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    Default Marvel Confirms Post-Summer Cosmic Event, Spinning Out Of Free Comic Book Day

    Gahl Buslov of Midtown Comics got a sneek peek of Thanos Rising, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Nova from Marvel Comics. And chatted to those at Marvel involved, including Axel Alonzo. He writes in the light of previous Bleeding Cool reports;
    Axel confirmed that all three books are heading towards a major Marvel Universe Event later this year, probably late summer. We?re talking about after Age Of Ultron, and unrelated to that. And while the name of the Event and what it encompasses are still a mystery to me, I think it?s a pretty solid bet that Thanos will be at the center of it. Axel did reveal that like Avengers vs X-men, there will be a precipitating moment that will bring all the characters together and lead into the Event. And that the top secret (even to me!) Marvel FCBD book has something to do with it.
    On Thanos Rising;
    In this issue, we see Thanos as he was born, and through his early teen years on Titan. And we find out maybe why he?s so obsessed with Death (hint: she?s been by his side the whole time).
    On Guardians Of The Galaxy;
    Issue #0.1 provides the full (and revised) back story on Peter Quill, better known as Star-Lord, leader of the Guardians... It also very neatly explains why Iron Man decides to the join the group. #1 sets up the premise that a bunch of galactic royalty/politicians have decreed that Earth is not to be touched (for as-of-yet-unknown reasons). Of course, that means Earth now has a big fat target on it, and Star-Lord?s father manages to play his son exactly as he wants to, resulting in Peter and his team acting as Earth?s cosmic defenders, which immediately comes into play in the first issue.
    And on Nova;
    With issue #1 we?ve backtracked a bit in Marvel time to Sam?s origin. We find out that his father was a Nova Corps member who has been on Earth the last 15 years, and started a family that includes Sam and his younger sister. But he?s a bit of a has-been at this point, barely making it as a janitor at Sam?s high school. And while Sam?s younger sister delights in hearing them at bedtime, Sam dismisses his father?s Nova Corps stories as just that, stories. Until one day his father disappears, and shortly thereafter, Gamora and Rocket Raccoon (from the Guardians of the Galaxy) show up with the Nova Corps helmet that Sam has seen sitting in his father?s garage all these years. #2 deals with Sam finding out that just maybe his father?s stories were true, and him trying on the helmet and discovering his new-found powers (as provided by the Nova helmet). In the course of testing his new abilities, he crashes on the moon and encounters a certain giant, bald-headed, and very displeased observer.

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    I understand that some folks on the DnAnternet might find this offensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechanicalClavicles View Post
    I understand that some folks on the DnAnternet might find this offensive?
    Yes. Especially since they spent years building and expanding the cosmic universe, now sMarvel wants to reboot it all.

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    This crossover event seems like it has more in common with CHAOS WAR then AVX in regards to it's scale and importance.

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    One friggin' event after another, who buys all those overpriced, overhyped and, if event related, mostly unnecessary books?

    I think DnA did really good with Marvel's cosmic side and they had a few fairly successful series and crossover events, yet in the end, sadly neither Nova nor GotG had the numbers to sustain a longer run.
    So, I'm not really surprised they are already going to redefine it again, besides Bendis doesn't seem to know any other way to start on a book, but tear down everything that came before, no matter how good it is.
    I don't have to like it, but I can understand it.
    In the end it is the fault of those fans who like hyped events and reboots more than well crafted, books with a certain quality and some real substance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candletric View Post
    Yes. Especially since they spent years building and expanding the cosmic universe, now sMarvel wants to reboot it all.

    That'll happen in the realm of corporate comic$!

    DnA may have been critically acclaimed, but critical acclaim does not always translate to quarterly sales goals.


    This stuff will probably be worse, but it'll move more variant covers.
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    A Thanos-centric cosmic Marvel event spinning out of the ongoing cosmic titles? Gee, why didn't anyone think of that before?

    Oh wait . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hdefined View Post
    A Thanos-centric cosmic Marvel event spinning out of the ongoing cosmic titles? Gee, why didn't anyone think of that before?

    Oh wait . . .
    Complaining that a super hero comic might have super heroes in it. Gee, why didn't anyone think of that before...

    Oh wait.

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Wacker View Post
    Complaining that a super hero comic might have super heroes in it. Gee, why didn't anyone think of that before...

    Oh wait.

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums

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    Hey Steve, I liked this event a whole lot when it was called "Infinity Gauntlet."

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    Here is a character.... lets shoe-horn him onto that 'Nova' name.
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