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Marvel Cancels Fearless Defenders

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Chicanery

expert hobo killer

Postby Chicanery » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:51 pm

I honestly didn't care for the series, but it's sad to see one of the few PoC led titles go.
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Draco x

Fagorstorm

Postby Draco x » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:24 pm

Sucks to see it go after they cancelled the Pre-Marvel Now Defenders book after the same amount of issues. I guess they believe that only Avengers and X-Men books are worthy of attention.

adamiani

Helter Skelter

Postby adamiani » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:32 pm

Draco x wrote:Sucks to see it go after they cancelled the Pre-Marvel Now Defenders book after the same amount of issues. I guess they believe that only Avengers and X-Men books are worthy of attention.



That's not true at all.


They also really want Guardians of the Galaxy to be a success.
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BubbaKanoosh

2009 Most Valuable Poster

Postby BubbaKanoosh » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:10 pm

Should've called it Fearless Avengers

adamiani

Helter Skelter

Postby adamiani » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:57 pm

TimH wrote:If every year Marvel simply plans to reinvent itself to enjoy the "shot in the arm" from new number ones, I'm happy to walk away.


I don't think it's just about new number-ones, though that's part of it.
I think it's a Quesada/Alonso era answer to the problem of accessibility and the tension between a desire for change and a desire for continuity in serial comics.

Marvel no longer has a universe-wide status quo. When everybody was back on the playing field during Heroic Age it was practically a novelty. What they do instead is rotate through a series of variants every year or two years.

The Asgardians are all dead. Now they're back and Loki's a woman. Now Loki's out to destroy everything. Now Loki's a kid out to redeem himself. Now Loki's an evil kid with the Young Avengers. Now Loki's a secret agent of Asgard.

Decimated X-men are united on Utopia; Decimated X-men are split into two camps, one at the school, one in Utopia; X-men are no longer decimated, they live at the school--- except for Scott's freedom-fighter cell, and the original teenage X-men are in the present.

These aren't even storylines-- they're reliable world states that last for basically a year or two's worth of comicbook adventures, and then something happens and 'the world will never be the same!' and the status quo rotates to a new state.

Cancelling/rebooting titles is part of the phenomenon, but it's not the whole phenomenon.
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Herald

Hopscotch

Postby Herald » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:06 pm

Punchy wrote:I never read this, but I'm kind of glad it's cancelled. Not because I think it's a terrible comic, but because of it's ridiculous fans, and their ridiculous reaction to the death of that lesbian doctor supporting character.

Such idiots, and I'm looking forward to the Tumblr-Tantrums.


"That's Punchyyyyyyyy!!!" :-D

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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:18 pm

Relaunched as Defending Avengers #1.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:04 pm

adamiani wrote:
I don't think it's just about new number-ones, though that's part of it.
I think it's a Quesada/Alonso era answer to the problem of accessibility and the tension between a desire for change and a desire for continuity in serial comics.

Marvel no longer has a universe-wide status quo. When everybody was back on the playing field during Heroic Age it was practically a novelty. What they do instead is rotate through a series of variants every year or two years.

The Asgardians are all dead. Now they're back and Loki's a woman. Now Loki's out to destroy everything. Now Loki's a kid out to redeem himself. Now Loki's an evil kid with the Young Avengers. Now Loki's a secret agent of Asgard.

Decimated X-men are united on Utopia; Decimated X-men are split into two camps, one at the school, one in Utopia; X-men are no longer decimated, they live at the school--- except for Scott's freedom-fighter cell, and the original teenage X-men are in the present.

These aren't even storylines-- they're reliable world states that last for basically a year or two's worth of comicbook adventures, and then something happens and 'the world will never be the same!' and the status quo rotates to a new state.

Cancelling/rebooting titles is part of the phenomenon, but it's not the whole phenomenon.


That was great. Launched so many crushes on cosplayers playing that character...

By the way... I agree with this post.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:05 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Relaunched as Defending Avengers #1.


New Defenders will be out before that one.
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alaska1125

dINGO

Postby alaska1125 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:06 pm

Never read it, but it had some of the coolest cover art out there.

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Postby The Old Doctor » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:24 pm

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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:07 pm

The covers really are awesome. I'm surprised so many people noticed that but still didn't check it out. :(
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:17 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:The covers really are awesome. I'm surprised so many people noticed that but still didn't check it out. :(


I don't even notice the covers on books I do read.

MikeinLA

Post Whore

Postby MikeinLA » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:36 pm

This is what happens when your comic's gimmick makes it impossible for Wolverine to be on the roster.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:21 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:The covers really are awesome. I'm surprised so many people noticed that but still didn't check it out. :(


I didn't buy it because I wasn't familiar with the authors. But those covers are so good.

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