The NZA Posted April 21, 2003 Share Posted April 21, 2003 Marvel's gonna attempt to capitalize on the sucess of manga & manga-influenced artists over here (i still think much of this came from Joe Mad's stint on Uncanny X-Men years back...) Wave 1 is already out the gate, and the first few pages of each title are already up on Marvel.com's free online comics (just click "free section" across the top), and theyre not looking too shabby thus far, here's what they got up there: Venom - This preview is just setting the stage, but it looks interesting, and thankfully i dont think he's playing anything near a hero here... Runaways - The writing already makes this kids more interesting than much i read of Generation X...no idea where its going but the dialogue's fun so far, i might try to pick this one up. Here's a review, here's another...this one looks promising. Sentinel - Looks like classic "boy & his robot", only the damn thing's lookin to be a massive Sentinel....im curious, and the preview only added to that. Mystique - Theyre really havin fun with these previews that dont even show the character...i like how it's tying into Xavier & his plans so far tho, i gotta read more of this one. Human Torch - This one has me the least interested cause im no fan of the Fantastic Four, and the preview really didnt catch my attention much, but its worth a look. Wave 2 premiers later next month (may), and its including some names theyre really hyping, such as: Namor - looks surprisingly interesting, in a Micheal Turner way. Premeirs at 25 cents, too. Wolverine: Snikt! - which looks pretty damn good so far New Mutants - Yup, its comin back, and from what the creative team says on their forum ( Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir), it might be pretty cool. The last 2 (no images available yet, sorry) are The Inhumans (or the next generation of), and The Crew, a book based on the events in the Captain America origin book, The Truth...should be interestin. Wish i could say more on wave 2, but until the previews are up at Marvel.com, ill leave it at what I know. Also, I'd list the artists & writers but theyre no one most of you have heard of, me included...sounds like manga up & comers, these might be breakthrough books for em. Im just glad Marvel's in a way where they can comfortably try this kinda thing. In any event, check the link: damn near all the big Marvel titles are up there for free now; if youre even mildly interested, why not read a book or two for free? (On a side note...im sad the manga title Eden's Trail ended last month, and the free site also had the newly revamped Thunderbotls up there, which is apparently their Fight Club book now...hah.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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