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Ray G.
10-11-2006, 05:12 PM
I was inspired by a big thread on Newsarama to start this game here, because frankly, we're probably better at it. ;)

Imagine for a second that the power to run DC and Marvel comics is at your fingertips. You can cancel anything you want, change creative teams, launch different titles.

So, seperately for DC and Marvel, or just one if you want......

1. What titles would you change creative teams on?

2. What new titles would you launch?

3. What titles would you cancel?

And to make this interesting, the number of new titles you launch must equal the number of books you cancel. And exclusives are still in effect, so no Johns on Cap or Bendis on Batman. Just to keep this a little realistic. I'll have mine up shortly. So let's see what the companies would look like if the fanboys were in charge for a change! :D

Brad N.
10-11-2006, 05:16 PM
I thought that was cool too and I'll put mine in later. Good idea Ray. btw, that pic will be in the mail for ya tomorrow. I've had a shitty week.

Blandy vs Terrorism
10-11-2006, 05:17 PM
Supergirl gets cancelled and Prime Taint Punched out of LOSH. Since I have to add a book, Kyle Baker on Brother Power the Geek.

TheTravis!
10-11-2006, 05:18 PM
Supergirl gets cancelled and Prime Taint Punched out of LOSH. Since I have to add a book, Kyle Baker on Brother Power the Geek.

I'd buy it just to make Ray cry.

John Drake
10-11-2006, 05:22 PM
Oh boy..
I'll do mine later but just posting here to remember.

Ray G.
10-11-2006, 05:23 PM
I'm going to make you SOBs buy Supergirl. Just watch me. :twisted:

Blandy vs Terrorism
10-11-2006, 05:24 PM
I'm going to make you SOBs buy Supergirl. Just watch me. :twisted:
You convinced me to give it another shot with issue 9. All I have to say for that is FUCK YOU!

Ray G.
10-11-2006, 05:26 PM
You convinced me to give it another shot with issue 9. All I have to say for that is FUCK YOU!

*shrug* Even the Human Target liked that issue. He said it was the best DC book he's read in years.

And if I was running DC you would buy a Supergirl book. Trust me.

Thommy Melanson
10-11-2006, 05:27 PM
Ditch Huston on Moon Knight and throw a retarded monkey onto the keyboard.

Whatever comes out is bound to have a better plot and pacing than Huston's run.

Blandy vs Terrorism
10-11-2006, 05:33 PM
*shrug* Even the Human Target liked that issue. He said it was the best DC book he's read in years.

And if I was running DC you would buy a Supergirl book. Trust me.
Not even if it were the only book DC published. Unless it's a porn comic with her taking one in the ass on every page. Then I'd consider it.

Hollingsworth
10-11-2006, 05:38 PM
Anybody else notice that "consigliere" is misspelled on this site? Is there an admin person we can have fix that? Look above the avatar of the previous poster to see what I'm saying.

Blandy vs Terrorism
10-11-2006, 05:43 PM
Anybody else notice that "consigliere" is misspelled on this site? Is there an admin person we can have fix that? Look above the avatar of the previous poster to see what I'm saying.
I've noticed it since the first person I saw reached that status. I think it's kinda funny, given whose board it is.

Hollingsworth
10-11-2006, 05:50 PM
You mean because he can't spell? This is a mistake in Italian, though....

Blandy vs Terrorism
10-11-2006, 05:50 PM
You mean because he can't spell?
Exactly, Matt!

silverboy
10-11-2006, 05:51 PM
I thought this said "Punisher for a day!" and got really excited.

Hollingsworth
10-11-2006, 05:58 PM
Exactly, Matt!

He makes up for his inability to spell with great storytelling, though.

The Human Target
10-11-2006, 05:58 PM
So many changes I don't have the twenty hours to type it.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
10-11-2006, 06:05 PM
I was inspired by a big thread on Newsarama to start this game here, because frankly, we're probably better at it. ;)

Imagine for a second that the power to run DC and Marvel comics is at your fingertips. You can cancel anything you want, change creative teams, launch different titles.

So, seperately for DC and Marvel, or just one if you want......

1. What titles would you change creative teams on?

2. What new titles would you launch?

3. What titles would you cancel?

And to make this interesting, the number of new titles you launch must equal the number of books you cancel. And exclusives are still in effect, so no Johns on Cap or Bendis on Batman. Just to keep this a little realistic. I'll have mine up shortly. So let's see what the companies would look like if the fanboys were in charge for a change! :D


This is very similar to a contest that I ran at another board that I post at. Everyone had a max of 40 titles that they could publish, no nore than 10 of those could be minis, no one writer could be on more than 4 books, and artists could only be on one book. Here's my entry from that:

MARVEL TALES TO ASTONISH
Format: Double sized monthly ($3.99), 3 stories per issue; 1 full length (22 page) story, 2 half length (11 page) stories. TTA is the Space Adventure/Sci-Fi anthology book, the main story will for all intents and purposes be an ongoing, it will transition from one character (or group of characters) every couple arcs or so (via team-ups, paths crossing and the like).
There will be alternating creators, mostly established creators that are currently not on any other ongoings. Covers will be done by big name artists such as MICHAEL TURNER, JOHN CASSADAY, ED MCGUINNESS, JOE MAD, JOHN ROMITA JR, STEVE MCNIVEN, DAVE FINCH, MARC SILVESTRI and others. The majority of the plotting, especially for the main story will be done by KEITH GIFFEN, other creators will include: ABNETT and LANNING, JOHN OSTRANDER, DAVE GIBBONS, HOWARD CHAYKIN, STEVEN SEAGLE, J.T. KRUL, STUART MOORE, JOHN JACKSON MILLER, CARY NORD, DOUGLAS WHEATLEY, ARIEL OLIVETTI, RYAN OTTLEY, BRUCE GUICE, KEN LASHLEY, TONY HARRIS, JAY FAERBER, DAVID HINE, SIMON FURMAN, MIKE MIGNOLA, PAUL CHADWICK, MIKE ALLRED, JOE CASEY, LEONARD KIRK.
Characters featured will include: Silver Surfer, Nova, Thanos, Guardians of the Galaxy, Beta Ray Bill, the Eternals, Quasar, Ronan, Super Skrull, Starjammers, Guardian, and many others. It will not be strictly cosmic characters though, other sci-fi stories will go here too, as well as some mythological stories.

MARVEL TALES OF SUSPENCE
Same format as TTA, but TOS will be the Horror, Mystical, and Crime Fiction anthology book, much more street level, and grittier than TTA. And just for the hell of it, there will even be the occasional romance story.
The rotating creators will mostly be up and coming indy creators that havenít done a lot of mainstream work. Painted covers by GABRIEL DEL OTTO, GREG HORN, MIKE MAYHEW, TIM BRADSTREET, ADI GRANOV, ASHLEY WOOD and others. Creators will include: JAMIE S. RICH, JEFFREY BROWN, CRAIG THOMPSON, LIZ PRINCE, ALEX ROBINSON, EVAN DORKIN, FAREL DALRYMPLE, ERIC POWELL, STEVE NILES, BECKY CLOONAN, MATT FRACTION, CHRIS MORENO, SCOTT KURZ, JHONEN VASQUEZ, DAVID PETERSEN, ETHAN YOUNG, ASHLEY WOOD, BEN TEMPLESMITH, BRYAN LEE OíMALLEY, ANDY RUNTON, JOSH HOWARD, JIM MAHFOOD, JEFF PARKER, RICK RMENDER.
Characters featured will include: Ghost Rider, Werewolf By Night, Blade, Midnight Sons, Morbius, Doctor Strange, Dakota North, Punisher, Taskmaster, Cloak and Dagger, and many more.

NEW AVENGERS
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by JOHN CASSADAY and OLIVIER COIPEL (alternating arcs)
Team: Captain America, Spider-Man, Sentry, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Spider-Woman, Ares, Quake

MIGHTY AVENGERS
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by FRANK CHO and SALVADOR LARROCA (alternating arcs)
Team: Iron Man, Wonder Man, She-Hulk, Thor, Wasp, Yellow Jacket, Tigra, Ronin

CHAMPIONS: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Written by MARK MILLAR and MARC ANDREYKO
Art by GARY FRANK
Team: Quasar, Ms. Marvel, Falcon, Black Widow, Hercules, Justice, Firestar

ALPHA FLIGHT
Written by MARK MILLAR
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Team: Northstar, Aurora, Sasquatch, Puck, Shaman, Snowbird, Box (new character, a female, new design, much more streamlined suit, less of a powerhouse, more of a ranged combat expert, think a female War Machine)

EXCALIBUR
Written by WARREN ELLIS (plots) and FRANK TIERI
Art by MIKE PERKINS
Team: Captain Britain, Union Jack, Spitfire, Lionheart, Pete Wisdom, Chamber, Black Knight

NEW WARRIORS
Written by BRIAN K VAUGHAN
Art by TALENT CALDWELL
Team: Nova, Speedball, Spider-Girl (Arana), Darkhawk, Gravity, Talon (X-23), Cloak, Dagger

YOUNG AVENGERS
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG
Art by JIM CHEUNG

CAPTAIN AMERICA
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by STEVE EPTING

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN
Written by JMS
Art by STEVE MCNIVEN

THE MIGHTY THOR: THUNDER GOD
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Art by GREG LAND

MS. MARVEL
Written by BRIAN REED
Art by THE LUNA BROTHERS

SHE-HULK
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by ANDREA DIVITO

LUKE CAGE: POWER MAN
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Art by CHRIS BACHALO

SPIDER-WOMAN
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by ALEX MALEEV

SENTRY (12 issue maxi)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by LENIEL FRANCIS YU

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN
Written by TOM BELAND
Art by CORY WALKER

DAREDEVIL
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by MICHAEL LARK

THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Written by GREG PAK
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS

FANTASTIC FOUR
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art by ED MCGUINNESS

DOCTOR STARNGE: SORCEROR SUPREME (8 issue mini)
Written by JMS
Pencils by BRYAN HITCH Inks and colors by DAVID MACK

MOON KNIGHT
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Art by DAVE FINCH

INHUMANS (6 issue mini)
Written by JMS
Art by ASHLEY WOOD

HEROES FOR HIRE
Written by DAVID MACK
Art by BILLY TUCCI
Team: Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, Shang-Chi, Black Cat, Paladin, White Tiger, Clint Barton

NEXT WAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E.
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by STUART IMMONEN

RUNAWAYS
Written by BRIAN K VAUGHAN
Art by ADRIAN ALPHONA

WOLVERINE
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by GEOFF DARROW

ASTONISHING X-MEN
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Art by MICHAEL TURNER
Team: Cyclops, Emma Frost, Beast, Iceman, Angel, Husk

UNCANNY X-MEN
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by BILLY TAN
Team: Havok, Polaris, Warpath, Marvel Girl, Longshot, Dazzler, Darwin

X-MEN
Written by PETER DAVID
Art by MARK BAGLEY
Team: Rogue, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty, Siren, Cannonball, Sunspot, Wolverine

X-FORCE ft. CABLE & DEADPOOL
Written by WARREN ELLIS (plots) and CHUCK AUSTEN
Art by MIKE CHOI
Team: Cable, Deadpool, Bishop, Gambit, Psylocke, Mystique, Sabertooth, Juggernaut (Forge and Sage are also cast members, but not actual field members of the team)

NEW X-MEN
Witten by KYLE and YOST
Art by PACO MEDINA

THE BUGLE
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE

EMPIRE STATE (8 issue mini-series)
Written and drawn by: TERRY MOORE
This book is pretty much a ĎWhat If?í story, a romantic-comedy/drama starring Marvel characters set in Ďthe real worldí. No superheroes, no powers. Itís a soap-opera, set on the campus of Empire State University, starring Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson, Felicia Hardy, Matt Murdock, Scott Summers, Jean Gray, Emma Frost, Johnny Storm, Doctor Bruce Banner, Doctor Reed Richards, Professor Charles Xavier, Dean Norman Osborne, Doctor Von Doom, and many others.

THE ULTIMATES
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art by MAD

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Art by MARK BROOKS

ULTIMATE X-MEN
Written by DAVID HINE
Art by JUAN DOE

ULTIMATE FANTSTIC FOUR
Written by PETER DAVID
Art by PHIL HESTER

Ray G.
10-11-2006, 06:19 PM
Alright, starting with DC.....

New creative teams:

The Trials of Shazam: Paul Dini and Howard Porter

Imagine what Dini could do when let loose inside the Marvel universe. The man has one of the most vivid imaginations in all of comics. Let him start from the same point as Winick, and go his own way with it. Partner him with gorgeous Porter art, and you have a smash hit. The title would follow Mary Marvel as she takes on the role of Captain Marvel in the wake of Billy's "promotion". I'm sure Dini can figure something out to do with Freddy, but this is going to be Mary's book.

Nightwing: Chuck Dixon and Dale Eaglesham

Wolfman may be a little past his prime. There is only one person who has ever nailed Dick Grayson on every level. Just do right by him and let's get on with the show.

The Flash - The Fastest Man Alive : Mark Waid/Sean McKeever and Karl Kerschel

Waid knows the characters of Bart Allen and the flashverse like no one else. McKeever is the best writer of teen dialogue out there. Kerschel did an amazing fill-in issue on the current run. Together, they would make me pick up a Flash book.

Green Lantern Corps: Nunzio DeFilippis/Christina Weir and Todd Nauck w. rotating creative teams.

I'd do something odd here. DeFilippis/Weir/Nauck would be the main new creative team, using the GLC concept to tell the story of a group of young recruits in the GLC, being put through basic training and experiencing a trial by fire in the Corps. But they would do 4-6 issue arcs, and then their story would take a break for stand-alone arcs starring other lanterns, with new creative teams. For instance, Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson would do a Jack T. Chance story, Kurt Buseik and Cary Nord would tell an epic saga of Kehann in an intergalactic battle. Then, after each solo lantern arc, we would rejoin the main story.



Cancelled Titles:

Hawkgirl: Forget a new creative team. She's just not interesting enough a character to carry her own book, and the Hawks are better in space anyway.

All-Star Batman and Robin: Need I say more, really?

JLA Classified: The DCU doesn't need a dumping ground for inventory stories.

JSA Classified: Or two.

Supergirl: Wait for it. Wait for it......



New Titles:

Supergirls: Gail Simone and Amanda Connor

Pretty much what Peter David intended, only with the modern Kara instead of the Silver Age one. My main problem with the current title is Kara's lack of anything resembling a stable enviroment. Keep a lot of the elements Joe Kelly is introducing, but add in Power Girl as a regular and bring back Linda Danvers. The title would have comedy(three superpowered ladies sharing an apartment), strong female characters, and lots of kick-ass action as only Gail can do it.

Batman Beyond: Geoff Johns/Paul Dini and Ethan Van Sciver

Self-explanatory. With Dini plotting and Geoff writing dialogue, a ground zero relaunch of Batman Beyond, with a slightly more mature feel. Except for making Bruce maybe slightly younger(Harrison Ford instead of Charlton Heston), and making Inque younger and more of a grey character, I'd just let these three work their magic.

All-Star Teen Titans: Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona

This team is slightly self-explanatory, no? I would love to see what BKV could do with a continuity-free Titans team, and Alphona draws teen characters like no one else.

Titans East: Geoff Johns and Chris Batista

In the aftermath of Titans East's rebellion against Deathstroke, the remaining members of Titans East, Match, Inertia, Batgirl, and Risk, are directionless and hunted. Batgirl and Risk are trying to find their way back to the light. Match is desperate to find a way to reverse his cellular degeneration, and find his place in a world where his only reason for existing is dead. And Inertia just wants to kick some ass. But someone has their eyes on Titans East. Jason Todd has been looking for a way to send a message to Batman and Robin. He's going to craft Titans East into his own unique team of heroes, if it doesn't kill them first. And he's bringing his own Robin and Oracle to the table.....

Suicide Squad: Mark Andreyko and Shane Davis

Travis Clevenger, aka Bloodhound, has been called out of retirement by the government. They need him to lead the nastiest Suicide Squad ever. These are hardcore villains, ranging from unbalanced bat-foes like Scarecrow, to caged alien madmen like the schizophrenic Subjekt 13. They're going to be sent deep inside enemy territory to pull the plug on a covert metahuman breeding project in North Korea. But what Clevenger doesn't know is that the government has a backup plan. If they don't accomplish their objective in time, the whole place goes up in atomic fire. The clock is ticking, and everyone is expendable......

Ray G.
10-11-2006, 06:45 PM
Anyone? :(

John Drake
10-11-2006, 06:48 PM
Agh I'm so lazy I can't do that big ass thing..

Buut..

I would cancel Martian Manhunter from DC, and forget anything that happened to him, and just let him be his old self.

Geoff Johns returns to The Flash (Wally West) with Karl Kerschl drawing. He would be on Green Lantern forever with Ethan.

New Animal-Man ongoing by Morrison.

Marvel..

just chain Garth Ennis to Punisher MAX forever, get Dan Slott on Amazing Spider-Man and have him do a huge story a'la Grant Morrison which would span about 40 or 50 issues, with John Romita Jr. as the artist, with a 4 page backup in each issue written by Slott and drawn by Bobillo, Byrne and Ron Garney (4 months each, so that's 16 pages a year for each one..not that much to ask for). Let's see..cancel Adjectiveless X-Men, and for Uncanny I would hire Jeph Loeb. Ditch Polaris and Rachel Summers, and put Rogue and Storm in the team. Oh Ed McGuiness would be the artist.

I would have BKV (if Whedon CAN'T stay) write Astonishing X-Men and keep Cassaday, but I would add Iceman and Archangel to the team, and kill off Emma (replacing her with normal non Phoenix Jean Grey..the original X-Men together + Peter and Kitty).

Cable and Deadpool would remain under Nicieza forever, with Patrick Zircher back as the regular artist.

Have Warren Ellis return to Iron Man, with alternating arcs between Adi Granov, De'll Otto, and Steve McNiven.

Make Kirkman's Ant-Man a major player in the Marvel Universe. (OH YES!)

Have Mike Deodato pencil Wolverine (forget about Origins) with his brown and tan costume, with David Mack writing.

Alex Maleev would draw Spider-Woman, and co-plot with Bendis.

Have Jae Lee pencil Moon Knight!! Keep Huston, David Finch would be drawing a Sentry ongoing written by Paul Jenkins.

That's basically it..can't think of anything else to change or add..

Brad N.
10-11-2006, 07:20 PM
No DC job for me. I don't know nearly enough about their universe or characters outside the few books I read to have that job so I'll take on Marvel:

First of all, I would cancel New Excalibur, Cable/Deadpool, Wolverine Origins, and Marvel Teamup. Origins not because it's not good, but too much Wolverine is a bad thing and I have plans for Dillon. Teamup will become something else, and Cable and Deadpool because I want Deapool solo and Cable is already in X-men so let's split them up already.

As for new titles I would bring back Marvel Comics Presents monthly in ongoing form. This would be the old standard with four different chapters with four different creative teams and characters that could span a few issues. This would be a great way to showcase new talent or current underused talent and would be a fun way to tell some different stories.

I would launch an all new Deadpool solo series with Dan Slott writing and Mark Bagley on pencils. Fun hijinx from Wade Wilson with a fun creative team.

Then I would have Paul Jenkins and Gary Frank launch a Sentry ongoing. Pure gold.

I'd also unleash a brand new Deathlok MAX series written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Scott Kolins.

For my goofy yet fun book (Read big moneymaker) I'd launch an Avengers mini or one-shot written by Joss Whedon and drawn by Rob Liefeld that would be the ultimate JLAvengers tale. Sentry, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, Quasar, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Vision would make up the JLA type team for some fun filled massive Earth saving mission that would score huge for Marvel.

NickT
10-11-2006, 07:25 PM
No DC job for me. I don't know nearly enough about their universe or characters outside the few books I read to have that job so I'll take on Marvel:

First of all, I would cancel New Excalibur, Cable/Deadpool, Wolverine Origins, and Marvel Teamup. Origins not because it's not good, but too much Wolverine is a bad thing and I have plans for Dillon. Teamup will become something else, and Cable and Deadpool because I want Deapool solo and Cable is already in X-men so let's split them up already.

As for new titles I would bring back Marvel Comics Presents monthly in ongoing form. This would be the old standard with four different chapters with four different creative teams and characters that could span a few issues. This would be a great way to showcase new talent or current underused talent and would be a fun way to tell some different stories.

I would launch an all new Deadpool solo series with Dan Slott writing and Mark Bagley on pencils. Fun hijinx from Wade Wilson with a fun creative team.

Then I would have Paul Jenkins and Gary Frank launch a Sentry ongoing. Pure gold.

I'd also unleash a brand new Deathlok MAX series written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Scott Kolins.

For my goofy yet fun book (Read big moneymaker) I'd launch an Avengers mini or one-shot written by Joss Whedon and drawn by Rob Liefeld that would be the ultimate JLAvengers tale. Sentry, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, Quasar, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Vision would make up the JLA type team for some fun filled massive Earth saving mission that would score huge for Marvel.
So your plan for Dillon is to make him unemployed? :)

Brad N.
10-11-2006, 07:28 PM
So your plan for Dillon is to make him unemployed? :)

Oops, fuck beans. Thanks for the reminder NickT. I forgot to include that I would have Bendis and Dillon launch a new Luke Cage ongoing focusing on his life as well as Jessica and baby. Whoopsie.

The Roman Candle
10-11-2006, 07:41 PM
1) Blacklist Judd Winick
2) Put Meltzer on Green Arrow with Hester-Parks (this is assuming that I'm not only publisher, but I have a very scary gun)
3) Superboy returns (somehow) and beats the shit out of Superboy Prime, who dies and as a result Infinite Crisis is never mentioned again.
4) Launch a new imprint of non-powers romance/slice of life books (anything non-adventure).
5) Offer Alan Moore an obscene amount of money and apologies to do "Twilight"

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
10-11-2006, 07:45 PM
1) Give Judd Winick his choice of any 4 books
2) Bring in Michael Gaydos on Green Arrow with Winick
3) Superboy returns (somehow) and beats the shit out of Superboy Prime, who dies and as a result Infinite Crisis is never mentioned again.
4) Launch a new imprint of non-powers romance/slice of life books (anything non-adventure).
5) Offer Alan Moore an obscene amount of money and apologies to do "Twilight"

:D

:grope:

NickT
10-12-2006, 07:00 AM
Oops, fuck beans. Thanks for the reminder NickT. I forgot to include that I would have Bendis and Dillon launch a new Luke Cage ongoing focusing on his life as well as Jessica and baby. Whoopsie.

Awww, I liked the idea that you had plans for him, they just weren't in comics. You employ him as teaboy or something, just because you can. "Yeah, I have great artists making my tea. Your point?" :D

Brad N.
10-12-2006, 07:37 AM
Awww, I liked the idea that you had plans for him, they just weren't in comics. You employ him as teaboy or something, just because you can. "Yeah, I have great artists making my tea. Your point?" :D

I would like to have Steve Dillon drawing my everyday life. "Here we see Brad watching Embrace of the Vampire for the hundredth time. How Sad."

The Doctor
10-12-2006, 08:04 AM
Marvel:

Bagley would be the regular artist on New Avengers.

McNiven would be drawing Ultimate Spider-man.

I'd probably have someone else write Mighty Avengers, not because Bendis isn't capable but so fans who dislike New Avenger's can stop complaining. I'd throw Slott on this I think.

Jenkins would be writing a Spider-man mini with J. Scott Campbell on art not Jeph Loeb.

If JMS wanted to leave Amazing however Loeb would get the job.

Astonishing I'd give to Nicieza with Brooks on art.

I think I'd move Squadren Supreme back to MAX but not renumber it.

I think I would keep the comic output like it is.

DC

I think I would take Jim Lee off All Star Batman so he can focus on Wildcats. Neal Adams could replace him on art duties and maybe give Miller a co-writer as well.

I think I would give Wonder Woman another ongoing after Heinburg's run to have her on par with Supes and Batman. Gail Simone could write it, not sure who I'd have on art.

For balance I'd ditch the Robin series. He's already in Teen Titans and Batman, hell he appears in more books than Wonder Woman.

Ray G.
10-12-2006, 08:36 AM
Alright, starting with DC.....

New creative teams:

The Trials of Shazam: Paul Dini and Howard Porter

Imagine what Dini could do when let loose inside the Marvel universe. The man has one of the most vivid imaginations in all of comics. Let him start from the same point as Winick, and go his own way with it. Partner him with gorgeous Porter art, and you have a smash hit. The title would follow Mary Marvel as she takes on the role of Captain Marvel in the wake of Billy's "promotion". I'm sure Dini can figure something out to do with Freddy, but this is going to be Mary's book.

Nightwing: Chuck Dixon and Dale Eaglesham

Wolfman may be a little past his prime. There is only one person who has ever nailed Dick Grayson on every level. Just do right by him and let's get on with the show.

The Flash - The Fastest Man Alive : Mark Waid/Sean McKeever and Karl Kerschel

Waid knows the characters of Bart Allen and the flashverse like no one else. McKeever is the best writer of teen dialogue out there. Kerschel did an amazing fill-in issue on the current run. Together, they would make me pick up a Flash book.

Green Lantern Corps: Nunzio DeFilippis/Christina Weir and Todd Nauck w. rotating creative teams.

I'd do something odd here. DeFilippis/Weir/Nauck would be the main new creative team, using the GLC concept to tell the story of a group of young recruits in the GLC, being put through basic training and experiencing a trial by fire in the Corps. But they would do 4-6 issue arcs, and then their story would take a break for stand-alone arcs starring other lanterns, with new creative teams. For instance, Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson would do a Jack T. Chance story, Kurt Buseik and Cary Nord would tell an epic saga of Kehann in an intergalactic battle. Then, after each solo lantern arc, we would rejoin the main story.



Cancelled Titles:

Hawkgirl: Forget a new creative team. She's just not interesting enough a character to carry her own book, and the Hawks are better in space anyway.

All-Star Batman and Robin: Need I say more, really?

JLA Classified: The DCU doesn't need a dumping ground for inventory stories.

JSA Classified: Or two.

Supergirl: Wait for it. Wait for it......



New Titles:

Supergirls: Gail Simone and Amanda Connor

Pretty much what Peter David intended, only with the modern Kara instead of the Silver Age one. My main problem with the current title is Kara's lack of anything resembling a stable enviroment. Keep a lot of the elements Joe Kelly is introducing, but add in Power Girl as a regular and bring back Linda Danvers. The title would have comedy(three superpowered ladies sharing an apartment), strong female characters, and lots of kick-ass action as only Gail can do it.

Batman Beyond: Geoff Johns/Paul Dini and Ethan Van Sciver

Self-explanatory. With Dini plotting and Geoff writing dialogue, a ground zero relaunch of Batman Beyond, with a slightly more mature feel. Except for making Bruce maybe slightly younger(Harrison Ford instead of Charlton Heston), and making Inque younger and more of a grey character, I'd just let these three work their magic.

All-Star Teen Titans: Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona

This team is slightly self-explanatory, no? I would love to see what BKV could do with a continuity-free Titans team, and Alphona draws teen characters like no one else.

Titans East: Geoff Johns and Chris Batista

In the aftermath of Titans East's rebellion against Deathstroke, the remaining members of Titans East, Match, Inertia, Batgirl, and Risk, are directionless and hunted. Batgirl and Risk are trying to find their way back to the light. Match is desperate to find a way to reverse his cellular degeneration, and find his place in a world where his only reason for existing is dead. And Inertia just wants to kick some ass. But someone has their eyes on Titans East. Jason Todd has been looking for a way to send a message to Batman and Robin. He's going to craft Titans East into his own unique team of heroes, if it doesn't kill them first. And he's bringing his own Robin and Oracle to the table.....

Suicide Squad: Mark Andreyko and Shane Davis

Travis Clevenger, aka Bloodhound, has been called out of retirement by the government. They need him to lead the nastiest Suicide Squad ever. These are hardcore villains, ranging from unbalanced bat-foes like Scarecrow, to caged alien madmen like the schizophrenic Subjekt 13. They're going to be sent deep inside enemy territory to pull the plug on a covert metahuman breeding project in North Korea. But what Clevenger doesn't know is that the government has a backup plan. If they don't accomplish their objective in time, the whole place goes up in atomic fire. The clock is ticking, and everyone is expendable......

No love for these teams? :(

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
10-12-2006, 08:43 AM
No love for these teams? :(

I'd read the Suicide Squad book.

John Drake
10-12-2006, 08:56 AM
No love for these teams? :(

I like all of the new titles, but none of the modified ones.

All Star Teen Titans would rock, and Amanda Connor should always draw Supergirl/Power Girl!

Ray G.
10-12-2006, 09:00 AM
I like all of the new titles, but none of the modified ones.

All Star Teen Titans would rock, and Amanda Connor should always draw Supergirl/Power Girl!

You really wouldn't buy Dini on Shazam, Dixon on Nightwing, or Waid/McKeever on Flash? :shock:

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
10-12-2006, 09:02 AM
You really wouldn't buy Dini on Shazam, Dixon on Nightwing, or Waid/McKeever on Flash? :shock:

Nope

Oh holy fuck NO

and take out the Waid and I might be there.

Blake Sims
10-12-2006, 09:02 AM
You really wouldn't buy Dini on Shazam, Dixon on Nightwing, or Waid/McKeever on Flash? :shock:
No. Wouldnt even thin twice about it.

I do like this though:


All-Star Teen Titans: Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona

This team is slightly self-explanatory, no? I would love to see what BKV could do with a continuity-free Titans team, and Alphona draws teen characters like no one else.

Blake Sims
10-12-2006, 09:11 AM
Alright I think I have a few ideas.

DC

I would have a book that would be an anthology for the DC universe. It would be bi-monthly and be about 96 pages. It would be a place for writers and artists to tell contiunity free stories. Grant Morrison would start off, joined by Frank Quitely, Chris Weston, and Cameron Stewart of course. Also invite a lot of indie artists to join in. Like the Los Hernandez Bros, Jeffrey Brown, James Kochalka, Peter Bagge and others.

I'd do that All Star Teen Titans that Ray was talking about. I would like that.

Get Jim Lee off All Star Batman and Robin and get Miller to draw it. It'd come out even less but it'd be awesome.

I would try and keep a weekly comic going. Maybe not have the same creators that did 52 but try and keep as many as possible. It'd be a place for lesser characters to shine in the DCU.

MARVEL

Get the same kind of Anthology book going.

I dont really care about anything else.

Master Jack Rabbitt
10-12-2006, 09:20 AM
You really wouldn't buy Dini on Shazam, Dixon on Nightwing, or Waid/McKeever on Flash? :shock:

I'd be all over those second two... not sure about Shazam - maybe. I'd definitely give it a flip through.

Doug
10-12-2006, 09:30 AM
3 New Creative Teams:
DC
1. Flash (BKV writer, Ringo artist) If Ringo is Marvel exclusive Iíll say Cameron Stewart
2. Outsiders (Andy Diggle writer, Jock artist) The Loners team comes to the Outsiders.
3. Krypto (Andy Runton writer/artist) maybe move it out of the Cartoon Network continuity and let Andy just run wild
Marvel
1. Thor (Neil Gaiman writer, Mike Mignola artist) no offense to JMS and OC, but these are the guys I want on Thor
2. Incredible Hulk (JMS writer, Ed McGuinness artist) Nothing wrong with Pak, but I like JMS better, and I loved EMC2ís Hulk issues with Joe Casey
3. Fantastic Four (Dan Slott writer, JRJR art) Iíd love to see Slott and JRJR on FF

3 New Titles:
DC
1. Dr. Fate (Bill Willingham writer, Bill Willingham artist) A new Fate is needed in the 10th age of magic.
2. Lobo (Grant Morrison writer, Keith Giffen artist) Loboís creator, and the guy re-inventing him in the pages of 52
3. New Gods (Grant Morrison/Geoff Johns co-writers, Bruce Timm) The King of Wild Ideas, and the King of Superheros teaming with Bruce Timm for a Kirby title.
Marvel
1. Power Man and Iron Fist (Ed Brubaker writer, Sean Phillips artist) The Sleeper/Criminal team would kick ass on these characters.
2. Marvel Two-In-One (Dan Slott writer, Humberto Ramos artist) Slott was great on Thing and Ramos would make the book fun to look at
3. Dr. Strange (BKV writer, Marcos Martin artist) 1 issue into the mini and Iím already wishing it was on-going.


3 Canceled Books:
DC
1. Legends of the Dark Knight (even though some stories are great (and letís face it most arenít), it is one less Bat book to clutter the shelves)
2. JLA Classified (same reasons for canceling LODK)
3. JSA Classified (same reasons for canceling LODK)
Marvel
1. Heroes for Hire (with Power Man and Iron Fist this book is redundant in my opinion)
2. Sensational Spider-Man (the one Spidey book Iím not reading so Iím giving it the axe to whittle down the Spidey section)
3. Squadron Supreme (after the move to MK and Gary Frank leaving the title it just isnít the same)

John Drake
10-12-2006, 10:13 AM
You really wouldn't buy Dini on Shazam, Dixon on Nightwing, or Waid/McKeever on Flash? :shock:

the Shazam team is great, but I don't like the idea of Mary becoming Captain Marvel. Dixon is okay, I usually don't like creators to go back to a title where they had a long run. And I want Wally back, dammit!

Bervda
10-12-2006, 10:31 AM
No love for these teams? :(

The only DCU books I currently buy are both All-Star books, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Manhunter.

I'd definitely add your All-Star Teen Titans though, so there you go.

Supernothing
10-12-2006, 11:24 AM
DCU
1. What titles would you change creative teams on?
Flash - Gail Simone and Karl Kerschl Everyone keeps saying to bring Wally back, but Bart can work, it just needs to be done by a comic writer who knows the character and how to pace comics. And by an artist who can tell the story. It's u nfortunate, I think the team that's on Flash could be doing a good book, they just aren't doing it with this run, and Gail and Kerschl would.
Hawkgirl/man - Kurt Busiek Mathew Clark Bring Hawkman back and make this book Indiana Jones with wings and a mace like it was supposed to be.
Green Arrow - Christos Gage Patrick Zircher Haven't like Winnick on this book from the start, but for the most part now people seem to agree that OYL it sucks. I like McDaniel but not on this book. Gage wrote a good Ollie in the Deadshot mini and could easily work elements from that in here and make the book great. Zricher's art was the one really good thing about Nightwing for a while, and I can entirely see him on the archer.
Legion - Waid and Kitson/Wieringo. I like Kitson but I guess he can't keep up the monthly schedule, as I'm not a fan of the "push it back" strategy, I just say get the book two regular artists and have them alternate arcs and single issues.

2. What new titles would you launch?
Gaurdians of the Universe (Ron Marz and Paul Pelletier)- but not the little blue guys. The book would be Donna Troi trying to deal with the multiverse stuff, along with the new goes information she has and dealing with whatever 52 is supposed to be. On the other side of it would be Kyle Rayner(as Ion still) working for the Gaurdians trying to do the same thing, but from a different perspective. 2 characters who actually used to date and be quite intertwined brought together on a cosmic scale towards the same goal but from totally different angles, and neither of them entirely sure why they're doing it. Marz writers the most consistant Kyle, and in general I just liked his Kyle and Donna a lot. Pelletier always drew them great, and I think the guy just deserves more work.
Dr. Fate - Grant Morrison Ethan Van Sciver - with a team like that it's almost gauranteed to be the most visually ridiculous mystical mumbo jumbo book ever, but I'd let Grant run wild with it. And while people would probably be expecting nuttiness similar to his Doom Patrol run or something, I wouldn't at all be suprised to see him do something totally new and different. And this is a book where I would say bi-monthly or something, whatever it takes to keep Ethan working on it consistantly and without interruption.
Untitled - a rotating DCU presents like book, but spotlighting in particular teams like Metal Men and Doom Patrol. Character teams that used to have titles, and still have some good stories in them, but not the regularity necessary for their own books.
Stars and STRIPE(title pending?) - Geoff Johns/Beechen Todd Nauck - Todd can handle a monthly, and while I'm hesitant to put Geoff on another book I think he can handle with one more, especially if you have him co-writing it with Beechen who IMO is doing great on Robin and is showing he can handle a teen super hero very well.. Stargirl has always been Geoff's baby and the first run was great, and it deserves another shot. I say mix it up a little bit more, mix in some of the things from James Robinson's starman (The Shade, Mikhail, Bobo) and even the new Starman from JSA, make it a real legacy book and one integrated in with the mythos. Keep the fun teenage roots though and make it a lighter book.
Powergirl - Judd Winnick Amanda Conner - She was supposed to be SO important to the DCU during and after IC and really she did nothing. The only book she was in was JSA and that pettered off just so they could relaunch it. Here's a chance to make her good, and default decision is to put Geoff on the book, but honestly he's on too many as is. Since I took Winnick off 2 books I might as well give him this one. Have Supergirl show up and be her sidekick SOMETIMES. But not all the time.

3. What titles would you cancel?
Supergirl. Sorry, not a good book, and she's already in Legion, which IS a good book. If the fans just clamor for her(doubtful), put her in a team book.
The Classifieds. If for no other reason than right now both the JLA and JSA books actually have lower numbers than the classified. And the fact that after the first arcs for both books they instantly lost all point and focus.
Outsiders. Isn't working. The book has YET to ever actually be what iw as supposed to be about. The outsiders are no pro-active superheroes. This arc they almost were, but instead just ended up picking up the scraps left over by Doom Patrol and the Teen Titans. It's a silly concept that failed, can it and let it rest.
Superman/Batman - Just not needed and lost focus.

The Doctor
10-12-2006, 11:30 AM
Marvel:

Bagley would be the regular artist on New Avengers.

McNiven would be drawing Ultimate Spider-man.

I'd probably have someone else write Mighty Avengers, not because Bendis isn't capable but so fans who dislike New Avenger's can stop complaining. I'd throw Slott on this I think.

Jenkins would be writing a Spider-man mini with J. Scott Campbell on art not Jeph Loeb.

If JMS wanted to leave Amazing however Loeb would get the job.

Astonishing I'd give to Nicieza with Brooks on art.

I think I'd move Squadren Supreme back to MAX but not renumber it.

I think I would keep the comic output like it is.

DC

I think I would take Jim Lee off All Star Batman so he can focus on Wildcats. Neal Adams could replace him on art duties and maybe give Miller a co-writer as well.

I think I would give Wonder Woman another ongoing after Heinburg's run to have her on par with Supes and Batman. Gail Simone could write it, not sure who I'd have on art.

For balance I'd ditch the Robin series. He's already in Teen Titans and Batman, hell he appears in more books than Wonder Woman.


My oh my I wonder what people think of these *hint hint*:D

Supernothing
10-12-2006, 11:30 AM
Titans East: Geoff Johns and Chris Batista

In the aftermath of Titans East's rebellion against Deathstroke, the remaining members of Titans East, Match, Inertia, Batgirl, and Risk, are directionless and hunted. Batgirl and Risk are trying to find their way back to the light. Match is desperate to find a way to reverse his cellular degeneration, and find his place in a world where his only reason for existing is dead. And Inertia just wants to kick some ass. But someone has their eyes on Titans East. Jason Todd has been looking for a way to send a message to Batman and Robin. He's going to craft Titans East into his own unique team of heroes, if it doesn't kill them first. And he's bringing his own Robin and Oracle to the table.....
I really like that aside from Match and Intertia, just because Inertia was always a big thinker big scheme 7 part plan kind of character never one to just want to kick some ass. And I'm pretty sure Match was created specifically with something that had to do with the fact that unlike Kon he would never degenerate because he was a fully realized and created clone in control of all of his powers and stuff.
Aside from that I dig it, especially the Todd angle.

THWIP!
10-12-2006, 11:32 AM
Ray. BKV on an All Star Teen Titans is fucking brilliant.

Ray G.
10-12-2006, 11:49 AM
I really like that aside from Match and Intertia, just because Inertia was always a big thinker big scheme 7 part plan kind of character never one to just want to kick some ass. And I'm pretty sure Match was created specifically with something that had to do with the fact that unlike Kon he would never degenerate because he was a fully realized and created clone in control of all of his powers and stuff.
Aside from that I dig it, especially the Todd angle.

Yeah, I haven't read Inertia in a while. I just thought a crazy semi-evil speedster on the team would be fun.

As for Match
You're probably right, but they seem to be going the Bizzaro/degeneration route in Teen Titans with him. I would have it reversed relatively shortly anyway. I'm not a fan of that plot thread.

NickT
10-12-2006, 01:48 PM
1)Pick three books to put new creative teams on. Give us a glimpse of the new direction of each book.

FANTASTIC FOUR - Jenkins and Mckone. I've liked Jenkins' take on Reed, and IMO he has the humour that could really work with Thing/Johnny.

NEW EXCALIBUR - Jenkins and an artist (Dunno who ). I Think he could do a very good Wisdom, plus I think the book would feel more like real Britain over stereotypical Britain.


2)Create three new books. Sky's the limit. Again, tell us who and why.

NEW SPIDER-MAN BOOK by Gail Simone and Sean Chen. I think both of these creators would do great on Spidey. One important thing to do however is to make each Spidey book have it's own distinct tone and/or style.

SHIELD by Bendis, Brubaker, Granov and Hairsine. Remember how Gotham Central was alternating between Rucka and Brubaker, each doing their own team? I'm pretty much stealing it here . In this case however, each writer has his own artist.


3)Cancel three books to make room for your new opuses.

The Spider-Man that isn't Amazing or FN for my above Spidey book. Otherwise? I dunno. If a book does well, why remove it? Give it a few months for the SHIELD book to get issues in the bag, then see what has dropped into cancellation.

John Drake
10-12-2006, 01:50 PM
Heh..I just noticed the "pick THREE" thing..

Ray G.
10-13-2006, 11:50 AM
For Marvel:


Creative Changes:


Black Panther: Christopher Priest and Yanick Paquette

It's time to restore the majesty and intelligence to Black Panther. A classic writer who doesn't get nearly enough work, paired with a hot up-and-coming artist. Let him work from most of the foundations of Hudlin's work(including the Storm marriage) while bringing his trademark skill to making those concepts work.

Fantastic Four: Dan Slott and Pasqual Ferry

I think Slott has a better grasp on Thing and Torch than anyone else around. For a change, let these two be the focus instead of the Reed/Sue unit. Slott would bring the fun and adventure back to the book. Ferry's art on UFF was one of the best things about Carey's run. More on that later.

Ultimates: Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

Forget Loeb's Ultimate Avengers. Let's keep with Millar's outrageous themes of take-no-prisoners superheroes in the real world. Ennis/Dillon would take Millar's fantastic foundation and build it into a regular, consistent quality title in the vein of their MK Punisher. Ennis may be known for his shock stories, but the man's one of the greats. And Dillon already showed he had the chops to draw the Ultimates.


Cancelled Books:

Ultimate X-men/Ultimate Fantastic Four: With the constant creative changes, lackluster stories, and lack of consistency in continuity and character, it's time to end these books. Looking back at the history of the UMU, the best portrayals of Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Johnny Storm, and other cast members of these books have been written by Bendis, in Ultimate Spider-man. Cancel them, and let the characters pop in and out of USM. If Bendis gets the urge, he can do a miniseries with them or something. I was on the verge of cancelling Ultimates too, but the Ennis/Dillon team was too perfect.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man: It was a tough call between this and SSM, but Aguire-Sacasa is just coming into his own, while David is nowhere near his prime on this title. With all the Spider-man books on the market, something needed to go.

New X-men: An ugly, directionless train-wreck of a book killed off by M-day. There's been too much damage done, and it's among the weakest of the X-books. Let other people have the characters to play with.

New Excalibur: An easy decision, just for the fact that Claremont left the book, and it seems to be spinning its wheels.

Wolverine: Origins: Not selling all that well, hardly well-recieved, and I have bigger plans for Dillon.

Iron Man: In the post Civil War atmosphere, Tony Stark as a solo hero will be hard to sell. I have big plans for the character, but for them to be achieved, this plagued-by-lateness book has to go.


New titles:

Winter Soldier - Off the Grid: Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins

James Buchanan Barnes has been reborn into a new world, burdened with the knowledge of the horrors he committed while under brainwashing. Since then, he's been a pawn of too many people, all who want him to follow them or do their bidding. Even his former partner, Captain America, has his own plans for him, as well-intentioned as they are. But the Winter Soldier wants no part of any of them, and decides it's in his best interests to simply disappear. Taking on a manufactured identity, he settles in a midwestern college town and sets out to rediscover who he is in this new time. But the shadowy forces who want him back are never far behind. It's the story of one young man's battle to reclaim his life after sixty years passed him by, a modern-day parallel to the Captain America origin story.

Brotherhood: Brian K. Vaughan and Simone Bianchi

99% of the world's mutants may have been deactivated, but what about the ones whose powers are yet to emerge? Most may never know of their destiny, but some will still emerge into a hostile world with the desire to eradicate mutants. A teenage girl whose efforts to fight back against an abusive father ended in horror. A young criminal who would have successfully hidden from the cops - were it not for his uncontrollable shapeshifting. A former anti-mutant politician whose colleagues were less than understanding when eye beams took out half the committee room. And a former X-men in training whose powers have caused him nothing but pain, and caused him to maim the girl he loved. These are just four of the mutants that Erik Lehnsherr has been watching. The new Brotherhood of Mutants will not be a cliched supervillain group, but rather the beginning of a revolution. These mutants need a leader, and their ranks will grow....

Namor - King of Atlantis: Greg Pak and Steve McNiven

The writer of Planet Hulk and the artist of Civil War team up to show you Marvel's first mutant as never before. As relations between the surface world and Atlantis grow ever tenser in the wake of Civil War, there's trouble brewing down below. Atlanteans are turning up dead, and Namor suspects surface-world interlopers. But his trusted general and adviser Arilana(a new character and kick-ass female foil for Namor) has other theories. There are legends of another race of sea dwellers. Far older than the Atlanteans, and looking to take the seven seas back for themselves.....

Iron Corps - Brian Reed and David Finch

The Civil War may have ended, and the mantle of Iron Man may have been passed, but that doesn't mean Tony Stark is gone from the Marvel U. In fact, he's a bigger player than ever, as the new head of SHIELD. His pioneering development is the creation of the new Iron Corps, an elite band of motivated young non-powered humans, in the posession of personalized Iron Man suits, tasked with hunting down rogue metahumans and supervillains. Tony Stark may want to show the world that humans can take care of themselves and don't need unlicensed superhumans doing it, but what about the recruits themselves? This is the story of the first class of Iron Corps. Like the rest of our military, they come from all walks of life with different stories. Except that unlike the rest of the military, they're all piloting giant robots!

New Warriors - Sean McKeever and Mike Norton
Night Thrasher, Namorita, and Microbe are gone. Nova is off world. But Speedball isn't ready to give up on the legacy of his old team yet. With a new outlook after the events of Civil War, he gathers the best unaffiliated young heroes in the Marvel U - Gravity, X-23, Jubilee, Arana, and several original heroes created solely for this title - and sets out to remind everyone of exactly what the New Warriors were before that fateful day in Stamford. But this isn't the old team, and it's not going to be a smooth ride. Does Speedball actually have anything to teach about heroism? If anyone's capable of showing us, it's McKeever.

Master Jack Rabbitt
10-13-2006, 11:59 AM
Black Panther: Christopher Priest and Yanick Paquette

It's time to restore the majesty and intelligence to Black Panther. A classic writer who doesn't get nearly enough work, paired with a hot up-and-coming artist. Let him work from most of the foundations of Hudlin's work(including the Storm marriage) while bringing his trademark skill to making those concepts work.

Yes! This book needs Priest.


Fantastic Four: Dan Slott and Pasqual Ferry

I think Slott has a better grasp on Thing and Torch than anyone else around. For a change, let these two be the focus instead of the Reed/Sue unit. Slott would bring the fun and adventure back to the book. Ferry's art on UFF was one of the best things about Carey's run. More on that later.

I like this idea.


Ultimates: Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

Forget Loeb's Ultimate Avengers. Let's keep with Millar's outrageous themes of take-no-prisoners superheroes in the real world. Ennis/Dillon would take Millar's fantastic foundation and build it into a regular, consistent quality title in the vein of their MK Punisher. Ennis may be known for his shock stories, but the man's one of the greats. And Dillon already showed he had the chops to draw the Ultimates.

Eh, I'm so burnt out on this book. It needs to be cancelled along with Ultimate FF and Ultimate X-Men.



Cancelled Books:

New X-men: An ugly, directionless train-wreck of a book killed off by M-day. There's been too much damage done, and it's among the weakest of the X-books. Let other people have the characters to play with.

New Excalibur: An easy decision, just for the fact that Claremont left the book, and it seems to be spinning its wheels.

Wolverine: Origins: Not selling all that well, hardly well-recieved, and I have bigger plans for Dillon.

Iron Man: In the post Civil War atmosphere, Tony Stark as a solo hero will be hard to sell. I have big plans for the character, but for them to be achieved, this plagued-by-lateness book has to go.


Agree with most of this. New Excalibur sucks now. Origins is pointless. New X-Men is struggling, but I'm curious enough to see where it's going to head no that (hopefully) the writers are done trimming down the cast.



New titles:

Winter Soldier - Off the Grid: Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins

James Buchanan Barnes has been reborn into a new world, burdened with the knowledge of the horrors he committed while under brainwashing. Since then, he's been a pawn of too many people, all who want him to follow them or do their bidding. Even his former partner, Captain America, has his own plans for him, as well-intentioned as they are. But the Winter Soldier wants no part of any of them, and decides it's in his best interests to simply disappear. Taking on a manufactured identity, he settles in a midwestern college town and sets out to rediscover who he is in this new time. But the shadowy forces who want him back are never far behind. It's the story of one young man's battle to reclaim his life after sixty years passed him by, a modern-day parallel to the Captain America origin story.
I'd definitely buy this.


Brotherhood: Brian K. Vaughan and Simone Bianchi

99% of the world's mutants may have been deactivated, but what about the ones whose powers are yet to emerge? Most may never know of their destiny, but some will still emerge into a hostile world with the desire to eradicate mutants. A teenage girl whose efforts to fight back against an abusive father ended in horror. A young criminal who would have successfully hidden from the cops - were it not for his uncontrollable shapeshifting. A former anti-mutant politician whose colleagues were less than understanding when eye beams took out half the committee room. And a former X-men in training whose powers have caused him nothing but pain, and caused him to maim the girl he loved. These are just four of the mutants that Erik Lehnsherr has been watching. The new Brotherhood of Mutants will not be a cliched supervillain group, but rather the beginning of a revolution. These mutants need a leader, and their ranks will grow....

Namor - King of Atlantis: Greg Pak and Steve McNiven

The writer of Planet Hulk and the artist of Civil War team up to show you Marvel's first mutant as never before. As relations between the surface world and Atlantis grow ever tenser in the wake of Civil War, there's trouble brewing down below. Atlanteans are turning up dead, and Namor suspects surface-world interlopers. But his trusted general and adviser Arilana(a new character and kick-ass female foil for Namor) has other theories. There are legends of another race of sea dwellers. Far older than the Atlanteans, and looking to take the seven seas back for themselves.....

Iron Corps - Brian Reed and David Finch

The Civil War may have ended, and the mantle of Iron Man may have been passed, but that doesn't mean Tony Stark is gone from the Marvel U. In fact, he's a bigger player than ever, as the new head of SHIELD. His pioneering development is the creation of the new Iron Corps, an elite band of motivated young non-powered humans, in the posession of personalized Iron Man suits, tasked with hunting down rogue metahumans and supervillains. Tony Stark may want to show the world that humans can take care of themselves and don't need unlicensed superhumans doing it, but what about the recruits themselves? This is the story of the first class of Iron Corps. Like the rest of our military, they come from all walks of life with different stories. Except that unlike the rest of the military, they're all piloting giant robots!
These could be interesting. Much potential there.


New Warriors - Sean McKeever and Mike Norton
Night Thrasher, Namorita, and Microbe are gone. Nova is off world. But Speedball isn't ready to give up on the legacy of his old team yet. With a new outlook after the events of Civil War, he gathers the best unaffiliated young heroes in the Marvel U - Gravity, X-23, Jubilee, Arana, and several original heroes created solely for this title - and sets out to remind everyone of exactly what the New Warriors were before that fateful day in Stamford. But this isn't the old team, and it's not going to be a smooth ride. Does Speedball actually have anything to teach about heroism? If anyone's capable of showing us, it's McKeever.

I would love to see a new New Warriors book. One that returns to its roots, away from the reality television stuff. I'd buy it.

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
10-13-2006, 12:01 PM
Wolverine: Origins: Not selling all that well, hardly well-recieved, and I have bigger plans for Dillon.

Wait-- what? I've been selling the shit out of this book, I almost always sell out. The book's almost always been in the top 10, it's one of Marvel's biggest sellers. And the book's been very well recieved, sure it gets slamed by the net crowd, but the people that are buying it, which is a lot, have mostly been enjoying it. If there's one complaint you here from the regualr average readers, it's the art.

Master Jack Rabbitt
10-13-2006, 12:09 PM
Wait-- what? I've been selling the shit out of this book, I almost always sell out. The book's almost always been in the top 10, it's one of Marvel's biggest sellers. And the book's been very well recieved, sure it gets slamed by the net crowd, but the people that are buying it, which is a lot, have mostly been enjoying it. If there's one complaint you here from the regualr average readers, it's the art.

People don't like Dillon's art? Wha-?

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
10-13-2006, 12:16 PM
People don't like Dillon's art? Wha-?

I know. But it's pretty much the only complaint about this book that I hear over and over from general comic buyers.

Ryan Elliott
10-13-2006, 12:17 PM
I'd switch creative teams on Superman:Confidential and Batman:Confidential. And make it to where they STAY like that.

The Doctor
10-13-2006, 03:53 PM
Everyone think my ideas are wacky then?

Ray G.
10-24-2006, 09:47 AM
Time Travel Tuesday Go Go Go!

Unknown Kadath
10-24-2006, 12:55 PM
On a completed different note, everytime this thread pops up I have to do a doubletake because I always misread it "Punisher for a day.":) Now woukldn't that make an interesting thread?

John Drake
10-24-2006, 01:08 PM
On a completed different note, everytime this thread pops up I have to do a doubletake because I always misread it "Punisher for a day.":) Now woukldn't that make an interesting thread?

http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showpost.php?p=2265079&postcount=15
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=89330&highlight=punisher

RegularJoe
10-24-2006, 01:18 PM
People don't like Dillon's art? Wha-?

he's not very good with super-heroey books.

Blandy vs Terrorism
10-24-2006, 01:41 PM
1) Blacklist Judd Winick
2) Put Meltzer on Green Arrow with Hester-Parks (this is assuming that I'm not only publisher, but I have a very scary gun)
3) Superboy returns (somehow) and beats the shit out of Superboy Prime, who dies and as a result Infinite Crisis is never mentioned again.
4) Launch a new imprint of non-powers romance/slice of life books (anything non-adventure).
5) Offer Alan Moore an obscene amount of money and apologies to do "Twilight"
See, this I'd buy, except that sometimes I like Winick's work. Sometimes.

TomBelandTSSTG
10-24-2006, 03:01 PM
I'd have Fraklin Richards in Jr. High school... he's the only Marvel character who doesn't fit in, due to the fact that he's been five years old for a decade now.

Master Jack Rabbitt
10-24-2006, 03:46 PM
I'd have Fraklin Richards in Jr. High school... he's the only Marvel character who doesn't fit in, due to the fact that he's been five years old for a decade now.

I have no idea how old that kid is now... what with all the time-travel-aging-then-deaging stuff...

Unknown Kadath
10-24-2006, 06:23 PM
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showpost.php?p=2265079&postcount=15
http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=89330&highlight=punisher

This can only mean great minds think alike :)