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The Outhouse Presents: NuMarvel: Avengers!

Written by Christian Hoffer on Thursday, August 25 2011 and posted in Features

What if Marvel rebooted their universe as well?  What titles would Marvel release?  Check out these Outhouse picks of various Marvel titles!


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.  Over the next week, 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! 

Without further ado, here is your NuMarvel 52!

Day One: NuMarvel Avengers

The NuMarvel Avenger line are the cornerstone books of the NuMarvel universe. These are titles that feature characters who are part of the regular ongoing line-up of the Avengers.

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes by Ed Brubaker and Olivier Coipel (Suggested by Sakie)

Cast: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Giant Man, The Wasp, Hawkeye, The Black Panther, Ms. Marvel

Summary: Superheroes have been operating on Earth for several years now, whether they have been operating in secret or out in the open. However, these high profile individuals haven't had any reason to interact with each other. That all changes when Loki invades Midgard with an army of Asgardian warriors, outfitted with technology provided by Baron Zemo. Earth's heroes desperately attempt to stop the invasion but they can't put aside their differences and egos long enough to work together. Just as all hope seems lost, a symbol from the past emerges but can even Captain American assemble Earth's Mightiest Heroes?

Captain America by Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven; back-up stories by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver (Suggested by Sakie)

Cast: Steve Rogers, Bucky, Nick Fury, Peggy Carter, Sharon Carter, Wolverine, Dum Dum Dugan, the Howling Commandos, Baron Zemo

Summary: Captain America has been through hell. He has awoken in a time not his own and in a city he doesn't recognize. Before he was able to get his bearings, the Sentinel of Liberty was forced to pull together a team of heroes he doesn't know. Cap will learn what has become of the country that he sacrificed everything for...but will he like what he discovers? Plus, join us for the back up story by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Scriver! They will explore the history of Captain America from his origins until he is frozen in ice awaiting the time when he is thawed in the present...but what secret does Cap's past have to do with America's future?

Great Lakes Avengers by Dan Slott and Rob Liefeld (Suggested by Pecs)

Cast: Mr. Immortal, Flat-Man, Big Bertha, Doorman, Dinah Soar, Squirrel Girl, Living Lightning vs. Egghead and his Great Lakes Masters of Evil[/i]

Summary: Evil isn't confined to just New York City, but is rampant all throughout America, and when a startlingly large new wave of supervillains begin to pop up in the Great Lakes region, it's up to a tough new team of Avengers to stand up and handle the threat!

Black Panther by David Hine and Greg Capillo (Suggested by SilverPhoenix)

Summary: There are two main reasons why Wakanda enjoys the position of power it enjoys today. The first of those reasons are the myriad of vast natural resources that have allow it to become the envy of the Western World with the second being that it has successfully repelled every invasion of its borders from outside forces. After winning back his Throne from M'Baku, T'Challa realizes that the changing times have affected both Wakanda's riches and Security. It is for those reasons that The Black Panther leaves the care of Wakanda to his Uncle Syan and The Wakandan Council and goes out into the world to show what happens to those who would dare exploit Wakanda.

Journey into Mystery by J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel (Suggested by Sakie)

Cast: Thor, Odin, Jane Foster, The Warriors Three (Fandral, Volstaag, Hogun), Sif, Balder, Loki, Kelda, and Bill

Summary: JMS and Olivier Coipel return to Asgard to continue expanding upon their view of the mythology of Thor! Fear Itself is over and Thor places the blame for all its tragedy squarely on the shoulders of his father, Odin! Join us, true believers, as the very fate of Asgard is decided when Thor confronts Odin and all his family's secrets are finally revealed. Plus, what is happening to Midgard? As Odin and Thor clash, the very history of Earth itself is being rewritten. Could this be Odin's final and most closely guarded secret?

Young Avengers by Christos Gage and Jim Cheung (Suggested by Dragavon)

Cast: Iron Lad, Wiccan, Speed, Gravity, Firestar, Justice, Veil, Victor and Lucy in the Sky

Summary: A mysterious young hero has appeared, saying the future will bring great tragedy. He's gathered a group of teenagers who say they will save the world. But what right do Iron Lad, Wiccan, Speed, Gravity, Firestar, Justice, Veil, Victor and Lucy in the Sky have to call themselves the Young Avengers?

Tales to Astonish by Gail Simone and Rags Morales (Suggested by Sakie)

Cast: Giant Man, The Wasp, Ultron, Carol Danvers, Simon Williams, M.O.D.O.K, and A.I.M.

Summary: Meet Marvel's new first family, Hank and Janet Pym, their S.H.I.E.L.D appointed bodyguard (and Janet's best friend) Carol Danvers, and their sentient android Ultron at the dawn of super heroes. Together, they contribute to the worlds of science, fashion, art, and super heroics. They are beloved the world over as celebrities and heroes. However, what will they do when Hank discovers that some of his tech has fallen into the hands of one of his biggest competitors, A.I.M, a shady organization who apparently exists outside of the jurisdiction of most agencies. How far will Marvel's first family go to keep their secrets safe? How far can they go when they are in the spotlight? Why is their reliable android Ultron suddenly making random mistakes? Find out in the pages of the all-new Tales to Astonish!

The Invaders by David Liss and Paul Azaceta (Suggested by Flynn the Pirate)

Cast: Captain America, Bucky, Namor, The Human Torch, Toro, Lord James Montgomery Falsworth, Union Jack, Spitfire, Nicholas Fury, Corporal Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader "Dum Dum" Dugan, Private Gabriel Jones, Private Percival Pinkerton

Summary: Exploring the world of the Marvel Universe beginning in 1941 with the arrival of Captain America in North Africa, along with a small crack band of American troopers led by Sergeant Nicholas Fury. The team soon grows to include many super-powered members representing other allied powers, including France and Great Britain... as well as an unexpected surprise from beneath the waves itself in the form of an awakened Prince Namor of Atlantis, who has his own bones to pick with the Axis Powers.

The ongoing would follow various adventures (with a semi-rotating cast) throughout the American involvement in the war through April 1945, beginning in North Africa and then moving northward into Europe. There would also be stories highlighting characters activities before the war and afterwards, as well as stories highlighting the Pacific Theater and the Secret Squadron.

Black Widow: The World's Deadliest Superspy by Marjorie Liu and Dexter Vines (Suggested by SilverPhoenix)

Cast: Black Widow, Bucky Barnes, Gabe Jones, and Sharon Carter

Summary: Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the high stakes espionage game had continued to be replaced with something more benign. What was once considered essential to the survival of the Western/Soviet way of life had now been propped up by tradition.However, with the rebirth of the Superhuman, the arms race that has gone with it has made this "outdated tradition" necessary once again. With enemies no longer following the original rules of government vs government a type of Spy that can play by those rules are needed. Enter Natasha Romaoff. Enter the Black Widow.

Indestructible Iron Man by Jonathan Hickman and Carlos Pacheco (Suggested by Dragavon)

Summary: Who is this strange hero made of metal? What does he have to do with Tony Stark? What happened to Stark's wealth? And why is Stark working for Horizon labs?

The Legendary Thor by Brian Wood and RM Guera (Suggested by Stalzer2002)

Cast: Thor, Loki, Merlin: Sorcerer Supreme, Sersi, Fing Fang Foom and more!

Summary: The twenty-first century was not the first time Odin sent his son to Midgard to learn humility. Experience the tales of a younger Thunder God from milennia ago in The Legendary Thor, monthly by Brian Wood and RM Guera, featuring Thor, Loki, Merlin: Sorcerer Supreme, Sersi, Fing Fang Foom and more!

So which titles did you like?  Be sure to vote in our Reader Poll and check back tomorrow for more awesome titles from the NuMarvel 52!

Written or Contributed by: BlueStreak

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About the Author - Christian Hoffer


Christian Hoffer is the exasperated Abbott to the Outhouse's Costello. When he's not yelling at the Newsroom for upsetting readers or complaining to his wife about why the Internet is stupid, he sits in his dingy business office trying to find new ways to make the site earn money. Hoffer is also the only person in history stupid enough to moderate two comic book forums at once.

 


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