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      CommentAuthoremonster
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    So, in the epic tug of war over Marvelman, Marvel Comics ends up with the property.

    I've bought a couple of the reprints they released. Does anyone know what their plans are for Marvelman?

    The character and his pals have run the gamut from Mick Anglo's golden age heroes, through the sixteen issues of rebooted brutality and genius that is Alan Moore. Ultimately achieving godhood, bestowed by Neil Gaiman. The ride was thorough and I always felt, quite complete. A third reboot of the character would really have to be something amazing to catch my eyeballs.

    So, what would you do if you had control of Marvelman's fate?
    Where would you start your story?
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
     (10128.2)
    Ignore everything that happened and relaunch with a new number 1 in September. Maybe make him a teenaged hermaphrodite with gils, you know to piss of all of the peolple who have doled out hundreds of dollars to collect the issues and the trades.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    I'd probably be very wary of posting something akin to fanfic on a message board run by a comic company, frequented by pros.
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    i cant imagine anything else good coming of the property really. im not quite sure marvel knew what it wanted to do when it got the rights, but i have a feeling it wasnt what has been done so far (expensive b+w reprints of the stuff that no one i know of was really clamoring for. everyone knows its the 80s stuff that people want, yknow?)
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    issue some trades for those who want it and then leave it the fuck alone.
    it doesn't need revamping, redoing or reinventing. it's fine as it was and it's a done thing.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
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    Btw, I am one of the chumps that doled out too much money so to secure my investment I'd rather they just reprint the old and leave the Moore/Gaiman stuff in the legal quagmire.
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    Well, and admittedly my most current info on this comes from an 06 blog post by the man himself, but Neil Gaiman apparently always had and still does intend to finish his run. He even okayed it with the artist. In my book, Gaiman's writing hasn't got down at all over the years (nor do I think did anyone expect it to), so to see him and the artist finish out Silver Age and then write up all of Dark Age to give it a true ending, then give the standard variety of collections to the book (hardcover, softcover, omnibus, you know) would be just dandy.

    On that note, does anyone have any more recent info re: Gaiman desiring to finish off his Marvelman run?
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    Yes. According to what I've heard in various interviews, Marvel's current plan is to reissue the Moore / Gaiman stuff in a monthly format, then to have Gaiman finish his run from there. I believe the delay has to do with Gaiman's schedule and making sure the new stuff is ready to go when the reprints end.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
     (10128.9)
    @KPatrick-they sure are taking their time reprinting Marvelman's stories...
    Gaiman plans to finish his run and write 2 more books (this came from good source in british comics. No, it's not Rich:P )
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      CommentAuthoremonster
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
     (10128.10)
    Wow, thanks for the updates. That could be amazing.
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    I think Gaiman was going into interesting idea spaces before the comic bit the dust. I'd like to see where he was going to end up. (And how much of it he later put in other other works)
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      CommentAuthorRooth
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2011
     (10128.12)
    Unless Gaiman's/Buckingham's hands are on it, I'm not interested. It's such a beautiful piece of comics history, and I hunted each and every one of the issues down over the course of about 15 years. it's the jewel of my meager collection, and the fact that it 'ended' with a major cliff hanger has made it even more precious to me. I really hope Gaiman gets to finish the great story he was telling with it, and then carries it onward to good finish, if they do anything with it at all. I pray that Marvel doesn't try to take it further and/or worse- bend Miracleman to fit into their messed up universe.
    Also, I know Marvelman is the original name from Anglo's day and from WARRIOR magazine in the early 80's, but it was first presented to me in the late 80's here in Canada as Miracleman, and I have always felt the name suited the character much better.
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    Besides the obvious course of action (reprinting what Moore, Gaiman, et al have done, then letting Gaiman and Buckingham finish what they started, and letting it rest) - the only other thing that occurs to me to do with it is what I'm already doing with this: Captain Miracle. :)
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2011
     (10128.14)
    RETURN OF THE SENTRY.

    (Please God No)
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2011
     (10128.15)
    he joins the league of extraordinary gentlemen in the blazing world.
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2011
     (10128.16)
    I'm with Ruth and Jason - if they're not going to let Gaiman et. al. finish the Silver and Dark Age arcs, to hell with it.

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