because honestly I think Bendis does his best stuff when you give him his own world, give him his own toybox so he can’t break our toys I say.
So if you follow sirdef she’s doing this great thing called #Favoritecomicsweek where people are encouraged to use that tag to talk this week about their favorite comics. You can find the original post about it here.
I’m getting together a few post to celebrate this, but before they go up later this week I figured it might be fun to do a little Q&A to start it off. So head on over to my ask box, it’s open and friendly.
Questions don’t have to revolve around this topic, ask anything you want, but hope you enjoy this week and follow that tag.
This week DC Comics is releasing another round of 3D covers, and Marvel is putting out the final part of Original Sin and the Death of Wolverine.
So if you don’t hear from me after Wednesday, then I have surely been trampled under a stampede of customers trying to get these books so they can resell them in ten years (and be very upset at how they have actually declined in value). So tell my wife I love her… and tell my girlfriend to ignore that thing about my wife.