Sunday, March 13, 2005

In the aftermath of Avengers Disassembled, Marvel has launched Young Avengers and New Avengers. They have also published an 8 issue Mini-series retelling the origin of the superteam, redoing the first sixteen issues, and setting them a bit closer to the 21st century.

I'm not too upset by all of this, since the mini series really just updates the setting for the first few issues, and explores the behind the scenes politics. But I am curious how Marvel will spin the small reboot, since they say they don't reboot.

A few years, John Byrne, my favorite artist/writer, by the way, rebooted Spider-man, moving his origin from the sixties to the eighties. Fans hated it!

I wrote earlier about the current reboot of Nightwing going on over at DC Comics, and wasn't too happy about that, but they were changing the origin.

I guess that's the nature of comic book time, though. Dick Grayson first appeared in 1940, and Peter Parker in the 60s. Since they have to stay an eternal 29 years old, the writers have to keep moving their backstories up in time.

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