Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Marvel's "Heroic Age" Brings Back the Sunshine

"We swear this isn't because we are owned by Disney now" will undoubtedly be a common phrase among Marvel movers and shakers over the next couple of months as their characters climb out of the gritty emo world which engulfed them in the past few years and head toward a tomorrow where heroes can be heroes again. Some might say, they are looking forward to a "Brightest Day!"

USA Today of all places reports that Iron Man, Captain America and Thor will reunite in the pages of a relaunched Avengers comic. Brian Bendis, mastermind behind most of the colossal Marvel shakeups, will be taking the reins once again to usher in the happy. Seems only fitting!

Bendis remarked "The 'brand new day' of the Heroic Age presents a tonal shift to optimism, a world filled with hope but quite hellish villains," Bendis says. "The heroes realize it's a blue-sky world worth protecting."

Does anyone else find it disconcerting that Wolverine, probably the most moody of all Marvel characters, is absent in the graphic and instead, they went for Gorilla-Man from Agents of Atlas?! Maybe I'm reading too much into it. Geeks do love a good monkey story.

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