What if Marvel rebooted their Universe? Presenting the final part of a five-part series taking a look at which series Outhousers would reboot and what creative teams they'd put on!
What if Marvel, seeing DC's (as of yet unseen) success with their Relaunch, decided to revamp their own books? What titles and characters would readers see? Which characters would be forgotten?
Sakie, one of our fine Outhouse forum members, asked these questions and proposed that other Outhousers join in to come up with a list of 52 proposed titles to base this fantasy relaunch on. Outhousers were asked to suggest a title, a creative team, a cast of characters and a brief plot summary. The front page is proud to present The NuMarvel 52! After taking a look at the daily list, feel free to vote in the forum poll to pick which titles you'd be interested in buying! To check out past offerings, check out the NuMarvel Avengers, Marvel Knights, Team-Ups and Fringe titles!
NuMarvel: Spidey Family Titles
These titles either star Spider-Man or one of his supporting cast.
Amazing Spider-Man by Mark Waid and Andrea DiVito (Suggested by Dragavon)
Cast: Peter Parker, Jessica Drew
Summary: Why have Cobra and the other 17 members of the Serpent Squad targeted Spider-Man? Does it have anything to do with the rumored Serpent Crown that is up for auction by The Owl? Why are people so intent in disturbing the grave of Peter's Aunt May? And what does Peter Parker's girlfriend Jessica Drew have to do with any of this?
Find out the answers to these questions twice a month from Marvel, the greatest comic company in the universe!
Astonishing Spider-Man by Mark Waid and Sean Chen (Suggested by Dragavon)
Cast: Ben Reilly
Summary: Who is Ben Reilly? Why does he have the same exact powers as Spider-Man. And why does he know everything about Peter Parker's life?
Find out the answers to these questions every month from Marvel, the greatest comic company in the universe!
The Spectacular Spider-Man by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley (Suggested by Knuckles McSmasher)
Cast: Peter Parker, Jessica Drew, and Gwen Stacy
Summary: Peter Parker can't catch a break; girl problems with his live in gf Jessica Drew and a potential work place romance with Gwen Stacy, that's if he is able to keep his job at the Daily Bugle! On top of that he has a surprising "twin" that has suddenly appeared out of the blue, that is causing havoc in his secret and superhero identities lives! Not to mention the ever growing Goblin and Symbiote population that seems to have burst in NYC over the last few months! That "Parker" luck just get's him every time!
Kiss of the Spider-Women By Gail Simone and Mary Mitchell (Suggested by Pecs)
Cast: Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, Anya Corazon, May Parker, and Madam Web
Summary: Spider-Man has become quite well known in New York City, but all of a sudden he's not the only arachnid in town anymore. Enter the Spider-Women, a group of mysterious superhumans taking orders from the even more elusive Madam Web. Targeting both superheroes and supervillains alike, the Spider-Women claim to be out to prevent a cataclysmic future disaster from occuring. But are they really on the side of good, and what is the dreaded event that they must stop from ever happening?
What would a Marvel universe be like without a ton of X-Titles?!
Uncanny X-Men by Jason Aaron and The Dodsons (Suggested by e_galston)
Cast: Storm, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Rogue, Gambit, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Dazzler
Summary: Mutants are back to being the next step in human evolution, and feared and hated. These are the mutants who are out in the world, saving a world that fears and hates them.
X-Statix by Joe Kelly and Adrian Alphona (Suggested by Pecs)
Cast: Mr. Sensitive, El Guapo, Phat, Vivisector, Princess Diana, Dead Girl, Doop
Summary: As superhero teams, especially mutant ones including the likes of the X-Men, gain more media attention, one band of mutants decides to take advantage of all this newfound coverage. But why? To promote peaceful mutant-human relations? Nope. To inspire more mutants to use their powers for the greater good? Nope. To get rich and fulfill their own selfish interests? Yep! Brought together by an MTV producer to create a hit reality TV show highlighting the reallife adventures of a group of mutant superheroes, X-Statix are one of the most oddball supergroups ever assembled
Wolverine: Weapon X by Chris Yost and Barry Windsor Smith (Suggested by Jon Salwen)
Cast: Wolverine, Deadpool, Sabretooth, Maverick, Wraith, Fantomex
Summary: Mutants are feared and hated and hunted. And the greatest of these hunters is the Wolverine. Part of the black bag project known as Weapon X, Wolverine hunts mutants for the government, "retiring" them before they can ever pose a threat to society. With other members such as Deadpool, Sabretooth, Maverick, Wraith, and Phantomex, mutants will never have a chance to usurp humanity. And now with other non-mutant superheroes emerging, the Weapon X program gears up for a war against all costumed heroes. But is Wolverine having second thoughts about his role, and how will the mission to take down the X-men and a certain red-headed psychic change things forever?
X-Force by Chris Claremont and Stefano Caselli (Suggested by Comic_Doctor)
Cast: Cannonball, Boom-Boom (Tabitha Smith), Warpath, X-23, Magik, Sunspot, Shatterstar
Summary: Mutants that experienced a lot of evils and harsh realities growing up, this crew knows there are a lot of grays between black and white. They have now banded together to fight the good fight, but their means aren't always the nicest or most popular.
X-Factor by Peter David and Salvador Larocca (Suggested by e_galston)
Cast: Havok, Polaris, Multiple Man, Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Siryn, Strong Guy, Val Cooper
Summary: Government team, with Val Cooper as their handler. X-Factor is the team the government WANTS the public to get behind. Occasionally X-Factor will be at odds with the rest of the mutant community. Ideally this team would be the mutant team that SHIELD uses to solve mutant problems. Most members of the team don't agree with everything the government wants them to do, but it's either work with the government or be guinea pigs for SHIELD scientists.
The New Mutants by Marc Andreyko and Michael Gaydos (Suggested by Timbales)
Cast: Shadowcat, Cypher, Dr. Cecilia Reyes, Karma, Psylocke, Empath, Madison Jeffries, Blindfold, and Professor X
Summary: Not all mutants are granted with flashy, impressive abilities. A group of mutants - Catherine Pride (Shadowcat), Douglas Ramsey (Cypher), Dr. Cecilia Reyes, Xi'an Coy Manh (Karma), Elisabeth Braddock (original, English Psylocke), Manuel De La Roca (Empath), Madison Jeffries and Ruth Aldine (Blindfold) - are gathered by Charles Xavier (Professor X) to perform the missions that need a more subtle touch, but all may not be what it seems.
Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday (Suggested by Sakie)
Cast: Cyclops, Emma Frost-Summers, Iceman, Angel, the Beast, Sabretooth, Blink, Morph
What happens when 4 of the original 5 X-Men still believe in one man's dream...but they stop believing in the man? Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, and the Beast have had enough of being used by Charles Xavier, so they leave the institute in order to branch out on their own. Their goal? Astonish the world with their abilities and heal the wounds that Xavier's war with Magneto and his brotherhood has caused human/mutant relations. But, while Cyclops and his X-Men are recruiting the new generation of mutants they will have to stay one step ahead of the coming of Apocalypse!
Marvel Girl by Joe Kelly and Steve McNiven (Suggested by Pecs)
Cast: Wade Wilson and Bob Agent of HYDRA
Summary: Finally, a solo title for the latest and greatest legacy hero of our time! It's Marvel Girl! Following the adventures of Wade Wilson, a green-skirted criminally insane Bea Arthur fan with a healing factor and penchant for swordplay! Blood, gore, and pop cultural references fill the brim just as the fourth wall comes shattering down! Though once known as Deadpool, Wade Wilson's most hilarious, action-packed, and gender confused adventures come only under the guise of...Marvel Girl! And his trusty sidekick Bob: Agent of Hydra!
Generation X by Christopher Yost and Skottie Young (Suggested by e_galston)
Cast: Jubilee, Prodigy, Husk, Anole, Surge, Sister Grim, Reptil, Mettle, Hazmat, Rage, Dani Moonstar, Speedball, Tigra, Moira MacTaggert, Charles Xavier and Henry Pym
Summary: Xavier's dream of mutants and humans coexisting is put to the test in this title. For years Xavier has taught young mutants to use their powers, and now in a partnership with Hank Pym, Xavier is opening up his school to non mutant teen heroes. Dealing with getting along, learning there powers and learning what it means to be a hero, all while fighting supervillains.
So which titles did you like? Be sure to vote in our Reader Poll!
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