- Posted by Johanna on January 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm
- Category: Comic News
Marvel got primo press placement today with an article in USA Today promising that “Heroes will be heroes again” and the Marvel universe will soon have “a renewed sense of hope and optimism.”
It’s about time! It has been a depressing, morally repugnant place where the bad guys were thought to be heroes and the “good guys” were doing terrible things in the name of expedience. I’m actually looking forward to this “exciting new direction” for two reasons:
1. I like optimistic heroes that do the right thing.
2. “Titles branded with the Heroic Age banner offer a perfect jumping on point for readers new and old alike.” Which is always a plus, since Marvel can be a confusing place.
Unfortunately, I have to wait until May, when the Avengers title relaunches with a new #1. Even more unfortunately, Marvel is placing renewed emphasis on its best-known heroes — meaning except for the hot redhead in the catsuit, they’re all white guys or animal people. I hope that some of the promised new characters bring a bit more diversity.