Fraction will be teaming up with Mark Bagley and Mike Allred to work on two new family titles.
Source: USA Today
In a week of bizarre announcements, Marvel's done it again, this time hinting at two series written by Matt Fraction, with art by Mark Bagley and Mike Allred. The only teasers provided were the words "Family" and "Extended", leading this reporter to believe that the comics publisher will be tackling an adaptation of the popular Brady Bunch television series.
The Brady Bunch, originally run on CBS from 1969 to 1974, managed to squirrel out a place in pop culture, leading to a number of spinoff movies, two parody movies and a remake being developed by talentless, bitter hack Vince Vaughn. Marvel, obviously taking cues from CBS, has decided to focus on a safe, non-controversial comic book that focuses on adolescent problems and the struggles of a non-traditional family unit.
The "Extended" teaser hints at a series focusing on Cousin Oliver, the much maligned character inserted into the series' final season to give it new blood. We look forward to Cousin Oliver being inserted into every Marvel title known to man after he gains popularity, leading to Peter Brady's descent into villainy and fantaticism.
Of course, this could just be a sign that Matt Fraction is moving onto the two Fantastic Four titles, Fantastic Four and FF. But, judging from Marvel's vanilla creator shuffling and hiring of D-list talent to write Deadpool, it would surprise no one to see America's favorite family soon take up space on comic shelves.