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Next Marvel Event Finished Cooking, Now at Carving Station

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, September 30 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Next Marvel Event Finished Cooking, Now at Carving Station

Thank goodness! We were worried we might not get another event comic soon enough!


Source: CBR

Secret Wars hasn't wrapped up, and never may if the ongoing delays are any indication, but that hasn't stopped Marvel Comics from planning their next, as-yet-unnamed super-mega-crossover event. According to a report on CBR, which is reporting on a Grantland podcast, Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso teased next year's universe-shattering event:

"I feel that we've been talking for a while about a story that has, let's just say a lot of meat on its bones. A lot of meat on its bones that really speaks to the world right now and the zeitgeist of the day, something that we think everyone will relate to -- that reads a comic book, that watches TV, that has an iPhone or a Blackberry."

 

If there's one thing we love here at The Outhouse, it's meat that can talk, so we're glad to hear that Marvel is listening to fan concerns. However, it seems there may be too much meat on these bones for Axel's liking, as the company is reportedly doing its best to trim some of it off:

"We're slowly whittling that down to the story we're going to be very proud of. I can't give you an estimated date for it, because we're not forcing it, but again, it's something we're being patient with."

 

It's important to be patient when creating an editorially-driven event comic that's already scheduled to come out next year before the story is completely figured out. That's what we like to say. It's good that they're not forcing it, except to the extent that it must come out next summer. If Marvel were to force a super-mega-crossover event story, it might end up being stricken with repeated delays that cause the (additional) final issue to come out months after your line-wide (not-a-) reboot, and nobody wants that.

As comic book reading, TV watching, iPhone and Blackberry users (Go fuck yourself, Android! Love, Marvel), we're super excited - though undoubtedly not as excited as Axel - to experience this meaty event comic that captures the zeitgeist of the day, or at least, the zeitgeist of the previous year's day, since the comic isn't coming out for a while. Or 2005's zeitgeist, because seriously, who the hell still uses a Blackberry?

The only remaining question is whether or not there will be enough time between the final issue of Secret Wars and this new event that our appetite isn't spoiled.





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