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What Would Be Your MARVEL 52?

We’ve seen all of the news overs DC’s relaunch of their superhero line of comics with 52 #1s, so what titles would you go with if MARVEL tried a similar approach?

Remember, part of the approach is that you are trying to optimize diversity as much as you can. You don’t need to come up with creative teams, but feel free to do so if you’d like.

Travis Pelkie inspired this idea when he sent me his ideas for 52 Marvel titles, so I thought that it would be fun to see what the rest of you thought (hopefully Travis will post his initial suggestions in the comments below).


I’d have one book with a team of Native American heroes to take advantage of the diversity in the MU. One of 52 is about the right percentage for this group, too.

A bakers dozen to start…

Inhumans by Morrison and Quietly
Luke Cage by Bendis and Lark
Black Cat by Peter David and Terry Dodson
Fury by Johnathan Hickman and Castellini
Union Jacks by Paul Cornell
Marvel Mystery (featuring various detectives of the Marvel Universe)
Dakota North
The Deep Six featuring Namor and various Atlantean characters
Tales of Dr. Strange
Gamora, Most Dangerous Woman in the Universe
Sorcerer Supreme (rotating stories about various sorcerers in the Marvel Universe)
The New Masters of Evil
Imperial Guard

01. Spider-Man
02. Avengers
03. Thor
04. Captain America
05. Falcon
06. Iron Man
07. Incredible Hulk
08. Defenders
09. Dr. Strange
10. Silver Surfer
11. Black Panther
12. X-Men
13. Wolverine
14. Fantastic Four
15. She-Hulk
16. Power Pack
17. Invaders
18. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
19. Marvel Team-Up (featuring the Thing)
20. Squadron Supreme
21. Tales of Asgard
22. Hawkeye and Mockingbird (we’re bringing her back)
23. Ms. Marvel
24. Dr. Doom (that’s right – a villain gets his own book)
25. Sub-Mariner
26. The Black Knight
27. DP7
28. Beast and Wonder Man (bromance part 1)
29. Spider-Man and the Human Torch (bromance part 2)
30. Alpha Flight
31. Incredible Hercules
32. Blade
33. Captain Mar-Vell
34. Ghost Rider
35. Black Widow
36. Conan (the Barbarian, not the comedian)
37. Daredevil
38. Dracula
39. Epic Illustrated
40. The Eternals
41. G.I. Joe
42. Power Man and Iron Fist
43. Swamp Thing
44. New Mutants
45. Howling Commandos
46. Punisher
47. Star Trek (pick a vintage)
48. What If?
49. Amazing Fantasy (need more anthology series)
50. Indiana Jones
51. John Carter, Warlord of Mars
52. Millie the Model

Amazing Spider-Man
Astonishing X-Men
Avengers Academy
Black Panther
Blade and the Nightstalkers
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme
Fantastic Four
Ghost Rider
Guardians of the Galaxy
Heroes for Hire
Howard the Duck
Incredible Hulk
Invincible Iron Man
Irredeemable Ant-Man
Marvel Knights
Marvel Team-Up
Mighty Thor
Ms. Marvel
Moon Knight
New Warriors
New X-Men
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Power Pack
Prince Namor, Sub-Mariner
Sensational She-Hulk
Spectacular Spider-Man
Squadron Supreme
Tomb of Dracula
Uncanny X-Men
Web of Spider-Man
Werewolf by Night
Young Avengers

The Amazing Spider-Man by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca (reboot to Peter being in college with MJ and the Cafe Bean crew)

The Avengers by Bendis and Immonen (the original Vision returns and so does the Scarlet Witch)

Red Wolf and the Rangers by Mike Grell

Miss America by Katherine Immonen and Pia Guerra

The Defenders by Paul Cornell and Alan Davis (with Marvelman, Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond], Valkyrie, Spectrum etc – basically Marvel’s JLA)

The Thing by Dan Slott and Ron Wilson

Power Man and Iron Fist by Bendis and Sean Chen

Black Panther by Don McGregor and Mark Bright

The Iron Knights by Micheline and Layton (Iron Man, War Machine, Hardware, Guardsman etc)

I Mutant by Claremont and Silvestri (the adventures of a just emerged Hispanic mutant with power that could rival Prof X and Magneto)

Captain America by Mark Waid and Ron Garney

Nova and The Cosmic Avengers by D’n’A and Paul Pelettier (Nova returns with Starlord [with Ship], Gamora, Mantis, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Photon)

Master of Kung Fu by Moench and Gulacy

Bizarre Adventures (black and white anthology magazine)

Avengers: West Coast by Heinberg and Zircher (Moon Knight heads up West Coast team)

X-Men by Hickman and Brent Anderson (all-new mutants and not the ones who’ve been around from the 60s, 70s and 80s, maybe led by Wolverine though)

The Gunfighters by Busiek and Pacheco (Marvel’s western heroes in the Old West team-up for steampunk style adventures)

Here are a few others

FF – relaunch – same team
Amazing SPIDER MAN – relaunch- same team
Cap America -relaunch – same team
Kingpin by Bendis and Maleev
Shiar’ Empire by Morrison and Quietly
House of M by Peter David and Finch
HYDRA by Johnathan Hickman and DEODATO
Marvel Two In One (starring The Young Storms) by Paul Cornell and John cassidy
Captain Marvel – Warren Ellis
Secret Wars (starring Illuminati)- Neil Gaiman and Dale Keown
Thunderbolts – Greg Rucka – (Spy Story)
Great Lake Avengers (Spider Woman leading) – Ed Brubaker and Lark
The Mysterious X-Men (Starring Charles and Magneto – set today) – Matt Fraction and Sean Phillips

Clearly, the correct answer is:

1. Wolverine
2. Wolverine Corps
3. Untold Tales of Wolverine
4. Dark Wolverine
5. Adventures of Wolverine
6. James Howlett: Wolverine
7. The Many Lives of Wolverine
8. Logan & Jean
9. Wolverine: Man of Adamantium
10. Weird Wolverine Tales
11. Teen Wolverine
12. Wolverine, Warlord of Mars
13. Wolverine Team-Up
14. Shadow of Wolverine
15. Legends of Wolverine
16. Ultimate Wolverine
17. Girl Comics, Starring Wolverine
18. Everybody Loves Wolverine
19. Spider-Man
20. Amazing Spider-Man
21. Legion of Spider-Man
22. Web of Spider-Man
23. Peter Parker: Spider-Man
24: Spectacular Spider-Man
25. Mary Jane Watson: Spinster
26. Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham
27. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
28. Spider-Man & Mephisto
29. Spider-Man: The Early Years
30. Ultimate Spider-Man
31. Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
32. Thor
33. More Thor
34. Hammer of Thor
35. Thor IV
36: Tales of Asgard, Starring Thor
37. Mighty Thor
38. Iron Man
39. Iron Man & War Machine Adventures
40. Invincible Iron Man
41. My Name is Tony (and I’m an Alcoholic)
42. Captain America
43. Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier
44. Captain America and Bucky
45. Golden Age Captain America
46. Captain America Punches Hitler Special Edition
47. Captain America and the Falcon
48. Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty
49. Avengers Starring Wolverine, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America
50. New Avengers Starring Wolverine, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America
51. Classic Avengers Starring Wolverine, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America
52. X-Men, featuring the Avengers

Tom Fitzpatrick

June 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Every single title, BUT, the PunisherMax, and the Stephen King comic adaptations.

The PunisherMax is perfect as it is with Aaron and Dillon.

Like Augie over in Pipelines: I wonder what MARVEL’s gonna do to try and top DC’s 52 Relaunch.

Annnnnd when are you going to give Travis Pelkie a column, since you’re SUCH a fan of his, Mr. B.C.?

Going for a mix of a sensible list mixed with my own personal preferences

The Mainstays: 1-14
Amazing Spider-man, Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Avengers, FF, Daredevil, Wolverine, Thunderbolts, New Avengers, Uncanny X-men, Punisher, Deadpool

Additional X-books: 15-20
Gambit and his currently unnamed team (possibly a team based around an idea I was playing with of a team of super heroic theives)
X-men Legacy
Cable and his currently unnamed team (another idea ive been rolling round, set in medieval with a team mainly composed of older versions of legacy characters old immortal weapons/black knights/black panthers etc)
New Mutants

Avengers: 21-26
Avengers Academy
Ms Marvel
She Hulk (Dan Slott back on the title)
Black Panther
Ant-man – (the new home of introducing entirely new concepts into the Marvel U that FF used to have)

Other Team Books: 28-37
Captain Britain and MI13 (with purposely kidnapped Paul Cornell)
Midnight Sons (a team designed to give a home to street level mystic characters particularly Ghost Rider/Blade)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Annihilators + a ressurected Nova
Defenders (repositioned to be a more concrete team with a fixed plotline)
Heroes for Hire
Agents of Atlas
A marvel JSA equivelant – eg golden age characters

Other Solo Heroes: 38-45
Moon Knight
Dr Strange (my Dr Who like take – a low powered Strange with limited spells taking on massive odds with his wits)
Ghost Rider
Immortal Iron Fist
Captain Marvel (looking at the entire legacy of the character)
Luke Cage/Alias
Silver Surfer
A Fury/SHIELD sort of thing

Other: 46-47
Amazing Fantasy – anthology title – first strip must be a massive name create team to draw people in and thus keep the book afloat, the other strips are for introducing entirely new characters and concepts to the universe
A Horror Anthology – again we need a massive headline creative team to bring people in
My own personal vanity project ongoing of some sort.

Afterthoughts: 48-52
An ongoing Frontline title which looks at all events from the ground up.
Hand Neil Gaimain the keys to whatever currently unnaccounted for marvel u component he wants.
Astonishing X-men – aka. the artistic X-men book rather than the plot driving one.
A swords and sorcery comic of some sort.

There we go, a full 52 not using anything not found in the Marvel Universe already.

I don’t have time to play at the moment, but I like the cut of your jib, miss anony.

1- The Avengers
2- The Amazing Spider-Man
3- The Uncanny X-Men
4- Captain America
5- Captain Britain and MI:13
6- New Mutants
7- X-Factor
8- The Mighty Defenders
9- Marvel Comics Presents
10- Young Avengers- The Avengers Academy
11- Academy X- New X-Men
12- Thunderbolts
13- Luke Cage: Power Man
14- The Fantastical Four
15- The Invincible Iron Man
16- Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons
17- DOOM!
18- S.H.I.E.L.D.
19- Marvel Legacy
20- Captain Marvel
21- The Silver Surfer
22- Guardians of the Galaxy
23- Sorcerer Supreme
24- The Incredible Hercules
25- The Mighty Thor
26- The Fantastic
27- Exiles: Agents of A.R.M.O.R.
28- The Savage Hulk
29- Namor: The Sub-Mariner
30- Alpha Flight
31- Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.
32- Howard the Duck
33- The Nightstalkers
34- Phobos and Trauma- Fear Lords
35- Moon Knight: Cycles (or Eclipse)
36- The Punisher
37- Code: Blue
38- Wolverine
39- Deadpool
40- The Eternals
41- What if?
42- The Sensational She-Hulk
43- Uncanny X-Force
44- Ms. Marvel
45- Black Panther
46- X-Man: Mutant Shaman
47- The Lethal Legion
48- The New Avengers
49- Hawkeye and Mockingbird
50- Hank Pym: Scientist Supreme
51- Black Widow
52- Astonishing Tales


Thunderbolts-Gail Simone
Nate Grey-Gaimen
Wolverine-Rucka and Yu
X-Men Carey
The Hood-Bendis
Loki-The dude writing Journey now
Captain America-Warren Ellis
Fantastic Four-Kirkman
Hell’s Kitchen-Various Writer (bendis, brubaker, rucka)
Bob, former Agent of Hydra-Nicieza
Doctor Strange-Ellis
Mirage-David Mack
Uncanny X-Force-keep the current guys
Uncanny X-Men-Whedon
New Warriors-the young avengers crew
Hellcat-Mike Carey
Heroes for Hire-Bendis
Secret Warriors-Kyle and Yost
Iron Man-John Faveru(or how ever you spell his name)
Have the rest be anthologies.

Craptacular B-Sides reboot! I just want to see someone at Marvel relaunch this unknown property that only I remember.

Arrow Dynamics

June 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

1. Vision and the Scarlet WItch
2. Squadron Supreme
3. DP7
4. What if
5. Damien Hellstorm: Son of Satan
6. Sleepwalker
7. Valkyrie
8, Night Thrasher
9. Elders of the Universe
10. Avengers
11. West Coast Avengers
12. Fantastic Four
14. Hulk
15. Captain America
16. Thor
17. Daredevil
18. Black Goliath
19. Dr. Strange and Clea
20. Fallen Angels
21. Machine Man
22. X-men
23. Giant Size X-men
24. Rogue
25. Wolverine
26, Tomb of Dracula
27. Kree Skrull War
28. Power Man and Iron Fist
29. X-Statix
30. Eternals
31. The New Morlocks
32. Black Cat
33. Amazing Spider-man
34. Marvel Team-up
35. Marvel Two in one
36. Deathlok and the Future Force
37. Darkhold
38. Night Shift
39. Blade
40. Dr. Druid
41. Omega the Unknown
42. Power Princess
43. Secret Origins
44. Transformers
45. Gi Joe
46. Iron Woman
47. Mad Balls
48. DOOM 2099
49. Dr. Strange 2099
50. The Serpent Society
51. The Collective Man
52. Mary Jane

Avengers Titles:
1. Avengers
2. Avengers: The Initiative
3. Avengers Academy
4. New Avengers

Spider-Man Titles:
5. The Amazing Spider-Man
6. Venom
7. Spider-Woman
8. Spider-Girl
9. Marvel Team-Up

X-Team Books:
10. Uncanny X-Men
11. New Mutants
12. Uncanny X-Force
13. Young X-Men
14. X-Factor

X-Solo Books:
15. Wolverine
16. Deadpool/Cable

Team Books:
17. Fantastic Four
18. Alpha Flight
19. Thunderbolts
20. Heroes for Hire
21. Marvel Divas

Ultimate Marvel:
22. Ultimate Spider-Man
23. Ultimate X-Men
24. The Ultimates
25. Ultimate Tales

Cosmic Marvel:
26. The Annihilators
27. Rocket Raccoon & Groot
28. Nova

Iron Man:
29. War Machine
30. Invincible Iron Man
31. Iron Man: Legacy

32. The Mighty Thor
33. Journey Into Mystery

Captain America:
34. Captain America
35. Captain America & Bucky
36. Red Skull

37. Red Hulk
38. The Incredible Hulks
39. Hulk

Street Heroes:
40. The Mystery Men
41. Daredevil
42. Elektra
43. Black Panther
44. The Punisher

Marvel Adventures:
45. Marvel Adventures: Super-Heroes
46. Marvel Adventures: Super-Villains
47. Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man

48. Deadpool MAX
49. Wolverine MAX
50. Punisher MAX

Supreme Power:
51. Supreme Power
52. Hyperion

The Amazing Spider-Man (bi-weekly)
Spider-man & His Amazing Friends (team-up book)
Web of Spider-Man (darker toned book)
Spider-man 2099
The Fantastic Four
The Silver Surfer
Black Panther
The Incredible Hulk
The Invincible Iron Man
War Machine/Iron Man 2.0
Marvel Girls (all-girls team led by Ms. Marvel)
The Mighty Thor
Tales of Asgard
Captain America
Captain America & Bucky: The Second World War
The Avengers
Avengers West
Avengers: The Initiative
Young Avengers
Secret Avengers (aka Agents of Atlas)
Hawkeye & Mockingbird
Guardians of the Galaxy (aka future Avengers)
S.H.I.E.L.D (the Hickman version)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D (or Howling Commandos)
The Uncanny X-Men (bi-weekly, team led by Cyclops)
The New Mutants
New X-Men (Xavier & Magneto book, set at school)
The Punisher
Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme
Luke Cage: Power Man
The Immortal Iron Fist
Prime (imported from Malibu Universe)
Ghost Rider
Infinity Watch
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (set in the 1930s)
Killraven: Martian Hunter
Rune (imported from Malibu)
Moon Knight
Damage Control
What If?
Marvel Comics Presents
Strange Tales
The Twelve

[Books not set in the 616: The Ultimates, Marvelman, PunisherMAX, Supreme Power, Ruse, El Cazador]

[All-ages, kids titles: Spider-man Adventures, The Mighty Avengers, X-Men: First Class, DuckTales, The Muppets, Walt Disney Comics & Stories, Uncle Scrooge, Pixar Presents…]

Yeah, because Marvel doesn’t already relaunch books for no reason.

Okay, this was harder than I thought.

Had to remember not to eliminate any titles currently selling well, while also featuring a ‘dark’ corner of the Marvel Universe.

I created one new title (hey, who doesn’t have a comic book in their head which they’d create if they worked at Marvel?) and appropriated some titles of older comics as well.

1. Mighty Avengers
2. Dark Avengers
3. New Avengers
4. Avengers Academy
5. Amazing Spider-man
6. Web of Spider-man
7. Spider-man Family
8. FF
9. Incredible Hulk
10. Daredevil
11. Iron Man
12. Thor
13. Captain America
14. Young Men
15. Namor, the Submariner
16. The Torch
17. New Warriors
18. Uncanny X-Men
19. X-Men
20. X-Men: Legacy
21. New X-Men
22. X-Force
23. X-Factor
24. New Mutants
25. Generation Hope
26. Wolverine
27. Ka-Zar
28. Man-Thing
29. The Punisher
30. Speedball
31. Journey Into Mystery
32. Deadpool
33. Tomb of Dracula
34. Firestar
35. Captain Britain
36. Thunderbolts
37. Captain Marvel
38. Doctor Strange
39. Werewolf by Night
40. Arana
41. Vision
42. Winter Guard
43. Venus
44. Cloak & Dagger
45. Alpha Flight
46. Hercules
47. Venom
48. Lethal Protector
49. Force Works
50. Falcon
51. Deathlok
52. Guardians of the Galaxy

All kidding aside, I’d love to see Avengers by Jim Starlin, a writer who does epic adventure very well. Maybe with Ron Lim on pencils.

@miss anony
your list wins hands down. if you aren’t already working at marvel’s marketing department they should hire you as soon as possible.

1-10 of Marvel 52

1. Dr.Strange : Neil Gaiman and Jae Lee
2. Incredible Hulk: Jason Aaron and Greg Capullo
3. Fantastic Four: Grant Morrison and John Cassaday
4. X-men: Jeff Parker and Jim Cheung
5. Wolverine: Robert Kirkman and David Finch
6.Punisher: Jason Aaron and John Romita Jr
7. Ironman: Warren Ellis and Jerome Opena
8. Amazing Spider-man: Dan Slott and Brad Walker
9. Ka-Zar: Jonathan Hickman and Chris Bachalo
10. Alpha Flight: Mark Millars and Alan Davis

Marvel House of Magic

Dracula by Neil Gaiman and Brian Bolland
Dr. Strange by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
Strange Tales by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zuli
Night Stalkers by Jeff Lemire and Pier Gallo
Ghost Rider by Jason Aaron and Mark Texaria
Tales of the Ghost Riders by Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, and others with art by Gary Frank, Steve Pugh, Steve Dillion and others
Satana by Warren Ellis and Leonard Manco

Marvel House of Spies:

Nick Fury Agent Of No One by Jonathan Hickman and Jim Steranko
S.H.I.E.L.D. by Nick Spencer and CAFU
Kitty Pryde Agent of S.H.I.E.D. by Joss Whedon and John Cassady
Spider Woman Agent of S.W.O.R.D. by Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev
Tales of The S.W.O.R.D. and S.H.I.E.L.D. by Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, Art by Dave Gibbons, John Cassady, George Perez and others

Marvel House of Heroes

Avengers by Geoff Johns and George Perez
New Avenger by Brian Bendis and Mike Deodato
Captain America by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting
Captain Marvel by Grant Morrison and Carlos Pacheco
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman and John Bryne
Hulk by Jeff Lemire by Dale Keown
Iron Man by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca
Thor by Matt Fraction and Oliver Coipel
Tales of the Marvel Universe by Alan Moore, Kurt Busiek, Art by Alex Ross and others

The Streets of the Marvel Universe

Cage by Brian Bendis and Michel Lark
Dakota North by Gail Simone and Nicola Scott
Daredevil by Jonathan Hickman and Alex Maleev
Powerman and Iron Fist by Fred Van Lente and Wellington Alves
Iron Fist by Nick Spencer and David Aja
Tales of the Iron Fist by Nick Spenser, Matt Fraction, Alan Moore, Jason Aaron, with art by David Aja, Frank Miller, George Perez and others

The Cosmos of the Marvel Universe

The Sentry by Jeff Lemire and Doug Manke
The Silver Suffer by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
Quasar by Kurt Busiek and Ivan Reiss
Tales of the Cosmos by Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Nick Spencer and Jeff Lemire art by Mobius, Alex Ross and others

The Mutants of the Marvel Universe

Uncanny X-Men by Jason Aaron and Dale Eaglesham
Astonishing X-Men by Grant Morrison and Phil Jimenez
Generation Hope by Nick Spencer and Ryan Sook
Nate Grey: Shaman X by Warren Ellis and Steve Pugh
Wolverine by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert
Tales of the Mutants by Alan Moore and others
X-Men by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee

The Main Star of the Marvel Universe

Amazing Spider Man by Dan Slott and Macros Pablo
Spectacular Spider Man by Mark Waid and Francis Manapul
Spiderman by Geoff Johns and Mikel Janin
Web of Spiderman Anthology by Alan Moore, Kurt Busiek and others

Marvel Max Tiles (Marvel Adult Oriented Stories)

Agents of Atlas by Peter Milligan and Scott Clark
Amazing Adult Fantasy by Warrant Ellis and others
Deathlok by Joe Casey and Leonard Manco
The Eternal by Neil Gaiman and Kev Walker
Journey into Mystery (Science Fiction Anthology) by Alan Moore, Peter Milligan and Jeff Lemire and others
Miracleman by Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham
The Living Zombie by Brian Bendis and Chris Bachalo
The Complete Last Galactus Story by John Bryne
Supreme Power by Jason Aaron and Gary Frank
Tales of Suspense (Crime Anthology) by Alan Moore, Jason Aaron and others

I’m going to presume that we’re talking a line-wide reboot similar to what DC is doing, and that other imprints would be fair game for inclusion in the new Marvel Universe.

Grouped into categories but along different lines than DC’s:

Earth-bound team books

1. Avengers
2. Avengers West Coast
3. Secret Avengers
4. X-Men
5. X-Force (similar concept to current book)
6. X-Factor (Peter David’s detective-agency take)
7. Fantastic Four
8. The Invaders (WWII book)
9. SHIELD (Nick Fury global spy book)
10. SWORD (global superheroics — incorporating Citizen V and the V Brigade characters as well)
11. New Mutants
12. DP-7
13. Psi-Force
14. Alpha Flight
15. Thunderbolts
16. Captain Britain and MI-13
17. Nextwave, Agents of HATE
18. Power Pack

Cosmic books

19. Guardians of the Galaxy (modern-day team with Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Quasar, etc.)
20. Annhilators (or just call it Cosmic Avengers — and put Nova in there)
21. Spider-Man 2099 (written by Peter David)
22. Strikeforce: Morituri

Avengers-related solo-ish books

23. Captain America (Steve Rogers)
24. Nomads (Falcon, Jack Monroe, Bucky Barnes, and other former Cap sidekicks)
25. Doctor Strange
26. Iron Man
27. Hulk
28. Spectacular Spider-Man (the high-adventure Spidey book)
29. Thor
30. Prime (from the Ultraverse — yes, I’d make him an Avenger)
31. Star Brand (from the New Universe — and yes, I’d make him an Avenger)
32. She-Hulk (comically breaking the fourth wall)
33. Hercules

X-Men-related solo books:

34. Wolverine
35. Longshot

Street-level heroes and anti-heroes

36. Amazing Spider-Man (the more personal tales of Peter Parker)
37. Heroes for Hire
38. Justice (from the New Universe)
39. The Shroud
40. Dakota North, Private Investigator
41. Dominic Fortune (done by Howard Chaykin, in the past — with vintage characters appearing at times)
42. The Punisher
43. Daredevil

Supernatural books

44. Mantra (from the Ultraverse)
45. Nightmask (from the New Universe)
46. Tomb of Dracula
47. Hellstorm, Prince of Lies (written by Warren Ellis)
48. Tales from the Darkhold (horror anthology — Man-Thing, Jennifer Kale, Morbius, Werewolf by Night, etc.)

The ill-defined “other”

49. Doc Samson, Super-Hero Therapist (written by Peter David)
50. Damage Control (a revival of the Dwayne McDuffie book about the people who clean up after super-hero battles)
51. Doom (writing him as a Shakespearean-style flawed king)
52. Squadron Supreme (in the JMS “Max” mode)

Juan V’s inclusion of Miracleman is one that I almost made on my list as well. But I think that character stands better as his own thing, outside a shared universe. (Strikeforce: Morituri probably would, as well, but I’d envision it as being in a possible future of the Marvel Universe.) Kicking myself for not thinking of the Joe Casey/Leonardo Manco Deathlok, though — I loved that book.

1. Captain America (Brian Michael Bendis and Mike McKone)
2. The Amazing Spider-Man (Paul Dini and Mike Allred)
3. Fantastic Four (Grant Morrison and Art Adams)
4. The Incredible Hulk (Eric Powell)
5. Iron Man (Ed Brubaker and Tony Harris)
6. Thor (Bill Willingham and Tom Scioli)
7. The Avengers (Matt Fraction, Steve McNiven)
8. X-Men (A braintrust for three times a month, like Spider-Man BND)
9. Daredevil (Mark Millar and Jock)
10. Thunderbolts (Mark Waid and Jae Lee)
11. Deadpool (Jim Rugg)
12. The Inhumans (DnA and Pasquel Ferry)
13. Dr. Strange (Jeff Lemire and Paolo Rivera)
14. Captain Britain (Andy Diggle and Alan Davis)
15. Heroes For Hire with Power Man and Iron Fist (Dan Slott and Sean Phillips, to mix fun and humour with a gritty street style)
16. Submariner (Joe Casey and John Romita Jr)
17. Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (Garth Ennis and David Lloyd)
18. Marvel Two in One (Dan Slott and revolving artists)
19. Wolverine (Stuart Moore and CB Smith who have done fantastic Wolvie stories in the past, but never did a whole series)
20. Marvel Comics Presents (Various)
21. Runaways (Jim Rugg and Ryan Otlley)
22. Ant Man and Wasp (Paul Cornell and Stuart Immomen)
23. Ghost Rider (David Lahpam and Raolo Cacares)
24. Damage Control (Brian K Vaughan and Cameron Stuart)
25. Sleepwalker (Paul Pope) (I have a soft spot for Sleepwalker, but I think he needs a reboot in the vein of late 80’s vertigo)
26. The Two-Gun Kid (the early stories almost felt like a Spidey western, so how about Kurt Busiek and Phil Noto)
27. The Sentry (Peter Milligan and Chris Bachalo)
28. Man Thing (Rick Veitch)
29. The Punisher (Brian Azzarello and Michael Gaydos)
30. Nextwave (You know darn well who)
31. Black Widow (Warren Ellis and Ed Benes)
32. Master of Kung Fu (Jason Aaron and Michael Lark)
33. Young Avengers (Christos Gage and Oliver Coipel)
34. What the? (Kyle Baker)
35. Ms. Marvel (Gail Simone and Terry Dodson)
36. Terror Inc. (Peter Milligan and Dean Ormstrom)
37. Blade (Rick Remainder and Simon Bianchi)
38. X-Factor (Peter David and Ryan Sook)
39. The Invaders (Brian Clevenger and Gurihiru)
40. Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD (Rick Remainder and Lienel Yu)
41. Adam Warlock (Greg Pak and Timothy Green II)
42. Wonder Man (Jeff Parker and Chris Sprouse)
43. Super-Villain Team Up (Warren Ellis and Various Artists)
44. Son of Satan (Jason Aaron and Frazier Irving)
45. Excalibur (Dave Gibbons)
46. Black Panther (Gail Simone and Brian Stelfreeze)
47. Omega the Unknown (Grant Morrison and Lee Bermejo)
48. Agents of ATLAS (Kurt Busiek, Jeff Parker and Karl Kerschl)
49. The Defenders (Jeph Loeb and Joe Quinones)
50. She-Hulk (Priest and Frank Cho)
51. The Silver Surfer (Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III)
52. What If? (revolving)

Cable by Hickman and Igor Kordey; and Aaron back on Ghost Rider are two things I’d like to see.

Peter Noble: The Red Wolf and the Rangers book by Mike Grell is a BEAUTIFUL idea.

I’d also read another Marvel Western series from John Ostrander and Leonardo Manco.

Avengers West Coast
Avengers International
Young Avengers

Amazing Spider-Man
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man
Black Cat

Uncanny X-Men (team 1)
Astonishing X-Men (team 2)
New Mutants

Captain Marvel (Genis Vell)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Silver Surfer

Black Panther
Captain America
Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu
Excalibur (by Paul Cornell)
Fantastic Four
Hank Pym: Scientist Supreme
Incredible Hulk
Inhumans (by Grant Morrison)
Invincible Iron Man
Iron Fist
Journey into Mystery (featuring Loki)
Luke Cage
Mighty Thor
Moon Knight
Ms. Marvel
Namor: The Sub-Mariner
New Warriors
Nick Fury & the Agents of SHIELD
Nomad (Bucky)
Nova (reboot Rider as younger and earth-based)
Super Villain Team-Up

Doctor Strange
Ghost Rider

Punisher MAX
Strange Tales MAX (horror anthology)
Wolverine MAX

Avengers Assemble!
Rocket Raccoon Adventures
Pet Avengers
Peter Porker: The Spectacular Spider-Ham
Power Pack
Spider-man & His Amazing Friends

1. Spider-man
2. Iron Man
3. X:Men Next Class (next generation with kitty as headmistress)
4. Fantastic (Reed Richards book)
5. Invisible Woman
6. The Thing VS.
7. Realm of Asgard
8. Thor
9. M (magneto and family)
10. The Incredible Hulk
11. Deadpool
12. S.H.E.I.L.D.
13. Power Pack
14. 2099
15. Machine Man
16. Mystique
17. X-Men
18. X-Women
19. Daredevil
20. Captain America
21. Winter Soldier
22. Moon Knight
23. Black Panther
24. Professor X
25. The Howling Commandos
26. The Inhumans
27. Young Uato (marvel history book, far past anthology)
28. She Hulk
29. Bullseye
30. Nick Fury
31. Thunderbolts
32. Elektra
33. The Sinister Seven
34. Ghost Rider
35. Blade
36. What If?
37. In the Name of Science (Pym/McCoy/Banner/Stark/Richards team up)
38. Ant Man
39. S.W.O.R.D.
40. Punisher
41. The Daily Bugle (both behind the scenes stories and actual pages from the newspaper)
42. Logan
43. Summers
44. Kree V. Skrull
45. The Amazing Ben Reilly
46. Hellfire
47. Dr. Strange
48. Silver Surfer
49. The Savage Land
50. Meanwhile, Stan Lee (each issue he gets the powers of a different character)
51. The Avengers
52. Nuff Said (Always thought this should be a regular book)

let’s try:
1 – Daredevil
2 – Punisher (MAX version)
3 – Moon Knight
4 – Ghost Rider
5 – Dr. Strange
6 – Blade
7 – War Machine
8 – Nick Fury
9 – Nextwave
10 – Deathlok
11 – Sleepwalker
12 – Nomad
13 – Cage
14 – Immortal Iron Fist
15 – Thunderbolts
16 – Amazing Spider-Man
17 – Spider-Woman
18 – Avengers
19 – Thor
20 – Captain America
21 – Iron Man
22 – Hulk
23 – X-Men
24 – Uncanny X-Men
25 – X-Factor
26 – Wolverine
27 – New Mutants
28 – Wisdom
29 – Nova
30 – Silver Surfer
31 – Black Widow
32 – Black Panther
33 – Avengers Academy
34 – Heroes for Hire
35 – Fantastic Four
36 – SHIELD (Hickman way)
37 – Marvelman
38 – Prime
40 – Nightman
41 – Ultraforce
42 – Rune
43 – Hercules
44 – Alpha Flight
45 – Deadpool
46 – Elektra
47 – Shang Chi
48 – Zodiac
49 – Underworld
50 – Adam Warlock
51 – X-Man
52 – Miss Marvel

1. J. Jonah Jameson & His Daily Bugle
2. The Many Loves of Moira MacTaggert
3. Jarvis and the Butler Academy
4. Gamma Flight! (featuring Wolverine
5. Googam, Son of Goom
6. Rick Jones, Son of Satan
7. The Mighty Volstagg, Lion of Asgard
8. The Deadly Feet of Batroc, Master of Savate
9. Dum Dum Dugan, Agent of SHIELD
10. The Incredible Lumpkin
11. Foggy Nelson, Gladiator At Law
12. Modok: The College Years
13. Giant-size Man-Thing (Marvel MAX Only)
14. Millie… The “Model” (Marvel MAX Only)
15. Doctor Angst
16. US1
17. Wally The Wizard (Marvel MAX Only)
18. Uatu, The Watcher
19. Johnny Punk & The Phoomie Goonies
20. The Bar With No Name (anthology title)
21. Nick Fury, President of the United States of America
22. ROM: Spaceknight (Because we all can dream)
23: The Committee on Superhuman Activities Monthly Report
24. The Cow Called Bova (In The Marvelous Tradition of Man-Bull!)
25. Ben Reilly, The Spectacular Scarlet Spider
26. Team America: Beach Police
27. Doop
28. Gilgamesh II (written & drawn by Jim Starlin)
29. Kang Force (featuring Rama-Tut, The Scarlet Centurion, Iron Lad, and the mysterious Immortus)
30. White Rabbit and The Terrific Two
31. Damage Control (featuring Deathlok The Demolisher)
32. Devil Dinosaur & Moon Boy
33. Silver Samurai & Red Ronin
34. Kickers Inc.
35. Deadpool Mystery Theater
36. Awesome Andy & The Fabulous Forbush Man
37. Thanos and his Amazing Thanoscopter
38. The All-New All-Yellow Sub-Mariner
39. Marvel Two-In-One (Marvel MAX Only)
40. The Almighty Excelsior!
41. Captain Germany
42. Not Brand X
43. The Many Deaths of Gwen Stacy
44. The Death of Many Captain Marvels
45. Ultimate Ultimate Nullifier
46. All-Star Sentry
47. Mar-Vell Family
48. Terror Inc. (Marvel Star comics only)
49. Stars & Garters
50. Pet Avengers Academy
51. The Stunning Stingray
52. The Hard Times of Hypno-Hustler

I’ll work on my own ridiculous list and get back to you. (Not sure I can make it to 52. But we’ll see.)

Too tired and busy to really join in but I would respectfully submit Northstar as one of my 52 books.

51 to go…

01. Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
02. Avengers Academy, featuring the Young Avengers
03. Big Hero 6
04. Black Panther: Man without Fear
05. Captain America: The Fighting Avenger
06. Iron Man: Artificial Heartthrob
07. The Spectacular Spider-Woman
08. Thor: The Mighty Avenger
09. Thunderbolts
10. Wolverine: The Best There Is
11. Jubilee & X-23
12. Sentinel: A Boy and His Robot
13. X-Factor Investigations
14. X-Men: The Strangest Heroes of All
15. X-Men: Graduating Class
16. Damage Control
17. Captain Marvel and the Starjammers
18. Future Foundation
19. Freedom Ring
20. Guardians of the Galaxy
21. Marvel Boy: Protector of the Universe
22. Code: Blue
23. Daredevil
24. Heroes for Hire
25. Punisher
26. Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu
27. Spider-Man
28. Venom
29. Blade
30. Cloak and Dagger
31. Dr. Strange
32. Ghost Rider
33. Saint Sinner
34. Sleepwalker
35. Tales to Astonish
36. Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation, starring Powerhouse Pepper
37. Model Behavior, starring Millie
38. Howard the Duck
39. Runaways
40. Night Nurse
41. Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos
42. Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.
43. Ant-Man: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
44. Caught!
45. Crime Can’t Win
46. Spy Fighters, starring Black Widow
47. ‘Slingers, starring Gunhawk, Two-Gun Kid, and a female Phantom Rider
48. Dreadstar
49. Marshal Law
50. Sachs and Violens
51. Stray Toasters
52. The Transmutation of Ike Garuda

Travis Pelkie

June 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Well, I didn’t exactly suggest this bit, although I would have. I did up a whole list of my own.

I’ll cut and paste my own list and post it here in the comments, cuz I know that Tom wants to read it.

Yeah, I hoped you’d share your list in the comments, Travis. I would have put it in the post but I think it would have influenced people’s answers a bit too much.

Travis Pelkie

June 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Hey, that’s ok. I still have to read everyone else’s list too.

But I think I’ve got at least one or two brilliant ideas in mine. I will post later.

I can’t come up with 52, but would use this as an excuse to relaunch Sleepwalker (Budiansky and Blevins), returning to the “done in one battle against a goofy villain” style of the first year or so worth of stories. I would also have a book starring Michael Collins as the only character called Deathlok to have ever existed, and use all my arcane knowledge of comic book resurrections to return Dwayne McDuffie to life because no one else can ever write that character the way he could. =(

And Simon Furman could write an ongoing Death’s Head series, drawn by Geoff Senior. I’d also remind Marvel of the existence of Circuit Breaker and have someone really talented write her as a deranged former Stark Industries employee who was injured in an accident and thinks it was a giant one-eyed purple robot from space that did it.

1. X-Men by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith
2. Avengers by Joe Casey and Stuart Immonen
3. Captain America by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting
4. Fantastic Four by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott
5. Spider-Man by Roger Stern and John Romita Jr.
6. Iron Man by David Micheline and Bob Layton
7. Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D by Jonathan Hickman and Jackson Guice
8. Hulk by Greg Pak and Paul Pelletier
9. Daredevil by Mark Waid and Marcos Martin
10. Power Man and Iron Fist by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Perkins
11. Marvel Team-Up by Dan Slott and various artists
12. Deadpool by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuiness
13. Thunderbolts by Jeff Parker and Mark Bagley
14. Thor by Walt Simonson
15. Hawkeye by Jim McCann and Dale Eaglesham
16. Black Widow by Gail Simone and Nicola Scott
17. New Warriors by Marjorie Liu and Andy Kubert
18. Black Panther by Priest and Tom Scioli
19. The New Mutants by Louise Simonson and Terry Dotson
20. Ms. Marvel by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Connor
21. Spider-Girl by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz
22. Venom by Rick Remender and Tony Moore
23. Tomb Of Dracula by Rick Remender and Adam Kubert
24. Doctor Strange by Roger Stern and Marcos Martin
25. Punisher by Steven Grant and Mike Zeck
26. Master of Kung-Fu by Matt Fraction and David Aja
27. Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos by Billy Tucci
28. Blade by Kurt Busiek and Mike Deodato
29. Defenders by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho
30. Ant-Man and the Wasp by Fred Van Lente and Paco Medina

….this is tough I’m stopping at 30


1: Amazing Spider-Man (super villain action)
2: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (street level stories)
3: Fantastic Four
4: The Incredible Hulk
5: She Hulk
6: Wolverine
7: Doctor Strange
8: Captain America
9: Powerman & Iron Fist
10: Iron Man
11: The Mighty Thor
12: Daredevil
13: Hawkeye
14: The Thanos Hunt
15: Hercules for Hire
16: The Uncanny X-Men
17: Spider-Woman
18: The Black Panther
19: Deadpool
20: The Avengers
21: The Defenders
22: Avengers Academy
23: Yellowjacket & Wasp
24: Hercules for Hire
25: Nextwave
26: Excaliber
27: Marvel Team Up (with Spider-Man)
28: Marvel Two-in-One (any two heroes team up)
29: Wonder Man & Beast
30: Storm

War Comics

31: The First Avenger (Cap in WWII)
32: The Howling Commandos (WWII)
33: War Machine (Rhodey in Iraq)
34: Born (Frank Castle in Nam)
35: The Sub-Mariner (WWII)


36: Seal Team Seven
37: Master of Kung Fu
39: The Black Widow


40: Hell’s Kitchen (cop stories)
41: NYPD: SVU (Super Villains Unit)
42: The Punisher


43: Tomb of Dracula
44: Blade the Vampire Killer
45: Man Thing
46: Ghost Rider
47: Tigra


48: Savage Sword (barbarian action)
49: Kazar
50: Crossbones (pirate tales)


51: Amadeus Cho Can’t Lose
52: WTF? (superhero parody)

poor marvel even there line is dominated by DC’s ballsy move… they can’t have an announcement this month without being compared to DC

Trying to make series that would stand a reasonable chance of being published, and of making money… (except for Fin Fang Four, which is awesome, shut up)

Marvel Heroes
1. The Fantastic Four
2. The Avengers
3. The Secret Avengers
4. Captain America
5. Thor
6. Thunderbolts
7. Supreme Power
8. War Machine: Front Lines
9. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law!
10. The Adventures of Hercules
11. The Invincible Iron Man

The Hulk

12. The Incredible Hulk
13. Shadow of the Hulk

Marvel Thrills

14. Nick Fury, Commander of SHIELD
15. Captain Marvel and the Nextwave

Marvel Comedy

16. Deadpool, Hero for Hire
17. Fin Fang Four
18. Howard the Duck

Young Marvel

19. Kid Colt
20. Livewires
21. Power Pack!
22. Runaways

Savage Marvel

23. Legend of the Black Panther
24. Shanna the She-Devil
25. Tales of Suspense Featuring the Ghost Rider

Marvel Sci-Fi

26. Thanos and the Annihilators
27. Nova Corps
28. The Eternal
29. Journey Into Mystery

Marvel Warriors

30. The Deadly Hands of Shang-Chi
31. The Immortal Iron Fist
32. The Nine Heads of HYDRA

Marvel Horror

33. Doctor Strange
34. Werewolf By Night
35. The Monster of Frankenstein
36. The Tomb of Dracula
37. Terror, Inc.

Urban Marvel

38. The Punisher
39. Cloak & Dagger
40. Dakota North
41. Daredevil, the Man Without Fear


42. The Amazing Spider-Man
43. The Unlucky Life of the Black Cat
44. Venom

The X-Men

45. The Uncanny X-Men
46. Mystique
47. The Last X-Man
48. The Wolverine
49. X-Factor Investigations
50. X-Force
51. The Might of Excalibur
52. X-Men: Mutant Academy

Stopping at 52 was tough. I’ve got at least a dozen more.

Sorry but a relaunch at Marvel is not needed. So not really a point in making one up. Usually these type of reboots are done by companies like DC that cannot keep their own house in order. btw,DC is the one that has had diversity issues for years. Not Marvel.

Travis Pelkie

June 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm

@eltitandeoro: God forbid we try to have fun on the internet.

I think Marvel could definitely use a reboot, especially since they seem to be insisting that every story that ever happened in a Marvel comic actually happened. (see The Illuminate.) Unless he’s supposed to be 90 years old, Spider-Man has fought a new supervillain every 90 minutes since he started in the business. Earth has been destroyed several times. Cap is still a “man out of time” even though he’s travelled to a dozen planets. Everybody has died at least twice. And by my last count, there are currently 9,769 superheroes operating in America.

I’ve been reading comics for 50 years and even I find their continuity daunting. Read a character history of your average X-Man. It’s insane.

Burn it down. Start over.

Amazing spider-man
Peter Parker
Captain America
Fantastic Four
Black Panther
New avengers
Secret avengers
Uncanny X-men
Ms Marvel
Adam Warlock
Luke Cage/Iron Fist
Marvel Team-Up
Devil Dinosaur
Punisher MAX
Black Widow
Ghost Rider
Beta Ray Bill
Damage Control
Silver Surfer
Captain Britain
ST George/Dr Zero/Powerline
Moon Knight

“manor” should be Namor

Chris Simpkins

June 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Excellent idea, Brian (and Travis)! As a corollary, how about the 52 titles that DC should have done? (Sorry, being negative already) :-)

1 Avengers (Thor, Iron Man, Capt. America, Giant Man/Ant Man, Wasp, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch)
2 Thor
3 Iron Man
4 Captain America
5 Giant Man and Wasp
6 Hulk
7 She-Hulk
8 Spider-Man
9 Spider Woman
10 Hawkeye
11 Marvel Team-Up (with Spider-Man)
12 Fantastic Four
13 Thing (or Marvel Two In One starring Thing)
14 X-Men
15 New Mutants
16 Wolverine
17 Dazzler
18 Rogue
19 Storm
20 Black Panther
21 Ka-Zar
22 Daredevil
23 Black Widow
24 Elektra
25 Punisher
26 Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu
27 Power Man and Iron Fist
28 Daughters of the Dragon
29 Night Nurse
30 Defenders (Hulk, Namor, Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Valkyrie, Hellcat)
31 Dr. Strange
32 Namor
33 Silver Surfer
34 Nova
35 Captain Mar-Vell
36 Guardians of the Galaxy
37 Inhumans
38 Alpha Flight
40 Ms. Marvel
41 New Warriors
42 Power Pack
43 Thunderbolts
44 DP7
45 Ghost Rider
46 Tomb of Dracula
47 Werewolf By Night
48 Blade
49 Man-Thing
50 What If?
51 Millie the Model
52 Micronauts (they’ve had other licensed properties, but this and Rom were the most fully integrated into the Marvel Universe)

Great stuff guys, I so badly want a Marvel relaunch, with all these core books, 50-60 and no more ancillary books. Way too many minis, one shots, Ultimate Fake Universe etc.

I do understand the multiple family books, they dominate (Wolvey, Spidey, Avengers, X-men, Cap, Thor, Iron man) because they have the most fans.

While all of Miss Anony’s list was great, I did a bit of a spit take at “52. X-Men, featuring the Avengers.” Well done.

I don’t want to spend the time to try and list 52 of my own, but thinking it over quickly I think it does speak rather highly of Marvel that you could keep quite a few of their titles as they are and have plenty of diversity. Thunderbolts, Avengers Acadamy, Heroes for Hire, Black Panther, Power Man and Iron Fist, Secret Avengers – the list goes on of titles that showcase characters of different ethnicites. Much more so than DC’s titles.

As if my brain wasn’t going to explode already…gee thanks Brian and Travis….

Avengers Universe: Avengers, Young Avengers, FF, 2nd Avengers Title, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Hulk, 2nd Hulk title, Iron Man <> (11)

X-Men Universe: X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, New Mutants, Deadpool, X-Force, X-Factor, Black Panther and Storm, Namor, <> (10)

Spider-Man Universe: Amazing, Spectacular, Web, Daredevil, Heroes For Hire, New Warriors, Power Man and Iron Fist, Punisher, Black Cat/Jackpot/Mary Jane/Silver Sable (in other words a female based series other than..), Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman (11)

Marvel Universe: Nova, Quasar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Surfer/Heralds of Galactus, Inhumans, Starjammers, Captain Britain, Exiles, <> (9)

Young Marvel: Prime, Runaways, D.P.7, Avengers Academy, X-Men Academy, a Doctor Strange Young Apprentice type book, Mini Marvels, Power Pack, Franklin Richards (9)

Final Two: A Spy anthology type book mashing together SHIELD, Nick Fury, and Secret Warriors and a Horror type anthology book taking Blade, Tomb of Dracula, Midnight Sons and even including recognizable heroes in less than “sunny” situations…..

Whew..there’s my 52…and before anyone asks….you don’t include Ultimate books since this whole thing is a Reboot of the entire line….Now I need a drink…..

If I have a particularly strong feeling about creators, I’ll list my preference. A lot of these would be don’t-fix-em situations. I’m assuming the 52 would only include in-continuity, 616 books.

01. Avengers [Captain America/Steve Rogers leads, with Iron Man, Wolverine, Miss Marvel, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Hawkeye, Guardian, Valyrie, and Black Widow]
02. The Spectacular Spider-Man [twice a month at least] (Slott and co.)
03. Fantastic Four/Future Foundation [whatever he wants to do is okay by me] (Hickman)
04. Uncanny X-Men [I’m just not going to try to guess how Schism will turn out and am just gonna make up my own X-line] (Carey)
05. The Incredible Hulk (Remender)
06. Captain America, Super Soldier (Brubaker)
07. The Mighty Thor
08. The Invincible Iron Man (Fraction)
09. Brotherhood of Mutants [would follow the non-X mutants, led by Magneto…not quite villains] (Remender)
10. West Coast Avengers/Force Works (Bendis)
11. Daredevil, Man Without Fear
12. Storm [much more covert, personal missions: breaking up child prostitution rings, punishing those who deserve it, protecting the innocent and all that. she would rely much more on hand-to-hand combat, espionage skills and smaller applications of her powers, with the occasional epic stuff. basically, a book for Storm to be the biggest badass in the Marvel universe]
13. The Ghost Riders [get back to the multiple skulls, similar to what’s going on with the Hulk line at the moment]
14. The Punisher
15. Marvel Team Up
16. Luke Cage & Jessica Drew (Bendis)
17. Shang Chi & Iron Fist (Fraction)
18. Heroes for Hire
19. Nova Corps (Hickman)
20. Wolverine (Aaron)
21. Creature Commandos [led by Howard the Duck, with Frankenstein, Morbius, Werewolf-By-Night, and Satana]
22. Blade
23. Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos (Fraction)
24. H.A.M.M.E.R. [Osborn and Victoria Hand, as well as a new Dark Avengers] (Bendis)
25. Black Panther
26. Agents of Atlas
27. X-Factor (David)
28. Havok and the StarJammers [cosmic X-Men title] (Gillen)
29. The Champions [somewhat fluid line-up, with Black Widow, Angel and Hercules as anchors] (Choi)
30. Assassins [focuses on Elektra and a reformed Lady Bullseye taking revenge on the Kingpin, with a ton of guest stars]
31. Young Avengers
32. Thunderbolts [still based on the raft, led by Hawkeye and Luke Cage]
33. Avengers Academy (Gage)
34. Secret Avengers [not gov’t or even Steve Rogers approved, they take an any way necessary approach] (Remender)
35. Namor, the First Mutant
36. Young X-Men [a core staff consisting of Xavier, Emma Frost, Rogue, Beast, Northstar, Husk and Kitty Pride mentoring the youngest X-Men] (Carey)
37. Deadpool & Cable
38. O.L.Y.M.P.U.S. Inc. [Amadeus Cho & Herc head a philanthropic billion dollar company made up of various dieties, obviously fighting worldwide threats as well]
39. Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends [team-up book, with Iceman and Human Torch showing up frequently]
40. Journey Into Mystery [focuses on the Asgardians, duh]
41. Dr. Strange, Master of Magic
42. Machine Man (Fraction)
43. Guardians of the Nexus [focuses on the entities tasked with protecting the nexus of all realities and other powerful items. Man-Thing “stars”] (Hickman)
44. Damage Control & Night Nurse [humorous, if not outright surreal. includes characters from the periphery of the superhero world, with tons of guest stars, obviously] (Eliis)
45, Silver Surfer & Blue Marvel
46. Alpha Flight
47. Defenders [Strange, Surfer, Hulk, Namor]
48. Power Man: Streets of NYC [street level focused, with new Power Man as main character, but lots of new and diverse characters could make this a good way to reflect the actual population of NYC]
49. S.W.O.R.D. (Gillen)
50. Black Bolt & the Inhumans
51. Doom [Dr. Doom solo, I liked this idea when I saw it up there
52. Captain Marvel and MI:13

The inherent problem with this is that THIS is MARVEL so 52 titles isn’t enough. They would Do 53, and THEN an Ultimates line and a MAX line.

Amazing Fantasy starring Cloak and Dagger
Marvel Comics starring the Captain Marvel Corps
Tales to Astonish starring Goliath
Journey Into Mystery starring the Warriors Three
Strange Tales starring Brother Voodoo & Dr Strange
Tales of Suspense starring Misti Knight
What If?
Avengers (Cap, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Ant Man, Wasp)
Secret Avengers (Black Widow, Mockingbird, Hawkeye, The Wraith, Red Hulk, War Machine)
Avengers International (Black Panther, Puck, Namor, Union Jack, Doctor Doom, Darkstar)
Young Avengers
New Mutants
Power Pack
Alpha Flight
Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD (Ultimate version)
Frank Castle and the Howling Commandos
Captain America
Iron Man
War Machine
Power Man and Iron Fist
Black Panther
3D Man in 3D
Death’s Head
Captain Britain MI-13
Daredevil (but as a teenager before every writer screwed him so badly)
Ant Man
El Aguila
Jack of Hearts and the Royal Flush Gang
Machine Man
N.O.V. A
Shanna the She Devil
Magneto and the Hellfire Club
Agents of Atlas
Squadron Supreme
The Blood
Herald of Galactus
Mole Man and the Legion of Monsters
Rogue and Gambit

Chris Simpkins

June 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm

OK, I’ll take a shot…

1. Fantastic Four
2. The Thing
3. The Defenders
4. Doctor Strange
5. Incredible Hulk
6. Silver Surfer
7. Sub-Mariner
8. Daredevil
9. Ghost Rider
10. Hellstorm (by Warren Ellis)
11. Moon Knight
12. Punisher
13. Hawkeye
14.-17. Amazing Spider-Man (weekly comic instead of four separate titles)
18.-21. Avengers (weekly comic instead of four separate titles)
22.-25. X-Men (weekly comic instead of four separate titles)
26. X-Factor
27. New Mutants
28. X-Force
29. Nate Grey, the X-Man
30. Ms. Marvel
31. Incredible Hulk
32. Red Hulk
33. Marvel Team-Up (not a great title, but better than “Avenging Spider-Man”)
34. Cage and Jones (Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, written by Brian Bendis)
35. Nova
36. Guardians of the Galaxy (the original team)
37. Annihilators
38. Ka-Zar
39. Black Panther
40. Heroes for Hire
41. Captain America
42. Iron Man
43. Thor
44. Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
45. Runaways
46. Immortal Weapons (starring Iron Fist)
47. Justice and Firestar
48. The New Warriors (the young heroes from the Initiative)
49. Avengers Academy
50. Alpha Flight
51.-52. Wolverine (bi-weekly title – OK, I’m cheating, I couldn’t think of another one)

Intentionally no Deadpool or Daken. :-) I’d also add in Agents of Atlas as a personal favorite, but the comic gods have not smiled on them so far.

1.) The Amazing Spider-Man (solo adventure book)
2.) Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends (team-up book w/ Spider Family back-ups)
3.) The Fantastic Four (original members)
4.) Thing And Torch Team-Up (the popular duo pair with other heroes)
5.) Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers becomes Marvel’s lead female hero)
6.) The Uncanny X-Men (main team adventures)
7.) X-Men: Utopia (solo character spotlight book also featuring hot creative teams)
8.) Wolverine (solo book)
9.) Daken And X-23: The Wolverine Family (double-sized book for a dollar more. Value!)
10.) The Uncanny X-Force (nothing changes from what’s happening now)
11.) Power Man And The Immortal Weapons (the new PM teams with Danny Rand and his Immortal allies)
12.) The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (main team book, featuring Cap/Thor/Iron Man/Ms. Marvel)
13.) The Astonishing Avengers (team led by Luke Cage w/ focus on street-level heroes)
14.) Avengers Academy (nothing changes)
15.) Black Widow: Secret Avenger (same concept as Secret Avengers, but more spotlight on Natasha)
16.) The Invincible Iron Man (nothing changes)
17.) James Rhodes: War Machine (“2.0″ my butt…same team, different title)
18.) The Mighty Thor (main solo book)
19.) Journey Into Mystery (nothing changes)
20.) Sif And The Warriors Three (spin-off adventures in Asgard)
21.) Hawkeye And Spider-Woman (lots of potential in the new couple)
22.) The Incredible Hulk (Bruce Banner retakes his solo book)
23.) She-Hulk: Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Jen Walters enlists with the secret agenda of discovering who’s running things behind the scenes)
24.) Hulks: Red Vs. Bomb (Thunderbolt Ross and Rick Jones…hilarity ensues!)
25.) Thunderbolts: Justice, Like Lightning! (nothing changes)
26.) Deadpool (one and only solo book)
27.) Venom: Tales Of Symbiote Suspense (featuring Venom, Carnage, Anti-Venom, Toxin, etc.)
28.) Nick Fury: Agent Of Atlas (Fury changes gears yet again, and puts his life in the hands of Jimmy Woo!)
29.) Ghost Rider And The Midnight Sons (main solo feature w/ spotlight character back-ups)
30.) Guardians Of The Galaxy (reverted back to before all the deaths, merged with Annihilators)
31.) Nova: The Human Rocket (solo space-faring adventure book)
32.) Excalibur And The Stories Of MI:13 (I agree with the above idea of kidnapping Mr. Cornell…)
33.) The Deadly Hands Of Kung-Fu (Shang-Chi stars in this badass genre book)
34.) Dr. Doom And The Masters Of Evil (this would be a supervillain spotlight book with a Doom main feature)
35.) Daredevil: The Man Without Fear (nothing changes as of the soft reboot)
36.) Black Panther And Storm: Royalty Of Wakanda (not sure about the subtitle, but it’s what I got; title explains itself)
37.) Pixie’s World (a fun, inspirational adventure series for all-ages)
38.) Spotlight On: The Inhumans (Jack Kirby-inspired stories and art featuring the Moon-based mutates)
39.) The Punisher (I assume nothing changes…faith in Rucka, and all…)
40.) The Lost Loves Of Spider-Man (romance stories starring Gwen Stacey, Mary Jane, Felicia Hardy, etc. and not necessarily Peter Parker, set in different time periods)
41.) Marvel Mysteries Featuring Howard The Duck (detective stories that double as perfect settings for more oddball characters like Man-Thing, Nighthawk, etc.)
42.) The Sorcerers Supreme (Dr. Strange, Dr. Voodoo, and The Scarlet Witch unite to protect the Earth from mystical harm)
43.) Tales Of New Atlantis Starring Namor, The Sub-Mariner (this book would flesh-out Namor’s undersea kingdom and supporting cast)
44.) What If…? (featuring alternate takes on existing characters and stories, minus most of the doom and gloom)
45.) Hercules And The Prince Of Power (Herc and Amadeus join forces as full-time adventurers with an ongoing bet to see whether brains or brawn embody true power)
46.) Heroes For Hire (nothing changes as of Misty Knight reboot)
47.) Marvel Comics Presents (the home for spotlight stories that fit nowhere else)
48.) Tomb Of Dracula (the book returns with horror stories, narrated by Dracula himself)
49.) Dazzler: Queen Of The Mojoverse (Allison Blaire must hold her control of the maniacal Mojoverse with a savage fury…and pop music?!)
50.) Slapstick Stories Starring Slapstick (there can be nothing wrong with a comedy book written by the industry’s funniest contributors)
51.) Darkhawk: The Dark Avenger (totally rebooted with the core concept intact, in the same vein as Jamie Reyes as Chris Powell becomes the youngest Avenger in history…and Luke Cage means to test him!)
52.) The New Warriors (new team merging Paul Tobin’s Young Allies with a rotating cast of members seen in “Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt”, as well as Thunderstrike, X-23, etc.)

Wow…and that’s that. As a life-long Marvel Zombie, I tried to do right by their history and what I’ve always and currently love about their characters and concepts. I also did my best to give due respect to a diverse group of cultures, genres, races, and sexes, where readers old and new could find something for any interest. I hope anyone reading enjoys, and thanks for hosting these lists! Great fun!

I’d cut back severely on the X-Titles (I know they’re a cash cow, but COME ON! ).

I’d bring back the REAL Spider-Girl (get lost, Arana).

I’d find some way to bring back ROM: Spaceknight.

Human Torch would be alive and well in Fantastic Four (not that you could ever convince me that he’s really dead)

Spidey would NEVER have had anything to do with Mephisto

Wasp, Vision, and Scarlet Witch would be alive and well in one of the Avengers titles

I’d bring back Marvel Two-In-One. And Marvel Team-Up

Tomb of Dracula would be on my shortlist.

Give Iron Man the adaptive armor from his 90’s cartoon

And negociate with Mattel to see if they couldn’t get back the licence to do He-Man comics.

1-Amazing Spider-Man
2-Fantastic Four
5-Captain America
6-Iron Man
7-Uncanny X-Men
8-Incredible Hulk
9-Rawhide Kid
10-Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
11-New Mutants
12-Dr Strange
13-Marvel Tales
14-Avengers Academy
15-Guardians of the Galaxy
16-Hercules & Mastermind Excello
17-Alpha Flight
18-Cloak & Dagger
20-Vision & The Scarlet Witch
21-Marvel Team-Up
22-Howling Commandos, PMC
23-Agents of Atlas
25-Silver Surfer
26-Black Panther
27-Ghost Rider
28-Power Man & Iron Fist
29-Ms Marvel
30-Ant-Man &Wasp
32-Namor, the Sub-Mariner
34-Web of Spider-Man
36-Tomb of Dracula
37-The Zombie
38-Marvel Noir
39-Captain Britain & MI-13
40-Thongor of Lemuria
41-Master of Kung Fu
48-Black Cat
50-Blue Marvel
51-Young Allies

Chris Simpkins

June 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Sorry, I forgot Thunderbolts. So…

51. Wolverine
52. Thunderbolts

BAH!!! I can’t believe I forgot Captain America!

So, erase “Marvel Comics Presents” from my list, and replace it with “Captain America”.

Must have been my mind focusing on lower-tier characters and all…

What is a Marvel 52? Is there another publishing company besides DC?

1. X-Men by Peter David, Stuart Immonen
2. New Mutants by Nick Spencer and…what the hell, Sienkiewicz. Or something equally “weird”.
3. X-Force by Remender, et al
4. X-Factor Investigations by PAD
5. X-Club by Fraction
6. Magneto and the Brotherhood by Hickman (set throughout the history of the rebooted MU)

7. Sinister Six by Gail Simone (either just too good to happen or too obvious to be exciting in real life, but why not fantasy-list it!)
8. Nick Fury, (Black) Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
9. Howard the Duck by “Deadpool MAX” team David Lapham and Kyle Baker
10. FF (continuing mostly unaffected)
11. Starjammers by Warren Ellis
12. Alpha Flight
13. Avengers by Mark Waid (make it the movie lineup, plus maybe Black Panther, Scarlet Witch?)
14. Secret Avengers by Fraction
15. Black Widow by Greg Rucka
16. Heroes for Hire
17. Spider-Man by Nick Spencer. Marcos Martin or Chris Samnee art?
18. Spider-Woman

19. Spider-Girl and her Amazing Friends, Christos Gage and Mike McKone
20. Wolverine and his amazing teen x-girl friends drawn by Joe Madureira (Jubilee, Armor, X-23, Pixie! Written by Kathryn Immonen?)
21. Power Pack (including Valeria Richards)
22. Pet Avengers by Roger Langridge

23. Captain America
24. Falcon
25. Iron Man
26. WAR Machine
27. Thor
28. Journey into Mystery/Tales of Asgard. Bill Willingham??
29. Daredevil by Jason Aaron and Jock
30. Elektra
31. Deadpool by Milligan and Allred
32. Darkhawk featuring new ethnic, not-Chris-Powell protagonist
33. Green Goblin starring rebooted, mentally/morally struggling Harry Osborn as the Goblin, heavily featuring dad, naturally
34. Hulk
35. She-Hulk
36. Master of Kung Fu
37. Cloak and Dagger by Bryan Q. Miller

38. Strange Tales with Dr. Strange, Brother Voodoo, etc
39. Adventure into Fear with Morbius, the sexy Living Vampire
40. Werewolf by Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

41. Ghostrider
42. Moon Knight
43. Punisher
44. Black Panther
45. Wolverine MAX set in 616
46. Guardians of the Galaxy by DnA
47. Silver Surfer
48. Inhumans
49. Mary Jane (single but still associated with Spider-Man and in New York, with a Marvels-esque civilian view of the Universe)
50. S.W.O.R.D. by Gillen
51. Runaways! May as well stick Spencer on that one too.
52. Ka-Zar

Heh. You can almost guess the age of the age of the person posting by the titles suggested.

Almost everyone has suggested a Hank & Jan comic. You listening, Marvel?

My favorites of the suggestions so far:

Marvel Mystery
Miss America
Nova & The Cosmic Avengers
The Gunfighters
Doc Sampson: Superhero Therapist
The Deadly Feet of Batroc
Spy Fighters
Olympus, Inc.
Night Nurse

I also like that so many folks are suggesting War and Crime comics.

Some dream title/creative team matchups (unbound by working situations that will never ever happen):

Wolverine by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Winter Soldier by James Robinson and Tony Harris
Dr. Strange by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Fantastic Four by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
Hulk by Kevin Smith and Phil Hester
X-Men by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
Iron Man by Greg Rucka and JH Williams III
Spider-Man by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, and Adam Hughes
Avengers by Grant Morrison and Howard Porter
Thor by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neal
Nick Fury by Chuck Dixon and Scott McDaniel
Power Man & Iron Fist by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos
Silver Surfer by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch
Ghost Rider by Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato
Punisher by Frank Miller and David Mazuchelli
Daredevil by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake

Unless stated otherwise all titles that are on this list and published now would have the same teams.

1. Uncanny X-Men
2. X-Men
3. X-Men Legacy
4. Wolverine
5. X-23
6. Uncanny X-Force
7. Amazing Spider-Man
8. Avengers
9. New Avengers
10. Secret Avengers
11. Avengers Academy
12. Invincible Iron Man
13. [Red] Hulk
14. Incredible Hulks
15. New Mutants
16. Daredevil
17. Punisher
18. Moon Knight
19. Ultimate Spider-Man
20. Ultimate X-Men
21. The Ultimates
22. Herc
23. [Doctor] Strange – Kieron Gillen
24. FF
25. Ms. Marvel – Mike Carey
26. Thunderbolts
27. Venom
28. Captain America
29. Mighty Thor – Neil Gaiman
30. Journey into Mystery
31. Black Panther
32. Deadpool
33. Daken
34. Ghost Rider
35. Alpha Flight
36. Dark X-Men – Warren Ellis
37. Shining Avengers [most female Avengers team] – Gail Simone
38. She-Hulk – Roger Stern
39. Academy X – Nick Spencer
40. Runaways – Brian Vaughn
41. Avengers: the Initiates – Christos Gage
42. Annihilators
43. Young Avengers – Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
44. X-Factor
45. Punishermax
46. Tales of Asgard [Thor stories set in Asgard] – Neil Gaiman and Pop Mhan
47. Nextwave – Ellis and Immonen
48. Heroes for Hire
49. Ultimate Dead (starring the many heroes killed during Ultimatum, takes place in the Underworld)
50. Pixie Strikes Back – Kathryn Immonen
51. What if?/Exiles
52. Marvel Comics Presents… – Stan Lee (a man can dream, can’t he? =P)

1.Uncanny X-Men: Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
2. Wolverine: Peter David and Jae Lee
3. X-Force: Rick Remender and Clayton Crain
4. Factor X: Peter David and John Byrne
5. X-Tales: Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
6. Alpha Flight: Waid
7. Weapon X: Garth Ennis
8. Deadpool Joe Kelly

Team Books
9. The Mighty Avengers Cap led team: Winter Soldier, Falcon, Black Widow, Thor, Namor, Sharon Carter by Brubaker
10. The Invaders Iron Man led Team Wasp, Ms. marvel, Ant Man, Ares, Wonder Man, War Machine, Rescue by Fraction
11. The Defenders Cage’s street level team by Bendis
12. The Champions: Young Avengers team by Heinberg
13. Icons Whizzer, Human Torch, Miss America, Destroyer, Vision, Angel, Blue Marvel by Alex Ross and Krueger
14. Annihilators DnA
15. Thunderbolts Rotating cast of Villans as led by John Walker and Songbird by Scott Snyder
16. Fantastic Four by Current team

Spider Man
17. Amazing Spider Man Slott and Ramos
18. Spider Webs: POV stories about Spider Man by Mark Waid
19. Amazing Fantasy w/ Spider Girl, Arana, Venom, Anti Venom
20. Spider Woman Bendis and Maleev
21. The Daily Bugle by Loeb and Sale

Solo Books
22. The Invincible Iron Man Fraction
23. Captain America Brubaker
24. Ms. Marvel Gail Simone
25. The Sensational She Hulk Palimoti and Connor
26. Daredevil Man without Fear Bendis
27. Incredible Hulk: Pak
28. MarvelMan Gaiman
29. The Mighty Thor the Simonsons
30. Hercules Slott/Pak
31. Alias Bendis
32. The Immortal Iron Fist Bru/Fraction Aja

MAX Line
33. Strange Tales (Man Thing, Howard the Duck, Brother Voodoo) Rotating teams
34. Killraven by BKV
35. Cloak and Dagger -Joe Casey
36. Son of Satan by Garth Ennis
37. Dr. Strange: Warren Ellis
38. Punisher Jason Aaron
39. Ghost Rider: Paul Pope

Spies and Espionage
40. SHIELD Hickman
41. Secret Warriors Hickman
42. SWORD Whedon
43. Agents of ATLAS: Parker
44. Nextwave: Agents of Hate Ennis
45. Elektra: Assassin JJ Abrams

All Ages
46. Tales of Asgard C.B. Cebulski
47. Power Pack: Devin Grayson
48. Runaways: BKV
49. Oz: Shanower and Young
50. Exiles: Judd Winnick
51. STAR Comics (Childs anthology): Various web Comic writers and artists
52. What If? Various Independent comic writers and artists

I probably WOULDN’T do 52 titles all at once. Marvel publishes too many titles and mini-series as it is that it feels like it’s competing with itself. I’d just start out with the core titles and characters: FF, Spidey, X-Men, Cap, Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil and the Hulk. Then add a few more later characters that are insanely popular such as Wolverine, Deadpool and the Punisher.(MAX?) Black Panther: Man without Fear has been excellent, so I’d definitely want to keep that; and perhaps make Astonishing Spidey/ Wolverine an on-going somewhere down the line. Perhaps an X-Men: First Class book similar to the recent movie. Thunderbolts would have to wait until we had a decent amount of “Masters of Evil” storylines under the belt. “Marvel Team -Up” and “Two in One” would be fun. Heroes for Hire, Ghost Rider, Dr. Strange, Moon Knight (MAX title?) She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Hawkeye would be definite maybes. (These books tend to get cancelled alot, sadly.)

Perhaps I’d try to introduce one or two brand new heroes/concepts into the mix. Integrating them into the MU at the ground level might give them a better chance of success in the market.

I guess I should say first that restarting the whole line like this is a horrible, horrible, DC-ish thing to do, and Marvel should never do anything of the sort.

Also, 52 ongoing series is too many.

But since this is supposed to for fun, here is my list. In my version, none of the history is erased; we’re just continuing from where we are now.

1 Amazing Spider-Man Fortnightly, like it is now, but with a new writer. He can join up with the Avengers or Fantastic Four occasionally, but not a full-time member
2 Fantastic four Traditional team, without too much ridiculous technology

Avengers books–

3 Avengers
4 West Coast Avengers
5 Avengers Academy Exactly as it is now.
6 Captain American The real one Bucky should die again
7 Iron Man
8 Thor
9 Wasp She’ll probably be resurrected soon, so she should get a series, by Peter David or Roger Stern. No Hank
10 Ms Marvel

Mutant Books–

11 Uncanny X-Men Only one series, but it can be fortnightly, like Spider-Man
12 X-Factor By Peter David, like it is now
13 New X-Men About the school, by Christina Weir and Nunzio diFilipis, just like the old one
14 Excalibur With Captain Britain and mostly-mutant team, just like the old days Funny and slightly surreal
15 New Mutants Traditional team at current ages, but without Rahne, who stays in X-Factor, and Warlock, who disappears from Marvel forever
16 Kitty Pryde
17 Rogue Why not?
18 Wolverine Because people seem to want it for some reason He can be an X-Man or an Avenger, but not both

Cosmic Books–

19 Silver Surfer Away from Earth, where he belongs
20 Warlock & the Infinity Watch
21 Rom Parker Brothers hasn’t used him in decades; surely he must be available

Street Heroes–

22 Luke Cage & Jessica Jones A Heroes for Hire-type situation Bendis can write it if he wants to Luke can remain with Avengers or Thunderbolts, but not both (And Jessica should smoke again)
23 Heroes For Hire With Misty Knight
24 Daredevil Not too dark
25 Cloak & Dagger
26 Black Cat By Peter David if he can find the time
27 Arana She can keep the cool black suit, but give her her own name back
28 Silver Sable
29 Moon Knight Not too insane or violent

Other Stuff–

30 Doctor Strange
31 The Defenders Valkyrie, Hellcat, and Beast, plus whoever the writer wants Maybe by Peter Gillis if he still exists Under no circumstances, ever, to include Hulk, Namor, or Surfer
32 The Hulk Banner version No other Hulks ever to appear again for any reason (except for She-Hulk)
33 She-Hulk
34 Young Allies Just like it was last year
35 Thunderbolts
36 Alpha Flight But don’t make Canada too totalitarian
37 Marvel Team-Up With four or five stars who rotate every few months One of them can be Spider-Man
38 Spider-Woman The good version- Julia Carpenter, with her traditional powers and vision restored Jessica Drew can still be around, and even call herself Spider-Woman– There’s no reason there can’t be two

I ran out of ideas. There are plenty of heroes that could have a decent series, if the writer is good, but none of them really stand out in my mind.

The important thing is to put a halt to the big crossovers, at least for the next five years or so, don’t go overboard with the violence, don’t kill major characters except under very rare circumstances, don’t have so many resurrections either, and don’t be afraid to spend more time with the heroes’ private lives.

Ok. The goal here is to promote as much demographic and genre diversity as possible. I would organize my Marvel 52 in 13 families of 4 titles. Each family would release one title per week and most of the cross-overs would occur within that group.

1. Spider-Man Family
a. Amazing Spider-Man
b. Marvel Team-Up
c. Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man
d. Spider-Woman

2. Avengers Family
a. Avengers
b. Captain America
c. The Mighty Thor
d. Invincible Iron Man

3. X-Men Family
a. Uncanny X-Men (Teachers @ Xavier’s)
b. Wolverine
c. New Mutants (students @ Xavier’s)
d. X-Factor (life with Magneto)

4. Fantastic Four Family
a. Fantastic Four
b. Black Panther
c. Inhumans
d. Marvel Two-in-One

5. Daredevil Family
a. Daredevil
b. Black Widow
c. Punisher
d. Electra

6. Luke Cage family
a. Heroes for Hire
b. Immortal Iron Fist
c. Thunderbolts
d. Alias

7. Defenders Family
a. The Defenders
b. Dr. Strange
c. The Incredible Hulk
d. Namor, the Sub-Mariner

8. Marvel Horror family
a. Tomb of Dracula
b. Blade
c. Werewolf by Night
d. Ghost Rider

9. Cosmic Family
a. Nova
b. Silver Surfer
c. Ms. Marvel
d. Rom: the Space-Knight

10. Spy-Fi family
a. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
b. Deadpool
c. Nextwave, Agents of H.A.T.E.
d. Agents of Atlas

11. Frontier Family
a. Kid Colt, Outlaw
b. The Two-Gun Kid
c. Ka-Zar
d. Shang-Chi, Master of Kung-Fu

12. Humor Family
a. Sensational She-Hulk
b. Howard the Duck
c. Millie the Model
d. …

13. International Family
a. Captain Britain and the MI:13
b. Alpha Flight
c. …
d. …

Ok, I only went 49 deep. My hunch is that better knowledge of the New Universe would have helped.

My attempt:

1)The Fantastic Four: by Hickman and Alan Davis

2)The Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu (Shang-Chi, Iron Fist, and the Immortal Weapons) by Matt Fraction and David Aja

3)Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen and Paul Pelletier

4)The Amazing Spider-Man by Dan Slott and John Romita Jr

5)The Avengers – by Bendis and Bagley

6)Captain America and the Falcon by Brubaker and Steve Epting

7) Power Man and Iron Fist by Bendis and Chris Samnee

8)Legion of Monsters by Remender and Tony Moore

9) Guardians of the Galaxy by DnA and Ivan Reis

10) Knowhere Men (Star-Lord and low powered cosmic characters maintaining order on Knowehere) by DnA and Tan Eng Huat

11) Batroc’s Brigage by Kieron Gillen and Renato Arlem

12) Black Widow and the Secret Avengers by Marjorie Liu and Greg Tochini

13) Daughters of the Dragon by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Mike Deodato

14) Wolverine by Jason Aaron and Mark Texeira

15) Daredevil by Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera

16) Code Blue by Greg Rucka and Stefano Guadiano

17) The Punisher by Andy Diggle and Marco Chechetto

18) Avengers West Coast by Bendis and Paco Medina

19) Ant-Man and Irredeemable Defenders written and Drawn by Tim Seeley

20) Doctor Strange and the order of the Vishanti by Nick Spencer and Emma Rios

21) Hercules and Thor by Pak and Van Lente and Reilly Brown

22) Agents of Atlas by Jeff Parker and Carlo Pagulayan

23) Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD by Hickman and Howard Chaykin

24) Uncanny X-Force by Remender and Jerome Opena

25) Tales of the Savage Land by Rob Williams and Brian Ching

26) Captain Britain and MI-13 by Paul Cornell and Brian Hitch

27) Avengers Academy by Christos Gage and Mike McKone

28) Runaways by Brian K Vaughan and Sarah Pichelli

29) Vengeance of the Furies (Sharon Carter, Maria Hill, and Daisy Johnson as Nick Fury’s hit squad) Christos Gage and Mike Costa and Antonio Fuso

30) X-Factor by Louise and Walter Simonson

31) Abigail Brand Agent of SWORD by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen

32) Michael Morbius Agent of ARMOR by Fred Van Lente and Kev Walker

33) Baron Zemo and the Thunderbolts by Fabia Nicieza and Tom Grummett

34) New Mutants by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

35) Incredible Hulk by Greg Pak and Gabriel Hardman

36) Ken Hale, Gorilla for Hire by Jeff Parker and Leonard Kirk

37) Ghost Rider by Grant Morrison and Frazier Irving

38) Black Panther by Walter Mosley and Francisco Francavilla

39) Invincible Iron Man by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca

40) Satana by Joe Casey and Roland Boschi

41) Sword and Sorcerery (Jennifer Kale and the resurrected Swordsmen) by Fred Van Lente and Georges Jeanty

42) Thor by Neil Gaiman and Simone Bianchi

43) Deadpool by Joe Kelly and Daniel Way and art by Marcos Martin

44) Josiah X and the Crew by Christopher Priest and Alex Maleev

45) X-Men: Legacy (Buddy book with Xavier and Magneto) Mike Carey and Clay Mann

46) The Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker and Jim Cheung

47) The Weird Western Adventures of the Two Gun Kid by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Jon Severin

48) The Claws of the Puma by Jason Aaron and RM Guera

49) Dakota North by Christa Faust and Goran Parlov

50) Princes of Power (Amadeus Cho and Victor Alvarez) Pak and Van Lente and Mahmud Asrar

51)The Starjammers by Chris Yost and Timothy Green

52) Marvel Comics Presents (Anthology book)

Sorry Dean, but on what planet could better knowledge of the New Universe help ANYTHING? :)

I still haven’t gotten a chance to look at everyone’s list, but I will, and then post my own. Mary will be happy to note that I left Avengers Academy as is just for her.

Okay, I got waaaay too into this. It was too much power…I got drunk on it. Made plenty of mistakes and omissions that I’m sure I’ll be kicking myself for the second I post. Also, it definitely skews X-heavy since the X-men are my jam (i.e. when forced to decide between giving Ms. Marvel or Emma Frost a book, I couldn’t help myself and Frost got a book), but what can you do…if it’s my world, this is how it looks…

ETA: I like the way Dean did his, and I wish I’d thought of it. *pouts*

01. Avengers – Bendis & Jim Cheung
02. Young Avengers/Avengers Academy Hybrid Thing – Bryan Q. Miller & Emma Rios
03. Luke Cage: Power Man – Ed Brubaker & Oliver Coipel
04. Alias – Bendis & Gaydos/Maleev (alternating arcs, so nobody gets too tired or behind)
05. Hawkeye & Mockingbird – Jim McCann & David Lopez
06. Black Widow – Marjorie Liu & Daniel Acuna (keep her top zipped Acuna and we’re good)
07. Iron Man – Matt Fraction & Salvador Larrocca
08. Capt. America – Ed Brubaker & Bryan Hitch
09. Thor The Mighty Avenger – Roger Landridge & Chris Samnee
10. Sif – Kelly Sue Deconnick & Chris Bachalo
11. Valkyrie – Brian Wood & Rebekah Isaacs (that’s right, I have two badass Norse warrior chick books…it’s my universe…and I want what I want)

12. Spider-Man – Bendis & Jamal Igle
13. Spider-Man & Black Cat – Jen Van Meter & Jesus Saiz
14. Spider-Woman – Christos Gage & Marcos Martin

15. Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. – Warren Ellis & Stuart Immonen
16. Heroes For Hire – Abnett & Lanning & Brad Walker (don’t get tired Brad, I didn’t give you an alternate)
17. Fantastic Four (or FF) – Hickman & Epting
18. Daredevil – Scott Snyder & Jock
19. Black Panther – Mark Waid & Sean Phillips
20. Inhumans – Paul Jenkins & Jae Lee
21. Dr. Strange – Grant Morrison & Sean Murphy
22. Falcon – Abnett & Lanning & Pia Guerra
23. Runaways – Gail Simone & Amy Reeder
24. Heralds – Kathryn Immonen & Tonci Zonjic
25. Deadpool –Peter Milligan & Mike/Laura Allred
26. Power Pack – Fred Van Lente & Gurihiru (with back up stories from Colleen Coover)
27. Hulk – Matt Fraction & Rafael Albuquerque
28. She-Hulk – Gail Simone & Amanda Conner

29. X-Men – Mike Carey & Clay Mann (“Blue Team”)
30. Uncanny X-men – Greg Rucka & John Cassaday (“Gold Team”)
31. Generation X/Generation Hope/X-Kids Hybrid Thing – Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie
32. X-Factor (continues with the superhero/detective angle) – Peter David & Emanuela Lupaccino
33. Uncanny X-Force – Rick Remender & Esad Ribic
34. S.W.O.R.D. – Kieron Gillen & Steven Sanders
35. Excalibur (Or Clandestine, I’m flexible) – Alan Davis
36. Omega Gang – Ross Campbell
37. Wolverine & Jubilee – Kathryn Immonen & Phil Noto
38. Wolverine – Alternating arcs by Faith Erin Hicks and Jeffrey Brown (who do the most awesome Wolverines EVER)
39. Storm – Greg Rucka & J.H. Williams III
40. Rogue (and probably a team of some sort) – Mike Carey & Cliff Chiang
41. Emma Frost (probably needs a surly team) – Warren Ellis & Dustin Nguyen (full watercolors ala Batgirl #18) alternating arcs with Fiona Staples

42. Marvel’s Strange Tales – awesome rotating cast of indie creators

Plus, some ALL NEW BLOOD!
43. Detective book of some kind – Scott Snyder & Francesco Francavilla (there aren’t enough detectives in the 616)
44. Horror book of some kind – Jason Aaron & Ben Templesmith
45. YA book of some kind – Ben Caldwell (something along the lines of his YA Wonder Woman Pitch for DC)
46. New Book – Anything Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson want to do together
47. New Book – Anything Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera want to do together
48. New Book – Anything Mike Mignola wants to do
49. New Book – Anything Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan want to do together
50. New Book – Anything Darwyn Cooke wants to do (preferably something period – when guys were guys and dames were dames!)
51. New YA Book – Anything Skottie Young wants to do
52. “Mad Max X-Men” – Kelly Thompson & Ross Campbell (he can do two books, I know he can)

Note: Stephanie Hans, Dusting Nguyen, Jock, John Paul Leon, Gaydos, Maleev, Massimo Carnevale, Fiona Staples, Skottie Young, Josh Middleton, and Dave Johnson (among others) killing it with awesome covers and alternate covers on the regular.


I wouldn’t start with 52 books in a million years. There’d be just a handful each week, so that people could get a taste. Also, I’d take some characters that fans are fond of and have potential to become iconic characters, and give them a push:

Week One
1) Fantastic Four
2) The Mighty Thor
3) Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
4) Bill Foster is… Giant-Man
5) Who Is… The Wolverine

Week Two
6) The Incredible Hulk
7) Captain America
8) The Invincible Iron Man
9) Daughters of the Dragon
10) The Woman Called… Storm

Week Three
11) Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
12) Dr. Strange
13) Ms. Marvel
14) The Uncanny X-Men
15) The Brotherhood of Mutants (A contrast book to the X-Men… rather than having a “black and white” world where Magneto’s squad were bad guys, they’d instead be a young team led by Magneto, and follow more of an X-Force-type philosophy: identify and defeat your enemies before they have a chance to mobilize against you.)

Week Four
16) The Amazing Spider-Man
17) Blade: Vampire Hunter
18) Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu
19) Shanna the She-Devil
20) Firestar

That’d be my initial launch. I’d wait about six months or so before finally launching The Avengers.

If I were going to reboot a universe, I’d start from scratch. Cancel all titles. Then take a week off. Yes, a whole week. Make ‘em sweat.

Then the next month, I’d only publish certain titles.

Week One: Prehistory and the Dark Ages
Week Two: The Old West
Week Three: WWII
Week Four: The Old Guard

Now you’ve built the foundation.

Then all titles start brand new.

That was really nice of you, Travis. But surely I’m not the only one that wants it to remain exactly as it is. Other people had it on their lists- they just didn’t say anything about it.

I forgot to include Power Pack. Sorry. And maybe Kathryn Immonen should do a regular Hellcat series. That limited series was insane and fun.

That brings my list up to 40.

I find it interesting that so many people want a Dakota North series. And yet nobody payed any attention at all back when she had one.

I wish there was an edit feature here, because I’ve rethought my line a little bit. It wasn’t diverse enough — not by a long shot.

I’m going to presume that we’re talking a line-wide reboot similar to what DC is doing, and that other imprints would be fair game for inclusion in the new Marvel Universe. I’m deliberately excluding MAX and Ultimate books, which are in their own continuities; that’s the way to do Squadron Supreme and Marvelman/Miracleman in my opinion, so neither are listed below. I’ve also removed Strikeforce Morituri for the same reason — would love to see that come back as a MAX book, though.

Grouped into categories but along different lines than DC’s:

Earth-bound team books

1. Avengers
2. Avengers West Coast
3. Secret Avengers
4. X-Men
5. X-Force (similar concept to current book)
6. X-Factor (Peter David’s detective-agency take)
7. Fantastic Four
8. SHIELD (Nick Fury global spy book)
9. New Mutants
10. DP-7 (integrating New Universe ideas into the Marvel Universe)
11. Psi-Force
12. Alpha Flight
13. Thunderbolts
14. Captain Britain and MI-13
15. Nextwave, Agents of HATE
16. Power Pack

Cosmic books

17. Guardians of the Galaxy (modern-day team with Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Quasar, etc.)
18. Annhilators (or just call it Cosmic Avengers — and put Nova in there)
19. Spider-Man 2099 (written by Peter David)

Avengers-related solo-ish books

20. Captain America (Steve Rogers)
21. Nomads (Falcon, Jack Monroe, Bucky Barnes, and other former Cap sidekicks)
22. Doctor Strange
23. Iron Man
24. Hulk
25. Spectacular Spider-Man (the high-adventure Spidey book)
26. Thor
27. Prime (from the Ultraverse — yes, I’d make him an Avenger)
28. Star Brand (from the New Universe — and yes, I’d make him an Avenger)
29. She-Hulk (comically breaking the fourth wall)
30. Hercules
31. Firestar and Her Amazing Friends (OK, “Marvel Divas” probably is a more marketable title)

X-Men-related solo books:

32. Wolverine
33. Longshot
34. Kitty Pryde, Agent of SWORD (featuring a global team of heroes)

Street-level heroes and anti-heroes

35. Amazing Spider-Man (the more personal tales of Peter Parker)
36. Heroes for Hire
37. Justice (from the New Universe)
38. The Shroud
39. Dakota North, Private Investigator
40. Black Widow
41. The Punisher
42. Daredevil

Supernatural books

43. Brother Voodoo
44. Mantra (from the Ultraverse)
45. Nightmask (from the New Universe)
46. Hellstorm, Prince of Lies (written by Warren Ellis)
47. Tales from the Darkhold (horror semi-anthology — Tomb of Dracula lead feature, rotating backups with Man-Thing, Morbius, Werewolf by Night, etc.)

The ill-defined “other”

48. Doc Samson, Super-Hero Therapist (written by Peter David; perhaps a Night Nurse backup?)
49. Damage Control (a revival of the Dwayne McDuffie book about the people who clean up after super-hero battles)
50. Doom (writing him as a Shakespearean-style flawed king)
51. A Western semi-anthology (Red Wolf and the Rangers modern-day feature by Mike Grell, as suggested above; rotating backups of historical Western characters written by John Ostrander, Tim Truman, Joe R. Lansdale, maybe even Garth Ennis if they could get him to do something not MAX-level)

BTW, I didn’t mean that they only publish one title a week. I meant everyone who fits the bill. For example:

Week One would have Devil Dinosaur, Thor, Hercules, etc.

I am somehow reminded of a bit I did a few years back.

Let’s see. The MARVEL 52 will be as follows:

1.AMAZING SPIDERMAN #1 by Dan Slott & John Cassidy – Peter goes to retcon OMD in the first issue cause it will be the fate of either Aunt May or May Parker. Featuring the return of Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider. At the same time, Peter is still trying to keep life as it is.

2. AVENGERS #1 – by Matt Fraction & Stuart Immonen – The team behind Fear Itself on a regular book. Honestly, they work really well together and I love Fraction’s protrayal of the Avengers. The team he would pick, not sure but would be something.

3. UNCANNY X-MEN #1 – Brian Michael Bendis & Marc Silvestri
Get ready as a whole new Era begins with the X-books. Storm & Black Panther T’Challa herald a new era with a new team of X-Men. They will be the true inheritors of Xavier’s dream but they are doing it their way. Get ready for the new Uncanny X-Men as they face a brand new threat that will issue a new challenge to the X-Men for years to come.

4. NEW AVENGERS #1 – Nick Spencer & Chrisscross
Luke Cage, Jessica Jones Cage and Spidey pick up the pieces to rebuild the New Avengers, stronger than ever. Who will be on the New Avengers? And what will happen when the Sinister Six become the Sinister Seven?! And for the first time ever, Spiderman . . . Leader of the New Avengers.

5. THE MIGHTY THOR #1 – Bill Willingham & Mark Buckingham
Thor has built a true bridge between Earth and Asgard. But it is a whole new beginning for the God of Thunder as The Egyptian Gods are pissed at the Asgards. God War is coming and nothing will be the same.

6. DAREDEVIL # 1 – Greg Rucka & Rafael Albuquerque

7. FF #1 – Mark Waid & Barry Kiston
A reinvented FF with new surprises as the past , present and future all collide, building a new team. And Human Torch is STILL dead.

8. MS. MARVEL #1 – Marjorie Liu & Nicola Scott
Yes. Since she does not have relaunch titles, I would let her go nuts on Ms. Marvel.

9. ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 – Brad Meltzer & Mike Choi
Cyclops & Emma Frost are missing. It is up to Havok and his team of X-Men to track them down while keeping things together in Utopia. Problem is . . .What happens when someone they thought dead comes back for them. And no . . .NOT JEAN GREY.

10. CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 – Ed Brubaker & Steve McNiven

11. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN # 1 – Greg Rucka & UDON

12. HULK #1 – Peter David & David Yardin

13. THE PUNISHER #1 – Rick Remender & Bing Cansino

14. X-FACTOR #1 – Mark Millar & Valentine De Landro

15. NEW DEFENDERS #1 – Neil Gaiman & Steve Epting
Brand new concept as Black Cat uses her Bad Luck to get sucked into forming a brand new New Defenders group, whose main Purpose is to combat Mystical Threats. Join Black Cat, Blade, Lyra the She Hulk and more as the New Defenders come together to face the things in the dark.

16. INCREDIBLE HULK # 1 – Peter David & Sam Kieth

17. DR. STRANGE – Bill Willingham & John Paul Leon

18. SECRET AVENGERS #1 – Nick Spencer & Scot Eton

19. ALPHA FLIGHT #1 – Dan Abnett ,Andy Lanning & Dale Eaglesham

20. GHOST RIDER #1 – Jason Aaron & Sebastian Fiumara

21. MYSTIC #1 – Mark Waid & Terry Dobson

22. SHE HULK #1 – Brad Meltzer & Greg Land

23. IMMORTAL IRON FIST #1 – Matt Fraction & MIke Deodato

24. MOON KNIGHT #1 – Jonathan Hickman & Matthew Clark

25. X-MEN #1 – Jason Aaron & Humberto Ramos
Shadowcat & Rogue step up the Lead a group of X-Men unlike nearly any you have seen.

26. WOLVERINE #1 – Jonathan Hickman & Jae Lee

27. NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #1 – Marjorie Liu & Marco Santucci
Reimaged for a new era as we look at the world above and below with Namor.

28. DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #1 – Rob Williams & Humberto Ramos

29. AVENGERS ACADEMY # 1 – Christos Gage & Jose Luis

30. SIGIL # 1 – Mark Millar & Bryan Hitch

31. INHUMANS #1 – Warren Ellis & Tom Raney

32. NEW WARRIORS #1 – Cristos Gage & Mike McKone
The team is forced to reunite when an old enemy of there’s resurfaces.

33. DARKHAWK #1 – Matt Fraction & Salvador Larocca

34. DEADPOOL #1 – Rick Remender & Jerome Opena

35. SILVER SURFER #1 – Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning & Ed McGuniess

36. NOVA #1 – James Robinson & Billy Tan

37. NEXTWAVE # 1 – Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson

38. MI:6’s EXCALIBUR # 1 – Mark Millar & Carlos Pacheco

39. CAPTAIN BRITAIN #1 – Alan Davis & Bryan Hitch


41. NORTHSTAR #1 – Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley

42. NEW X-MEN # 1 – Jason Aaron & Phil Jimenez

43. CECILIA REYES, MD #1 – Majorie Liu & Tomm Coker
Cecila moves to a new city to start a new practice and ends up with more than she can chew.

44. LUKE CAGE & JESSICA JONES #1 – Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Brooks

45. THUNDERBOLTS #1- Ed Brubaker & Ed Benes
Thunderbolts reimaged with a new line up, new missions and new headquarters.

46. THE NEW STARJAMMERS # 1 – Kieron Gillen & Esric Rabic

47. YOUNG AVENGERS #1 – Kieron Gillen & Jim Cheung
Brand new ongoing featuring the biggest change to the team ever! A new line up. A new leader.

48. DEATH’s HEAD II #1 – Joss Whedon & Georges Jeanty
The deadly, smart mouthed cyborg is back and taking names.

49. RUNAWAYS # 1 – Brian K. Vaughn & Abe Hernando

50. SILVER SAMURAI # 1 – Matt Fraction & Ariel Olivetti
A look at Asian through the eyes of a man that could be both hero and villain.

51. HELL’s ANGEL # 1 – Joe Hill & Patrick Zicther
A new horror, tech series bringing back Shevaun Haldane into the forefront against the legions of hell.

52. S.H.I.E.L.D. # 1 – Rob Williams & Stefan Casellio
The Secret Warriors. Dum Dum Dugan. Nick Fury. S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming back in this black ops book, whether we like it or not.

And those would be my 52 # 1 for Marvel if I was restarting it.

1. Avengers (Global)
2. New York Avengers
3. Cosmic Avengers (Space)
4. Young Avengers
5. Secret Avengers
6. Thunderbolts
7. Iron Man
8. Captain America
9. Thor
10. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
11. Hulk
12. Black Widdow
13. Halkeye
14. Ms Marvel (rename her Captian Marvel)
15. Dr Voodoo
16. Alpha Flight
17. MI: 13
18. Uncanny X-Men (mutant issues)
19. New X-Men (young X-Men)
20. Astonishing X-Men (superhero team)
21. X-Factor
22. Storm
23. Wolverine
24. X-23
25. X-Force
26. Deapool
27. Fantastic Four
28. Amazing Spider-Man
29. Venom
30. Black Cat
31. Heroes for Hire
32. Daredevil
33. Punisher
34. Luke Cage
35. Iron Fist
36. Ghost Rider
37. Runaways
38. Ultimate Avengers
39. Ultimate X-Men
40. Ultimate Spiderman
41. Ultimate Fantastic Four

That’ll do for now
More women than anyone else :p

Why so many of you wants Fraction on some of the books is a mystery for me :/

1. Captain America
2. The Mighty Thor
3. Invincible Iron Man
4. Avengers
5. Avengers Academy
6. GLA
7. Black Panther
8. Incredible Hulk
9. She Hulk
10. Dr Strange
11. The Sub mariner
12. Silver Surfer
13. The Defenders
14. Blade
15. Ghost Rider
16. Werewolf by night
17. Amazing Spiderman
18. Spectacular Spiderman
19. Marvel team up
20. The Daily Bugle
21. Mayor Jameson
22. Fantastic Four
23. The Thing
24. Daredevil
25. New Warriors
26. Captain Britain and Mi13
28. Nick Fury and Shield
29. Incredible Hercules
30. Hawkeye the marksman
31. Captain Marvel
32. Nova
33. Guardians of the Galaxy
34. Captain Marvel
35. Uncanny X-Men
36. X-Men
37. Wolverine
38. Generation X
39. X-Factor investigations
40. Deadpool
41. Warheads
42. Clandestine
43. Deaths Head
44. Spider-man loves Mary Jane
45. Fred Hembeck presents
46. Runaways
47. Ruse
48. Marvel adventures – Avengers
49. Thunderbolts
50. Marvel adventures – Spider-man

The Crazed Spruce

June 15, 2011 at 12:14 am

Ooooooh, a challenge!

I’m gonna just stick with titles, and leave out the creative teams for the most part, because I’m fairly out of touch with the current industry, and I’d pretty much be drawing names out of a hat for the lion’s share of it. (Then again, that seems to be what DC did….)


First, you’ve got your straight-forward superhero stuff….
1: Amazing Spider-Man (focusing mainly on superhero action)
2: Spectacular Spider-Man (focusing on how Spidey affects Peter Parker’s personal life)
3: Marvel Team-Up (not necessarily featuring Spider-Man…)
4: Captain America (Steve Rodgers, baby! And written by Mark Waid!)
5: Super-Soldier (Bucky Barnes)
6: Invincible Iron Man
7: The Mighty Thor
8: The Incredible Hulk
9: Hawkeye and Mockingbird
10: Ant Man and The Wasp
11: The Indominable Hercules
12 Ms. Marvel
13: She-Hulk
14: The Avengers
15: West Coast Avengers
16: Fantastic Four (not “FF”, and definitely with the Human Torch)
17: The Thing
18: Dardevil
19: The Defenders (lead by Spider-Man, ’cause that would be awesome)
20: The New Warriors
21: Justice & Firestar (just ’cause)

And, of course, those wacky mutants…
22: X-Men
23: X-Factor
24: New X-Men
25: Wolverine
26: The Beast
27: Nightcrawler (that’s right, bring him back and give him his own book!)

And then you’ve got the fringes of the Marvel Universe….
28: Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme
29: Great Lakes Avengers
30: Squirrel Girl
31: Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
32: Black Widow (a slightly grittier spy comic: pretty much a Jason Bourne to Nick Fury’s James Bond)
33: Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy
34: Doom (’cause bad guys need love, too, especially one played by the dude from Nip/Tuck in two horrible movies)
35: Fin Fang Foom (nothing but giant monster throwdowns. Who doesn’t love that?)
36: Runaways
37: Damage Control
38: Power Pack
39: The Adventures of Franklin Richards
40: The Invaders (The Avengers in World War II!)
41: Black Knights (superheroes in Camelot!)
42: Nextwave: Agents of HATE (but only if Warren Ellis writes it)
43: The Warriors Three
44: Alias (written by Bendis)
45: Power Man and Iron Fist
46: Alpha Flight
47: Blade and the Midnight Sons

And, of course, the unclassifiables:
48: The Incredibles
49: Marvel Comics Presents (hey, I’m a sucker for a good anthology)
50: Strange Tales (featuring the darker corners of the Marvel Universe, like Ghost Rider and Morbius)
51: What The–?!
52: What If?

Oops, forgot two.
51. Firestar
52. Power Pack

all ages are still in universe

Alpha flight
amazing spider man (big epics)
Avengers (IM, CA, Thor, Hawk, Vision,QS, MS M, SW, SH)
Avengers academy
Avengers Cosmic,
Avengers Home Front (street level) Cage, fist, spider, mocking bird,
Avengers Spotlight
Avengers Team up
Capt. Am and the invaders
Captain America
Fantastic four
Future foundation (the kids, all ages)
Gaurdians of the galexy
Hawk eye and Mocking bird
Hercules and the God Squad
Iron fist
Iron man
Marvel adventures (all ages)
marvel team up ft spider-man
ms marvel
new mutants
power pack (all ages)
pp spiderman (street level)
Scienctist supreme
she hulk
Spiderman family (team ups with spider girl, black cat spider woman. Smaller scope the mtu)
Spidey (all ages)
super villian team up
Tales of asgard
uncanny x-men
War Machine
what if
X-team up ft wolverine
Young Avenger

daniel the demon cleaner

June 15, 2011 at 1:14 am

52. “Mad Max X-Men” – Kelly Thompson & Ross Campbell (he can do two books, I know he can)

You want Marvel to publish a Mel Gibson and the X-men teamup book… Thats not a bad idea.

Travis Pelkie

June 15, 2011 at 1:17 am

I love that piece you linked to, Brian. Great stuff.

I still have to read everyone’s lists, but let me remind you that when mine does go up, it was written BEFORE this post and anyone else’s list. Obviously, since I inspired the post, but I think there are some jokes I made that other people have been making (like Miss Anony’s list of Wolverine titles — I just didn’t name them all).

But I’m seeing love for Nextwave, too, and that rocks!

Ok, My 2-cents worth Base on what I would read, not necessarily what would sell!

Spiderman Books:
1.Amazing Spiderman
2. Peter Parker The Amazing Spiderman
3.Ultimate Spiderman (The only Ultimate title – contains backups set in the Ultimate Universe) 48pgs
4.Spiderwoman (Jessica Drew)
5. Spiderboy (based on the Amalgam character, set in the near future 20-30+ years, this was a combination of Spiderman and a version of Superboy that really doesn’t exist anymore so it could work as an original charcter strictly in the Marvel Universe, this would be a fun action packed title, Spidergirl could be a backup)

Avengers Books:
6. The Avengers (one book, one team only)
7.Captain America
8.Iron Man

10. Uncanny Xmen (one book, one team only)
11.New Mutants
12. Wolverine
13. Age of Apocalypse – title set in that alternative timeline
14. I Mutant (see title as suggested by someone else above, I think it’s a really good idea to introduce a charcter as a ‘readers point of view’ new to the Marvel and Mutant society.

All the Rest:
15. Union Jack (just love the character and his look, could encorporate charcters in the UK and Europe –
I envision the character as a really ‘get the job done sort of guy’ the most adversaries under estimate.
16. Marvel Mystery – love the idea of a title that concentrates on detectives in The Marvel Universe, not something they’re really known for as compared to DC. Maybe it could include characters like Jess & Luke Cage? Dakota North? New character?
17. Dr Strange
18. Marvel Two In One with The Thing – One of my favourite titles as a kid and I love team-up titles.
19. Beast and Wonderman – I imagine this by Giffen, DeMatties and Maguire
20. Alpha Flight – John Byrne is the only person to ever do this concept justice
21. Sentinel – The old series of a boy and his sentinel robot!
22. Dracula – One of Marvels best ever series needs to return, a great ‘villain’ book
23. Epic Illustrated – In a magazine format, Adult comics and concepts (not just gore and tits) by the best creators.
24. What if? Marvels ‘Elseworlds’ alternative takes on characters and concepts, not just alternative ending to old stories like the previous series
25. Howard the Duck – because the world today needs more Howard
26. Marvelman – Gaimen finishes this puppy up
27. Moon Knight
28. She-Hulk
29. Incredible Hulh
30. Guardians of The Galaxy – 80pg giant that covers the cosmic side of Marvel. The Guardians themselves, Silver Surfer, Warlock, Tales of the Imperial Guard
31. Man-Thing – Marvel needs a title for their own muck-monster
32. Thunderbolts – back to it’s original incarnation, ex villains looking for redemption.
33. Red Wolf and The Rangers – loved this suggestion from above again, the mid-south west offers a lot of scope, would love to see the return of the character Vegas and The American Eagle in a series like this
34. Miss America – As a new character, the ultimate female celeb superheroine, Are you america’s next superheroine?
35. Jungle Action with the Black Panther
36. Marvel Premiere – a place to introduce new characters and concepts or revitalise old ones in new ways.
37. Bizarre Adventures – a place for indie creators to play in the Marvel Universe
38. Captain Marvel
39. Agents of Atlas – too cool not to get back it’s own title
40. The Mandarin – a concept of Paul Popes that was presented way back in the pages of Marvel Visions Timeslip. Too good not to be a part of the 52, The Mandarin interpreted as a young man who had he life turned upside down my Chinese revolutionaries – he seeks the ten mystic rings to plot his revenge burt insted uses his power for personal pleasure and self indulgences, pitting the world powers against each other.
41. Amazing Fantasy – 80 pg giant, a humour mag – the lighter side of The Marvel Universe featuring The Fing Fang Four, Bob Agent of Aim (or is it Hydra?), Damage Control and the Iredeemable Ant Man
42. Strange Tales – 80 page horror anthology, Satanna, Werewolf by Night, The Nightstalkers, Zombie(s)
43. Sleepwalker – wayout tales in the dreamscape
44. Astonishing Tales – 80 page anthology with a sci-fi edge, Deathlok, DP 7 (an examination of normal people that gain amazing powers set in the near future – no costumes or codenames) Machine Man and the return of my favourite comic as a kid, Rom!
45. Th Hood – the anti Spiderman, with great power come great opportunity, could work as Marvels equivalent of DC’s Secret Six
46. The Vision & Scarlet Witch – Mysticism and hi-tech
47. Ruse – the best of the Crossgen properties
48. The Runaways – would only work with Brain Vaughan back at the helm
49. Deadpool, Merc With a Mouth – the return of the zombie head, must be drawn by Bong Dazo!
50. Daredevil
51. Black Widow
52. Jack of hearts – I just love the character :)

Marvel, my cheque please ;)

Thomas DeWitt

June 15, 2011 at 1:30 am

1) The Avengers
2) The Adventures of Captain America
3) Iron Man
4) Thor: Son of Asgard
5) The Amazing Spider-Man
6) The Fantastic Four
7) X-men
8 ) New X-men: Generation X
9) Young Avengers
10) Spider Woman
11) X-men: Psi-ops
12) Wolverine
13) Mystique
14) Ghost Riders
15) New Warriors
16) Punisher
17) Lady Liberators
18) Ms. Marvel
19) Avengers: Black Ops
20: The Incredible Hulk
21) Children of the Claw: Daken & X-23
22) Hercules: Scion of Olympus
23) Hyperion and the Squadron Supreme
24) S.H.I.E.L.D & S.W.O.R.D
25) Guardians of the galaxy in the 30th Century
24) Nova
25) Nova Corps
27) The Inhumans
28) Namor: King of Atlantis
29) Blood of Dracula
30) Punisher & Wolverine
31) Marvel Team up
32) Black Panther
33) Cage and Iron Fist
34) Black Widow
35) Amadeus Cho: Super Genius
36) Gambit and Black Cat: Love and Larceny
37) Tales of The X-men
38) Phoenix
39) Avengers International
40) Scarlet Spider
41) Doctor Strange
42) Quasar
43) Marvel Comics Presents
44) SHIELD: Black Ops
45) Excalibur
46) Exiles
47) Thunderbolts
48) Doctor Doom
49) Madripoor Knights
50) Tales of Atlantis
51) The adventures of Ka-Zar
52) Factor X

Are they serious? How can I start…

Let’s see:

1.Avengers Volume 5(?) Probably consisting of classic Avengers but no Wolverine or Spidey. They got their own thing going. #1. The Avengers are

2. Iron Man. Tony’s back on the bottle and he bought out by Disney.

3. Hulk. The brother of colonel Glenn Talbott is out for revenge after the Red Hulk made that robot facsimilie of Glenn Talbot. Hey, it’s an idea.

4. Incredible Hulk. Bruce Banner and the Green Hulk are haunted by a mysterious prescence who is tracking their every move. Which turns out to be….

5. X-FACTOR is back in it’s original form as the four of them go to look for Jean Grey while pretending to be mutant hunters and suddeny all the mutant from the Decimation come back and then some.

6. Wolverine

7. Deadpool

8. Spider-man Ben Reilly is back and he takes over because there are no magical Spider-people in his past. Hey, his story is much more simple and everything is new to him. That was the appeal to him. Now, Mary Jane is stalking him, but Ben’s his own man and while Doc Ock is planning something big involving some other character and it’s personal. Mysterio is back and it turns out he was Filmmaker Kevin Smith all along.

9. Speedball! Yes.

10.Devil Dinosaur and Iron Fist. It could happen.

11. X-Men volume… 5…. ?

Uncanny retains its original numbering.

12. the Fantastic Forty Seven! O.K. ‘FF’ but no spidey.

13. Captain America Comics.

14. Thor in something closer to his older costume. Maybe a combination of the two.

15. Mutant Force. Sort of like a combinatin of New Mutants and X-Force. Cannonball’s not immortal in this one.

16. Marvel Man

17. Son of Namor. I made this up. He’s young and he’s raised on land. He’s got a bad attitude.

18. Ghost Rider.

19. Avengers West Coast. The original Human Torch returns and can that guy eat like regular people?

20. Punisher War Zone

21. Desert War. A Nam like comic except about the United States various conflicts in countries like Afghanistand and Iraq. Basically about what horrible places they are. In issue 5 Osama Bin Laden dies on every page.

That’s all I got.

1. Avengers
2. Amazing Spider-Man
3. Uncanny X-Men
4. Fantastic Four
5. Captain America
6. Invincible Iron Man
7. Wolverine
8. Mighty Thor
9. Incredible Hulk
10. Daredevil
11. Punisher
12. Marvel Team-Up
13. Nick Fury and the Agents of SHIELD (Basically Nick Fury Team Up; a rotating cast featuring anyone who’s ever been a SHIELD agent, from Spider-Woman to Gorilla Man)
14. Elsa Bloodstone: Monster Hunter (An answer to Buffy and Hellboy, if nothing else!)
15. Agents of Atlas
16. Ghost Rider
17. The Defenders
18. The Falcon
19. Warriors Three
20. Young Avengers
21. Avengers Academy
22. Heroes For Hire
23. New Mutants
24. Two Gun Kid
25. Machine Man and Howard the Duck (a Marvel Zombies 5 spinoff. Because I could read those two having adventures all day)
26. Thunderbolts
27. Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons
28. Deathlok
29. Amadeus Cho
30. Luke Cage and Jessica Jones
31. Adventure into Fear (Horror anthology featuring characters like Man Thing and Werewolf by Night)
32. Tomb of Dracula (Because I really want to see the Wolfman/Colan Dracula calling people clods again. Also, something for Blade to do.)
33. Black Panther
34. Runaways
35. Unlimited Class Wrestling (Because of course I would)
36. Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (Like Heroes for Hire, but with more Rocket Racer!)
37. Hercules and the God Squad
38. Deadpool
39. She Hulk
40. Patsy Walker, Hellcat
41. Nova
42. Devil Dinosaur
43. Fin Fang Four
44. The Hood (I haven’t read much of Bendis’s work with him, which could be why I still think he has a lot of potential)
45. Black Widow
46. Longshot
47. Dazzler (beyond pandering to Burgas, I think you could do something interesting with her as a mutant pop star. If nothing else, you could always follow in the series tradition of finding sarcastic ways to use the “Because you demanded it!” tag)
48. Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau taking back her old code name)
49. What The?
50. Exiles
51. Guardians of the Galaxy
52. Dr. Doom

Ok, I cant name 52 (can’t be bothered haha….) But the characters I most want to have a series – and with reboot changes:

1. Banshee – make him in his mid 20’s – but still red head and Irish! ;)

2. NorthStar – DC didn’t have the guts to give a gay male character his own series – how about Marvel give it a go?!? Please!! And change the wonder twin costume he has – its a bit generic.

3. Dazzler – More like her Ultimate name sake – grungy looking, rock, heavy metal or punk music, and into drinking, sex and drugs! I’m serious. It’d be awesome! Maybe a max title? ;)

4. Generation X – either a new series with the same characters, or individual titles. I miss Chamber and Husk the most. So they are the two I most want to see – and Jubilee. I could do without Synch – he didn’t really have a personality, and his power was lame.

5 Monet – (I know she was also in Gen X – but she need more attention!) Make her actually have AUTISM!!!! When she was first introduced – her trance like states were her most interesting feature (which lasted about her first 2 years) And it was speculated by characters (Beast) that she had Autism. Instead we got that clusterfuck of an origin! Please change it!

They are my top 5! – I’ll probably come back with more! ;)

Travis Pelkie

June 15, 2011 at 3:13 am

Nice work, everyone. I like a lot of the ideas here. Miss Anony did great, Stefan Robak had that cool Pope on Sleepwalker idea. The Eye had a bunch of good ones. SERAPH, I like the New Defenders thing, but not the Meltzer on anything. Gary reminded us that we need Fred Hembeck Presents. And just read the rest yourself!

Dean and The Mutt both had interesting marketing plans, and I love the Mutt’s “burn it down, start over” philosophy.

And I just want to say to Ritchard that although I know what you’re talking about with Circuit Breaker, “giant one-eyed purple robot (from space)” is funny.

Man, Kelly put a lot of thought in. I suspect she’s had most of that list ready to go at any moment. That’s why she’s a columnist here, kids! Now I wanna know what Mad Max XMen would involve.

It’s interesting how a lot of people want anthologies, but they never seem to sell. And people want looks into the character’s lives more. Maybe more done in one “breather” issues, like people have been saying Scott Lobdell was good at, are needed.

Ok, next some prelim comments.

Travis Pelkie

June 15, 2011 at 3:24 am

So I was inspired partly by Bill Reed’s list (that I don’t have the linky to, sorry) of DC books he’d do, and someone who commented on one of the DC posts here on CSBG (I wanna say Steve…) who said what would Marvel do. Not that it’s an overly brilliant idea, one of the big 2 does something far out, what would the other of the big 2 do given the chance?

I went with my funny bits (some of which are mixed through my piece) and then filled out the rest with what Marvel’s been doing recently. I didn’t worry about any non superhero stuff, or the Ultimate line.

Remember, this was written before any other comment here. So I can’t steal Kelly’s great idea for the other artist on Wolverine.

So here it is:

52 (or so) Marvel books that should happen if they did a DC style reboot

49 Wolverine books, and 3 different Avengers titles. And Wolverine is on all 3 of those Avengers teams.

No, no, I’m just kidding.

I started thinking about this when someone posted a comment like this on a post about the DCnU. So here’s my list. You’ll notice that I don’t have a whole lot of creative teams selected. That’s because I don’t follow Marvel THAT closely. And I don’t want people thinking that I think ill of some creators based on the crap I put them on.

There are some serious suggestions, but a lot of these are goofy. Tread lightly.

1. Secret Warz: Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck, or maybe Sal Buscema. No need to bother with “plot” or “story”, just have all the Marvel characters on a different planet and punch the fuck out of each other. Continually.
And remember the Beyonder’s goofy outfits? Yeah, it was the ’80s, but this time, the styles change every issue (every panel?), and the Beyonder is a female alien, and his name is Lady Gaga.

2. Atlas, Agents of: Jeff Parker gets ANOTHER chance to make this work. Colleen Coover on art this time.

3. Flaming Carrot: After the success of Mystery Men, Marvel goes all out and creates a new weird crimefighter who is a vegetable aflame. He is on 5 different Avengers teams. “Written” and “Drawn” by Josh Hoopes and Rob Granito.

4. Moon Knight: by Dave Sim and Bill Sienkiewicz. Since the premise of the new Moon Knight series seems to be that he’s got MPD with other superheroes in his head, let’s do it right like Dave did years ago with the Roach in Cerebus. Sink on the art, for his history with the character and because Dave digs his stuff.

5. Dazzler: written by Taylor Swift. Yeah, that’s right. She’s not a roller disco girl anymore. She’s a talented country pop singer that brings her own pyro-tech-neeks. Maybe get a manga type artist on it.

6. Mutha fuckin’ Luke Cage: In full on ’70s mode. Even though Bendis has a hardon for Cage, the book goes to the Afrodesiac guys, Rugg and Maruca.

7. Avengers: Let Bendis and JRJR keep going. A big event book, cool heroes fighting neat shit.

8. New Avengers: I guess people like what Bendis is doing, so keep at it.

9. Avengers Academy: Because Mary Warner likes it.

10. The Haven’t Been Avengers: Anyone who hasn’t yet been an Avenger is on this team. No, I don’t know who’s left either.

11. Secret Avengers: Totally forgettable stories that seem really cool when you’re reading them, but you can’t remember what they were about 30 minutes later. And they all could have been done in one issue.

12. SHIELD: Hickman goes nuts with conspiracy history and charts up the wazoo. This entry would be funnier if I’d ever read any Hickman stuff.

13. Nick Fury: Black ops spy stuff. Chaykin story and art. Fury as a real prick who has a lot of sex, so Chaykin doesn’t have to work too hard. Extra fun: Fury’s got a black clone of himself, who’s sick of these muthafuckin’ snakes on this muthafuckin’ Helicarrier.

14. Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos: A war book. Except the conceit is that this group has fought and will fight in EVERY war. We go through time and space and see the effects of war all over.

15. Black Widow: Ties in with Fury and Secret Avengers. Any op requiring a hot redhead Russian who can’t keep her boobs in her tight leather outfit, those are the ops for her.

16. Pet Avengers: Hell yeah! The first mini ruled, so we need this monthly, dammit.

17. Iron Man: Tony Stark, supergenius and superdick. His armor fights crime, but he’s an ass in his personal life. Also gathers the Marvel geniuses to plot the fate of the world. Stupidly, he gathers them to go drinking.

18. The Rainbow Hulks: 8 Hulks. Each a different color. However, that’s the only difference, they all kick in as Hulk when they get angry. 2+ year long story arc where we find out, yes, they are different colors. No, no, that they are all actually cast members (Samson, Talbot, Rick, Betty, Thunderbolt, etc) that Bruce Banner has encountered over the years. Even the dead one, Jim Wilson.

19. Zodiac: If Todd hadn’t snatched up Casey and Fox, they could have done an ongoing with the anarchic villain.

20. Daredevil: We need a less angsty DD. Let’s hope Mark Waid does this, but if not, get Karl Kesel or Joe Kelly on it.

21. Sleepwalker: In a bold move, and to entice him to prove they’ll let him finish Marvelman/Miracleman the way he wants, Marvel gets Neil Gaiman to finally “do Sleepwalker right”. Art by someone new every issue.

X-Men related stuff: let’s see, how many X Teams can there be, and how many can Wolverine be on?

22. Excalibur: In England, with Kurt, Kitty, Peter, Capt Britain, Meggan, Pixie. Fun Cross Time adventures and haggis.

23. X-Force: Still a black ops team. And Cable’s on it now too.

24. XMen First Class: To tie in with the movie. Put Jeff Parker and Colleen Coover on this.

25. XFactor: I guess people like what Peter David is doing, so let him keep it up.

26. Jubilee: By Kathryn Immonen and Phil Noto, because they made the Wolverine/Jubilee mini cool.

27. Daken Dark Wolverine: Sure, I guess. But he has to profess a love for the BAND Dokken at every opportunity. And he kisses dudes and chicks every issue.

28. Deadpool: Well, -max. Keep Lapham and Baker on it, and let them go nuts. Or nutser.

29. Wolverine: Jason Aaron. and Faith Erin Hicks. Oh yeah.

30. Dr Strange: A spooky mystic book. With out there psychedelic visuals. Either Mike Allred or Brendan McCarthy on art. If Fraction’s able, have him bring some Casanova type fun to the party.

31. Thor: Gotta have him. But he’s gotta talk all Shakespearean, or I say thee nay!

32. Thunderstrike!: With DeFalco! And Frenz! For! Bill! Reed!

33. Journey Into Mystery: I know this was historically a Thor title, but it sounds like it’s something more esoteric. Let’s have Ulysses Bloodstone and a bunch of D-listers as “archeologists of the weird”, or something. Yeah. Planetary what?

34. Nextwave: Ellis and Immonen. C’mon, you wouldn’t buy the hell out of this?

35. Darkhawk: A cool visual, cool origin, alien artifact gives teen cool space armor. No, it is NOT Blue Beetle, dammit! Put DnA on it, with someone cool on the art. Um, James Stokoe?

36. Punisher: Have him going after all the villains and heroes in the Marvel U. He’ll be hunted by everyone. Maybe this is what Rucka is doing anyway.

37. Spider-Man: By Slott and Marcos Martin. That would be sweet. Did you see that one issue a while back? So cool. Uh, the current status quo seems ok, so stick with it.

38. The Sentry: Every issue retcons and reveals a new person that the Sentry has banged. First issue reveal, the Hulk.

39. Fantastic Four: The original 4. Give it to Karl Kesel, finally. Fun adventures through the world, cosmos, multiverse.

40. Galactus: Every issue could be a new number one. Galactus (in the purple dress from his first appearance, natch) devours a new alien planet every issue. Art by someone new every time: Alex Ross, John Cassaday, etc. Written by Warren Ellis or Garth Ennis, at least until they get bored.

41. Silver Surfer: Put Stan the Man on it, and the Surfer just pontificates on the human condition. For pages and pages. Then Galactus comes, and SS has to plead for the life of the earth. Or something. But Galactus finally gets sick of it and eats the Surfer.

42. Captain America: Steve Rogers, today. The Man out of time faces today’s problems with the grit and determination of the Greatest Generation. He declares war on the Axis, telling them to get off his lawn. Then he’s led to the home by Sharon Carter.

43. Winter Soldier: Maybe a retcon here, that Bucky didn’t become Cap. Winter Soldier is back with his memories, but we’re not sure which side he’s on.

44. Captain America and Bucky: Set in WW2. Missions that haven’t been told yet, special appearances by Fury and the Howlin’ Commandos, the original Torch, Namor, Invaders, Thor. Brubaker and Lark.

45. Black Panther: He’s with Storm, and Wakanda has united Africa, in order to improve the lot of all Africans. Klaw, African dictators, and the UN all oppose him. But the benefits to the African people make them Panther supporters.

46. Namor: He’s united HIS people too, and works to enlighten the surface world with Atlantean advanced science. He’s trying to make the world more livable for all.

47. Doom: Dr. Doom’s adventures through time and the hell dimensions. He’s trying to save his mom and his gypsy people, but Mephisto opposes him at every turn.

48. Howard the Duck: Ty Templeton could make this work monthly. I could say that about any book, though.

49. Iron Fist/Shang Chi: Awesome monthly kung fu. We find out whose kung fu is old, and now must die. Or they team up against Shang Chi’s father and fight other kung fu…ey guys.

50. Guardians of the Galaxy: The 30th century version that Valentino did. And yes, EVERY Marvel character from now survives to the 30th century. THEY JUST DO!

Man, this is hard. Ok, a few more.

51. Millie the Model: A harder edged version. A young girl trying to make it in the modeling world, and the compromising positions she’s put into. Drawn by Greg Land.

52. Marvel Westerns: Two Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid, Outlaw Kid, Kid Kid, whatever. Western goodness out monthly.

53. Ghost Rider: Jason Aaron and Mark Texiera. Because Aaron kicked ass on GR a few years back, and Tex kicked ass in the ’90s. Although how he’ll fit the book in his schedule while he’s on the Yankees, I’m not sure.

54. The Watcher/What If: What If stories about anything and everything in the MU. Every issue the Watcher says that the code of the Watchers dictates that he must not interfere! 3 pages or so later, he interferes. But it all works out ok.

Yeah, so that was a couple of extras, so if you didn’t like some, you can ignore them. Hope I didn’t forget any good titles. Hope you laughed a little.

Rollo Tomassi

June 15, 2011 at 5:01 am

There’re some awesome ideas in here! The guys over at Marvel are probably all giddy with the ideas they can crib from for the next five years. And at the very least they ought to offer a couple of you jobs.
But seriously, well done everyone.

Stefan Wenger

June 15, 2011 at 6:02 am

Hey! I asked for this discussion, and you gave it to me. Surely, the CSBGods do smile upon me!

So, focusing mainly on writers, here’s my list–

The Don’t-Change-A-Things (Same creative team as present)—
FF by Hickman & Epting
Uncanny X-Force by Remender & Opena
Wolverine by Jason Aaron
Thunderbolts by Jeff Parker
S.H.I.E.L.D. by Jonahtan Hickman
Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen
Power Man & Iron Fist by Van Lente, now ongoing
Spider-Man and Wolverine by Aaron & Kubert, now ongoing
She-Hulks by Harrison Wilcox, now ongoing
Ka-Zar by Paul Jenkins, now ongoing
Venom by Remender
and let’s give Rob Williams some time with Ghost Rider
and Greg Pak with Alpha Flight (but he’s on his own, ’cause I’m using Van Lente on too many other titles)

Same Writer, Different Artist–
Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen & Darick Robertson
X-Men: Legacy by Mike Carey & Scot Eaton
Iron Man by Matt Fraction & Ladronn
Cloak & Dagger by Nick Spencer & Michael Zulli

Same Artist, Different Writer–

New Avengers by Brian Vaughan & Stuart Immomen
Avengers by Matt Fraction & John Romita Jr.

New Creative Teams–

Thor by Neil Gaiman & Michael Wm. Kaluta
Incredible Hulk by John Marc DeMatteis
Young Avengers by Paul Cornell & Marc Bagley
X-Men (adjectiveless) by Nick Spencer & David Aja
Astonishing X-Men by Salman Rushdie & Travis Charest (a boy can dream)
Amazing Spider-Man by Fred Van Lente & Barry Kitson
Spectacular Spider-Man by Joe Kelly & Ron Garney
Peter Parker, Spider-Man by Mark Waid & Marcos Martin
Daredevil by Greg Rucka
Luke Cage and Heroes For Hire by Rick Remender & Chris Weston
New Mutants by Kathryn Immomen
Deadpool by Fred Van Lente
Punisher by Dave Lapham
Moon Knight by David Tischmann & David Aja

Revivals, classic creators —

Black Panther by Christopher Priest, with Paco Medina
Captain Britain & MI:13 by Paul Cornell & Leonard Kirk
S.W.O.R.D. by Kieron Gillen

Revivals, new creators —

Guardians of the Galaxy (21st century version) by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
Dr. Strange by Mike Carey & J.H. Williams III
Howard The Duck by Fred Van Lente
Runaways by Nick Spencer
Sleepwalker by Len Kaminski & Fraser Irving
Nth Man by Grant Morrison
Silver Surfer by G. Willow Wilson
The Falcon by Christopher Priest
Man-thing by John Rozum & Sean McManus
Rom by Paul Cornell
Micronauts by Donna Barr
The Irredeemable Ant-Man by Tim Seeley
Ms. Marvel by Kathryn Immomen
New series —

Immortal Weapons by Jason Aaron
Marvelman by Chris Roberson
Mystic Arcana by David Sexton

Ed (A Different One)

June 15, 2011 at 6:11 am

Wow, I could spend a day on this and my job would probably not really like that too much.

Since I see many exhaustive lists were posted already, I’ll just add a few suggestions:

1. Spectacular Spider-Man Classic – Roger Stern & JRjr
2. Mighty Avengers Classic – Roger Stern & Neil Adams
3. A New Ultimate Spider-Man title written by Brian Clevinger
4. Storm solo title written by Gail Simone & art by Amy Reeder
5. Master of Kung Fu by Christopher Priest

I’ll post later with a few more focussing on diversity . . .

Stefan Wenger

June 15, 2011 at 6:40 am

Waitaminute… we’re in the 21st century NOW already? Oh yeah. I meant to say:

Guardians of the Galaxy (*31st century* version) by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely

miss anony
you forgot ‘Logan and Ben: Pre-School’

Central Team Books
1 Mighty Avengers
Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Ms Marvel, red hulk, Black Panther(shuri),
Based in Mansion with Jarvis

2 Avengers Academy
Hank Tigra Quicksilver + rotating teaching staff based in infinite mansion
Veil Stryker Hazmat Mettle 2-3 n00bies

Hawkeye Mockingbird IM2.0 Moon Knight runaways crashing at compound as support cast a la early xfactor

4 Avengers: Marvel Knights
Cage Iron Fist new Power Man Dr Strange Spidey DD White Tiger Squirrel Girl Jess Jones Jess Drew Shang chi Wolvie
Based at Docs house with Wong

5 Heroes for Hire

Misty Knight (control), Paladin (field “leader”) rotating cast of street level guys with links to big guns if needed

6 Fantastic Four-Worlds Greatest
Reed Sue Johnny Ben Franklin Valeria
FF as support cast

7 FF – Future Foundation
The four plus Doom Nathanial Peter Parker Alex + Julie Power Dragon Man Valeria
new Power Pack as support cast

8 Excalibur/MI13

Uk based team of
Wisdom, Cap Britain, Psylocke, Sage, Meggan, Tink, John the skrull, BlackKnight Excalibur(Faisa)backed up by Alistaire stuart and Dai thomas leading Siobhan Haldane (Dark angel), Julius Mullarky (Killpower) Harley Davis(Motormouth) john Bryant (digitek)

9 Uncanny X-Men
Central team book Led by Cyke includes Logan

10 X-men
Secondary team book Led by Iceman/Beast

11 New Mutants
Team pretty much as now only with Much more independance Correcting the mistakes of an older generation. With Xians siblings and face as support act

12 X-Factor Investigations
Madrox, Strong guy, Siryn, Ric, Shatterstar, Rahne, Longshot, Monet, Pip, Darwin (essentially just give PAD as much money as possible to keep him there)

13 Legacy (no X in title)
Charles + Magneto deal with the results of their disputes (acolytes, Legion, brotherhood, genosha Shiar) rotating cast other than main 2

14 Generation neXt
Jubliee, Skin, rockslide, dust, Anole and Hellion with Generation Hope as Friendly antagonists (a la early new mutants/hellions) rotating focus between the 2 teams

15 X-Force
Domino Proudstar Caliban Boomer Deadpool Deathlock and fantomex paid for by Warren.

16 Thunderbolts

Keep link to the raft but lose manthing get hank to hhok em up with a door through the infinite mansion. Led by Songbird and Mach-whatever wheelchair bound USAgent As governer moonstone as team psychologist.

17 Secet Warriors/Avengers
Fury lead team working for new Shield semi rotating cast from butterfly teams and covert types core members Daisy, Irredeemable Ant Man, Druid.

18 Alpha Flight
Originalish team with beta flight trainees including weapon omega(michael collins)

19 New Warriors
Justice and speedball retake the name and rebuild the team and the reputation.

Individual titles

20 Amazing Spider-man
1 writer twice monthly

21 Captain America
beg bru to stay

22 Captain Marvel
“protector” or whatever takes on the name. Annie maintains his link to the world. Carol Danvers, Rick Jones, Genis Vell and hulkling regular support characters ensure he respects the legacy.

23 Iron Man
Tony Stark + stark enterprises(resilient whatever) Pepper Bethany Cabe and ms Arbogast

24 Iron Man 2.0
Rhodey + military

25 Incredible Hulk
central Bruce Banner Book

26 Ghost Rider
new female Gr backed up by blaze and Ketch

27 Strange
Still low powered dealing with mystical threats using only a few spells and his wits whilst working his way back to sorceror supreme (current SS revealed as antagonist mordo???)

28 Thor
Does what it says on the tin. Explore Don Blake more

29 Punisher
Frank vs the marvel universe

30 Deadpool
Merc with a mouth

31 Ms Marvel
Carol Danvers solo

32 Black Widow – Agent of Shield

33 Wolverine

34 Daken

35 Daredevil – Man without fear

36 Black Panther
Shuri with T’challa and Storm as support/ backup storys

37 Venom
Flash forced into ending his stint as venom hands over to new female character (charlotte Jones?) and joins support staff. Still secret from betty, Flash craves the symbiote like drug.


38 Howling Commando’s
War stories presented as a Look at the Unit from WWII to present day via nam, korea, desert storm etc

39 Nova Corps/Cosmic Avengers/Annihilators/guardians of the Galaxy


40 Front Line
Stories from the Daily Bugle, Damage Control, Code Blue (marvels Gotham central)

41 Journey into Mystery/Pantheons
Concentrating on the various mythical characters

42 Marvel Comics Presents
Big Guns vs Youth in Revolt
flip book 12-16 pages each way (or 2 6-8 pagers) side 1 Established characters in Solo/teamup stories(Moon knight, X characters, avengers etc include nextwave and I’ll love you forever)
side 2 Young characters/teams that cant seem to maintain a full series but are good (runaways, Cloak and Dagger young avengers,young allies, Daughters of the dragon, initiative members)

43 Web of Spider man
Spider girl. Tangled web type stories spidey support book

All Ages (less violent more done in ones not “kid only” still loosely in continuity)

44 Power Pack
Franklin the younger powers kids artie leach and the rest of the FF children get in trouble

45 Spectacular Spider-Man
Spider-man Adventures

46 Marvel Superheroes
rotating leads

Max titles (more adult content/themes/humour not necessarily more sex/violence/swearing but all allowed. loosely in continuity)

47 Alias
Jess Jones and Jess Drew set themselve back up as PI’s

48 Deadpool
Darkly funny

49 Punisher

50 Fury

Totally Out of continuity

51 What IF???
Alternate reality and alternate endings

52 What The..????/Wha??Huh???/Strange tales
Humourous/indie versions

I’d keep the Astonishing line for Big name creators on Fixed length self contained stories that can later impact elsewhere but would launch them as and when theres a story not as part of the 52

Astonishing XMen – continuing as it is more or less

Astonishing Tales – second astonishing book, (eg astonishing cap, thor, spidey,ironman)

This was tons of fun, to do and read, everyone’s lists are so interesting.

@Travis & Daniel: I pitch my “Mad Max X-Men” as…take the best elements of the X-Men, the best elements of Mad Max, and blend! When pouring out final product, make sure to strain out any Mel Gibson and any weird racism/sexism/insanity etc. that may have escaped into the mixture and…Voila!*

*Before he turned out insane this was easier to pitch.

10 Spidey books
10 X-Men books
10 Avengers books
10 Hulk books
10 Wolverine books
2 Books featuring everything else.

That’s all you need! :)

Hmm, what I would do with Marvel’s Supernatural side is make a new Legion of Night book and make it Marvel’s Supernatural version of the Justice League Unlimited animated series, meaning every Supernatural character is already a member. (Including normals with supernatural influences like Moon Knight)

1 Amazing Spider-man
2 Spider-Girl
3 Venom
4 Spider-man & His Amazing Friends
5 Ultimate Spiderman
6 Avengers
7 New Avengers
8 Avengers Acadimy
9 Captain America
10 Invicible Iron Man
11 War Machine
12 Ms. Marvel
13 Hawkeye
14 Black Panther
15 Ultimates
16 X-men
17 Astonishing X-men
18 X-Force
19 Ultimate X-men
20 Wolverine
21 Deadpool
22 x-Factor
23 Generation Hope
24 x-23
25 X-men Legacy
26 DareDevil
27 Black Panther
28 Gost Rider
29 Punisher
30 Punisher MAX
31 Heroes for Hire
32 FF
34 The Mighty Thor
35 Ultimate Fantasic Four
36 Alpha Flight
37 Namor
38 Draken
39 New Mutents
40 Silver Sufer
41 Thunderbolts
43 Captain Britan
44 Moon Night
45 Luke Cage
46 Young Avengers
47 Runaways
48 Marvel Adventure Team-up
49 Marvel Adventure Fantastic Four
50 Marvel Adventure Spiderman
51 Marvel Adventure X-men
52 Marvel Adventure Avengers

Okay, I don’t think I can do 52 titles, but here’s my ideas.

1. The Amazing Spider-Man (after it’s revealed that Norman Osborn was brought back to Earth by Mephisto to manipulate Spider-Man into getting into that deal with the devil, with the help of a fake Aunt May — the real one died in Amazing #400, and the deal is undone and Mephisto thwarted).

2. The Spectacular Spider-Man

3. Spider-Girl (May ‘Mayday’ Parker as Spider-Girl)

4. Marvel Comics Presents (Anthology book for those heroes who don’t have their own solo books, but writers want to write solo stories about them anyway that may or may not tie in to the team books those heroes are a part of)

5. MC-2 Presents (Anthology book featuring the other heroes of the MC-2 Universe that Spider-Girl inhabits).

6. The Mighty Avengers.

7. The West Coast Avengers

8. Captain America

9. Fantastic Four

10. Uncanny X-Men

11. Astonishing X-Men

12. Academy X (after more or less undoing ‘Decimation’)

13. Nextwave: Agents of HATE

14. Alpha Flight

15. Excalibur (Going back to the basic X-Men UK branch idea)

16. What IF? (Pretty much a return to the original concept, showing how pivotal moments could have turned out differently)

17. Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)

18. The Incredible Hulk

19. Ultimate Spider-Man

20. Ultimate Fantastic Four

21. Ultimate X-Men

22. Ultimate Avengers (this after the events of ‘Mutamitlu’, which rewinds things back to before ‘Ultimatum’ happened).

23. Exiles.

24. Journey into Mystery (featuring Dr. Strange and other mystics)

25. She-Hulk (featuring Jennifer Walters, lawyer and superheroine)

26. Ms. Marvel

27. What The?? — Humor title parodying heroes and events at Marvel.

And that’s all I can think of right now.

FIX AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Retcon this piss poor, horse crap that we’ve been force fed since’ Quesada walked in and frakked the whole thing up in OMD. Everything since’ has been either just above or just below the level of weeks old compost.

And leave Bucky as Cap.

I could care less about the rest.

1. Amazing Spider-Man
2. FF / Fantastic Four
3. Incredible Hulk
4. The Avengers
5. Thunderbolts
6. Captain America
7. The Mighty Thor
8. Invincible Iron Man
9. Daredevil
10. Uncanny X-Men
11. The Defenders
12. Moon Knight
13. The Punisher
14. Wolverine
15. X-Factor
16. X-Force
17. Doctor Strange
18. S.H.I.E.L.D.
19. New Warriors
20. Power Pack
21. Cloak and Dagger
22. Ghost Rider
23. Marvel Team-Up
24. Scarlet Witch
25. Luke Cage / Iron Fist
26. Nova
27. Avengers Academy
28. Dakota North
29. Damage Control
30. Black Panther

And that’s it. One title per character / team, please.

I’m only up to 19, but 18 is definitely:

Reed and Sue and Ben and Johnny: Fantastic Foursome – written by Erica Jong; art by Milo Manara

while 15 is

Conan the Barbarian – plot, script and art by Dave Sim

and 16 is

Mighty Marvel Mensa Team-Up (MODOK and Mr. Fantastic in first issue; crossover issue of Hank Pym and Michael Holt in second….) – plot and scripts by Stephen Hawking and Marilyn Vos Savant; art by Dave Gibbons

In no particular order.

I would want a more world wide approach to the Marvel U with as many titles as possible operating in places other than NYC. Although NYC would retain many of the traditional heroes based there.

1 The Amazing Spider-man
2 The Avengers
3 Fantastic Four
4 X-Men
5 Daredevil
6 Punisher
7 Wolverine
8 Hulk
9 Captain America
10 Iron Man
11 Thor
12 Thunderbolts
13 Runaways
14 Nextwave
15 Howard the Duck
16 Heroes For Hire
17 X-Force
18 X-Factor
19 Generation X
20 X-Men
21 Astonishing Tales (anthology title telling big iconic stories)
22 Spider-Man
23 Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes
24 Guardians of the Galaxy
25 Silver Surfer
26 Deadpool
27 X-Men: Legacy (x-men anthology book with a rotating cast)
28 S.H.E.I.L.D
29 S.W.O.R.D
30 Moon Knight
31 Iron Fist
32 Excalibur/M.I 13
33 Dr. Strange
34 Ghost Rider
35 Black Panther
36 Blade
37 Cloak & Dagger
38 Avengers Worldwide (international superheroes)
39 The Hood
40 Nick Fury
41 Howling Commandoes
42 Avengers Academy (Training the next generation of heroes)
43 Defenders
44 Great Lakes Avengers/X-Men
45 Alpha Flight
46 she-hulk
47 Alias
48 Nova
49 The Daily Bugle
50 Ultimate Marvel (condense the ultimate line into one super sized book)
51 2099 (2099 universe in one book)
52 What If?

1. The Wasp (original)
2. Miss America
3. Patsy Walker
4. Millie The Model
5. Nellie the Nurse
6. Kathy
7. Night Nurse
8. Tessie The Typist
9. Linda Carter Student Nurse
10. Namora
11. Venus
12. Sun Girl
13. Blonde Phantom
14. Cindy Smith
15. Marvel Girl
16. Marvel Triple Action
17. Marvel’s Collector Item Classics (reprinting 40s and 50s material)
18. Marvel Mystery Comics
19. Rusty
20. Georgie
21. Justice
22. Crime Cases
23. All True Crime
24. Sports Action
25. Crime Cases Private Eye
26. My Own Romance
27. Patsy & Hedy
28. Lorna The Jungle Girl
29. Tales of Suspense
30. Tales To Astonish
31. Journey into Mystery
32. Strange Tales
33. Love Romances
34. Not Brand Echh
35. The Mighty Samson (from Gold Key)
36. Amazing Adventures
37. Clea
38. Shanna the She Devil
39. Vampire Tales
40. Hellcat
41. Beware the claws of the cat
42. John Carter Warlord of Mars
43. Invisible Woman
44. Killraven
45. Logan’s Run
46. Epic Illustrated
47. Thor The Mighty Avenger / Jane Foster
48. Victorian / Steampunk detectives
49. Murdoch Mysteries
50. Marvel Adventures Avengers
51. Marvel super anthology (500 pages of short stories featuring all the entire Marvel Universe .. 30 stories or so per issue)
52. All Winners comics

OK.. I am not expecting this and I suspect no comic publishers would ever go for my choice in a million years. I suspect it would actually be endless variants of Spider-man, Thor, Avengers, FF, X-Men etc

1. Avengers
2. New Avengers
3. The Amazing Spider-Man
4. The Invincible Iron Man
5. The Mighty Thor
6. The Incredible Hulk
7. The Punisher
8. Black Widow
9. Hawkeye and Mockingbird
10. Captain America
11. FF
12. Moon Knight
13. Daredevil
14. Elektra: Daughter of the Hand
15. Daughters of the Dragon
16. The Immortal Iron Fist
17. Black Cat
18. The Defenders
19. Red Hulk
20. The Silver Surfer
21. Nova and the Cosmic Avengers
22. Agents of ATLAS
23. Power

1. X-Men (rebooted)
2. X-23 (Same as it is now, don’t fix what’s not broken! Cept maybe add Jubilee as a mainstay with Gambit)
3. Avengers (rebooted)
4. FF (Keep as is now.)
5. Doctor Strange (non-reboot)
6. The Institute (New X-Men/Academy X kids or utopia all merged into one title, but expanded pages to 52 per issue for the volume of characters. This way they all don’t get left out in the dirt for those that like those characters. Same continuity as now.)
7. Avengers Academy/Young Avengers (Same as above, all their stories in one 52 pg issue per month. Non-reboot)
8. Symbiosis ( Anti-venom and Venom, or any other symbiotes, non rebooted, same as above with 52 pages, but carries all symbiote characters in their own stories.)
9. Wolverine and Son (Non-reboot, same as above 52 pgs but covers both wolverine and Daken stories within.)
10. Cloak and Dagger (non-reboot)
11. Fraternity of the Raptors/Darkhawk (Non-reboot, carries on from where his Cosmic Arc left off)
12. Marvel Divas (Non-reboot, this time acts more like women of marvel being a collection of stories, including the friendships of a few 52 pgs)
13. Quasar (non-reboot)
14. Nova Corps (non-reboot)
15. X-Factor (non-reboot)
16. Uncanny X-Force (non-reboot)
17. Tales of the Cosmic (52 pgs collected stories comic, covers all cosmic marvel that doesn’t have a title)
18. Thor (non-reboot)
19. Captain America (non-reboot)
20. Iron Man (non-reboot)
21. United they Stand (the non-rebooted avengers book)
22. Heroes 4 Hire (non-rebooted)
23. The Brotherhood (non-rebooted, focuses solely on the brotherhood and magneto with Mystique backup stories)
24. Uncanny X-Men (non-rebooted, to keep a basic X-Men title around)
25. Spider-Man (non-rebooted)
26. Ultimate Spider-man (non-rebooted)
27. Spider-man loves Mary Jane ( picking up where the previous left off)
28. The Sensational Spider-Man (rebooted to pre-BND)
29. Alpha Flight (non-rebooted)
30. MI-13 (non-rebooted)
31. Thunderbolts (non-rebooted)
32. She-Hulks (non-rebooted 52 pg book, collecting red she-hulk, she-hulk, and the other she-hulk)
33. Hulks (non-rebooted 52 pg book, collecting red and green hulk, skaar, and the warbound)
34. The incredible Hulk (non-rebooted, the basic Hulk book)
35. Guardians of the Cosmos (52 pg book covering GoTG and Annihilators)
36. Armor Up ( 52 page book that covers stories for War Machine, and Rescue.)
37. Black Panther (non rebooted)
38. Daredevil (non-rebooted)
39. Moon Knight (non-rebooted)
40. Secret Avengers (Non-rebooted)
41. Tales from the Age of Apocalypse (AoA centric book collected stories 52pgs)
42. X-Men Legacy: The Dream Lives ( A book focusing on xavier’s dream, and how he feels about the current marvel status quo, 52 pages to also carry the normal X-Men Legacy book too.)
43. Hercules (non-rebooted)
44. Blade (non-rebooted)
45. Punisher (non-rebooted)
46. Ghost Riders (Non-rebooted, but 52 pgs covering stories of all the Ghost Riders past present and future)
47. FearStruck (52 pg story collection all marvel horror characters not in any books already)
48. Thor Corps (non-rebooted, covers all those who wield a hammer like thor 52 pgs)
49. (dot)Gov ( 52 pgs, covers shield, Aim, Hydra, and any other organization in marvel, non-rebooted)
50. Deadpool ( 52 pgs, covers all deadpools, and includes backup feature that explains the rebooted comics as deadpool vision made reality or something.)
51. Mutants of Marvel (52pgs, covers all mutants who aren’t on a team, or aren’t currently active, including sunfire, warpath, and anyone that’s in another country than the X-Men.)
52. Marvel Fanatics (52 pgs, fan submitted Scripts featured for any character, winners hand picked by marvel, and drawn by marvel artists, winners published get a prize of some kind that changes per entry issue, a quarterly comic to allow for the time needed and minimize the alloted prizes. Prizes varying from signed issues, to signed posters, figures, statues, you name it. Every 20 issues a fan vote for the best story within those issues, and they get to help plot out the rebooted books event Arc.)

That’s all I could come up with at least. Though tbh, don’t fix what’s not broken. Only a handful of Marvel comics are broken, like uncanny X-Men, and lately the normal titled Avengers.

I’ll just list the titles, not creators.
1. Spider-Man
2. Spider-Man family (with Spider-Girl, Venom and other characters)
3. Uncanny X-Men
4. X-Men Unlimited
5. Wolverine
6. X-23 & Daken
8. Nick Fury and SHIELD
9. Iron Man
10. Captain America
11. Thor
12. Fantastic Four
13. Agents of Atlas
14. Inhumans
15. Iron Fist
16. Thunderbolts
17. Incredible Hulk
18. Red Hulk
19. Silver Surfer
20. Namor
21.Dr. Strange
22. Heroes for Hire ft. Luke Cage
24. Avengers Academy
25. New Mutants
26. X-Men Academy ft. Rockslide and Anole
27. Moon Knight
28. Daredevil
29. Spider-Woman
30. She-Hulk
31. Future Foundation
32. Dr. Doom
33. Elektra
34. Defenders
35. Runaways
37. Gaurdians of the Galaxy
38. Nova
39. Deadpool
40. Ghost Rider
41. Punisher
42. Black Panther
43. X-Force
44. X-Factor
45. Cable and Hope
46. WW2 Captain America and Bucky
47. Irredeemable Ant Man
48. Blade
49. Savage Land ft. Skaar and Ka-Zar
50. Two Gun Kid
51. Alpha Flight
52. Young Avengers

NFL Superpro by Alan Moore and Dave McKean

Thought of a few interesting and impossible titles:

Ikon Spaceknight: Abnett and Lanning with Kano
Avengers the Initiatives (all 50 states) Christos Gage and Mike Deodato
Power Pack Plus: Sean McKeever and Skottie Young
Madrox and the X-Factor: Warren Ellis and Daniel Acuna
Marvelman: Neil Gaiman and Jae Lee

14- PLUNDER (kA-ZAR in New York)

Jackson J Edge

June 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

1.Brendan Mccarthy/Grant Morrison: Captain America
2. Richard Corben/John Arcudi :Dr. Strange
3. Paul Pope: Spider-Man
4. Arthur Adams/ Alan Moore: Avengers
5. Alex Nino/ Neil Gaiman: Tales of Asgard
6. Jaime Hewlett/ Alan Martin: Excaliber (Cheerio)
7. Philip Bond: Longshot and Dazzler
8. Ted McKeever: Ghost Rider
9. Mike Allred: Namor
10. Chris Bachalo/ Brian Clevinger: The Human Torch(old school robot style)
11. Frank Quitely/Brad Bird: Fantastic Four
12. John Totleben; Man Thing
13. Steve Yeowell: Daredevil
14. Kyle Baker: Howard the Duck
15. Moebius/ Alejandro Jodorowsky: Silver Surfer
16. Cameron Stewart: Power Man and Iron Fist
17. Warren Ellis/ Stuart Immonen: Nextwave Agents of HATE
18.Jose Munoz: SleepWalker
19. Keith Giffen: Captain Marvel
20.Bruce Timm: Black Widow
21. Tim Sale: Hawkeye
22. Chris Ware: Cloak and Dagger
23. Sean Gordon Murphy: X-Men
24. Jon J Muth: Inhumans
25. Howard Chaykin: SHIELD
26. Tanino Liberatore: The Incredible Hulk
27. David Mazzucchellli: Miracleman/Marvelman
28. Sergio Toppi: Whatver the fuck that dude will do
29. Rafael Grampa: The Defenders
30. Steve Bissette: Devil Dinosaur
32. Brandon Graham: Rom
33.Camilla Derrico: Elektra
34. James Stokoe: Iron Man
35.Kevin O’Neil:The Invaders
36. Jess Fink: Vision/Scarlet Witch(Robot on girl action)
37. Bernie Mireault: Alpha Flight Canada)
38. Milo Manara: She Hulk
39. Becky Cloonan/Brian Wood: Mary Jane
40. Benjamin Marra: Punisher (Most brutal book ever?)
41. Shaky Kane: KaZar
42. Simon Bisley: Dead Pool
43. Tony Salmons: Black Panther
44.Mike Mcmahon/Alan Grant: Wolverine
45. Jonny Negron: Emma Frost
46. Bill Sienkiewicz: New Mutants
47. Chris Weston: Killraven
48. Jeff Smith: Power Pack
49. Geoff Darrow: Hank Pym
50.Paul Grist: Code: Blue or any type of cop thing…does Marvel have a dope cop character?
51. Eric Canete: War Machine
52. Kevin Nowlan: Moon Knight

No continuity, no deadlines, just sick books.

1. Amazing Spiderman
2. The Avengers
3. The Mighty Thor
4. The Uncanny X-men
5. The Fantastic Four
6. Luke Cage & Ironfist
7. The Eternals
8. The Inhumans
9. Black Panther
10. Tomb of Dracula with Werewolf by Night back-up
11. Ghost Rider
12. The Punisher
13. Daredevil, The Man without Fear
14. Howard the Duck, Frankenstein’s Monster, & Man-thing Anthology
15. The Submariner
16. Captain America
17. The Incredible Hulk
18. Alpha Flight
19. Moon Knight
20. Shield
21. Silver Surfer
22. Marvel Team-up
23. Silver Surfer
24. New Mutants
25. Avengers Academy
26. Doctor Strange
27. The Defenders
28. The Invaders
29. Captain Britain
30. Blade with Hannibal King back-up
31. The Invincible Ironman
32. Guardians of the Galaxy
33. Thunderbolts
34. X-Factor
35. New Warriors
36. Heroes for Hire with Misty Knight, Paladin, Machine man, etc.
37. Deathlok
38. Rawhide Kid
39. Squadron Supreme
40. Captain Marvel
41. Marvelman
42. Silver Sable
43. The Howling Commandos (Modern take)
44. Vampire Tales starring Morbius the Living Vampire
45. Giant-man & Wasp
46. Bloodstone, The Shroud & Brother Voodoo, Occult investigators
47. Journey into Mystery
48. Master of Kung Fu
49. Wolverine
50. Peter Parker, The Spectaculer Spiderman
51. West Coast Avengers
52. Stan Lee Presents (Anthology)

Jackson J Edge`

June 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

:Dr Stranger = Doctor “Smiley Face” Strange

1. Incredible Hulk written by Peter David
2. Amazing Spider-man written by Peter David
3.Uncanny X-Men written by Mark Waid
4. X-Factor-written by Peter David
5. Fantastic Four-
6. Punisher (Max)
7. The Mighty Thor
8. The Avengers
9 Daredevil
10. Wolverine
11. Eddie Brock is VENOM!
12. Captain America
13. Doctor Strange
14. Spider-Girl (May Day Parker)
15. Marvel Comics Presents-Various writers
16. Marvel COSMIC Presents- Features the various cosmic characters with various writers
17. Silver Surfer & Captain Marvel (Genis Vel)
19. Nick Fury Head of S.H.I.E.L.D.
20. Iron Man
21. Luke Cage
22. Ghost Rider
23. Blade Vampire Hunter
24. Cable and X-Force
25. Deadpool
26. Kaine
27. Guardians of the Galaxy
28. Black Panther
29. Thunderbolts
30. Exiles
31. Spider-Man 2099- written by Peter David
32. World of 2099- Various characters with various writers
33. Magneto
34. She-Hulk
35. New Mutants
36. Dr Doom
37. Ultimate Spider-man
38. Ultimate Comics Presents- Various characters
39. The Lost X-Men -follows a group of X-Men lost in another Galaxy
40.Alpha Flight
41-52. I can’t come up with 52 without having multiple Spider-man and X-Men titles which I don’t think is necessary.

Here’s my dream relaunch for Marvel…

1. HULK – Peter David ; Dale Keown
2. CAPTAIN AMERICA – Mark Waid ; John Cassiday
3. THOR – Walt Simonson
4. FANTASTIC FOUR – John Byrne ; Alan Davis
5. IRON-MAN – Warren Ellis ; Carlos Pacheco
6. AVENGERS – Kurt Busiek ; Jim Cheung
7. SPIDER-MAN – JM Strazynzky : J Scott Campbell
8. DAREDEVIL – Frank Miller ; Frank Quitely
9. X-MEN – Geoff Johns ; Travis Charest
10. WOLVERINE – Chuck Dixon ; Jordi Bernet

The rest I think we can do without, I really think companies should strive for quality in their titles instead of quantity. Most comic buyers I talk to can’t afford to buy most of the titles that are required reading in these MEGA crossovers events and just want good storytelling with nice art.

Oops I put Silver Surfer Twice (21 & 23)
23. Hawkeye

Wow, here we go:

2.Captain America
4.Iron Man
5.Amazing Spider-Man
6.Sensational Spider-Girl
7.Shadow Avengers (Nick Fury led Black Ops)
8. Galactic Avengers (essentially the Annihilators crew)
9. Warriors (New Warriors without the New)
10. X-Men
11. X-Force (New Mutants, not the black ops guys)
12.X (dealing with anything mutant related, kind of like X-Men Legacy used to)
14.Future Foundation (loving this concept more than Fantastic Four!)
16.Black Widow
17.The Watchers (Uatu and other Watchers taking an active hand in the MU)
18. War Machine
19. Hulk
22. Heroes For Hire (led by Silver Sable with Paladin, etc.)
23. Masters of Evil (big mystery book where the leader is revealed down the road)
24. Heralds (team book with Galactus heralds)
25. Guardians of the Galaxy (30th century heroes stranded in the past, kinda like legion lost)
26. Imperial Guard (about the Sh’iar, duh)
27. Moon Knight
28. American Eagle
29. Nova Corps (kinda like GLC, but cooler)
30. Warriors Three (the usual guys on a quest across the World Tree)
31. The Brotherhood (of evil mutants)
32. Blade
33. Atlas
35. 2099
36. Exiles
37. S.H.I.E.L.D.
38. S.W.O.R.D.
39. A.R.M.O.R.
40. Strange (Dr. that is)
41.Ghost Rider
42. Nextwave
43. Tales to Astonish (extra sized anthology)
44. Fury
45. Doom
46. Iron Fist
47. Captain Britain
48. Black Panther
49. Deadpool
50. Power Pack
51. Captain Marvel
52. Rom and the Spaceknights

Ultimate Line:

Ultimate Spider-Man (by Bendis)
Ultimate Avengers (enough of this Ultimates nonsense) (by Ellis)
Ultimate Iron Man (by Ellis)
Ultimate Thor (by Hickman)
Ultimate Captain America (by Aaron)
Ultimate Moon Knight (by Bendis)
Ultimate Universe (everything else)

Jackson J Edge`

June 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

First issues are free and follow ups are a buck. Sell them mofos!

1- Howard the Duck (by Sam Kieth)
2- Dazzler ( by Peter Milligan and Simon Bisley)
3- Machine Man (Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman)
4- Nova (…and Francis Leinil Yu)
5- The Defenders ( Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato)
6- Sleepwalker (someone suggested Paul Pope, hell yes)
7- The Eternals (by Louise and Walt Simonson)
8- Silver Surfer (Mark Millar and Steve Mc Niven)
9- Alpha Flight (FVL + Pakk that’s for sure)
10- Winter Guard
11- Savage Land
12- Yancy Street
13- Werewolf by Night (Matt Wagner and Tom Cokker)
14- Ghost Rider (Rick Veitch and JP Leon)
15- Deadly hands of Kung- Fu
16- Tomb of Dracula
17- Power Pack (Ann Nocenti and Tim Green)
18- Black Cat (David Lapham and Tommy Edwards)
19- Doctor Strange
20- Nick Fury agent of S.H.I.E.L.D
21- Moonknight
22- The Profile
23- Force Works (Spider Woman + Deathlock +Beta Ray Bill + War Machine)
24- The Futurians
25- Guardians of Galaxy
26- Heroes for Hire (Howard Chaykin and Jock)
27- Vilains for Hire
28- Masters of Evils
29-Cloak and Dagger
30- Marvel Man
31- Amazing Spider Man
32- Spectacular Spider Man
33- Web of Spider Man (Ann Nocenti and Ted Mc Keever)
34- The Mighty Thor
35- Journey Into Mystery
36- Invincible Iron Man
37- Captain America
38- Incredible Hulk
39- Avengers
40- New Avengers
41- Uncanny X-Men
42- X- Men Legacy
43-Astonishing X-Men
44- X- Factor
45- New Mutants (Warren Ellis and JRJR)
46- Cable Chronicles
47- FF (Aquarian + Dragon Man+ Hank Pym + Jocasta)
48- Fantastic Force ( GLA + Action Pack )
49- Marvel Age ( various characters, at various era)
50- Daredevil
51- Wonder Man
52- Strange Tales

Hopefully none because if Marvel does what DC’s going to do I’ll stop reading them as well.

1. The Amazing Spider-Man (3 times monthly)
2. Hawkeye
3. The Avengers
4. Dark Avengers
5. Captain America
6. Bucky Barnes related title
7. Deadpool
8. The Sentry
9. Thor
10. The Sentry
11. The Fanastic Four
12. The Uncanny X-Men
13. Power Man and Iron Fist!!!
14. New Mutants
15. Daredevil
16. Avengers: The initiative
17. Hercules
18. The Invincible Ironman
19. Ultimate Spider-Man
20. Ultimate X-Men
21. Ultimates V. 3 (pretending other 3 didn’t happen)
22. Ultimate Hawkeye
23. Marvel Team-up
24. The Warriors Three
25. Wolverine
26. The Incredible Hulk
27. Rulk
28. The Punisher
29. Nova
30. Black Panther
31. X-Force
32. Ms. Marvel
33. Captain America MI13
34. Invaders
35. Cloud 9
36 Mighty Avengers
37. She Hulk
38. Nick Fury
39. X-23
40. Hank Pym: Scientist Supreme
41. Hercules and Armedus Cho
42. Quicksilver and The Witch
43. All Ages Spider-Man
44. All Agres Avengers
45. All Ages X-Men
46. Spider-Girl (MC2)
47. Spider-Man 2099
48. Event Book
49. New Avengers
50. Dr. Strange
51. Young Avengers
52. Deadpool Team-up

Avengers Titles:
01. Avengers
02. Young Avengers
03. Avengers Academy
04. New Avengers

Spider-Man Titles:
05. The Amazing Spider-Man
06. Venom
07. Spider-Woman
08. Web of Spider-Man (Spider-family/team title)

09. Uncanny X-Men (Utopia, Cyclops)
10. New X-Men (Xavier’s school, most of the kids)
11. Young X-Men (a specific squad of kids, Generation Hope included)
12. Uncanny X-Force
13. X-Factor
14. Wolverine
15. X-23
16. Storm

Generic Marvel:
17. Fantastic Four
18. Thunderbolts
19. Heroes for Hire
20. Nick Fury
21. Marvel Man
22. Inhumans

Captain Marvel:
23. Captain Marvel
24. Marvelboy (Hulkling)
25. Ms. Marvel
26. Marvel Squad (Everyone who has had the name or is associated with Cpt. Marvel)

Iron Man:
27. War Machine
28. Invincible Iron Man
29. Ironwoman

30. The Mighty Thor
31. Thor: Journey Into Mystery (Thor team book)

Captain America:
32. Captain America
33. Patriot
34. Captain America & Bucky: Tales of WWII
35. Falcon

36. Red Hulk
37. The Incredible Hulks
38. Hulk
39. She-Hulk

Marvel Knights:
40. Luke Cage
41. Daredevil
42. Elektra
43. Black Panther
44. The Punisher
45. Immortal Iron Fist
46. Runaways
47. Strange
48. Blade
49. Cloak and Dagger

Squadron Supreme
50. Squadron Supreme
51. Hyperion
52. Nighthawk

Diversity stats:
Titles featuring women: 27/52 (51%)
Titles featuring ethnic minorities: 25/52 (48%)
Titles featuring LGBT: 8/52 (15%)

Not as good as I’d like, but a start. The Cap books are really lacking women, the Thor and Spider books really lack ethnic minorities, and the LBGT are really just in the teen and X-Books, which is a shame.

Clone John Romita Jr so he can draw all titles except:
Tigra by Frank Cho and
Tigra Unleashed by Jim Balent


June 15, 2011 at 10:22 am

marvel Knights
Black knight,Hercules,Amadeus Cho,Moon Knight,Scarlet Witch and Valkyrie.(could be Crystal and Sersi insted)
Iron man and Captain America selects a group of Avengers in the search around the globe of the infinity gems.

1. Amazing Spider-Man
2. Spectacular Spider-Man
3. Fantastic Four
4. Incredible Hulk
5. Iron Man
6. Thor
7. Captain America
8. Hawkeye & Mockingbird
9. Daredevil
10. Punisher
11. Iron Fist
12. Moon Knight
13. Nova
14. Guardians of the Galaxy
15. Heroes for Hire
16. Thunderbolts
17. Agents of Atlas
18. She-Hulk
19. Howard the Duck
20. Ant-Man
21. Avengers
22. West Coast Avengers
23. Captain Britain and MI:13
24. Alpha Flight
25. Incredible Hercules
26. Young Avengers
27. New Warriors
28. Defenders
29. Invaders
30. Two-Gun Kid
31. Point Men
32. Ghost Rider
33. X-Men
34. Uncanny X-Men
35. Wolverine
36. X-23
37. New Mutants
38. Inhumans
39. Brother Voodoo
40. Cloak and Dagger
41. Masters of Evil
42. S.H.I.E.L.D.
43. Son of Satan
44. Black Panther
45. Black Widow and the Winter Guard
46. Hellcat
47. Nextwave
48. International Avengers
49. Midnight Sons
50. Deadpool
51. Great Lakes Avengers
52. Ka-Zar

George Asimakos

June 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

i can’t sit here and make a list of 52 comics that i would actually read. i totally understand having teams that share members like ff, new avengers, etc. for marketing purposes. However, i can’t honestly say that i would ever buy more than one spider-man or wolverine ongoing comic. I mean that’s just absurd. how much can one person want to read about spider-man? one spider-man monthly comic is enough. the only thing that’s wrong with marvel is that they need to trim the fat. that’s all.

My Marvel 52 would consist of:
1. Avengers
2. Fantastic Four
3. Thor
4. Uncanny X-Men
5. Daredevil
6. Moon Knight
7. Guardians of the Galaxy
8. Nova
9. The Inhumans
10. Dr. Strange
11. The Defenders
12. Immortal Iron Fist
13. Heroes for Hire
14. Blade
15. Agent of Atlas
16. The Incredible Hulk
17. Astonishing X-Men
18. X-Force
19. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
20. Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors
21. Ghost Rider
22. Marvel Team-Up
23. Runaways
24. The Mighty Thor
25. S.W.O.R.D
26. X-Factor
27. The New X-Men
28. Punisher
29. Invincible Iron Man
30.The War Machine
31. Rescue
32. Web of Spider-Man (The Spider-Man Family)
33. Captain Britain and M-13
34. Thunderbolts
35. Alpha Flight
36. Ka-zar: King of the Savage Land
37. H.A.M.M.E.R
38. Osborn
39. Young Avengers
40. House of M
41. Power Pack (As teens)
42. Avenegers Assemble (Kind of a Avengers Unlimited)
43. Wolverine
44. Ms. Marvel
45. Ares: God of War
46. The Olympus Group
47. Tales of Migard (Sif and The Warriors Three on Earth)
48. Captain America
49. Winter Solider: The Secret Avenger
50. Street Level (Just like the title says no big powers)
51. NYPD (Marvel’s Gotham Central)
52. Alias

I hope that after everyone makes their list the article author polls the lists and see what the average 52 would be.

1) Spiderman
2) X-factor Investigations
3) District-X (would tie closely to #2)
4) Uncanny X-force (Gov’t sanctioned black ops mutant team)
5) X-Men (Core team based on helping mutant kind)
6) Luke Cage & Iron Fist (use the new power man as the sidekick)
7) Strange Tales (Dr. Strange and a rotating roster of magic based characters fight the unknown)
8) Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos (modernize their backstory)
9) Captain America
10) Avengers (take them back to being a UN sanctioned team)
11) Wolverine (Solo adventure that takes him across the entire marvel U while interacting with every team instead of being the member of every team)
12) Iron Man
13) Darkholm Redeemers (Relic hunters and protectors of mystical artifacts)
14) Blade (fighting with and against the horror based characters of the marvel U)
15) Thunderbolts (keep the current concept)
16) Frontline (based off of the Frontline news group that was formed during the civil war. Can tie in to #1 & #2)
17) Journey into Mystery (Anthology series with Uatu the Watcher as the Narrator)
18) Fantastic Four
19) Namor: King of Atlantis (Fantasy based title set in the realm of Atlantis and it’s history)
20) Academy X (Gov’t sponsored school for super powered youth fuse the new mutants and Avengers Academy concepts)
21) Britannic and the Exiles (Multiverse spanning adventure)
22) Union Jack
23) Pete Wisdom (espionage James Bond Style)
24) Guardians of the Galaxy (Interstellar police force. title will follow the core team)
25) Captain Mar-Vell
26) Gambit (cast Gambit as a rogue Thief with a robin hood complex)
27) Damage Contoll (comedy series about the aftermath of super hero fights)
28) Deadpool (keep him the same, but maybe give him a dog the bounty hunter style reality show)
29) Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors (Second title for Nick Fury following his splinter team that focuses on the capture or destruction of secret organizations such as HYDRA, Clan Akkaba, Secret Empire)
30) Runaways (maybe add characters along the way such as X-23, or Cloak and Dagger)
31) Franklin Richards: Boy Genius (think dennis the mennace / muppet babies / dexters lab )
32) Jack Flag
33) Heroes for Hire
34) Longshot (his time spent in the mojoverse and the road to freeing his people)
35) Thor
36) The life and times of Amadeus Cho (the tales of a super genius / sidekick)

This is hard

37) Midnight Sons
38) Skaar King of the Savage land
39) Hulk
40) Alpha Flight
41) Nova
42) New Warriors
43) The Hood (tales from teh criminal underground)
44) Daredevil
45) Tales of the Iron Fist (anthology series about previous versions of the iron Fist)
46) S.W.O.R.D.
47) Future Foundation (take the science club that is currently in X-men add a few others like Forge, Tony Stark, Box and send them on zany scienctific adventures)
48) Excalibur (The Black Knight, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Korvis Rook’Shir [from the space team of x-men] and a few others)
49) Taskmaster
50) She-Hulk Attorney at law
51) Generation X (a grouop of mutant freedom fighters stuck on the mutant hating island of Genosha)
52) Black Widow and the Winter Soldier

Captain America
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
Black Widow
Winter Soldier
Iron Man
US Agent: America’s Patriot
New Warriors
Nick Fury: Agent of Shield
Guardians of the Galaxy
Silver Surfer
HALA: Kree Empire
Iron Man
War Machine
Master of Kung Fu
New Mutants
Namor : Sub-Mariner
Human Torch
Incredible Hulk
Web of Spider-man
Amazing Spider-man
Captain America & Falcon
Tales of Suspense
Dr. Strange
Wolverine : Madipoor Nights
Deadpool & Cable
Freedom Force: Black Ops
Moon Knight
Captain Britain
Winter Guard
Tales to Astonish ( Hank Pym feature back up or rotating cast.)
Kingpin (Noir crime comic)
Alliance ( New comic featuring combined cast of Young Avengers and Avengers Academy characters)
Ms. Marvel

1. Amazing Spider-Man
2. Uncanny X-Men
3. Captain America
4. Wolverine
5. Deadpool
6. Iron Man
7. The Mighty Thor
8. Journey into Mystery
9. Luke Cage and Iron Fist
10. Heroes for Hire
11. Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos
13. Secret Avengers
14. X-Force
15. Dr. Strange
16.Ghost Rider
17. Punisher
18. Daredevil
19. Thunderbolts
20. Werewolf by Night
21. Venom
22. New Mutants
23. The Defenders
24. Sleepwalker
25. Vision and the Scarlet Witch
26. Avengers Academy
27. Moon Knight
28. Alpha Flight
29. Hercules
30. Incredible Hulk
31. Red Hulk
32. Guardians of the Galaxy
33. The Inhumans
34. Silver Surfer
35. Fantastic Four
36. X-Factor
37. Ka-Zar of the Savage Land
38. Elektra
39. Squadron Supreme
40. Atlas
41. Marvel Boy
42. War Machine
43. Bucky: The Winter Soldier
44. New Warriors
45. Nova the Human Rocket
46. Hawkeye
47. Super Villain Team-Up
48. X-Men
49. Black Panther
50. Spider-Girl
51. Blade
52. What If?

Lots of love for ROM and Conan — I deliberately left out licensed properties, though. But the loss of both of those is still obvious.

I didn’t read all the “proposals” but I saw serveral I would defenitly buy… Notably a Shiar empire book, a return of what if….

instead of X-Men Legacy , I’ll switch with “The X-Periment” about Charles Xavier youth, and switching “Strange Tales” with a Punisher title

I would probably like to see these…

Captain Britain and MI:13 – go steal Cornell back
The Cerebro Files – The X-Universe is huge, a series of one shots or smaller arcs with B, C and D list characters
The Initiative – Cloud 9, Hardball, and the initiative kids need a team!

Harry James Wesley

June 15, 2011 at 11:03 am

Amazing Spider-Man
Black Panther
Black Widow and the Winter Soldier
Captain America
Cloak and Dagger
Doctor Strange
Emma Frost and the Astonishing X-Men
Fantomex and the Uncanny X-Force
Fury and the Ultimates
Ghost Rider
The Hood
Howard the Duck
Incredible Hulk
Invincible Iron Man
Jessica Jones, Hero for Hire
Journey Into Mystery (featuring Loki and Fin Fang Foom)
Kid Colt, Outlaw
Legion of Monsters (featuring Man-Thing and Gabriel the Devil Hunter)
Marvel Team-Up
Mighty Thor
Moon Knight
Ms. Marvel
New Avengers
New Mutants
Omega Flight
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man
Power Man and Iron Fist
Quentin Quire
Rocket Raccoon
Savage She-Hulk
Secret Avengers
Strange Tales (featuring Brother Voodoo and The Marvel Zombies)
Tales of Suspense (featuring Agents of Atlas and The Sentry)
Top Dog
Uncanny X-Men
Vision and the Scarlet Witch
What If?
Yellowjacket and the Avengers Academy
Zabu of the Savage Land

Miss Anony had the right idea but didn’t go far enough.

Here’s the beginning of her list:
1. Wolverine
2. Wolverine Corps
3. Untold Tales of Wolverine
4. Dark Wolverine
5. Adventures of Wolverine
6. James Howlett: Wolverine
7. The Many Lives of Wolverine
8. Logan & Jean
9. Wolverine: Man of Adamantium
10. Weird Wolverine Tales
11. Teen Wolverine
12. Wolverine, Warlord of Mars
13. Wolverine Team-Up
14. Shadow of Wolverine
15. Legends of Wolverine
16. Ultimate Wolverine
17. Girl Comics, Starring Wolverine
18. Everybody Loves Wolverine

I’m going to see if I can complete it.

19. Snikt!!
20. Wolverine Lite
21. Weapon X
22. Avengers featuring Wolverine
22. Wolverine featuring New Avengers
23. Dead Bub Society (Wolverine teaches Avengers Academy)
24. Wolverine Classic (reprints)
25. Savage Claws of Wolverine (B&W magazine format)
26. WolverineMAX
27. Uncanny Wolverine
28. Astonishing Wolverine
29. Amazing Wolverine
30. Incredible Wolverine
31. Mighty Wolverine
32. Wolverine, The Man Without Fear (it worked for Black Panther)
33. Wolverine The Vampire Slayer
34. Wolverine vs.
35. World War Wolverine – WWI
36. Wolverine and The Howling Commandos (WWII)
37. Wolverine War Stories (Korea)
38. Wolverine & Castle (Vietnam team-up book w/ Frank Castle or Nathan Fillion)
39. Wolverine’s Heartbreak Ridge (Granada)
40. Wolverine and Desert Storm (w/ Storm fighting in Iraq)
41. Weird War Wolverine Stories
42. Wolverine Gone Wild (pin-up pages of Wolvie without a shirt)
43. Wolverine & Jughead
44. Wolverine’s Greatest Hits (another reprint comic)
45. Wolverine The Best There Is
46. Wolverine Simply The Best (team-up book with Tina Turner)
47. 3 Wolverines and a Baby (Logan, Daken, X-23 have to raise Luke Cages baby after it turns out he and Jessica really were Skrulls)
48. Episode I – The Wolverine Menace (that sounds more like a National Geographic special on the Canadian Rockies. Also you could just substitute Wolverines name for all 6 Episodes but I thought that would wear out the joke)
49. Gone With The Wolverine (Logan courts Scarlet during the Civil War)
50. Twilight Saga – Breaking Wolverine pt 5 (finally middle-aged men will have something to talk to teenage girls about on the internet)
51.W (actually a team-up book with George W Bush)
52. Wolverine Sleeps (24 pages of different superstar artist drawing Wolverine sleeping – for all the naysayers that complain that Wolverine doesn’t have enough time to be in all of these monthly books.)

If course Marvel will do it’s own version of DC’s 52 relaunch if it works. That’s pretty much a forgone conclusion.

Fantastic 4
Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
Wolverine solo book which keeps him out of every other damn title
Captain America
Iron Man
Captain Britain
Alpha Flight
Imperial Guard
Black Panther
Moon Knight
Shang Chi and Iron Fist
Luke Cage: Power Man
White Tiger
Ka-Zar and Shanna: Jungle Lords
Ghost Rider
Black Widow
Doctor Strange
Squadron Supreme
Wonder Man
Phil Coulsen: Agent of SHIELD
Ultimate X-Men
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spotlight (a rotating series of various characters)
Ultimate Fantastic 4 (cuz I’d bring Magician back and get him to undo f***ing Ultimatum)
buncha all-ages titles of X-Men, Spidey, Cap, Iron Man and Thor.

okay, so it’s 42, not 52… throw in some licensed tie ins, like Halo and the Anita Blake stuff to round out.

I think 52 is way too many, but let’s give it a shot:
ok, I got only to 40 series, i think that’s enough:

Avengers Teams:
1. Avengers, featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Vision.
2. New Avengers, with Luck Cage, Jessica Jones, Mockingbird, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist and Daredevil.
3. Young Avengers

Avengers Heroes:
4. Captain America (and Sharon Cater)
5. Winter Soldier title
6. Iron Man
7. Thor
8. Journey Into Mistery/Loki

9. Amazing Spider-Man biweekly
10. Spider-Girl
11. Cloak and Dagger

Marvel Knights:
12. Daredevil
13. Punisher
14. Doctor Strange and Night Nurse
15. Alias
16. Iron Fist
17. Black Widow

Marvel Universe:
18. Runaways
19. SHIELD series
20. Captain Britain and MI13
21. She-Hulk
21. Incredible Hulk
22. FF
23. Thunderbolts
24. Alpha Flight
25. Hercules
26. new New Warriors

27. Gaurdians of The Galaxy
28. Nova

30. Uncanny X-Men
31. X-Men Legacy
32. X-Force
33. X-Factor
34. Wolverine
35. Generation Hope
36. Mystic
37. X-23

38. Spider-Man
39 X-Men
40. Ultimates

I wanted Marvel to do this ten years ago with the Ultimate books. A completely fresh start, re-branding the older titles as “Marvel Classic” or something like that. I wouldn’t want them launched all in one month like DC is doing, because I think some of those fringe titles (which I’m excited about), don’t stand a chance.

Avengers (Avengers + New Avengers) bimonthly (2.99)
“Cosmic” Avengers
“Magic” Avengers
Thunderbolts (Secret Avengers + Thunderbolts)
Avengers Academy (Avengers Academy + Runaways)

Ms Marvel (Carol)
Spider Woman
Silver Surfer
Doctor Strange

Nice lists, everyone!

Avengers West Coast
Avengers Academy
Captain America
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest (anthology series)
Iron Man
Tales of Asgard (anthology)
Hawkeye & Mockingbird
Black Panther
Black Widow
Incredible Hulk
The Rampaging Hulk (anthology)
She-Hulk & The Lady Liberators (rotating cast)
Amazing Spider-Man
Web of Spider-Man (anthology)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Captain Britain and MI: 13
Fantastic Four/FF
The Defenders (Dr. Strange and mystic-/horror based characters)
Ghost Riders (the various versions together as a group)
Moon Knight
Blade & The Nightstalkers
Immortal Weapons (Iron Fist and co.)
Uncanny X-Men
Astonishing X-Men (anthology)
X-Treme X-Men
Young X-Men
Wolverine: The Best There Is (anthology)
Daken: Dark Wolverine
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Knights (crime/horror/adult MAX anthology)
Alpha Flight
New Warriors (new young-ish team a’la the Young Allies)
Models, Inc.
Dr. Doom
Masters of Evil (anthology)

some edits to my writers now that I am not dead tired.

Writer and Artist
Power Pack – Jeff Smith (bone)
Amazing Fantasy – Terry Moore
Mighty Avengers – Eric Powell
Strange tales – Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
Thor – Matt Wagner

SHIELD – Gerard Way JRjf
Killraven – John “Derf” Backderf and Mike Allred
The Daily Bugle by Stuart and Kathryn Immomen

Without having looked at anybody else’s:

1. Avengers (Captain America, Falcon, Iron Man, Jarvis, Spider-Woman, Hank Pym, Wasp, Thor, Ms. Marvel and occasional guest stars, with Hank and Janet as the soul of the book)
2. Captain America
3. Iron Man
4. Thor
5. Ms. Marvel
6. West Coast Avengers (Hercules, She-Hulk, Simon Williams, a couple Runaways)
7. Young Avengers (a couple of the old Young Avengers, Araña, Amadeus Cho, and a couple more Runaways)
8. Hawkeye and Mockingbird
9. the Incredible Hulk (starring Bruce)
10. Agents of SHIELD (Nick Fury, Bucky, Natasha Romanov, Maria Hill)
11. Alpha Flight
12. Thunderbolts (Rulk, Anti-Venom, Juggernaut, Man-Thing, Songbird, Radioactive Man, Ghost Rider)
13. The Hood and the Masters of Evil (straight-up, definitely heavily involves Crusher Creel because I love him)
14. Luke Cage, Power Man
15. the Immortal Iron Fist
16. Heroes for Hire (Luke and Jessica Cage, Misty Knight, Domino, Black Cat, Tigra–whoa, that came out as “Luke’s angels”)
17. Moon Knight
18. Nextwave
19. Master of Kung-Fu
20. Daredevil, the Man without Fear
21. Black Panther and Storm
22. Howard the Duck-at-Law (Dan Slott, obviously)
23. the Fantastic Four (classic team, sorry, but Hickman’s allowed to wrap up FF first, of course)
24. the Sub-Mariner
25. Silver Surfer
26. Guardians of the Galaxy (led by Nova)
28. Marvel Team-Up (starring Spider-Man)
29. Marvel Boy (and Oubliette, and no she is not wearing pants)
30. Marvel Two-in-One (starring the Thing)
31. Journey into Mystery (oversized with Rick Jones and the Imperial Guard features)
32. Strange Tales (oversized with John Jameson and Savage Land features)
33. Tales to Astonish (oversized with Turk and Inhumans features)
34. MJNYC (Mary-Jane Watson)
35. The Amazing Spider-Man
36. Howling Commandos (Flash Thompson Venom, Gauntlet, War Machine)
37. Front Line (now the name of Ben Urich’s column for the Bugle)
38. Tomb of Dracula (starring Blade)
39. Doc Samson (psychiatry to the max)
40. Dr. Strange, Sorceror Supreme (must must MUST be written by Kieron Gillen)
41. Wolverine
42. Cloak and Dagger
43. Captain Britain and MI-13
44. Uncanny X-Men (Scott, Emma, Logan, Kitty, Rogue, Kurt, Piotr)
45. X-Factor (basically unchanged)
46. Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters
47. the Morlocks
48. Mystique
49. Spider-Woman
51. the Punisher
52. Tales of Asgard

@Gleality: I will buy the fuck out of 3 Wolverines & A Baby. Where do I send my money?

Whooooooops made some obvious mistakes here. The Morlocks, Two-in-One and Team-Up need to be replaced by the Rawhide Kid, Elektra, and the Agents of Atlas.

Jackson J Edge`

June 15, 2011 at 11:45 am

Uhhh…Maybe DC should have done this first.

1. Fantastic Foundation
2. Incredible Hulks
3. Thor
4. Captain America
5. Iron Man
6. Rescue
7. DP 7
8.Marvel Comics Presents
9. Ms. Marvel
10. Midnight Sons
11. Uncanny X-Men
12. Astonishing X-Men
13. Amazing Spider-man
14. Spectacular Spider-man
15. Wolverine
16. Wundagore of Doom (Doom and Scarlet Witch with High Evolutionary, Quicksilver and Magneto and the Knights of Wundagore back up)
17. Bullseye
19. Guardians of the Galaxy
20. Starjammers
21. Deadpool
22. Nova
23. Silver Surfer
24. Ronin
25. Blue Marvel
26. Infinity Quest
27. Alias
28. Black Knight
29. Black Panther / Storm
30. Dark Angel (Marvel UK)
31. Ka-Zar
32. Eternals/Inhumans
33. Iron / Cage
34. Secret Defenders
35. Nightwatch – go on and wikipedia him
36. Scarlet Spider (John Gallo – Slingers)
37. Maverick
38. Shang-Chi
39. Power Pack
40. Crystar
41. Patriot
42. Shroud
43. Shadow Masters
44. Immortal Weapons
45. Strangers
46. Exiles (Malibu version)
47. Clan Destine
48. Code: Blue
49: Mantra
50. Marvelman
51. Omega: The Unknown
52. Bloodstone

1. Avengers
2. New Avengers
3. Avengers Academy
4. Iron Man
5. Incredible Hulk
6. Thor
7. Amazing Spider-Man
8. Avenging Spiderman
9. Wolverine
10. New X-men
11. Astonishing X-men
12. Generation X
13 New Mutants
14 X-men Legacy
15 Daken
16 X-23
17 Storm
18 Power Man and Iron Fist
19 Herc and the God Squad
20 Runaways
21 Uncanny X Force
22 Journey Into Mystery
23 Heroes for Hire
24 Guardians of the Galaxy
25 Black Panther
26 The Crew
27 Thunderbolts
28 Young Masters
29 X Statix
30 Ghost Rider
31 Howard the Duck
32 Deadpool
33. X Factor
34. Avengers Initiative
35 Immortal Weapons
36. Future Foundation
37 Nick Fury and the Silent Commandoes
38. S.H.I.E.L.D.
39 Tomb of Dracula
40. Captain Britain and MI 13
41. Punisher
42 Daredevil
43. Venom
44. Amadeus Cho Prince of Power
45. She-Hulk
46. Iron Man 2.0
47. Brother Voodoo
48. Defenders
49. Black Widow
50. Death’s Head
51. Agents of Atlas
52. Spider Girl and her Amazing Friends

Add Strikeforce: Morituri as operated by Nick Fury and memgers of the Secret Warriors instead of Omega… hell include Omega in it…

What a great question! Anyway, this is how I see it; if Marvel was to relaunch their Universe, there’d be no more need for the Ultimate Universe, so that’d get canned. Also, they’d relaunch their MAX line with a larger line-up. That’d be considered a seperate entity so it wouldn’t be included in Marvel’s Big 53 (obviously they’d launch with 53 titles to one-up DC’s 52). Anyway, here’s Marvel’s relaunch:

1. Amazing Fantasy
2. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. The Avengers
4. Black Panther
5. Black Widow
6. The Blue Marvel
7. Cable and the X-Force
8. Captain America
9. Captain Marvel
10. Cloak & Dagger
11. Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
12. Darkhawk
13. Deadpool
14. Doctor Strange
15. eXcalibur
16. Exiles
17. The Fantastic Four
18. Generation X
19. Hercules
20. The Incredible Hulk
21. The Inhumans
22. The Invaders
23. The Invincible Iron Man
24. Luke Cage & Iron Fist: Heroes For Hire
25. Marvelman
26. Moon Knight
27. Ms. Marvel
28. Mystique
29. newuniversal
31. Night Thrasher
32. Nova
33. Red Hulk
34. Runaways
35. Sentinal
36. The Sentry
37. Shang-Chi: The Master of Kung-Fu
38. She-Hulk
39. S.H.I.E.L.D.
40. Silver Surfer
41. The Spectacular Spider-Woman
42. Spider-Man/Wolverine
43. The Sub-Mariner
44. Thor
45. The Uncanny X-Men
46. Venom
47. War Machine
48. Warlock and the Infinity Watch
49. The Wolverine
50. Wolverine and Alpha Flight
51. X-Factor
52. X-Statix
53. Young Avengers

1. Alias (ongoing)
2. Carnage: The Cletus Kasady Story (mini)
3. Deadpool: Max-Rated Merc (ongoing)
4. Elektra (ongoing)
5. Ghost Rider (ongoing)
6. Howard the Duck (mini)
7. Logan (ongoing)
8. The Nightstalkers (ongoing)
9. Nomad (mini)
10. The Punisher (ongoing)
11. Sleepwalker (mini)
12. Supreme Power (ongoing)

I’d love to add creative teams but I just don’t have the time right now. That was fun, though! :)

Judge Fred MANSON

June 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

For me, it won’t be a 52 Marvel issues month but only a 3 Marvel issues month:

1: The Punisher (Rucka…)
2: Daredevil
3: Moonknight
4: Ghost Rider
5: Alpha Flight (yep, it’s uncurable…)

And in my dreams (to become true!!!! Hey!!!! Marvel, YOU GUYS!!!!!!)
0: ElektraMAX

Question: the actual run of The PunisherMAX is in the same vein as the run of Ennis??? I really dislike the actual art, but if the stories are good…

This was fun! I’m sure I forgot people…..sorry. here is my list. It’s interesting to see what everyone would like to see. Sorry for any misspellings.

01. Spider-Man – Mark Waid and Paulo Rivera
02. Peter Parker: Spider-Man – Terry Moore and Marcos Martin
03. Spider Woman (Agent of S.W.O.R.D) – Matt Fraction and Ming Doyle
04. Spider Girl – Andi Watson and Sara Pichelli

05. Avengers – Grant Morrison and Gene Ha
06. New Avengers- Brian Bendis and Chris Samnee
07. Young Avengers – Christos Gage and Ben Caldwell
08. Cosmic Avengers – Dan Abbnett, Andy Lanning and Chris Bachalo

09. S.H.I.E.L.D – Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver
10. S.W.O.R.D. – Jonathan Hickman and Nathan Fox
11. Nick Fury – Matt Kindt and Cameron Stewart
12. NEXTWAVE Agents of H.A.T.E. – Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen

13. Uncanny X-Men – Mike Carrey and Terry Dodson/Art Adams
14. X-Men – Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan
15. X-Factor – Peter David and Jason Shawn Alexander
16. X-Force – Rick Remender and Jerome Opena
17. Xavier’s School – Kathryn Immonen and Corey Lewis

18. Captain America – Ed Brubaker and Brian Hitch
19. Iron Man – Adam Warren and Eric Canete
20. Thor – Joe Casey and Chris Burnham
21. Ms. Marvel – Amanda Conner

22. Fantastic Four – Dan Slott and David Lafuente
23. Black Panther – Christopher Priest and Nick Derington
24. Inhumans – Joe Casey and Ladronne
25. Namor – Paul Cornell and Ed McGuiness

26. Ghost Rider – Benjamin Marra
27. Punisher MAX – Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
28. Incredible Hulk – Fred Van Lente and John Romita Jr.
29. Daredevil – Greg Rucka and Sean Phillips

30. Dr. Strange – Dash Shaw
31. Cloak and Dagger – Brandon Graham and Joe Quinones
32. Tomb of Dracula – Peter Milligan and Fraser Irving
33. Captain Britain and MI: 13 – Paul Cornell and Carlos Pacheco

34. Wolverine – Jason Aaron and Rafael Grampa
35. Deadpool MAX – James Stokoe
36. Storm – Christos Gage and Ross Campbell
37. Jubilee – Mike and Laura Allred

38. Luke Cage Brian Bendis and Richard Corben
39. Iron Fist – Matt Fraction and David Aja
40. Shang Chi – Nick Spencer and Joe Madureira
41. Heroes for Hire – Greg Pak and Jeff Parker and Jim Rugg

42. Runaways – Brian Lee O’Mally
43. Firestar – Kelly Sue DeConnik and Emma Rios
44. Franklin and Valeria: Marvel Adventures – Steve Weissman
45. Amadeus Cho – Greg Pak and Hellen Jo

46. Deathlok – Paul Pope
47. The Eternals – Grant Morrison and Dan McDaid and Tom Scioli
48. Killraven – Marian Chrurchland
49. Marvel 4099 – Brandon Graham

50. Thunderbolts – Jeff Parker and Kev Walker
51. Marvel Tales – Darwyn Cooke
52. Strange Tales – Various Artists

Sorry take out my Daredevil for a Warren Ellis Machine Man book, and take out S.H.I.E.L.D. For captain America who I forgot.

Only put Bendis on New Avengers and Heroes for Hire. Let Paul Tobin write She Hulk. Give a permanent X Book to Gage. Dont let Jeph Loeb or Victor Gischler write anything., only let Way write if hes with Liu, and give DeConnick a steady gig. Put Casey on Young Masters. That Storm ongoing should be written by Chris Claremont.

Brian from Canada

June 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Most of the lists seem the same, which is nice. :-)

For me, I’d go with…

1. The Avengers (as the team of heavy hitters dealing with major crises)
2. Strikeforce: Avengers (as the regular Avengers not in solo books deal mid-level crises)
3. Avengers Academy

4. Captain America
5. The Mighty Thor
6. The Invincible Iron Man
7. The Incredible Hulk
8. Black Panther

9. Astonishing X-Men (the lead strike team led by Cyclops)
10. Uncanny X-Men (the mutant world in general)
11. Uncanny X-Force (the mutant strike team led by Wolverine)
12. X-Men Academy (i.e., teaching heroes)
13. X-Factor
14. Wolverine (but only because he’s so damn popular)
15. Deadpool

16. Amazing Spider-Man
17. Spider-Man Family (supporting cast of Peter’s life)

18. Fantastic Four (the original team doing their thing)
19. FF Incorporated (the Foundation supporting the FF)
20. Power Pack

21. Guardians Of The Galaxy (because it was amazing)

22. Nick Fury, Director Of SHIELD
23. Alpha Flight
24. Excalibur International (MI:13 revamped)

25. The Defenders (misfit heroes once more)
26. Thunderbolts
27. Runaways
28. Heroes For Hire

29. Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme
30. Ghost Rider

31. Daredevil
32. The Punisher
33. Iron Fist
34. Shang-Chi, Master Of Kung-Fu
35. Namor, The Sub-Mariner
36. Cloak & Dagger
37. Dakota North

38. Howling Commandos (a WW2 title around them and Cap)
39. Marvel Comics Presents
40. Marvel Classics (reprinting classic tales at a cheap price!)
41. What If…?
42. Marvel Team-Up (but just general team-ups)

43. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
44. Ultimate Comics Avengers
45. Ultimate Comics Presents (anthology title like MCP)

46. Squadron Supreme

47. Ruse
48. Sojourn
49. Crossworld (rotating anthology title)

50. Super Hero Squad
51. Marvel Adventures

52. Marvel Index/Official Handbook To The Marvel Universe (bi-monthly updates)

With the only additional books NOT included in the relaunch being Icon (Powers, Criminal, etc.) and the Marvel Illustrated line — of which Dark Tower and Anita Blake will be part of.


June 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

in order to bring more diversity, there just needs to be a crap load of new characters
and some real inventive retconing…

bringing the new universe and ultraverse characters into the marvel universe would be essential i think.
(i never read crossgen, but they should be mixed in too i guess)
a lot of those characters (due to lack of history) could be easily re-worked.

1. Avengers – should be a world wide power for fighting the things no one could alone…
captain america, thor, iron man, black panther, ms. marvel are the core team, with a revolving cast of extras from throughout the marvel universe.
2. Captain America – NOT steve rogers, but more of a mantle that has been passed on. years of stories could be told about those who came between steve rogers and the current. the book NEEDS to give the ultimate message of “i can be anything i want” a book that any kid could read and be empowered. so there will be women captain america’s, and african american captain america’s and so forth.
3. Thor – i’d keep this pretty true to the movie
4. Iron Man – also pretty close to the movie, maybe run a permanent back up of war machine.
5. Black Panther – keep as is
6. Ms. Marvel – Carol Danvers, keep as is
7. avengers academy/initiative/young avengers – this will be an all ages book, with popular/important characters from m.u. training the next generation of heroes.
everything from classes, to teamwork exercises, to running ops with full time avengers.
8. ultraforce – taking the place of west coast avengers. prime, topaz, war machine (prototype is just redundant & unnecessary), nightmask (female version from new universal) core members, again with the rest a rotating cast. (bonus hollywood tension between wonderman and hardcase)
9. squadron supreme – midwest (chicago based?) avengers team. power princess, hyperion, nighthawk (african american version from supreme power?) blue marvel core with rotating cast again.
10. FF – future foundation current core FF members plus actual future heroes brought back to current time like spiderman 2099, hulk2099, ghost rider 2099, of course frankiln richards from mu2, obviously the 2099 heroes would have to be re-named.
11. Nova – NOT richard rider (though he would appear from time to time), but new earthbound Nova, maybe crippled latino?(i know bad joke) but the nova force would give him the power to move and help out.
12. guardians of the galaxy – peter quills ad-hock frontline force. they would be first responders to any threat would add starbrand to the group as well. with annihilators back up stories (how often does there need to be a universe threatening event really?)
13. spiderman – this would be a reboot, peter parker as a teenager, not ready for the big time…
14. venom – may parker from earth x future in current continuity
15. x men – reboot original team + second team combined at xavier’s school, missions will be ad-hock members picked by who is available and who might prove handy via whatever info obtained via cerebro.
16. x-force – wolverine led strike force to to take out mutant threats,
17. x-factor – detective agency angle like current with madrox.
18. wolverine – just because, you can’t not have a wolverine title.
19. deadpool – again, just because
20. daredevil – keep status quo
21. elektra – drop the impractical costume, make her more badass assassin, less super model.
22. powerman and iron fist – no heroes for hire, i never liked the connotations of the name. just street level bad ass-ery…
23. punisher – frank castle max title…
24. moon knight – not marc spector (or one of his multiple personalities) a new person behind the mask, considering the egyptian origins, a middle eastern character. it’d be nice to see a middle eastern person who’s not a terrorist and more importantly a role model.
25. deathlok – back to michael collins, pacifist fighting the killing machine within version.
26. hulk – bruce banner simple green hulk, no more hulk colors.
27. runaways – status quo
28. Strange Tales – dr. strange tales + random horror/mystic back up features werewolf by night, tomb of dracula, and something i thought would make a great comic… ghoul – traveling around ala ghost hunters with a film crew collecting supernatural data for the public.
29. ghost rider – back to bare bones johnny blaze trying to control the demon…
30. Blade & the nightstalkers – max book
31. thunderbolts – bad guys made good this book can always work
32. rune – weakened cosmic entity eats all the bad/dumb/characters with powers… max title (he’ll be feasting for decades…)
33. justice – new universal version, max title.
34. nightmask – new universal version
35. ruse i just picked five semi random titles from crossgen, how they’d work within marvel is a job for better men or women ;)
36. crux i just picked five semi random titles from crossgen, how they’d work within marvel is a job for better men or women ;)
37. brath i just picked five semi random titles from crossgen, how they’d work within marvel is a job for better men or women ;)
38. sojourn i just picked five semi random titles from crossgen, how they’d work within marvel is a job for better men or women ;)
39. mystic i just picked five semi random titles from crossgen, how they’d work within marvel is a job for better men or women ;)

40. – 52 i tried to keep out any 2nd or 3rd string books, so the last 12 books could be dedicated to all new concepts…
(which of course marvel isn’t paying me for… so i’ll keep whatever ideas i have :)

1. Spider-Man
2. Wolverine
3. Marvel Girl (Jean Grey)
4. Incredible Hulk
5. Beta Ray Bill
6. Daredevil
7. Captain America
8. Iron Man
9. Punisher
10. Namor
11. Hawkeye
12. Nomad (bring Jack Monroe back to life)
13. Elektra
14. Silver Surfer
15. Nick Fury
16. Quasar
17. Ghost Rider
18. Deadpool
19. Machine Man
20. Quicksilver: Son of Magneto
21. X-Men
22. Fantastic Four (bring Johnny back)
23. Avengers
24. Defenders
25. Alpha Flight
26. Power Pack
27. New Mutants
28. Winter Guard
29. Guardians of the Galaxy
30. Avengers West Coast
31. Avengers Academy
32. Deadpool Corps
33. Nightstalkers
34. New Warriors
35. X-Force
36. S.H.I.E.L.D.
37. Secret Defenders
38. Secret Avengers
39. Spaceknights
40. Thunderbolts
41. Luke Cage & Power Fist
42. Cloak & Dagger
43. Cable & Deadpool
44. Silver Sable
45. Thor
46. She Hulk
47. Cable
48. Kingpin
49. Scarlet Witch
50. Darkstar
51. Dazzler
52. The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)

1. Spider-Man
2. Avengers
3. New Avengers
4. Captain America
5. Iron Man
6. Thor
7. Daredevil
8. Fantastic Four
9. Hawkeye & Mockingbird
10. Thunderbolts
11. Uncanny X-Men
12. Ghost Rider
13. Doctor Strange
14. Punisher
15. Deadpool
16. Wolverine
17. Incredible Hulk
18. New Mutants
19. Young Avengers
20. New X-Men
21. X-Factor
22. X-Force
23. Hercules
24. Nova
25. Annihilators
26. Guardians of the Galaxy
27. SHIELD (Nick Fury book)
28. Tales to Astonish (Hank Pym Scientific Adventurer book)
29. X-23
30. Black Widow
32. Ms Marvel
33. Starjammers
34. Black Knight
35. Black Panther
36. Marvel Team Up
37. Elektra
38. Magneto
39. Dr Doom
40. Silver Surfer
41. Defenders
42. Avengers Academy
43. X-Men: Legacy
44. Spider-Woman
45. Spider-Girl
46. Namor
47. War Machine
48. Gravity & Firestar (an initiative characters book)
49. She-Hulk
50. Powerman & Iron Fist
51. Heroes for Hire
52. Astonishing X-Men

lol 3 Wolverines and a Baby..(actually 5 wolvies) was done in an Exiles book right before they handed the reins to Claremont. I believe it was Bedard and Pellitier who were the creative team for those 2 issues…

Man…so many books I left out…next time I’ll go with heart instead of trying to make economic sense..(sorry Atlas, Thunderbolts, Loners)

As always this assignment seemed much easier before starting to type…..

@Andrew: I started scrolling down your list and it looked like you were going to do all females and then I hit Marvel Triple Action. Thanks for the bwa ha ha, intentional or not.

1. Uncanny X-Men
2. X-Factor
3. Wolverine
4. New Mutants
5. Generation X
6. Freedom Force
7. Charles & Magnus
8. Deadpool
9. Banshee
10. Avengers
11. Avengers, West Coast
12. Avengers Academy
13. Captain America
14. Thor
15. Iron Man
16. War Machine
17. Dr. Druid
18. USAgent
19. Wonder Man & Beast
20. Damage Control
21. Nova
22. Guardians of the Galaxy
23. Fantastic Four
24. Doctor Doom: Monarch of Latveria
25. Super-Villain Team-Up
26. Black Panther
27. Luke Cage and the Heroes for Hire
28. Thunderbolts
29. Galactus: Devourer of Worlds
30. Daredevil
31. Punisher: War Zone
32. Punisher Max
33. Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos
34. G.W. Bridge: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
35. Hercules: Prince of Power
36. Alpha Flight
37. The Incredible Hulk
38. Amazing Spider-Man
39. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man
40. The Daily Bugle
41. She-Hulk
42. Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu
43. Squadron Supreme
44. Captain Marvel
45. Zemo
46. Black Widow
47. Marvel Two-in-One
48. What If
49. The Inhumans and the Kree Empire
50. Taskmaster
51. Ruse
52. Sigil

1. Uncanny X-Men- written by Joss Whedon, art by Jim Lee. This would be an easily identifiable, core X-Men team of the main stars… Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine, The Beast, Shadowcat, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm and Jean Grey (!!!) The flagship X-Men book.

2. X-Men- written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, art by Travis Charest. This would be a younger, less predictable team with lots of drama and action… Rogue, Gambit, Iceman, Cannonball, Dazzler, Bishop, Havok, Polaris, Longshot, Northstar

3. X-Force- written by Kieron Gillen, art by Clayton Crain. A clandestine team of X-Men who do what the other teams can’t or won’t to keep mutantkind alive… Wolverine, Cable, Domino, Warpath, Deadpool, Magik, Archangel, Psylocke

4. New Mutants- written by Marjorie Liu, art by Scottie Young. The younger, teenage X-Men, as students and instructed by Professor X: Surge, Hellion, Mercury, Pixie, Rockslide, Anole, Boom Boom, Elixir, Dust, X-23

5. X-Factor- Written by Peter David, art by Marc Silvestri. Continues the Noir style Peter David has perfected. Jamie Madrox, Strong Guy, Layla Miller, Wolfsbane, Rictor, Shatterstar, M, Banshee

6. Avengers- The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes- written by Brian Bendis, art by Michael Deodato…Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Thor, Black Widow, Black Panther, Dr. Strange

7. Street Avengers- Written by Brian Bendis, art by Mike Mayhew.The street level group of Avengers: Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Daredevil, Wolverine, Spider-man, The Thing, Spider-Woman

8. Young Avengers- Written by Allan Heinberg, art by Jim Cheung. Do not mess with perfection… Wiccan, Hulkling, Kate Bishop, Stature, Vision, Speed, Patriot plus Reptil

9. New Warriors- Written by Fabian Niceza, art by Ed Benes. Justice, Night Thrasher, Namorita, Firestar, Speedball, Nova, Silhoutte and Rage.

10. Amazing Spider-Man: Written by Dan Slott, art by Joe Madueria. De-age Spidey. Make him a poor, broke ass twenty two year old.

11. Captain America: Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Steve Epting. (Featuring Steve Rogers as Captain America, with Sharon Carter, Falcon, Winter Soldier and Black Widow as supporting cast.)

12. Invincible Iron Man: Written by Matt Fraction, art by Salvador Larrocca.

13. The Mighty Thor- Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, art by Oliver Coipel

14. The Fantastic Four- Written by Grant Morrison, art by Frank Quietly. Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman,
The Thing, THE HUMAN TORCH, Franklin Richards, Herbie. Classic Sci-Fi, Family formula

15. Captain Britain and MI13: Written by Mark Millar, art by Bryan Hitch. British super team, very spy oriented and mystery oriented. Pete Wisdom, Captain Britain, Black Knight, Rachel Summers, Saturnyne,

16. The Punisher- Written by Garth Ennis, art by Darrick Robertson. Violent, very adult themed stories.

17. The Incredible Hulk- Written by Greg Pak, art by Gary Frank.

18. Deadpool- Written by Steven Colbert, art by Ed McGuiness. Oh, yes, I did!

19. X-Men Classic- Random X-Men stories by the greatest X-Men creator of all time, Chris Claremont, with art from whichever era he chooses to write from (John Bryne, Marc Silvestri, Alan Davis, Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, etc.)

20. Ghost Rider- Written by Alan Moore, art by Jae Lee. Really creepy, dark sided stuff on a dirty street level.

21. Wolverine- Written by Jason Aaron, art by David Finch.

22. Wolverine & Jubilee- Written and drawn by Frank Miller, Taking mostly place in Madripoor, a town without mercy, they serve as detectives, body guards, heroes, judge, jury and execution.

23. Daredevil:The Man Without Fear- Written by Kevin Smith, art by Joe Quesada

24. The Brotherhood of Mutants- written by Matt Fraction, art by Greg Land. Magneto has reclaimed his self appointed throne as mutant messiah, with Mystique, Sabretooth, Toad, Frenzy, Quicksilver, The Scarlet Witch and Lady Mastermind at his side.

25. Thunderbolts- written by Warren Ellis, art by Steve Micniven. Norman Osborn puts together a band of sociopaths to gain revenge on everyone who thwarted his plans. With Moonstone, Bullseye, Lady Deathstrike, Klaw, Titania, Absorbing Man and Molecule Man.

26. Guardians of the Galaxy: Silver Surfer, Rocket Raccoon, Moondragon, Quasar, Bug, Groot, Star Lord, Rom: Space Knight. I just think we need a space book.

27. The Immortal Iron Fist

28. She-Hulk- Written by Greg Pak, art by Greg Land

29. Web of Spider-Man- A more adult themed Spider-Man book, where Amazing is more of an all ages, mainstream, this one would deal with the darker aspects of Spidey’s career.

30. Youth In Revolt- Written by Christos Gage, art by Stefano Caselli. Young, bored, super powered and disenfranchised. These are NOT your Young Avengers: MVP, Cloud 9, Striker, Finesse, Mettle, Hazmat, Hardball, Komodo

31. X-23

32. Daken: The Dark Wolverine

I’m giving up here. LOL. I could keep going, but I think I’m spent.

The following creators are BANNED: Judd Winnick. Chuck Austen. Rob Liefeld.

I guess my 52 relaunch for marvel would be:
iron man
captain america
gamma force
west coast avengers
young avengers
secret avengers
avenger academy
future foundation
spider women
marvel knights
moon knight
heroes for hire
new warriors
the defenders
the thunderbolts
gaurdians of the galaxy
universe at war (kree, skrull,etc)
sinister six
silver surfer
uncanny xmen
uncanny xforce
new mutents
alpha flight
mutant academy
weapon x
invinsible iron man
power pack
black panther
union jack
captain britain and mi13
iron fist and powerman
nova and starlord
ghost rider
captain mar-vell

Avery Williams

June 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Avengers by Bendis with Revolving art chores by Art Adams and Stuart Immomen(Cap, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Spiderman, Spiderwoman, Captain Marvel(Nohr Var), She Hulk) Classic old school avengers stories

Avengers Force Works Greg Rucka with Mike Deodato and Ken Lashley(War Machine, Moon Knight, Ant-man, Scarlet Witch, Quick Silver, Wonder Man, Black Widow) A mix between West coast Avengers and Secret Avengers the team for the west coast

Young Avengers, Allan Heinberg and Paul Cornel with Jim Cheung and Mark Books(Patriot; Hawkeye; Wiccan; Hulkling; Stature; Vision; Iron Lad; Spider-girl; Thunderstrike; Skaar) Solid stories about the team taking the void of Avengers Academy with Pym serving as a mentor character and the Avengers takign active roles in training them sorta in like a teen titans fashion

Thunderbolts, Jeff Parker with Kev Walker and Ben Oliver(Songbird; Juggernaut; Ghost; Moonstone; Man Thing; Satana; Troll; Mach V; Fixer; Ms. Marvel) Just let Jeff keep doing the same thing but allow Songbird to take center stage as leader with Ms marvel replacing Luke Cage in a more support capacity

Warriors, Sean McKeever with Todd Nuack and Mike Mckone(Justice; Firestar; Rage; Gravity; Nighthrasher, Namorita; Speedball; Jolt) Reunion of the classic New Warriors characters dealign wing Nova’s dissapearence during War of Kings

FF, Jonathan Hickman with Dustin Weaver and Steve Epting-Just let Hickman continue what he’s doing with his Future Foundation story

Alpha Flight, Fred Van Lente with Dale Eaglesham(Guardian, Vindicator, Sasquatch, Aurora, Puck II; Talisman; Snowbird; Marina)Reunion for the classic team with soma of the classic alphas added to the mix
MI:13, Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk and Barry Kitson(Captain Britain; Peter Wisdom; Blade; Spitfire; Union Jack; Black Knight; Excalibur) Just Paul Cornell back to writing his brilliant team book with Britian’s greatest heroes

SHIELD, Jonathan Hickman with Stefano Casseli and Pablo Riamondi-Just classic Nick Fury shield stories dealing with the frame work of the Marvel Universe and with the Secret Warriors as now agents of a shield black ops squad led by Victoria Hand

Uncanny X-men, Kieron Gillen with Alan Davis and John Cassady on art chores(Cyclops, Iceman, Magneto White Queen, Dazzler, Northstar, Frenzy)Xmen Blue and Gold returns

X-men, Mike Carey with Lenil Francis Yu and Clayu Mann(Storm, Gambit, Rogue, Wolverine, Omega Sentinel, Namor, Professor X)Storm Led team for the Storm Fans to stop complaining and a combination of what Legacya and Adjectivelss X-men are trying to accomplish with the X-men participating in the Marvel Universe proper

New Mutants, Zeb wells with Gisueppe Cammocoli and Micahel Ryan(Dani Moonstar; Cannonball; Cypher; Magma; Warpath; Magik; Husk; Chamber)Dani and Sam Coleading, Scott’s personal strike team dealing with X-men Loose ends

X-Factor, Peter David with Ryan Sook and Emanuela Luppacino(Madrox; Monet; Longshot; Cecilia Reyes, Butterfly; Rictor; Shatterstar; Siren) Peter David contiuing his stories with a team that serves as the mutant detectives of the Marvel Universe

New X-men; Christopher Yost with Paco Medina and Skottie Young, Shadowcat serving as instructor for the random x-kids sitting around Utopia tieing in with both X-23 and Surge’s books

X-Force, Rick Remender with Jerome Opena and Esad Ribic(Wolverine; Domino; Fantomex; Angel; Psylocke; Deathlok, Sage)Continuing their job with an X-men wetworks squd led by Angel not wolverine

Wolverine, by Jason Aaron with Ron Garney adn Renato Guedes, Continuing his solo stories with Wolverine except not as weighed down with the weight of being in hundreds of books at a time

X-23 by Marjorie Liu and Christopher Yost with Ryan Stegman and Mike Cho, continuining tales of X-23 seperate from the X-books

Iceman, by Mike Carey with Humberto Ramos and Chris Bachalo, solo book for Bobby Drake Iceman to rehabiliate his persona after years of regressive continuity

Captain America, by Ed Brubaker with Steve McNiven and Chris Samnee, tales of Bucky Cap with an emphasis on the legacy of the title with Patriot working as a new bucky type sidekick

Black Widow, by Marjorie Liu with Daniel Acuna and Sean Phillips, Tales of Natasha as a spy with the female Bucky as a side kick

Invincible Iron-man, by Matt Fraction with Adi Granov and Salvador Larroca, Tales of Tony and his allies rebuilding Stark Industries

War Machine, by Greg Pak with art by Kenneth Rocqufort, Rhodies adventures with his pmc War Machine dealing with terrorist threats around the world as the arm of Stark Industries recovering military tech that has fallen into the wrong hands

The Mighty Thor by Kieron Gillen with Olivel Coipel and Marko Djudervic, Weaving mythology into Thor’s world with a strong emphasis on the teen loki character

Hawkeye and Mockingbird, by Jim Mccan with David Lopez, I just really want this title back

Ms. Marvel, by Dan Slott with Terry Dodson, Ongoing adventures of Carol Danvers with a writer who hopefully wants to write her more then Reed seemed to want to

Amazing Spiderman, by Mark Waid with Phil Jimenz and Marcos Martin, Peter and Mary Jane back together, not married but together and more maturity in the book while just being solid story telling

Spider-girl by Brian Reed with Amanda Conner and Clayton Henry, One step closer to Spiderman for Reed and Anya gets a 3rd shot at an ongoing

Ghost Rider by Jason Aaron with Clayton Crain, Good ole Grind house fun with Johnny back in the role of Ghost Rider and dealing with Renegade riders with the help of his brother danny and the new caretaker

Daredevil by Mark Waid withMichael Lark and Paola Rivera, Bring some light back to Matt Murdock and forgett the last couple of years of darkness brand new relaunch

Punisher by Greg Rucka with Tony Moore and Doug Braitwhite, Rucka writing a hard boiled Punisher which ties into Waids daredevil

Moon Knight, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, lets see where they go with this title but with more oversight in continuity

Daughters of the Dragon, by Zeb Wells with Brad Walker and Marko Checcetto, rebuildign the relationship between Misty and Colleen

Black Panther by Duane Swyzenski with Patrick Zircher and Francisco Franchavilla, wipe away the entire Hudlin run and return the Priest Run to proper continuiy and a storya bout T’challa running Wakanda and protecting it from enemies

Incredible Hercules, by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with Reily Brown and Khoi Pham, Classic Herc and Cho bromances stories with a repowered Herc serving as the champion of an Amadeus run Olympus Corporation

Incredible Hulk by Jeff Parker with John Romita Jr. and Ed Mcguinness, Tales of the Red Hulk with the Green Hulk on Backup with Banner serving as a mission operatin as Red Hulk takes over the role of official hulk after alot of rehabiliation as a characters

She-Hulks by Dan Slott with Frank Cho and Salvador Espin, Betty raising a teenage Lyra as a mother while all three She Hulks work together as Banner’s charlies angels

Guardians of the Galaxy, by Dan Abnet and Andy Lanning with Pasquel Ferry and Scot Eaton, A reformed guardians dealing with handlign the threats of the cosmic scene

Dark Hawk and the Nova Corps, by Dan Abnet and Andy Lanning with Andrea Di Vito and Billy Tan, Replaces Nova’s solo with Dark Hawk taking Nova’s place as the Corps rebuild itself

Deadpool, by Fabian Niceaza with Ariel Olivetti, because people love Deadpool

Ultimate Avengers by Mark Millar with Bryan Hitch, a series of six issue minis that change the status quo of the ultimate marvel u once a year

Ultimate X-men by Nick Spencer with Adam Kubert and Rafal Sandavol, Reformation of the X-men to protect mutants from the human race, also deal with fixing Reed Richards after Bendis turned him into evil mc evil

Ultimate Spiderman by Brian Michael Bendis with Mark Bagley, Jessica Drew Spiderwman serving as the main character as she works with Shields Project Spiderman agent to fight all of spideys genetic freak rogues

Cloak and Dagger by Nick Spencer with Emma Rios, Cloak and Dagger fighting a war on drugs

Runaways by Brian K Vaughn with Adrian Aldaphona and David Lafuente, Old team reunited to pick up the pieces left after several failed runs begining with the return of Alex as an anti-villan character

Surge by Christopher Yost with Takeshi Miyazawa and Sana Takeda, Surge dealing with the Clan Yoshida and embarking on a solo meant to invoke diversity in the line as build one of the lower x-characters into an established marketable hero

Immortal Weapons by Ed Brubaker with David Aja and Trevor Foreman, Danny and the Immortal Weapons dealing with threats to the 7 cities with some street level fisticuffs in the center of things

Agents of Atlas by Jeff Parker with Gabriel Hardman and Dan Panosian, The return of one of my favorite team concepts regardless of sales and whether it works

Taskmaster by Fred Van Lente with David Yardin, the adventures of tasky mercenary for hire and reluctant good guy

Power Pack, by Kathryn Immomen with Jaime Mckelve, an aged power pack dealign with more adult issues

Bloodstone , by Warren Ellis with Phil Noto, Elsa Bloodstone monster hunter

about 50 or so

Well, yes, this seems more productive than work.

I’ll be using the August solicits as a guideline, and aiming for diversity.

Avengers:Earth’s Mightiest Heroes by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING & STUART IMMONEN
(Big, bombastic wide-screen action that DnA excel at.)
Spider-Man & The Young Avengers by & JAMIE McKELVIE
(Spider-Man leads the next generation of Avengers: Gravity, Hazmat, Stature, Vision, Nomad, and Toro.)
( Beast, War Machine, Shang Chi, Mystique, Misty Knight, and Valykrie take care of the threats you don’t know about. )
(Don’t fix what isn’t broke.)
Captain America:The First Avenger by JEFF PARKER & TOM RANEY
(Follow a young Steve Rogers during his adventures in WW2)
(Would be crazy good.)
(Again, just seems right.)
Dr. Strange by TIM SEELEY(W/A)
(Luke Cage all on his own.)
(Wiccan has hated Mother and Grand-Father, a super speed brother, and a Skrull boyfriend. Wiccan just wants to get through high school, but as a teenager years ago learned…with great power comes great responsibilty.)
(A smart character like Black Panther needs a smart writer like Ellis)
Power Man & Iron Fist by FRED VAN LENTE & NEIL EDWARDS
(Spawned from the successful miniseries, follow Iron Fist as he trains the young Power Man into a proper hero)
(the creative tea behind Zodiac taking on Marvel’s First Family)
(The team behind DEMO ask the question: What if the idea of The Punisher went viral?)
Amazing Spider-Man by DAN SLOTT & JOHN ROMITA JR
(JRR returns to his iconic character.)
Spider-Man 2099 by KAARE ANDREWS (W/A)
(Miller brings his Batgirl magic to Marvel)
The Incredible Hulk by MARK WAID & HUMBERTO RAMOS
(The Original Group returns! Silver Surfer, Dr Strange, The Hulk, and Namor!)
Astonishing X-Men by BRIAN K VAUGHN
X-Men: First Class by MIKE CAREY
(Inspired by the movie a look back at the very early days of Magneto and Charles Xavier)
Generation Hope by KIERON GILLEN
Wolverine by JASON AARON
Wolverine: Weapon X by DAVID LAPHAM (W/A)
Deadpool by DAVID LAPHAM
Thanos by JIM STARLIN (W/A)

(Bringing the classic character to a whole new generation of fans)
(The western hero’s title revived.)
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane by DAVID HAHN(W/A)
The Howling Commandos by GARTH ENNIS (MAX)

That’s all I’ve got for now.

Avengers Line:
1. Avengers (BuckyCap/Iron Man/Thor/Hawkeye/Maria Hill/Protector/Spider-Woman/Falcon)
2. Avengers Academy (Current Line-Up)
3. New Avengers (Luke Cage/Spider-Man/Iron Fist/Jessica Jones/Ms Marvel/Wolverine/Mockingbird/Daredevil)
4. Secret Avengers (Current Line-Up)
5. Young Avengers (Standard Line-Up, No Iron Lad)

X-Men Line:
6. Uncanny X-Men (Featuring the core X-Men characters)
7. X-Factor Investigations (Featuring the current team)
8. X-Men: The Next Generation (Featuring a rotor similar to the old New X-Men title with all the younger characters)

Global Line:
9. Alpha Flight (As is)
10. Black Panther (T’Challa as the Black Panther of Wakanda serving another person as monarch)
11. Captain Britain: Britain’s Avenger (Solo title picking up from the forgotten Age of Heroes #1)
12. Defenders (Namor, Lyra, Hellcat, Sif, Korg, Beta Ray Bill as a global spanning team that fights disasters instead of villains)

Core Solo series:
13. Amazing Spider-Man (With backups)
14. Captain America (Switching between the people under the Captain America name depending on the arc with a continuous flow from one to the next)
15. FF (As is)
16. Incredible Hulk (Following Hulk and Red She-Hulk)
17. Iron Man (With War Machine backup)
18. Thor (As Is)

Other Solo Series:
19. Alias: Power Woman (Starring Jessica Jones )
20. Black Knight (Dane Whitman trying his own ongoing in post-MI13 mindset)
21. Blade: Vampire Hunter (Blade travels across the globe fighting Dracula and other vampire operations since Curse of the Mutants)
22. Daredevil (Hell’s Kitchen)
23. Deadpool
24. Doctor Strange
25. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
26. Hercules (His power returning but wants to keep away from Olympus)
27. Loki (Fully regrown from Journey Into Mystery but still trying to do good in his own evil way)
28. Moon Knight (Still in LA)
29. Ms. Marvel
30. Punisher
31. Thunderbolt Ross: Red Hulk
32. Wolverine

Cosmic Marvel:
33. Guardians of the Galaxy (Robert Rider leading Cosmo, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot (Who can still talk and hasnt just been downgraded to being able to say I AM GROOT as a language), Quasar, Jack Flag and Mantis)
34. Quasar, Protector of the Universe.
35. Silver Surfer, Herald of Galactus (Surfer is trying to perform duties as a Herald whilst being a hero at the same time)

36. Atlas Forever (Agents of Atlas)
37. Claws (Shared ongoing betweek Daken and X-23)
38. Exiles (Original line-up)
39. Fury & The New Howling Commandos (Featuring Fury leading a team after the end of Secret Warriors)
40. Heroes For Hire (As Is)
41. Midnight Sons (Hellstrom, Satana, Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, Jennifer Kale and when they are away from other duties Doctor Strange and Ghost Rider
42. New Mutants (Original cast + X-Man and Blink)
43. Power Man and Iron Fist (New Power Man)
44. Power Pack (Modern ongoing showcasing how the four are nowadays instead of as kids)
45. Runaways
46. Shang-Chi and the Immortal Weapons (Kung-Fu title)
47. Skaar and the Hulks (Skaar leading all the Hulks and Warbound that arent in other titles)
48. Thunderbolts (As is but without Luke Cage, US Agent takes the implants Fixer offered him and leads. They also have a jet instead of Man-Thing.

49. Marvel Comics Presents (Ongoing Anthology title with 3 full-sized stories)
50. Marvel Team-Up (Ongoing team-up that always features different characters as opposed to one star and one guest)
51. Webs (Every arc features a different Spider-Universe hero in a tie-in to ongoing ASM arc)
52. What If? (Every issue has a different creative team)

All I would say is fix the Amazing Spider-Man. Retcon the marriage with MJ or reboot him back to college/high school if they want him single again and give him back his Spider-Sense. Other than that, I think they should slim down on the Deadpool and X-men sereis and give some of the minor characters some time in the spotlight.

1. Uncanny X-Men
2. The Avengers
3. Amazing Spider-Man
4. FF
5. Heroes fo Hire
6. Deadpool
7. Wolverine
8. Inhumans
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
10. Namor the Sub-Mariner
11. The Incredible Hulk
12. Thor
13. Journey to Mystery
14. Eternals
15. Ghost Rider
16. Moon Knight
17. Iron Man
18. Captain America
19. Avengers Academy
20. Secret Avengers
21. Daredevil
22. Black Panther
23. New Avengers
24. X-Men: Legacy
25. New Mutants
26. X-Force (drop the unnecessary adjective)
27. Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors
28. X-Factor
29. Ms. Marvel
30. Runaways
31. Young Avengers
32. Thunderbolts
33. Doctor Strange
34. Alpha Flight
35. Agents of Atlas
36. Defenders
37. Astonishing X-Men
38. Punisher
39. Sensational She-Hulk
40. Silver Surfer
41. Captain Britain and MI:13
42. Spider-Girl
43. Blade
44. Ultimate X-Men
45. Ultimate Spider-Man
46. Ultimate Avengers
47. Ultimates
48. Gambit
49. X-Men: Academy
50. Starjammers
51. Iron Fist and Power Man
52. Hercules

there are lots of great lists on hear already, so i’ll list my instant buy titles that are close to my heart.

Silver Surfer
x-men (cast including Rogue, Colossus, Kitty, Morph, Nightcrawler, Gambit, Beast, Darwin)
and Amazing Spider-Man (like the idea of him being in college again with MJ, but anything to eliminate the awful “one more day” crap.)

1 > Amazing Spider-Man
2 > Fantastic Four
3 > Avengers
4 > Young Avengers
5 > Marvel 2 and 1 (Starring the Thing)
6 > the Micronauts
7 > Spider-Woman
8 > What If
9 > Cloak and Dagger
10 > X-Men
11 > Spider-Man Corps
12 > Wolverine
13 > Alpha Flight
14 > Iron Man
15 > Captain America
16 > Hulk
17 > Spider-Man 2099
18 > The Guardians Of The Galaxy
19 > Ms Marvel
20 > Invaders
21 > Marvel Comics Presents
22 > Hawkeye and Mockingbird
23 > Doctor Doom
24 > Daredevil and Elektra
25 > Spider-Girl
26 > Scarlet-Spider
27 > Thor
28 > The Hearlds Of Galactus
29 > New Mutants
30 > New Warriors
31 > Moon Knight
32 > Punisher
33 > Luke Cage and Iron Fist
34 > Captian America and Nomad
35 > Secret Avengers
36 > X-Factor (with the founding X-Men)
37 > Defenders
38 > Agent Brand
39 > Nova
40 > Death’s Head
41 > Captain Britain
42 > Black Panther and Storm
43 > She-Hulk
44 > Black Cat
45 > Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
46 > Inhumans
47 > Man-Thing
48 > Cyclops
49 > Captian Universe
50 > Doctor Strange
51 > Magneto
52 > Invisible Woman

Dan Goldstein

June 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

First off the essential titles that we all know will continue…

1. Amazing Spider-Man (I’d really like to see Tick creator Ben Edlund return to comics… and try writing Spidey…)
2. Avengers (traditional; not “New Avengers”)
3. Captain America
4. Incredible Hulk (Green)
5. Iron Man
6. Thor
7. [Uncanny] X-Men
8. Wolverine
9. Daredevil
10. Deadpool (another good choice for Ben Edlund)
11. Wolverine (keep Jason Aaron on the title as long as he’s willing to keep doing it)
12. Fantastic Four / FF (Keep Hickman as long as he’s up to it)

Less obvious…
13. Dr. Strange (try Rex Mundi scribe Arvid Nelson)
14. Nextwave!!!!! (Time for Warren Ellis to bring it back!!!)
15. Herc[ules] (Keep Pak & Ven Lente as long as they want to keep doing it)
16. Annihilators (Please keep Marvel cosmic going indefinitely…)
17. Silver Surfer (Try Nick Spencer)
18. Avengers Academy (Status quo)
19. [Red] Hulk (Keep Jeff Parker)
20. Thunderbolts (Keep Jeff Parker)
21. Deadpool Max
22. Punisher Max
23. X-Force (for the time being I’m glad to keep Rick Remender on)
24. Moon Knight
25. New Avengers
26. X-men 2nd title
28. The Inhumans (branch of marvel cosmic)
29. Excalibur / MI-13 hybrid by Abnett & Lanning
30. Black Panther & Storm (Getting big names off of X-Men books and making room for other characters is a good thing)
31. Marvel Comics Presents (Anthology title with revolving creative teams, full length stories that run for 2-4 issues; just one story per issue or MAYBE with a backup short but not in the old 3-shorts format)
32. S.H.I.E.L.D (This book needs to continue)
33. New Mutants
34. Power Man/Men and Iron Fist (Luke, Danny, new Power Man) by Fred Van Lente
35. Marvel Team-Up (NOT just featuring Spidey or Thing in EVERY issue; but like DC’s Brave and the Bold with less predictable pairings)
36. Alpha Flight

AND NOW, the inspired selections!

37. The Rangers (This team has never gotten a chance to be fleshed out properly. It’s practically a blank slate, which means there is LOTS of potential)
38. Team-X (Wolverine, Sabretooth, Maverick, John Wraith – Flashback style)
39. Psi-Lord (That’s right… it’s the future adventures of Franklin Richards)
40. Longshot and Dazzler (X-Factor has run its course… get Longshot out of there!)
41. Sabra by G. Willow Wilson
42. KANG THE CONQUEROR by Nick Spencer (How could would that be????)
43. The Starjammers (Marvel cosmic branch, but not by DnA; give somebody else a crack at it)
44. ATLAS Comics Presents (Anthology title with revolving creative teams focusing on vintage characters)
45. Hank. Pym: Scientist Supreme by Warren Ellis (Mad science escapades in mostly one-off issues)
46. Great Lakes Avengers / X-Men by Dan Slott
47. Doc Samson Marvel Max book (Seriously… think a “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist” pitch but counseling really messed up super-villains instead of comedians)
48. Dr. Nemesis by Jason Aaron (NOBODY would see this coming. I see lots of potential in the character)
49. Code: B.L.U.E by Ed Brubaker (Seriously… try to recapture the magic that was GOTHAM CENTRAL)
50. Wonder Man by Ty Templeton
51. Taskmaster by Fred Van Lente
52. CONSTRICTOR by Dan Slott

Arrow Dynamics

June 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Just wanted to add that my relaunch of Madballs will be written and drawn by Brian Bendis. Also, Dan Clowes is going to be doing The Serpent Society and the ghost of Jack Kirby is writing and drawing Thor.

Ed (A Different One)

June 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I spent about 45 minutes of my work time trying to put a list together and eventually gave up – too many of you guys are putting out too many great lists as it is, and I just found the task beyond me. Not so much the titles themselves, but the creative teams I would hand them over to. The possibilities were dazzling but I just never realized how much work it would to pair the “perfect” writer and artist with 52 different titles.

I think we’ve learned a few things though:

1. Many people would love to see Warren Ellis bring Nextwave back (and it would have to be with Immonen).

2. Folks are interested in seeing the Morrison/Quietly dream team work on another Marvel title. I think I saw FF and/or Strange mentioned the most.

3. Folks seems to be pretty happy with the standing creative teams on many Marvel titles. I saw votes of confidence for Slott/Martin on ASM, Hickman on FF, PAD on X-Factor, and Remender on the various books he’s landed on. I also saw some love for the Van Lente/Pak and the Abnett/Lanning pairings, as well as Fraction on Iron Man. Oh, and Jason Aaron’s name came up a lot too.

Who needs a relaunch? If Marvel could pry Morrison away from DC for another shot on one of their titles, and give Warren Ellis something interesting to do, I think the majority of Marvel’s titles are in pretty good hands.

1. The Avengers ( Young Avengers all grown up)
Written by Allen Heinberg
Art by Maros Rudy

2. X Men ( mostly original New Mutants)
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Nicola Scott

3. Amazing Spider Man 
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Marcos Martin

4. Captain America ( Patriot as Cap)
Written by Joe Casey
Art by Ron Garney

5. Ingenious Iron Lad
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Stuart Immonen

6. Hulking & Wiccan: Avengers Assembled
Written by Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente
Art by Dale Eaglesham

7. S.H.I.E.L.D. ( new recruits with rotating creative teams ala Spider Man: Brand New Day)
Written by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Rick Remender and Zeb Wells
Art by Sean Phillips, David Aja, Franscesco Franvilla 

8. FF ( Current members grown up)
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Dustin Weaver 

9. Red Hulk
Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Eric Calente

10. Fantomex 
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Terry & Rachel Dodson

Marvel Wide Screen

11. Daredevil: Devil May Care ( Set in Chicago)
Written by Paul Thomas Anderson
Art by Steve Epting

12. Professor Strange: Dean of Social Sorcery
Written by Brian K Vaughan
Art by Frazier Irving

13, Deadpool: Dead Pan Serious
Written by Shane Black
Art by Amanda Conner

14. Nick Fury: A.W.O.L
Written by Jonathan Nolan
Art by JH Williams III

15. Silver Surfer: Ride The Power Cosmic
Written by Quentin Tarstino
Art by Ivan Reis  

Everyday Marvels

16. J Jonah Jameson: The New Yorker
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Phillip Bond

17. Steve Rogers: Sentinel of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Greg Tocchini

18. The World Tree
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Doug Braiwaite

19. Stark Resilient
Written by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Art by Criss Cross

Marvel Monarchs

20. Doom: Ruler of All
Written by Kieron Gillen
Art by Sean Murphy

21. Namor: Emperous Rex
Written by Jeff Parker
Art by Ian Churchill

22. Black Panther: King of Wakanda
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Pascal Ferry

23. Odin: Lord of Asgard
Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Doug Maneke

24. Ka Zar: King of A Savage Land
Written by Christopher J Priest
Art by John Romita Jr.

Marvel at the Stars

25. Galactus: A Great Hunger
Written by DNA
Art by Oliver Coipel

26, The Watcher ( Anthology Book)
Written by various
Art by various

27. Nova 
Written & Art by Paul Pope

28. Starjammers
Written by Paul Cornell 
Art by Mukesh Singh

29. Agent Brand: S.W.O.R.D.
Written by Joss Whedon & Kieron Gillen
Art by Steve Rude

Marvel Off The Beating Path

30. Marvel What The ?!? featuring The Impossible Man
Written by Kate Beaton
Art by Scottie Young

31. Don of the Dead: From Dusk Til Don 
Written by Fred Van Lente 
Art by Sean Murphy

32. The Triumph Divison
Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon

33. The Chamelon: Changing Faces
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Pete Woods

34. Marvel Double Feature ( new Marvel Team Book)
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Chris Burnham

35. Sinister Six
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Humberto Ramos

36. Dazzler: All Of The Lights
Written by Jim McCann
Art by Sara Pichelli

Marvel Mavericks

37. Max Fury: Lost In Tge World
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Bryan Hitch

38. Elektra and The Hand
Written by Clay Mann
Art by Jock

39. Taskmaster: The Task At Hand
Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Leinil Francis Yu

Marvel Max

40. Wilson Fisk: One and Future Kingpin
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Alex Maleev

41. Wolverine: Hell of a Life
Written & Art by Rafael Grampa

42. Bishop: It Takes A Nation
Written by Charlie Huston
Art by Esaed Ribic

43. The 34th Iron Fist featuring Danielle Cage
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Denys Cowen

44. Punisher
Written by John Rozan
Art by Emma Rios

45. Ghostrider: Midnight Rider
Written by John Acurdi
Art by Richard Corben

46. Howard Stark: By Design
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Geoff Darrow

47. Nathaniel Richards: Causality of Oppurtunity
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Barry Kitson

Marvel Ultimate 

48. Ultimate Continuum
Written by Brian K Vaughan
Art by Steve McNiven

49. Ultimate Marvel Boy
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by JG Jones

Marvel Prestige

50. Marvelman
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Alan Davis

51. Kree v. Skrull
Written by Damon Lidenloff
Art by Moebius

52. Game of Thrones: Win or Die
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Grey
Art by Frank Cho & Adam Hughes       



Can’t think of creative teams for all of them.

1. Wolverine – Frank Tieri and Sean Chen
2. Daredevil
3. Iron Fist
4. Punished
5. Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD
6. Secret Warriors
7. Weapon X – Frank Tieri and Tom Mandrake
8. Dead pool (but just the one title)
9. Maverick
10. Team X Secret Files
11. The Immortal Weapons
12. Lei Kung The Thunderer: Tales of Kun Lun
13. The Legacy Of The Immortal Iron Fists
14. Luke Cage Hero For Hire
15. X-Men (original line up)
16. Uncanny X-Men (international line up)
17. Captain America
18. The Winter Solider The Lost Years
19. Black Widow
20. Hawkeye
21. Elektra – Frank Miller
22. The Incredible Hulk
23. Blade
24. Dr.Strange
25. Magneto’s Brotherhood
26. Wolverine MAX
27. Punisher MAX
28. The Daily Bugle
29. Marvel NYPD
30. Shang Chi
31. Ultimate Avengers
32. Ultimate X-Men
33. Ultimate Wolverine
34. Marvel Comics Presents
35. Marvel Comics The Fans Series (why not?)
36. Marvel Studios (sewing up the cracks between the movies)

Ok I’m done surprised I got this many.

Ed (A Different One)

June 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Oh yeah, a few other thoughts:

As much as I loved Nextwave, I’d hate to see Ellis bring it back and disappoint. That series felt all too short, but that’s good in a way as it went out in quality. I’d almost like to leave it there and appreciate what it was.

I’d love to see Brian Clevinger or Ben Edlund get a shot at something with Marvel that is light-hearted and humorous like Spidey or another Herc/Cho mash-up (even though Pak and Van Lente already rocked the house on the latter). I’ve heard it said (and agree) that Clevinger does a better “Peter Parker” with Atomic Robo than Marvel had had for many a year (no offense to Slott who has done wonders for the title as well). I’d almost be inclined to relaunch Ultimate Spider-Man and hand it over to one of those two to take in whatever direction they wanted. I know that there are many out there who can’t imagine Ultimate Spidey w/o Bendis writing him (and deservedly so), but after 170+ issues I’d just like to see another writer take a stab at it. As great as Bendis has been on the title, so consistently for so long, there’s only so far one writer can take one character before it’s time for a new take (much respect to Bendis, though, as his run on that title is a remarkable accomplishment).

You really realize just how much of a nerd you are when you spend half a day poring over a fantasy list of teams for a comic relaunch. But here it is. To each his own, but this to me is realistic perfection.

Avengers Books:
1. Avengers by Matt Fraction, Bryan Hitch
2. Avengers Academy by Cristos Gage, Mike McKone
3. Secret Avengers by Rick Remender, Yanick Paquette
4. Captain America by Ed Brubaker, Steve McNiven
5. Captain America and Winter Soldier by Nick Spencer, Lee Weeks
6. Invincible Iron Man by Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca
7. The Mighty Thor by J Michael Straczynski, Oliver Coipel
8. Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen, Doug Braithwaite

9. Uncanny X-Men by Joss Whedon, Carlos Pacheco
10. X-Men by Mike Carey, Scott Eaton
11. X-Force by Rick Remender, Jerome Opena
12. New Mutants by Mike Carey, Terry Dodson
13. X-Factor by Peter David and Ryan Sook
14. Wolverine by Jason Aaron, Ron Garney
15. Deadpool by Dan Slott, Chris Bachalo

Marvel Heroes
16. Amazing Spider Man by Mark Waid, John Romita Jr.
17. Peter Parker, Spider Man by Jeph Loeb, Humberto Ramos
18. Marvel Team Up by Mark Waid and Renato Guedes
19. Doctor Strange by Jonathan Hickman, Frazier Irving
20. Defenders by Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness
21. Future Foundation by Jonathan Hickman, Dustin Weaver
22. Red Hulk by Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan
23. The Incredible Hulk by Greg Rucka, Steve Epting
24. Thunderbolts by Jeff Parker, Kev Walker
25. Hercules by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, Khoi Pham
26. Captain Britain and M13 by Paul Cornell, Butch Guice
27. Amazing Fantasy (anthology) by all the writers and artists on this list and more

Marvel Knights
28. Black Panther by Jason Aaron, Steve Dillon
29. Daredevil by Greg Rucka, David Aja
30. Moon Knight by Brian Micheal Bendis, Mike Deodato
31. Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD by Ed Brubaker, David Aja
32. Power Man and Iron Fist: Heroes for Hire by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, Michael Lark
33. Punisher: War Journal by Joshua Dysart, Roberto De la Torre

Cosmic Books
34. Inhumans by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
35. Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, Stuart Immonen
36. Silver Surfer, Herald of Galactus by Warren Ellis, Paul Pelletier

MAX Books
37. PunisherMAX by Garth Ennis, Leandro Fernandez
38. DeadpoolMAX by David Lapham, Kyle Baker
39. WolverineMAX by Robert Kirkman and Alex Maleev
40. Ghost Rider by Jason Aaron, Richard Corben
41. Cage by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
42. Supreme Power by J Micheal Straczynski, Gary Frank

Astonishing Books
43. Astonishing X-Men by Grant Morrison, Marc Silvestri
44. Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine by Jason Aaron, Adam Kubert
45. Astonishing Thor by Matt Fraction, Marko Djurdjevic
46. Astonishing Iron Man by Mark Millar, Adi Granov
47. Astonishing Avengers by Brian Micheal Bendis, Alan Davis

Ultimate Books
48. Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Micheal Bendis and Mark Bagley
49. Ultimate X-Men by Warren Ellis and Clayton Crain
50. Ultimates by Mark Millar and John Cassady
51. Ultimate Fantastic Four by Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams
52. Ultimate Team-Up by Brian Micheal Bendis and Frank Cho

1. Giant-Size Mini-Marvels
2. ROM
3. The Ultimates-Heroes Reborn War
4. Hercules
5. Champions (original lineup)
6. Nightstalkers (Blade, Hannibal King, Shang-Chi)
7. Guardians of the Galaxy
8. Captain Britain and MI:13
9. Valkyrie
10. Agents of ATLAS
11. Heroes for Hire
12. Marvel Adventures Avengers
13. Captain America
14. Fantastic Four
15. Spider-Man (married, continuity restored)
16. X-Men
17. Avengers
18. Defenders
19. Hulk
20. Thor
21. Daredevil
22. Black Panther
23. Crystar
24. Cage & Fist
25. Heroes for Hire
26. She-Hulk
27. Punisher
28. Doctor Strange
29. Tomb of Dracula
30. Thunderbolts
31. Runaways
32. All-Winners (WWII hero free-for-all)
33. Iron Man
34. X-Factor
35. New Mutants
36. What If?
37. Ka-Zar (written by Bruce Jones)
38. Nextwave
39. Eternals
42. Hordes of HYDRA
43. Super-Villain Team-Up
44. Marvel Team-Up (no lead character)
45. Marvelman
46. Wasp’s Nest (starring Janet Van Dyne, Scarlet Witch and Jocasta)
47. Falcon
48. Micronauts
49. Team Dazzler (featuring U.S. 1 & the Thunderriders)
50. Cloak and Dagger
51. Spider-Woman
52. Legion of Monsters (evolving lineup, starting with the Living Mummy, Man-Thing, Lilith, Daughter of Dracula and It, the living Colossus)

1-the Incredible Hulk
2-the Mighty Thor
3-West Coast Avengers-Mocking Bird, Tigra, Wonder-man, Shroud, Spider-Woman, War-machine
4-Web of Spider-man
5-the Avengers -Thor,Capt America, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Vision
6-Alpha Flight- Northstar, Puck, Vindicator, Snowbird, Shaman, Sasquatch, Wild Child
7-Tomb Of Dracula
8-Were-wolf By Night
9-Fantastic Four- reed , sue, ben, Johnny
10- Sensational She – Hulk
11-Dark Avengers -norman, moonstone, daken, bullseye, loki, Venom
12-Uncanny X-men- logan, storm, cyclops, Emma, Ice-man, colossus
13-the Defenders – dr strange, Valkyrie, Moondragon, Luke Cage, Son of Satan,
14-Invincible Iron-man
15-X-Force- daken, mystique, dark beast, angel, deadpool
17-Thunder-Bolts- constrictor , songbird, mr. hyde, diamond lil, the hood ,madame masque
18-Dr. Strange
19-Ms. Marvel
22-Power -pack
23-Captain America
22-Marvel -Team Up
23-New Mutants -Cannonball, Longshot, Rockslide, X-23, Magma, Hope
24-Rampaging Hulk
25- Man-thing
26-Dare-devil the man without fear
27- Champions – Hercules, Black widow, Dazzler, Iron-fist , black knight, brother voo-doo
29-Kazar and the savage land
30- Project Annihilation -Sliver-surfer, Beta-ray Bill, Nova, Adam Worlock, Agent Brand
32-Brother-hood of evil Mutants- Magneto, Rogue, Juggernaut, Quick-sliver, Pyro, Toad
33-Black -Cat
34-Gamma Corps- original line-up plus Lyra
35- Warbound – the warbound plus Skaar
36-Beta-Flight- Marina, Heather Hudson, Aurora,- wendigo
38-Howard the Duck
39-X-factor- Beast, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Sunspot, Havok, Cable
41-Rom- the space knight
42-Avengers Academy
44-Squadron Supreme- Hyperion , Whizzer, Nuke, Lady Lark , Power Princess, Amphibian, Nighthawk
46-Marvel two in one
47-Nick Fury -agent of shield
50-the Horror of Frankenstein
51-agents of Atlas- Namorita, Gorilla-man, Machine-man, Sliver-Sable, Paladin
52-the warriors three- tales of Asgard

Amazing Spider-Man
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man
Moon Knight
Luke Cage’s Avengers
Captain America
Invincible Iron Man
Uncanny X-Men (Cyclops team)
X-Force (Wolverine team)
Alpha Flight
Astonishing X-Men (Havok team)
X-Men: New Mutants
Ghost Rider
Black Panther
Thor: Tales of Asgard (Thor companion series)
Incredible Hulk (Red)
Rampaging Hulk (Green)
Squadron Supreme (integrated to Marvel U)
Silver Surfer
Marvel Team-Up (Spider-Man)
Defenders (Dr. Strange-led mystical team)
Magneto (long overdue)
Submariner (FF companion series)
Doom (FF companion series)
Excalibur (feat. MI-13 cast)
Black Cat
Spider-Man 2099
Cloak & Dagger
Blade, Vampire Hunter
Dracula, Lord of Vampires
Power Pack (FF companion series)
The Immortal Iron Fist
Immortal Weapons (Iron Fist companion series)
War Machines (Iron Man team book)
X-Men: Xavier’s School
Avengers Academy (inc. Young Avengers)
Dr. Strange (Defenders companion series)
Valkyries (feat. Moonstar & Brunhilde; Thor/Defenders companion series)
Starjammers (feat.rebooted Guardians of Galaxy)

DX, I would buy eleventy copies of a Colbert/McGuinness “Deadpool” book.


I posted exactly this on another forum I frequent, so here’s a copy & paste…


Fantastic Four – This one will be a soft reboot. Tweek the origin a little because the “first people into space” concept doesn’t work any more. The original four are all alive and present with Franklin, Valeria and H.E.R.B.I.E. Concentrate on the adventurers/explorers aspect.

Doom – Doom has fought every hero, every villain, demons, gods, aliens, monsters and the devil himself. He’s a master of science and sorcery. He’s the biggest ego on the planet, yet he’s a king that takes care of his people. If anyone in the entire Marvel Universe was qualified to do a Dos Equis commercial, it would be Doom. Give that man a book.


Amazing Spider-Man / Spectacular Spider-Man – Spidey is Marvel’s marquee character so he gets two books. The marriage ship has sailed, so Peter is single, living on his own, working for the Bugle while trying to get his science career going. He is not on any teams because that just clutters up his world, Spidey is a solo act. All his old cast is present, and since they already brought Harry back out of the blue, I’d pull the ultimate Spidey fanboy mind screw…Gwen is alive. :D

Marvel Team-Up – When I first started reading comics, Spidey, in this book, was my guide to the Marvel Universe. If it ai’nt broke…


Avengers – No New or Secret or Mighty or any other damn thing. There’s is one Avengers team with an ever-changing cast to keep it fresh. They’re back in the mansion and Jarvis isn’t a damn computer.

Avengers Spotlight – An anthology that will showcase solo stories for the multitude of Avengers that can’t support their own solo books.

Captain America / Iron Man / Thor – Not much to change with these…Bucky’s dead again, Asgard is back again and Tony is still Tony.

Avengers Academy – I like the concept of this book and the characters, and it’s a good title to market to teens. The student body can be expanded with characters from The Initiative, Young Avengers, Young Allies, etc.

Journey Into Mystery – There is a very rich mythology to Marvel’s Asgard and a lot of stories to tell.


Uncanny X-Men – Like the Avengers, let’s get this back to a single title, and let’s get them back to the Xavier Academy, the Danger Room and all the stuff that used to be great.

X-Factor – Continuing Peter David’s current incarnation which seems to be popular

New Mutants – Not necessarily the original characters, but a group of teen mutants coming to grips with their powers. The mutant version of Avengers Academy. Crossover potential there.

Wolverine / Deadpool – Duh.


Incredible Hulk – SMASH! I kinda like the current incarnation with Banner and Hulk coming to an agreement of their own accord.

Sensational She-Hulks – Jen Walters is doing her best to have a career in law while still trying to be a super-hero and a mentor to teen-aged Lyra. The Gamma-Gilmore Girls?

A-Bomb – Rick Jones was always the bridesmaid but never the bride, but now he’s got the powers of a Hulk. Always the rock star, Rick and his gorgeous wife Marla travel the world looking for fame, fortune, and monsters to beat up.


Daredevil / Punisher / Hercules / Dr. Strange – Nothing has to change with these guys, just get some solid talent on their books.

Ka-Zar of the Savage Land – Ka-Zar tries to keep the peace in a lost land of beauty and danger. At his side are Shanna, Zabu, Matthew, Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy helping him fight against such foes as the Mutates, Sauron and Stegron.

Moon Knight – I liked the original concept of a vigilante juggling multiple identities to wage his war on crime without the whole “he’s actually bat$#!* crazy” part. Lose the supernatural stuff, too.

Namor the Sub-Mariner – Namor is the king of Atlantis and the master of 3/4 of the surface o the planet. Like Aquaman, no one can ever figure out what to do with him, but I’d keep him in the ocean, build his rogues gallery and supporting cast and have some fun with the arrogant #$%&.

The Beast – Hank McCoy is one of that smartest guys in the Marvel U., he’s been an X-Man, and Avenger and a Defender, he’s charming and charismatic and he knows everybody. I think with the right writer he could support his own title.

Ms. Marvel, Agent of S.W.O.R.D. – They tried to make Spider-Woman an agent of Marvel’s first line of defense against alien threats, but that made no sense. Carol would be perfect working for S.W.O.R.D., she got her powers from an alien, she’s been crew on an alien starship, explored the galaxy..I think it would be a good fit and allow them to tell stories with her on Earth and in space.

Black Panther – Another character that every writer tries to transplant from his home. T’Challa is the king of one of the wealthiest, most technologically advanced nations on the planet, yet his country is on a continent rife with poverty, starvation, political unrest and horrible crimes against humanity. There’s no stories to tell there?

Black Knight – One of my outta left field choices, I’d set this book back in King Arthur’s court and have some 5th century hijinks.

Red Ronin – When young Rob Takiguchi’s grandfather is murdered, he discovers his grandfather’s ultimate creation, the Red Ronin. After accidentally imprinting his own brainwaves on the giant robot, Rob and Ronin become Earth’s only defense against the monstrous creations of Dr. Demonicus. Dedicated to Go Nagai, of course.

S.H.I.E.L.D. – Get Nick Fury back in charge and once again make him Marvel’s 007. I would think the relaunch would bring the Sam Jackson version into the Marvel U. proper.

Agents of Atlas – No changes necessary, this was a fantastic book.

Excalibur / Alpha Flight – Bringing the international flavor. Excalibur would relaunch with Britain’s premiere heroes and would not be another X-Men book.

Invaders – WWII action as you like it!

Pet Avengers / Power Pack / Runaways – Marvel needs books that appeal to kids and teens as well and these fit the bill nicely.

Thunderbolts – Bring it back to the villains-turned-heroes concept, it worked well before they started screwing around with it.

Heroes for Hire – The current Misty Knight led book with a rotating cast.


Guardians of the Galaxy – The originals, a group of rag-tag misfits trying to free the galaxy from tyranny. That bit always works.

Cosmic Adventures – This would be an anthology book for all things cosmic…..Adam Warlock, Star-Lord, Rocket and Groot, the Imperial Guard, whatever you like.

The Inhumans – Keep their current status as rulers of the Kree and Shi’ar. The Inhumans are from Earth, but just about every alien race hates Earth superhumans, including all the races they currently rule. That’s some story potential. Oh, and Black Bolt is alive.

Nova – Bring back Richie, Worldmind and the whole Corps. This could be Marvel’s Green Lantern franchise if they just show it some respect.

Darkhawk – Keep the current revelation that the Darkhawk persona is one of a group of evil enforcers for the Shi’ar and Chris is hunting down all the amulets before they can be reborn.

Western Tales – All things Old West…Two-Gun, Rawhide, Red Wolf, the Gunhawks and so on.

M-Tech – In a world of rapidly advancing technology, bad guys can cause a lot of havoc with just a few mouse clicks, or stuff much worse. That’s where the M-Tech crew comes in. Machine Man, Deathlok and Jocasta are the first line of defense against cyber attacks and evil A.I.’s.

Ghost Rider – Johnny Blaze gets back to basics fighting all manner of villains, monsters and demons with the occasional help of the Hellstrom siblings, Daimon and Satanna.

Vampire Tales – Dracula’s undead army is growing and only Blade and the Nightstalkers know the danger that’s coming and how to stop it.

Legion of Monsters – For centuries, the monsters have been hunted to near extinction. The few that remain have sought refuge under the protection of the Legion of Monsters. Morbius, Werewolf-by-Night, the Living Mummy, Man-Thing and the Manphibian protect what is left of monster kind, but Elsa Bloodstone has vowed to finish the work her father’s Monster Hunters began decades ago.

There’s alot of interesting and original concepts here, pity I can’t read through every single one at the moment or I would be late for work.
I’ll have to contribute to this later.

Dark Chris_GR

June 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

1) Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis
2) New Avengers by Paul Cornell
3) Avengers Academy by Christos Cage
4) Dark Avengers by Grant Morrison
5) Captain America by Ed Brubaker
6) Captain America and Bucky by Ed Brubaker and Nick Spencer
7) Thor by JMS
8) Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen
9) Iron Man by Matt Fraction
10) Red Hulk by Matt Fraction and Jeff Parker
11) Hulk, the Green Goliath by Greg Rucka
12) Daredevil by Mark Waid and Ed Brubaker
13) Moon Knight by Greg Rucka and Grant Morrison
14) The Punisher by Garth Ennis
15) Power Man Corp. by Chris Robinson
16)The Amazing Spider-man by Dan Slott
17) The Amazing Spider- family by Mike Carey
18) Uncanny X-Men by Grant Morrison
19) Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender
20) X-Men: Legacy by Mike Carey
21) X-Men by Kieron Gillen
22) Generation Hope by Kieron Gillen
23) X-Factor by Peter David
24) Wolverine by Jason Aaron
25) X-Girls by Dan Slott and Nick Spencer
26) Annihilators by Andy Diggle
27) Silver Surfer by Geoff Johns and Jonathan Hickman
28) Galactus by Mark Millar
29) Fantastic Four/ Future Foundation by Jonathan Hickman
30) The Thing by Matt Fraction
31) Black Panther, the King of Wakanda by Andy Diggle and Dan Abnett
32) Nick Fury, Agent of Shield by Ed Brubaker
33) Sharon Carter, Agent of Shield by Jason Aaron
34) Dracula by Scott Snyder
35) Spider-man, the Avenger by Zeb Wells
36) Hail Hydra by Ron Marz
37) Captain Britain by Rick Remender
38) West Coast Avengers by Mark Waid
39) Hawkeye and Spider-woman by Joss Whedon
40) Asgard by Matt Fraction
41) Warriors Three by Matt Fraction

These are my choices. I can’t think of other series.

I would like to formally change my ROM suggestion to “ROM’s House.”

Whose house?

ROM’s House!

First off, no need to reboot/reset/rejig/re-anything. That’s DC’s game – it’s the reason I don’t read DC titles regularly and don’t invest in the characters – your mileage may vary, but continuity is at the heart of my love for comics – I’m 55 and I’ve been buying Marvel since I was ten years old – “Heroes Reborn” mortified me and I’ll never recover from OMD.

Marvel COULD do this – and actually I think they should. All that would be required is for creators to be asked to wrap up all dangling plot threads in time for issues released in one particular month – with plenty of leeway, of course – perhaps as much as eighteen months. And by wrap up, I mean short term and long term threads. Aim for a defined status quo for each character, with revenge taken, puzzles uncovered. So – for example – Magneto. At relaunch, he’s an X-Man (or a villain, take your pick, but his status is clear). His history is still there, and it can still be used – but not in complex form for a while. For the first couple of years, the creator responsible for X-Men develops NEW relationships and problems for him, keeping his character consistent – allowing reference to character derivation experiences such as the Holocaust and a former antipathy to the X-Men – but avoiding detailed reference to exact incidents in old continuity. New reader friendly, but easily swallowed by long-term readers. And – for two years at least and probably three – all new stories launched from premises which make their first appearance in the new titles. If we get Skrulls, the Skrulls have a new plan. If we get Norman Osborn, it’s a fresh ascent to power, with a mere acknowledgement that he’s played that game before.

There’d be an option to clean house. There could be an event – an unusual departure for Marvel, I know – which puts some of the cast on gardening leave – making the Marvel universe a more streamlined place. Some sort of general power loss maybe – perhaps a rehash of Maximum Security, where concerned extraterrestrial folks develop some mechanism or other to depower worrying earth guys – I dunno, just a thought. But that would just be the chocolate in the cake, and isn’t a dealbreaker.

52 titles – well, they have to sell, so I’d steer clear of anything too outrageous. But I would cut down on the overexposure of certain characters and open up opportunities for others. Shuffle creative teams, definitely. One Avengers team book. One X-Men team book. Maybe an additional omnibus title for each. My 52 (writers only, and only where I have a strong idea):-

1. Avengers (Peter David): I’d just love to see Peter on the premier team book. Avengers for me is as much (almost more at times) about character relationships as action, and (for me) nobody nails character like Peter. Back to the traditional line-up (Thor, Cap, Iron Man, Wasp, original Vision, Scarlet Witch – three or four more rotating – restore Henry McCoy to his clownish glory) – 5 or 6 rotating members).

2. Avengers (Omnibus Title) (Matt Fraction): Long form stories, maybe, but involving different line-ups.

3. Avengers Academy (as is).

4. X-Men (Kieron Gillen): Right now, he’s doing fine. Cut the characters by two thirds.

5. Defenders (Warren Ellis): Original team with drop-ins. Hard sell to Warren, I know.

6. Spider-Man (Brian Bendis). I really do think he’s one of Marvel’s best, but team books and Brian just never seem to quite gel. I’d love to see him bring Ultimate Spider-Man sensitivity to mainstream Spider-Man, being a mainstream Spider-Man with Mephisto outed and Mary Jane back in – er – harness.

7. Thor.

8. Iron Man.

9. Captain America.

10. Daredevil.

11. Wolverine. If it was a non-commercial choice, this would be out for me. I don’t think there are any interesting stories left to tell with Logan as a solo act. But it IS a commercial choice, so yes, Wolverine. Or maybe Wolverine Family, with Daken and X-23 sharing the limelight. I’d like Wolverine returned to the slightly more sympathetic character of earlier days – ready to do dirty work but not insensitive to it).

12. Fantastic Four (stick with Hickman).

13. Heroes For Hire (as current).

14. Deadpool. I’d kick this too if not for the sales. But less of the comedy horror and more of the comedy – Mark Waid, maybe.

15. X-Men (Omnibus Title) – everything else factors in here including Hope and the New Mutants.

16. Guardians of the Galaxy (original and new mash-up) – Starlin.

17. The Incredible Hulk – one book – get rid of all the Reds – play up the different Hulk incarnations.

18. Horror title sweeping up Hellstrom, Blaze, Frankenstein, but not….

19. Dracula (And The Vampires), which can carry a title on its own.

20. Moon Knight (keep exploring the new direction).

21. Daredevil

22. Black Panther

23. Fury (just has to be Rucka).

24. Ms. Marvel (gotta work eventually).

25. Runaways.

26. Thunderbolts (got a weird preference for Joss Whedon).

27. Doctor Strange (again, has to work eventually).

28. Alpha Flight (not a big Byrne fan, but if he could be talked back for this….)

29. Punisher – again, for the sales, but a new direction is seriously needed for this book – and not a direction which takes us remotely near Frankencastle.

30. She-Hulk.

31. MI:13 (or a European team).

32. Iron Fist.

33. Cage.

34. X-Factor (no changes).

35. Mystique (I know she’s dead – now she’s not).

36. Captain Marvel (ditto).

37. X-Men Second Class – Claremont. I know, I know. How many chances? But the early stuff was pure magic. I’m talking about between the raindrops stories during the first 40 or so new X-Men issues. I’m reading the backups top early Classic x-Men now (for the first time) and some of them still glow.

38. Nova.

39. FF (Omnibus title). Solos, Inhumans etc..

40. Alias – Daily Bugle-centric.

41. Man in the street book. Long form stories with unpowered guys interacting with the heroes.

42. Precinct book – Rucka repeating his DC trick.

43. What If? You know you love it if it’s quality.

44. Hercules.

45. Street team.

46. Black Widow.

47. Hawkeye.

48. Howard The Duck.

49. Event title (one book, roll them all the time, careful crossovers).

50. Doctor Doom.

51. Osborn.

52. Team-up/spotlight book.

No alternate universes at the start (including Ultimate). Let six months go by.

Millar and Slott get -er – nothing. But that’s just ill-tempered continuity-respecting personal preference.

ROM # 1 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Olivier Coipel

She-Hulk #1 by Dan Slott and art by Frank Cho (live a little and make it a MAX title! )

Howard the Duck #1 by Evan Dorkin and art by Timothy Green (also a MAX title)

Excalibur #1 By Alan Davis art by Alan Davis (original team line up)

52 is DC’s thing, so I’m doing 61(.6) titles for Marvel.
Also, I’m about 5-6 years behind so if anything cool happened (not that i’ve heard) in that time frame, this could get revised.


1-4: Spider-man (because I’m not doing just what I want, I’m trying to keep their lineup mostly intact at first)

5-10, X-MenA, X-MenB, X-Force, X-Factor, X-Men Academy, Wolverine

11. Avengers (Wolverine and Spidey need not apply)
12. International Avengers (with international flavored characters. and Cap)
13. Cosmic Avengers (whatever cosmic team is floating around, slightly more protect Earth-centric)
14. Young Avengers

15. Thor – Midgard
16. Thor – Asgard

17. Captain America
18. Team America – a 2nd Cap book that mainly focuses on his various sidekicks

19. Iron Man
20. War Machine

21. Hulk
22. Gamma Force (for the rainbow hulks besides She-Hulk)

23. Fantastic Four
24. Fantastic Four Spotlight (for solo stories or one FF member teaming up with other MU heroes)


25. Daredevil
26. Doctor Strange
27. Punisher
28. Blade
29. Namor
30. Luke Cage (with Iron Fist, or Jessica, or new Power Man or by himself)
31. She-Hulk
32. Silver Surfer
33. Black Panther
34. Deadpool


35. Warriors (mostly New Warriors and characters of their age)
36. Runaways
37. Alpha Flight
38. Thunderbolts
40. Defenders (a magic team?
41. Champions (a west-coast mish-mash of funloving heroics. West Coast Avengers meets JLI starring Wonder Man)
42. Mercenaries Inc (constantly guest-starring Deadpool and featuring any mercenary type – Solo, Paladin, Silver Sable & the Wild Pack, Crossbones, Taskmaster, or the Serpent Society)


43. Werewolf by Night
44. Son of Satan
45. Tomb of Dracula (or something vampirey but more modern)
46. Ghost Rider


47. Master of Kung-Fu (like a martial arts movie)
48. Ka-zar (in the Savage Land)
49. Black Knight (medieva – with the added bonus of tying in to Avengers or Ultraforce or anything)
50. Bloodstone – (wtf they realy killed Elsa? sigh – anyway, Lara Croft/Nathan Drake/Indiana Jones)

THE ULTRAVERSE:(all 4 of which fit in with one of the other subsets too)

51. Prime
52. Ultraforce
53. Mantra
54. Rune


55. Hank Pym (and Janet?) (BECAUSE)
56. Quasar (Marvel’s unloved Green Lantern)
57. Cloak & Dagger (because this should be the easiest jump to live action TV)
58. Wonder Man (because he should be the next most important Avenger, and can also make an easy jump to live action TV.movies)
59. Foolkiller – Punisher meets Deadpool meets awesome.
60. Aegis – cuz the Greek Gods need love too, but Hercules is too similar to Thor to carry his own book. And in the handful of issues Aegis was around, he was pretty awesome. Luckily, death doesn’t matter when Zeus is around.

and Finally:

61.6 UATU – antholgiy for new characters, flashbacks, alternate realities, what ifs or anything else you want. and make it 60% bigger than the average comic.

First, can someone please hire Kelly Thompson to edit some comics? She has a talent for putting together dream teams.

Second, of the 160 creators involved in the DC relaunch, I only count 12 that have been mentioned for that have been mentioned in this imaginary Marvel relaunch. Considering that you can assign anyone to any title having a mere 7% of DC creators considered desirable is amazing. If the actual DC relaunch fails, then that number is going to loom pretty large in my memory.


June 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

01. Amazing Spider-Man (still 3 times a month)
02. Spectacular Spider-Woman

03. The Mighty Avengers (now 2 times a month)
04. Secret Avengers
05. Young Avengers
06. Thunderbolts

07. Fantastic Four
08. Inhumans
09. Silver Surfer: Herald of Galactus
10. Nova: the Human Rocket
11. Guardians of the Galaxy
12. Power Pack (de-aged cast)
13. Captain Marvel
14. Ms. Marvel

15. Uncanny X-Men
16. Astonishing X-Men
17. Amazing X-Men
18. New [Mutants] X-Men
19. Young X-Men
20. X-Factor
21. X-Force
22. Cable & the X-Ternals
23. Wolverine
24. Gambit
25. Deadpool

26. Captain America
27. Black Widow
28. The Falcon

29. Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
30. Brand: Director of S.W.O.R.D.

31. The Almighty Thor
32. Valkyrie

33. Invincible Iron Man
34. War Machine
35. Rescue

36. Incredible Hulk
37. Namor the Sub-Mariner
38. Alpha Flight

39. Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
40. Immortal Iron Fist
41. Wonderman
42. Cage
43. Black Knight
44. Black Panther (& Storm)

45. Doctor Strange & Doctor Voodoo
46. Man-Thing
47. Blade: the Vampire Hunter
48. Ghost Rider
49. Hellstorm: Prince of Lies
50. Morbius: The Living Vampire

51. The Punisher (MAX)
52. Moon Knight (MAX)

Uncanny X-Men – Ed Brubaker & Greg Land
X-Men Legacy – Mike Carey & Francis Manapul
X-Factor – Peter David & Pascal Ferry
Astonishing X-Men – Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
New Mutants – Craig Kyle & Chris Yost & Terry Dodson
X-Force – Craig Kyle & Chris Yost & Clayton Crane
Wolverine – Mark Millar & Mark Silvestri
X-23 – Dwayne Swierczynski & Dustin Nguyen
Deadpool – Gail Simone & Mark Brooks
Avengers – Kurt Busiek & Mark Bagley
New Avengers – Brian Bendis & Stuart Immomen
Young Avengers – Peter David & Todd Nauck
Secret Avengers – Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato
Thunderbolts – Mark Waid & Jim Chung
Captain America & The Falcon – Ed Brubaker & Andy Kubert
Invincible Iron Man – Matt Fraction & Salvador LaRocca
The Mighty Thor – Matt Fraction & Bryan Hitch
The Incredible Hulk – Peter David & Tim Sale
Hulk – Greg Pak & Ed McGuiness
She-Hulk – Dan Slott & Sara Pichelli
Hercules – Greg Pak & Chris Bachalo
Ms. Marvel – Robert Kirkman & David Lafuente
Hawkeye & Mockingbird – Greg Rucka & Daniel Acuna
War Machine – Priest & Sean Chen
Black Widow – Dwayne Swierrczynski & Billy Tan
Black Panther – Priest & Marcos Martin
Nick Fury/Shield – Jonathan Hickman & Carlos Pacheco
Dr. Strange – J. Michael Strazynski & Brandon Peterson
The Fantastic Four – Jonathan Hickman & Steve Epting
The Inhumans – Paul Jenkins & Jae Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man – J. Michael Strazynski & John Romita, Jr.
The Avenging Spider-Man – Dan Slott & Paoloa Rivera
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine – Jason Aaron & Adam Kubert
Spider-Woman – Rick Remender & Michael Lark
Daredevil – Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev
Moon Knight – Rick Remender & Sean Phillips
Punisher – Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
Ghost Rider – Neil Gaiman & Bill Sienkiewicz
Alias Investigations – Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
Power Man & Iron Fist – Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction & David Aja
Cloak & Dagger – Greg Rucka & Kaare Andrews
Daughters of the Dragon – Zeb Wells & Marko Djurdevic
Black Cat – Gail Simone & Amanda Conner
Blade – Zeb Wells & Leinil Francis Yu
Runaways – Brian K. Vaughn & Adrian Alphona
Guardians of the Galaxy – DnA & Clay Mann
Silver Surfer – DnA & Paul Pope
Alpha Flight – Kieron Gillan & Scott Eaton
Agents of Atlas – Nick Spencer & Patrick Zircher
Captain Britain & MI:13 – Warren Ellis & Casey Jones
Marvel Noir (anthology) – Varies
Journey Into Mystery (anthology) – Varies

Right, here we go.

The Marvel Universe:
1. Fantastic Four
2. Marvel Two-in-One featuring The Thing
3. Amazing Spider-Man
4. Web of Spider-Man: A monthly collection of a free weekly six-page Spider-Man webcomic
5. Sinister Six: A series about Spidey’s rogues gallery
6. The Avengers
7. Secret Avengers: Featuring Black Widow, Venom (Flash), Ant-Man, Sleepwalker, Cloak, and Dagger.
8. Avengers UK: Captain Britain/MI13 but with a more profitable title
9. The All New, All Different X-Men: Hated and Feared
10. Iron Man 2099
11. Here Comes Daredevil, the Man Without Fear
12. The Incredible Hulk
13. Black Panther
14. Sleepwalker
15. Journey Into Mystery with Beta Ray Bill
16. Marvel Boy
17. ROM Spaceknight
18. The Offenders: Starring Deathlok, SuperPro, Zombie, Sun Girl, and Nth Man the Ultimate Ninja
19. Nextwave: Kick/’Splode
20. Shang-Chi: Kung Fu Superspy
21. Alias Cage & Jones
22. Devil Dinosaur: Agent of SHIELD
23. D-Man and the Howling Commandos
24. Marvel Comics Presents – a bi-weekly or monthly anthology that also collects webcomic features in print. Starts off with Wolverine, Deadpool, Damage Control, and Howard the Duck, with rotating features.

Marvel Midnight:
25. Dr. Strange
26. Ghost Riders
27. Brother Voodoo
28. Nightstalkers: Starring Man-Wolf, Wolfsbane, Werewolf by Night, and Hannibal King
29. Where Monsters Dwell: Starring Elsa Bloodstone, Gilgamesh, and the Legion of Monsters

Young Adult/Teen:
30. Thor: The Mighty Avenger
31. Captain America: The Fighting Avenger
32. Avengers Academy: Now with Amadeus Cho
33. X-Men: Gifted Youngsters
34. Runaways
35. Power Pack
36. Galacta, Daughter of Galactus
37. Spider-Girl and the New Warriors: Featuring Spider-Girl, Gravity, Thunderstrike, Patriot, Power Man, and Ladyhawk)

Written, Drawn, and Edited by Women, for Women, Starring Women:
38. She-Hulk: Super-Lawyer
39. Miss America: A new, Native American superheroine
40. Night Nurse: Hospital drama set in the Marvel Universe
41. Thoroughly Model Millie: ’60s-set romantic comedy
42. Dakota North, PI
43. Heroines for Hire: Starring all the women of the MU

44. Punisher MAX
45. Nick Fury MAX: Starring Samuel L. Jackson
46. The Gulf MAX: A “sequel” to The ‘Nam about the current Iraq War
47. Dazzler MAX: A mature readers book aimed at women.

Everything Else:
48. Ravage 2012
49. Strikeforce: Morituri
50. Killraven: War of the Worlds
51. Not Brand Ecch
52. Street Poet Ray

I can’t believe I forgot to say: Give American Eagle his own title!! I love that guy.

Also, I can’t believe he hasn’t really interacted with Captain America. That I’d love to see. Heck, I’d love to see him be Captain America for a little while.

I can’t believe people are actually listing 52 titles in their posts. That said, Mis Anony with the 20 Wolverine Titles was hilarious. Captain America Punching Hitler Special Edition. Yeah.

Dr. Hfuhruhurr

June 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Too much fun. My list:1. Amazing Spider-man
2. Peter Parker
3. Marvel Team-Up (featuring Spider-man & ___)
4. Fantastic Four
5. Marvel 2-In-1 (featuring the Thing & __)
6. Power Pack
7. Avengers
8. Captain America & the Falcon
9. Iron Man (with Rhoadey in the armor and Tony as his boss)
10. Thor
11. Ms. Marvel
12. Spider-woman
13. Avengers Academy
14. Black Panther
15. Hawkeye & Mockingbird
16. Uncanny X-men
17. Wolverine
18. Storm
19. Deadpool
20. Angel & the Iceman
21. She-Hulk
22. Daredevil, Woman Without Fear (with Elektra taking over the identity)
23. Immortal Iron Fist
24. Black Widow and the Black Ops (new super-spy team)
25. Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu
26. Hercules, Prince of Power
27. Deathlok
28. Killraven
29. Bloodstone, Monster Hunter
30. Ghost Rider
31. Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme
32. Blade & the Nightstalkers
33. Man-Thing
34. The Shroud (a darker version of the Green Hornet)
35. Cage
36. Adam Warlock & the Infinity Watch
37. Captain Marvel & the Guardians of the Galaxy
38. Ka-zar & Shanna the She-Devil
39. Omega the Unknown
40. Solomon Kane
41. Marvel Western with Two Gun Kid, Kid Colt Outlaw & the Rawhide Kid
42. Howard the Duck
43. Dominic Fortune
44. Epic Illustrated
45. Nomad, Man Out of Time (Bucky Barnes on Dr. Doom’s time platform a la Time Tunnel)
46. Code Blue (a Hill Street Blues with cops who fight super-villains)
47. Agent 13 of SHIELD
48. Supervillain Team-Up (Dr. Doom & _____)
49. Paladin, Hero for Hire
50. Spidey Super Stories
51. Taskmaster
52. Wondermania, the Super-Hero Reality Show starring Simon Williams


June 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I kept CrossGen out, because I’m limiting this to just stuff that fits into the Marvel Universe itself. (And DC will probably add a few outside of their 52 anyway) I did include a couple of Ultraverse titles for diversity’s sake, even though they don’t have a snowball’s chance of actually getting made. Also, keeping Marvelman separate, and no Ultimate, MAX, or Adventures stuff, because that’s separate lines.

A lot of the main franchises (Avengers, Spidey, X-Men), I’m envisioning two core books.

Avengers and core Marvel Universe
1 Avengers
2 Captain America
3 Thor
4 Iron Man
5 Avengers West Coast (or just a second Avengers team)
6 Avengers Academy (or some various of younger Avengers)
7 Agents of SHIELD
8 Fantastic Four
9 Thunderbolts
10 War Machine
11 Marvel Comics Presents

12 Amazing Spider-Man
13 Sensational Spider-Man (or pick an adjective)
14 Spider-Woman
15 Venom

16 Uncanny X-Men
17 X-Men
18 X-Factor
19 X-Force (keeping the black ops theme)
20 New Mutants (or something that’s younger mutants)
21 Wolverine
22 Excalibur
23 Cable (a good time to bring Weinberg back)
24 Astonishing X-Men (either marquee creators or LOTDK style stories)
25 Deadpool

Marvel Edge/Knights, darker stuff
26 Secret Avengers
27 Daredevil
28 Punisher
29 Moon Knight
30 Heroes for Hire
31 Black Panther
32 Hulk
33 Ghost Rider

Different eras
34 Invaders (WWII)
35 Captain America and Bucky (WWII action)
36 Spider-Man 2099
37 Doom 2099

The rest of the Marvel Universe
38 Tomb of Dracula
39 Runaways
40 Agents of Atlas
41 She-Hulk
42 Dr. Strange
43 Defenders
44 Alpha Flight
45 Prime
46 Night Man
47 Namor, the Sub-Mariner
48 Power Pack

Cosmic stuff
49 Nova
50 Silver Surfer
51 another Marvel Cosmic book
52 Space Squadron (old 50’s sci-fi comic from the Atlas days)

And this list looks a lot less fanfiction-y than DC’s official list of 52.

Losers Losing

June 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

As funny as Ms Anony’s list was, the post by “THE EYE” nailed it, I would actually fork out $200 a month and read every single one of those listed!

People keep talking about OMD because it was the worst thing ever and ruined the character rather than freeing it up. I don’t anybody is really going to care about Spider-Island. IT’s like he’s a different character now. That’s the largest problem of doing a retcon. They should decide who Spider-man is and should be.

I don’t know who Carlie Cooper is and what Mr. Negative is supposed to be. Even if you retcon it, it’s like Peter’s still that awful person who would rather cower rather than face up to his stupid actions (which made no sense). We aren’t going to get a ‘Unmasking’ story we were cheated on that. The ‘people’ at Marvel just seemed to give up and make Spider-man do whatever and anything could happen but never mattered because here’s something else, then they retcon it and we never really got anything. Nothing can fix that. Unless you make it that the ‘magic’ SPider-man was someone else for the duration of the Other to the OMD perhaps. Where had the real guy been, I suppose you could make that story. Sort of like the Lost Years of Ben Reilly. I try not to buy stuff with Spider-man in it. There’s ‘FF’ but then I saw Spider-man was is in it and decided not buy something else. Just couldn’t do it.

I’ll probably get Avenging Spider-man for some reason. Maybe it’s because Joe Mad is drawing it and the previews look great. But that guy seems like the same idiot that they’ve been pushing on us in those previews. He doesn’t have a thought in his head. Peter always seemed to think about stuff and crack a joke or two. I loved that old Spider-man. He was great.

I miss that guy.

If Marvel were to do a re-boot, I would prefer to see these titles:

02. ANT-MAN AND THE WASP [Henry & Janet]
09. ECHO
22. PUMA
35. THE APACHE KID [Rosa Kare]
38. THE GHOST RIDER [Western]
47. THE X-MEN [Original Team]

I was really impressed by the list/”bakers dozen” generatd by Tigereyes000

An Inhumans series written and drawn by the quirkiest-talent duo in comics? Sold!

1. Power Pack – Brian Michael Bendis and Bill Sienkiewicz
2. Wolverine Fights a Haunted House – Logan Beebe and Mike Mignola
3. Howard the Duck – Nick Spencer and Alex Maleev
4. Jungle Action – Garth Ennis and Howard Chaykin
5. Devil Dinosaur – Ricardo Delgado
6. My Love Story – David Lapham and Hideshi Hino
7. The Punisher – Gail Simone and Moebius
8. She-Hulk – Brian K. Vaughn and Naoki Urasawa
9. Deadly Hands of Kung Fu – Mark Millar and Andy Seto
10. Doctor Zero – Warren Ellis and John Paul Leon
11. The Eternal Thor – Sergio Aragonés
12. Captain Britain – Peter Milligan and Ariel Olivetti
13. Tomb of Dracula – Stephen King and Jorge Lucas
14. The Amazing Spider-Woman – Howard Chaykin
15. Starbrand – Jonathan Hickman and Adi Granov
16. The Sentry – Neil Gaiman and Teddy Kristiansen
17. Marvelman – Jerry Ordway
18. Silver Surfer – Joe Casey and Enki Bilal
19. Captain America – Darwyn Cooke
20. Tales of Asgard – Bill Willingham and Paul Grist
21. Iron Man – Roy Thomas and Mike Hawthorne
22. Deadpool, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Dan Jurgens
23. Blade – Arvid Nelson and Andrea Mutti
24. Daughters of the Dragon – Paul Tobin and Jill Thompson
25. The Amazing Spider-Man – Chuck Dixon and Dave Gibbons
26. Man-Thing – Ted Naifeh
27. Namor – John Byrne
28. X-Factor – Peter David and Greg Land
29. War Machine – Phil Jimenez
30. Iron Man Corps – Greg Pak and Colleen Coover
31. Dr. Strange – Clive Barker and Keith Giffen
32. Avengers 2099 – Joe Kelly and Matteo Lolli
33. Nth Man -The Ultimate Ninja – Mike Carey and Mark Bagley
34. Dazzler Unplugged – J.M. Dematteis and Stefano Gaudiano
35. Marvel Adventures Ant Man & the Wasp – Brian Azzerello and R. M. Guera
36. Quasar – Joss Whedon and Chris Samnee
37. Rocket Racer – Zeb Wells and Michael Lark
38. Punisher War Journal – James Robinson and J. Bone
39. Black Panther – Ho Che Anderson
40. Firestar – Jim Starlin
41. Kree Kill Krew – Jason Aaron and Tommy Lee Edwards
42. Damage Control – Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting
43. U.S. 1 – Mark Millar and Denys Cowan
44. U.S. Agent – John Rozum and D’Israeli
45. Machine Man – Joe Casey and Emma Rios
46. The Living Mummy – J. Torres and Landry Walker
47. New Mutants – Peter David and Christopher Moeller
48. Bloodstone – Jeff Parker and Trevor Hairsine
49. The Inhumans – Matt Fraction and Siku
50. The Morlocks – Chris Ware
51. Rocket Raccoon – Jeff Smith
52. Emma Frost – Agent of S.W.O.R.D. – Craig Thompson

C Towns, I love and remember the Craptacular B-Sides too!!!

miss anony’s post is clearly the winner.

1 The Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant Man, Wasp, Black Panther, Hawkeye)
2 The Hulk
3 Ghost Rider
4 Untold Tales of Captain America (set in WWII)
5 Invincible Iron Man
6 Amazing Spider Man
7 Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider Ham
8 Fantastic Four
9 Uncanny X-Men (original team members)
10 The Mighty Thor
11 Wolverine
12 The Might of Doctor Doom
13 The Supernaturals (Ghost Rider, Man Thing, Morbius, Frankenstein’s Monster, Woodgod, Werewolf by Night, Satanna)
14 Guardians of the Galaxy (original team)
15 Devil Dinosaur
16 Heroes for Hire (Power Man, Iron Fist, Shang Chi, Howard the Duck)
17 Great Lakes Avengers
18 Sensational She Hulk
19 the Micronauts
20 Fin Fang Foom, King of Monster Island
21 the Defenders
22 Deathlock
23 Supreme (original Squadron Supreme members)
24 Daredevil, Man without Fear
25 What If?
26 Namor, Lord of Atlantis
27 Secret Avengers ( Agents of Atlas members including 3D Man)
28 The Invaders (Cap, Namor, Union Jack, Winter Soldier, Spitfire, Blazing Skull, Thin Man and Golem set in present day)
29 Marvel Team Up
30 Marvel Two in One starring The Thing
31 Dr Strange
32 Son of Satan
33 ROM, Spaceknight
34 Beta Ray Bill
35 Rocket Raccoon and the Freedom Fighters
36 the Inhumans
37 The Mysterious World of Dr. Strange
38 Power Pack
39 the Punisher
40 Avengers 2099 (Thor 2099, Spider Man 2099, Ghost Rider 2099, Hulk 2099, Galahad 2099)
41 Venom
42 Magneto and the Brotherhood (Blob, Toad, Rogue, Gambit, Quicksilver and Mystique as Anti Heroes)
43 Epic Illustrated
44 Marvel Presents (anthology)
45 Alpha Flight
46 Son of Satan
47 Tomb of Dracula
48 Silver Surfer
49 Astounding X-Force (Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, Banshee, Havoc, Polaris, Wolverine, Shadowcat)
50 Ultraforce (Malibu’s characters)
51 Deadpool
52 The Hunger of the Venom (horror take on the Spider Man villain)

01) Alpha Flight
02) The Amazing Spider-Man
03) The Avengers [Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Photon, Wonder Man, Spider-Woman, She-Hulk, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Wasp and The Falcon]
04) Secret Avengers [U.S. Agent, Black Widow, War Machine, Ant-Man, American Eagle, Black Knight, Sharon Carter and Jocasta)
05) Young Avengers
06) Captain America
07) Nomad [Bucky Barnes in winter soldier outfit]
08) Ms Marvel
09) Black Widow
10) Hawkeye [or /and Mockingbird]
11) The Invincible Iron Man
12) The Mighty Thor
13) The Incredible Hulk
14) The Fantastic Four
15) Namor, The Sub-Mariner
16) Thunderbolts
17) Black Panther
18) S.H.I.E.L.D.
19) Daredevil
20) Wonder Man
21) Starjammers
22) Guardians of the Galaxy
23) Nova
24) Inhumans
25) New Warriors [Night Thrasher, Firestar, Justice, Namorita, Gravity, Spider-Girl, Rage]
26) X-Men
27) The Uncanny X-Men
28) X-Force
29) X- Factor
30) X-Squad (New Mutants re-titled)
31) X-Men: Gen X [Jubilee, Surge, Rockslide, Mercury, etc.]
32) Wolverine
33) Ghost Rider
34) Moon Knight
35) Ka-Zar
36) The Defenders [Nighthawk, Dr. Strange, The Hulk, Namora, Valkryrie, Hellcat and Luke Cage]
37) The Champions [a global super-hero team lead by Captain Britain]
38) The Punisher
39) Ghost Rider
40) Excalibur [MI-13 renamed]
41) Winter Guard
42) The Shroud
43) Runaways
44) Adventures of Amadeus Cho
45) Heroes For Hire
46) Agents of Atlas
47) Blade
48) Marvelman
49) Dark Defenders [Marvel’s magical heroes]
50) Marvel’s Mighty Westerns
51) Marvel Comics Presents [features heroes without a title]
52) Tales to Astonish [Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, vampires, creatures, etc.]

1. Savage Claws of Wolverine (set in the Old Man Logan verse)
2. The Unforgiven Ghost Rider
3. Guardians of the galaxy (current era)
4. The Winter Guard
5. Hawkeye and Mockingbird
6. Captain Marvel – agent of SWORD
7. Caged Fist (Luke Cage & Iron Fist team up book)
8. Marvel Dream Up (Thing, Spider-Man and guest protaganist)
9. NextWave
10. Nova
11. Heroes 4 Hire
12. Captain America, INVADER
13. Eyes of Agamotto ( Dr. Strange and other mystic protectors of Earth)

Amy Cringeneck

June 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Iconic Characters:
1) Spiderman by Grant Morrison
2) Captain America
3) Hulk
4) Wolverine
5) Thor
6) Iron Man
7) Deadpool
8) Daredevil

Team Books:
10) MI:13 by Paul Cornell
11) Fantastic Four
12) X-men by Brian Bendis
13) Alpha Flight by Phil Jimenez
14) Heroes for Hire by Gail Simone
15) Avengers by Matt Fraction
16) X-Factor
17) Madripoor Knights
18) The Cages
19) SWORD: Guardians of the Galaxy
20) The Defenders
21) Thunderbolts
22) NEXTWAVE by Kathryn Immonen and Stuart Immonen

Kid/ Teen Books:
23) Avengers Academy by Kieron Gillen
24) X-Men Academy by Kieron Gillen
25) Runaways by Jill Thompson
26) Franklin & Valeria: Power Pack by Jonathan Hickman
27) Pet Avengers

Other Worlds:
28) Savage Land
29) Iron Fist
30) Doctor Strange
31) The Inhumans

The Women of Marvel
32) Mary Jane the Model
33) Spiderwoman
34) Echo
35) Dakota North
36) Black Widow
37) Black Cat
38) Storm
39) Moonstar
40) Clea
41) Night Nurse
42) Wolvie’s Girls (Jubilee & X23)
43) Rogue
44) Elektra: ASSASSIN
45) Captain Marvel
46) Mystique

The Men of Marvel
47) Frog Man
48) The Falcon
49) Professor X & Magneto
50) Shang-Chi

51) Marvel Fanfare by Various
52) Marvel Team-Up by Various

01. Amazing Spider-Man – Dan Slott
02. Uncanny X-Force (Archangel, Psylocke, Wolverine, Phantomex, Deadpool) Rick Remender
03. Venom (Flash Thompson) Rick Remender

04. Hulk SMASH! – Christos Gage
05. The Rampaging Red Hulk – Mark Waid
06. The Irresistable Iron Man – Nick Spencer
07. The Unstoppable War Machine – Mark Millar
08. The Sheild of Captain America (Steve Rogers) – Ben Edlund
09. Bucky Barnes: The Fighting Avenger – Ed Brubaker
10. The Formidable Black Panther – Jason Aaron
11. The Mighty Thor – Stan Lee
12. Journey into Mystery with Doctor Strange – Chuck Dixon
13. Hank Pym: Man of Science – Brian Michael Bendis
14. Queens Anthropoda (Wasp, Spider-Woman, Black Widow) – Joss Whedon
15. Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. – Brian Michael Bendis
16. The Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk) – Ed Brubaker
17. Avengers West Coast (Carol Danvers, Hawekeye, Luke Cage, Patriot, Domino, Songbird, Wiccan, Hulkling) – Chris Claremont
18. Secret Avengers (T’Chala, Blink, Synch, N’Kantu the Living Mummy, Penance) – Ben Edlund
19. The Silver Surfer and the Cosimc Avengers (Surfer, Vision, Red She-Hulk, Super Skrull, Corsair, Havok, Polaris, Phoenix/Rachel Summers) – Joss Whedon
20. Silver Samurai and the Guardians of the East (Samurai, Lady Deathstrike, Sunfire, Jolt) – Phil Hester
21. Captain Britain and the MI-13 (Captain Britain, Banshee) – Peter Milligan
22. Young Bloods/Runaways – Jeff Loeb

23. Namor and the New Mutants (Namor, X-23, Chamber, Cecillia Reyes, Mirage, Armor, Sunspot, Legion, Dust) – Kurt Busiek
24. The Magnificent X-Men (Magneto, Rogue, Gambit, Storm, Jubilee, Colossus) – Mike Carey
25. The Phenomenal X-Men (Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Iceman, Multiple Man, Shadowcat) – Chris Claremont
26. X-Men: Timelines (Days of Future Past) – Mark Waid
27. Nightcrawler – Ben Edlund
28. Mystique – Mark Millar
29. The Ubiquitous Deadpool – Kevin Smith
30. The Savage Wolverine – Mike Carey
31. Weapon X MAX – Frank Miller

32. Punisher: War Journal MAX – Ed Brubaker
33. Ghost Rider MAX – Rick Remender
34. Blade MAX – Jason Aaron
35. Thunderbolts MAX (Daken, Anti-Venom, Mystique, Emma Frost, Menace, Red Hulk) – Mark Millar

36. The Chronicles of Kang the Conqueror – Kurt Busiek
37. Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil – Peter Milligan
38. M.O.D.O.K. – Nick Spencer
39. Doctor Doom – Mike Carey

40. The Fantastic (Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Cyborg Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm) – Dan Slott

41. Black Cat: Woman Without Fear – Christos Gage
42. Matt Murdock: Attourney at Law (defending superhuman/mutant rights) – Phil Hester
43. The Sociopathic Hobgoblin – Kevin Smith
44. The Sensational Scarlet Spider – Phil Hester
45. The Intrepid Iron Fist – Chuck Dixon
46. The Elusive Elektra – Jason Aaron

47. Tales from the Savage Land – Chuck Dixon
48. What If…? – Mark Waid
49. Marvel Team-Ups (e.g.: Daredevil/Cyclops, Jubilee/Blade) – Stan Lee
50. Marvel Versus (e.g.: Hawkeye v. Black Panther, Daken v. X-23, Mr. Fantastic v. Thor) – Dan Slott
51. Marvel NOIR – Jeff Loeb
52. Marvel Medieval – Brian Michael Bendis

Never thought that I’d have to work at stretching out this list. I stuck to Marvel’s current writing stable and a few others that they could most likely get to write for them. I think each of these hypothetical books would offer something unique.

1. Amazing Spider-Man – by Fred Van Lente

2. Spider-Man – by Gail Simone

3. Spider-Man Team-Up – Introduce rebooted universe

4. Black Cat – Frank Cho drawing sexy interntional adventures of sometimes-hero, constant-thief Felicia Hardy. Diversity aspect: Black Cat is a biflexible female

5. Venom – Diversity aspect: Flash Thompson is an amputee

6. Spider-Girl – Barbara Kessel writes about being an ordinary girl with an extraordinary responsibility. Diversity aspect: Teen latina heroine

7. Iron Man

8. War Machine – Diversiy aspect: Black hero

9. Spider-Woman – Spy meets super hero. Diversity aspect: heroine in espionage book

10. Captain America by Brian Azzarrello


12. Hawkeye

13. Black Panther – King T’challa and his wife Storm must protect Africa and the world while dealing with politics with Dr. Doom, Namor, and Black Bolt. Diversity aspect: Black, African hero

14. Luke Cage – The original hero-for-hire is open for business to save for college for his bay daughter. Diversity aspect: black hero

15. Ms. Marvel – Not written by Brian Reed. Focuses on Carol Danvers’ friendships with Spider-Woman and Jessica Jones and her rivalries with Mystique, the Brood, Rogue, and Moonstone. Diversity aspect: female hero who is a recovering addict

16. She-Hulk – By Gail Simone and Terry Dodson. She-Hulk is back in the courtroom, taking on the Marvel Universe’s weirdest cases. Diversity aspect: Female hero

17. Hulk

18. Red Hulk

19. Herc

20. Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons – A kung-fu-meets-supernatural book the spans the globe and globes. Diversity aspect: A group not made up of white guys with one token girl and one token person-of-color

21. Alpha Flight – Depicts what it would be like if the government ran a super hero team with all the resources, all the contractors, and all the demands. Guardian (Oracle/Pepper-Potts-as-Hera-esque leader), Vindicator (field leader/electronics expert), Sasquatch (genetics expert), Madison Jeffries (robotics expert), Talisman (magic expert), and Snowbird (myth expert).

22. Alias – Jessica Jone is back to solving cases, using her new resources with the Avengers. Diversity aspect: Female hero

23. Elektra – Globe-trotting martial arts assassin fun. Diversity aspect: female lead

24. Secret Avengers – The Avengers meet SHIELD. Nick Fury takes over and makes this a real espionage book with super powers.

25. New Avengers – Luke Cage’s team of New York-based Avengers solve crimes to big for the police or solo heroes.

26. Master of Kung Fu – Chuck Dixon and UDON tell the tale of Shang-Chi as he travels the world fighting Marvel’s greatest martial artists from Elektra to Lady Deathstrike to Bartoc. Diversity aspect: Martial arts genre and an Asian lead.

27. Blade – Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion. Violent fun as Blade used swords and gadgets to wage war on vampires. Diversity aspect: Black lead in a horror book.

28. Ghost Rider – Mike Carey and Greg Capullo.

29. Dr. Strange – Matt Wagner and Justiano

30. Morbius, the Living Vampire – Kathryn Immonen and Takeshi Miyazawa. If we’re trying to lure in new readers, than yes, this is a vampire romance book with a bit of action.

31. Strange Tales – Bill Willingham and Tony Moore tell the tale of Howard the Duck, Hellcat, Werewolf by Night, Damien Hellstorm, Brother Voodoo’s ghost, Ghost Rider, and Blade fighting supernatural forces in the Marvel Universe.

32. Reptil – Sean McKeever and Ardian Alphona. A POV teenage character as he tries to survive growing up in the Marvel Universe. Diversity aspect: Latino hero.

33. New Warriors – Justice, Firestar, and Speedball mentor a new group of New Warriors while dealing with their old relationships and old villains.

32. Young Avengers – Now officially in training to become the next Avengers

33. Runaways

34. Cloak and Dagger – Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan. An often dark, sometimes romantic portrayal of trying to survive to adulthood in the shady parts of New York. Diversity aspect: Half the team is black, half is female.

35. The Thunderbolts – Songbird, Fixer, and Mach Whatever infiltrate the Hood’s gang undercover to bring them in. They threaten being exposed by their former teammates Moonstone, Ghost, and a back-to-crime Blizzard. They have to compromise their morals to get the job done and risk losing themselves to crime again.

36. Guardians of the Galaxy – A mash-up of heavy hitters like Nova and Silver Surfer with favorites like Groot and Rocket Raccoon. Diversity aspect: sci-fi

37. Blaze of Glory – Marvel’s cowboys (and cowgirls and Red Wolf) keep the Old West safe as a proto-superteam. Diversity aspect: Western

38. Agent of SHIELD – Get a glimpse of the Marvel Universe’s dark espionage side from the perspective of a rookie agent. Diversity aspect: Espionage

39. Fantastic Four – Johnny’s Back, and the team continues to solve science problems with Future Foundation.

40. Punisher

41. Howling Commando: Nick Fury – Witness the WWII tales of Nick Fury. Diversity aspect: War genre

42. X-Men

43. Uncanny X-Men

44. Wolverine

45. X-23 and the New X-Men

46. Dark Wolverine – Diversity aspect: biracial, bisexual protagonist

47. Deadpool

48. X-Factor

49. X-Force

50. Daredevil

51. Avengers

52. Moon Knight – Diversity aspect: Jewish hero

A few now a few later.


Spider Man Titles:
Amazing: Slott and Ramos
Cloak and Dagger: Liu & Jae Lee
Heroes for Hire:Bendis and JRJR
Amazing Friends:A different version of Marvel Team Up. PAD and various artists
Black Cat:PAD & Luppachino(sp?)
Venom:Remender and Caselli

Avengers Title:

NOVA & THE NEW WARRIORS. Basically Kids at War with Nova as their leader.GAGE & MCKONE
QUICKSILVER:MOST WANTED. a FUGITIVE STYLE BOOK with Pietro on the run from everybody for a crimes, he didnt commit. PAD& CHRIS SAMNEE

2099: PAD & CRAIN

Avengers: Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Vision, Firestar,Justice Namor, Hank Pym, Wasp, Beast and Wonder-Man by
Kurt Buisek (sp) & George Perez

FF: by the current team

X-Force: Cable, Woverine, Syrin, Psylocke, Warpath, Random, Emma Frost and Archangel

Uncanny X-Men: Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, Strong Guy, Polaris, Rouge , Nightcrawler

Alpha Flight:: with all of the OG Alpha Flight team and a few from the 2nd series

Thunderbolts: Baron Zemo, Songbird, Radioactive-Man, Shocker, Manslaughter, Atlas,Mach-V, Moonstone, Fixer and Speed Demon

X-Factor: Ice-man, Rictor, Banshee, ShatterStar, Feral, Havok, Blob, Mystique, Dazzler

Defenders: Dr. Strange, Man-Thing, Satana, Frankenstein, Ghost Rider, Hellstorm, Brother Voodo, Blade

Secret Avengers: Nick Fury, Black Panther, Black Widow, War Machine, US Agent, Moon Knight

Heroes for Hire: Cage, Iron Fist, Paladin, Misty Knight, Silver Sable, Falcon, Prowler and Slyde

Guardians: Nova, Groot, Daraxx, Moonragon, Qusar,Rocket Racoon, Silver Surfer, Jack of Hearts, Gamora, Ronan, Beta Ray Bill


Fearsome 4: Wizard, Hydro-Man, Sandman, Volcana

non-team books:
Wolverine: The world’s baddest
Amazing Spider-Man by Dan- Slott
Hulk: Peter David &JRJR just Banner no other Hulks would be present in the reboot
Solo Avengers: Yes I would bring it back!
Captain America: The First Avenger (set during WWII)
The Invincible Iron Man by the current team
Captain America (set in current time)
The Mighty Thor
War Machine
Web of Spider-Man (featuring stories from Spidey’s past)
Silver Surfer
Wolverine: Tales of the claw (untold tales from his past)
Hawkeye and Mockingbird
Black PantheR
Moon Knight
Dr. Doom
Kraven: The worlds deadliest hunter

Marvel Team-up
What if…..
Marvel Comics Presents……(used for new characters and those who do not haev their own books)

Marvel Maxx Line:
Squadron Supreme
Ghost Rider
Howard the Duck
Jessica Jones :PI

If I were in charge there would be a limit to the amount of teams a person could be on. Just 2! So Wolverine could only be 2 teams throughout the whole line. It’s never made sense to have a person on mulitple teams at the same time, when there a lot of under used characters out there.

Deathlok – Warren Ellis + Liberatore / Bianchi (instead of Force Works)
Legion of Monsters – Rick Remender + Neal Adams/ Bill Sienkiewicz (instead of Tomb Of Dracula)

Marvel 52 Relaunch
I would like to say firstly that I think no character should have more than one solo book about them. A single solo book and then team books about a character plus mini/maxi series gives characters plenty of exposure, more than that and you water down the person.
Solo Books 25
Captain America- Steve Rogers
Iron Man
Ant-man- Eric O’Grady
Dr. Strange
Ghost Rider
Black Widow
Iron Fist
Black Panther

Team Books 25
The Avengers
New Avengers
Avengers Academy
Young Avengers
The Defenders
The Champions
Guardians of the Galaxy
Heroes for Hire
Agents of Atlas
Astonishing X-men
Uncanny X-men
Cpt Britian and MI 13
Supreme Power
Midnight Sons
Spider-man Team Up
Alpha Flight

Other 2
What if?
Tales of the Marvel Universe:

The Earth’s Mightiest:
1)The Avengers
2)The Mighty Thor
3) The Invincible Ironman
4)Avengers Academy

Your Friendly Neighborhood:
5) The Amazing Spider-man
6) Web of Spider-Man
8)The Deadly Foes of Spider-man(anthology starring spidey rogues like the Sinister Syndicate)

America’s 1st:
9)Captain America
10)Winter Soldier
11)The Invaders(switches between the original WWII and modern teams)

Protecting a world that fears & hates them:
12)Uncanny X-men
13)Young X-men/New Mutants
13)Wolverine: The Best there is at what he does

Start Spreading the News:
15)X-Factor Investigations
16) Amazing Fantasy(anthology w/ new series pilots at every 15th issue mark)
17)Marvel Team-up(starring Starring Wonderman & Beast)
18)Heroes for Hire(a bit of current mixed with old)
19)Agents of Atlas
20)The Frontline(an everyman look at the Marvel U)
21)The Sensational She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
22)Future Foundation
23) Marvel Two-in-One(starring the Thing)

Beyond what you know:
24)The Defenders
25)Ghost Rider and the Midnight sons
26)Dead of Night(horror anthology)

You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry:
27)The Incredible Hulk
28)Hulk Vs.
29)Amadeus Cho & the God Squad
30)Damage Control

31)Guardians of the Galaxy
32)Rom and the Spaceknights
33)Planet Skaar

Going Global:
35)The Black Panther
36)MI:13 & Excalibur
37)Big Hero 6
38)Alpha Flight
39)The Immortal Weapons

Bullets, Sweat & Blood:
42)Punisher Max
43)The Raft

Stranger Worlds:
44)What if?
45)Devil Dinosaur
46)Journey into Mystery
49)The Spectacular Web of Spider-Girl(MC2)

Marvel Adventures:
50)Way of the Rat
51)Next Avengers
52)Power Pack

daniel the demon cleaner

June 16, 2011 at 4:21 am

What the hell, I’ll give it a try.

First of all, every Event is written and drawn by Chris Giarrusso

Dazzler – pretty much James’s idea:

3. Dazzler – More like her Ultimate name sake – grungy looking, rock, heavy metal or punk music, and into drinking, sex and drugs! I’m serious. It’d be awesome! Maybe a max title?

Except none of that punk rock crap. She’s the Lady Gaga of the Marvel Universe. David Lapham & Paul Pope.

Machine Man, Howard the Duck and the Midnight Sons: Agents of A.R.M.O.R. – they have to keep that title. Fred Van Lente & Kev Walker turn their Marvel Zombies minis into an ongoing.

Invincible Iron Men – team book. Tony “Iron Man” Stark, James “War Machine” Rhodes, Pepper “Resce” Potts and some other armored characters. It’s kinda like Batman Inc. Matt Fraction, but not Larroca (unless they stop with the digital coloring crap)

Thor The Mighty Avenger – Roger Landridge & Chris Samnee. Maybe this time it’ll stick.

I also want a regular Thor book. Pretty much the same thing they are doing now. Art by Pasqual Ferry & Olivier Coipel, but I’m not sure about the writer, they could keep Fraction or bring back Gillen or let Jason Aaron write it, he would kill on that comic.

Heroes for Hire – team book. Luke and Danny as team leaders also feturing the Immortal Weapons and that young Power Man kid. Fraction & Aja (or maybe Jason Latour).

Daughters of the Dragon – sister-book to Heroes for Hire. Colleen Wing, Misty Knight and Jessica Jones form an all-girl detective agency. Bendis & Maleev (“or maybe Jason Latour” on this one too. I like Jason Latour)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – the team behind Gotham Central reunited to show us the in’s and out’s of Marvel’s espionage.

Codename: Winter Soldier – Bucky Barnes infiltrating super terrorist organizations. Brubaker & Rafael Albuquerque (Betcha’ thought I’d pick Sean Phillips)

Emma Frost – This is a story of a young woman with a fake English accent who’s into S&M and bondage and some other kinky stuff. MAX title by Peter Milligan & Ted McKeever. Cyclops is her “gimp” slave.

Black Widow – Matt Kindt. I love Black Widow and Kindt’s short from Strange Tales was pretty cool.

El glotón – (dont know if my Spanish is right) fat Wolverine as a Mexican Luchador. Rafael Grampá

NIck Fury: President Of The United States Of America – the Garth Ennis Marvel Max version. Ennis & Sienkiewicz.

OK, I’m running on fumes here. Ah, who am I kidding? There’s no way I can come up with 52. Might as well stop here. Besides, there’s no way I can top that last one.

daniel the demon cleaner

June 16, 2011 at 4:36 am

I came up with with another one.

Spider-Man’s Girl Friend, Mary Jane – drawn by John Romita Sr. What? So I’m nostalgic, sue me

Okay, I haven’t got them all, but I have a few that I would definitely love to see. Please forgive me awful spelling of artist names.

1.)Amazing Spider-Man-written by Joe Kelly, with alternating artists Max Fiurama,Marco Checcetto, Staz Johnson, and Phil Jiminez. The book would come out on the same schedule it is now, and would continue with Peter at Horizon labs. Whilst I do like what Slott’s doing, Joe Kelly was undoubtedly the best writer this book has seen in a long, long while.

2.) Amazing Fantasy. If Action Comics can still exist when there’s a Superman ongoing, and Detective Comics still hangs in there when we have Batman(and his various other books!) We are sure as hell bringing back Amazing Fantasy! The book will be devoted to the Spider-Man family though, as appose to Spider-Man, much like when Detective Comics belonged to Batwoman & The Question. In the lead story, we will have Ben Reily: Scarlet Spider, by an as yet undecided creative team, though I’m thinking it should be written by Fred Van Lente, and we should see art by Mike Deaodato Jr. Ben Reily will be more than just Peter’s clone though, and will try and become more of his own man, and we’ll bring back some of his supporting cast too. He will be wearing a new costume. The other feature will be about Arana as Spider-Girl, and by the creative team of Paul Tobin and Clayton Henry. Each issue of Amazing Fantasy will begin with a double page spread featuring the current Madam Web. It will be structured similarly to Scott Synder’s Detective Comics- it will be done in story arcs, in which the first x amount of issues will feature Scarlet Spider in the lead, with Spider-Girl as back up, then we will have 2 issues in which Spider-Girl takes over the whole book, before returning back to the Scarlet Spider in the lead. When returning back to Scarlet Spider in the lead, there will be a new back up feature-Kraven The Hunter by J.M Dematties and Marco Checcetto then this will take a 2 issue lead, then the next co feature will be Black Cat by Peter David and an as yet unnamed artist with a 2 issue lead, and then return back to Scarlet Spider, and Spider-Girl

3.)Captain America-by Ed Brubaker, with the current team of rotating artists, and Steve McNiven whenever we can get him. McNiven on covers all the time. Why mess with a team that’s putting out Marvel’s best book?

4.)Daredevil-written by Matt Fraction & Rick Remender, with alternating artist Jerome Opena & Mark Brooks, all coloured by Dean White. On covers it would be Lee Berejemo or Marko Djurdevic if he want back to the creativity of his original Daredevil covers.

5.)Deadpool-written by Joe Kelly, with art by Ed McGuinness. Daniel Way is great and all, but come on, these guys were gods.

6.)Dr Strange-Alan Davis. Nuff Said.

7.)Exiles-written by Warren Ellis & art by Stuart Immonen

8.)FF-written by Jonathan Hickman, alternating artists Steve Epting and Barry Kitson. Even upon Johnny’s resurrection, this book remains as it is.

9.)The Incredible Hulk-Peter David writing. Yes guys, we’re bringing him back! On art, maybe Terry & Rachel Dodson? If not, then Paul Pettlier. This needs to be a top tier title, that takes the Hulk beyond being a “HULK SMASH” kind of guy, but having him as more than just a super-powered Bruce Banner. It needs to be quiet clear that they are two separate personalities.

10.)Legion Of Monsters-written by Fred Van Lente with art by Kev Walker. Covers by Arthur Suydam.

11.)Man Thing-written by Rick Remender with art by Tony Moore. It’d be a bit like Punisher, and Franken-Castle, and as outrageous as the Claremont run,
Wolverine & Alpha Flight-written by Mike Carey, art by Olivier Coipel.

12.)She-Hulk-written by Dan Slott, art by Steffano Casseli & Humberto Ramos, covers by Adam Hughes. Whilst Slott is great on Amazing Spider-Man, this is where he belongs. Casseli & Ramos were born to draw She-Hulk. Adam Hughes draws sexy women. This needs to be pushed to be one of Marvels top tier books.

13.)Wolverine & The X-Men-written by Jason Aaron, Chris Bachlo on art.

14.)Uncanny X-Force-written by Rick Remender, alternating artists Jerome Opena and Mark Brooks, with Dean White on colours permanently. The idea is that when Opena is on Uncanny X-Force, Brooks will be on Daredevil, and vice versa, with White permanently colouring both. Esad Ribic on covers. This is another if it ain’t broke don’t you dare fix it book.I know Wolverine is also on Alpha Flight & X-Men, but he shall only be on these teams, with no solo book. He will have his own solo stories in Wolverine & The X-Men, and may occasionally take part in his own solo mission in Uncanny X-Force. The 3 writers will work together much like the Spider-Man brain trust use to, so that the portrayal of Wolverine is in sync;there will also be some months when one or two of these books are without Logan, because he’s real knee deep in shit with his other titles.

15.)X-Men-written by Kieron Gillen, art by Dale Eaglesham. This is essentially the Cyclops X-Men team we’re getting post Schism, but I refuse to relaunch Uncanny unless it returns with it’s original numbering straight away.


and 16.) X-Factor by Peter David and another unnamed artist. He can do whatever he likes with this title as long as it’s not the typical X-Men book, because whatever he seems to do is gold.

17.) Captain Britain & MI13-Paul Cornell, Leonard Kirk, Hitch on covers. We’re bringing this back, and it’s going to work!

18.) Hawkeye & Mockingbird. The same creative team of Jim McCann and David Lopez, though we’ll also have -Paco Diaz work in some issues. Covers by Jock.

1. X-men: Agents of the Atom
2. Daredevil and Black Panther
3. Future Foundation 2.0
4. Red Skull and The Thunderbolts
5. Hulk King of Wakanda
6. Namor in Space
7. Astonishing Mystique and Spider Woman
8. The Exploits of Mole Man
9. The Sinister Spiderman
10. Astonishing X-men
11. Nick Fury
12. Dr. Doom and the Avengers
13. Secret Avengers
14. The Green Goblin Corps
15. Venom Agent of S.W.O.R.D
16. Incredible Iron Man
17. Heroes for Hire International
18. New Atlantis
19. Captain America
20. Elektra
22. The Thanos Legacy
23. Wolverine
24. Hawkeye
25. Ghost Riders
26. X-Factor
27. Exiles: Mi6 Division
28. Hercules Hero of Latveria
29. Marvel Team Up
30. Sublime X-Force
31. The Punisher
32 The Amorous Adventures of Professor X and Magneto
33. The Hidden History of the Savage Land

Fantastic Four
Amazing Spider-Man
Marvel Team Up (Spider-Man and…)
The Incredible Hulk
Sensational She-Hulk
The Mighty Thor
Thor: Tales of Asgard
Iron Man
Yellowjacket and The Wasp (YJ is my Pym ID of choice)
Captain America and The Falcon
The Mighty Avengers
West Coast Avengers
Avengers Academy: Tomorrows Mightiest Heroes
X-Men: The Hidden Years
The Uncanny X-Men
X-Men: The New Mutants
Marvels (starring Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau and Rick Jones)
Doctor Strange
Power Man and Iron Fist
Black Widow
Marvel: The Lost Generation
Marvel Two In One (super hero team ups)
Marvel Tales (Classic reprints)
Nick Fury and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Master of Kung Fu
Tomb of Dracula
Ghost Rider
Sgt Fury and His Howling Commandos
Killraven: Worlds At War
Deathlock (Original version set in the “future”)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Tales To Astonish (SF Anthology)
Journey In To Mystery (Horror Anthology)
Tales of Suspense (Crime & Espionage Anthology)
Marvel Triple Action (War, Action & Adventure Anthology)
Marvel Western ( Western Anthology)
Marvel Spotlight (Superhero Anthology)
Marvel Premire (New character try outs)
Crazy (Humor Anthology)
Howard the Duck
Patsy and Millie (teen comedy)
Spider-Ham and Friends ( you know, for kids)
The Worlds of Disney (Disney characters anthology)*
Mickey Mouse*
Duckburg Chronicles*
Disney Tales (classic Disney reprints)*
Open slot for cartoon tie in series

* I figure it has to happen, eventually

So here it is…my final list with all artists and writers. This took some work. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did with it. I have been collecting comics for 40 years and have mostly been a Marvel guy, though lately I don’t read as much cape stuff as I do indy comics. I have been blessed enough to do talks to kids in libraries across South Dakota about comics, on the radio and even to adults. What a wonderful hobby we share. I have thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s lists. I hope you find some of mine entertaining.

So over on Comics Should Be Good, they asked what 52 books you would do for Marvel should they do a turn around like DC did. I have nothing better to do so i came up with this.

1.Uncanny X-Men (THE Mutant book, still in San Fran): Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

2. Wolverine: Peter David and Jae Lee

3. X-Force: Rick Remender and Clayton Crain

4. Factor X Detective Agency: Peter David and John Byrne

5. X-Tales: Joss Whedon and John Cassaday

6. Alpha Flight: Mark Waid and Francesco Francavilla

7. Weapon X: Garth Ennis and Declan Shalvey

8. Deadpool: Joe Kelly and Ed Maguiness

Team Books
9. The Mighty Avengers( Cap led team with Winter Soldier, Falcon, Patriot, kate Bishop, Black Widow, Thor, Namor, Sharon Carter and Songbird by Scott Snyder and Mitch Breitweiser

10. The Invaders (Iron Man led Team with Wasp, Ms. marvel, Ant Man, Ares, Wonder Man, Cassie Lang, Vision, War Machine and Rescue )by Fraction and Larocca

11. The Defenders(Cage’s street level Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Spider Woman, Spider Man, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Black Panther) by Bendis and Humberto Ramos

12. Warriors:(Mash up of Young Avengers, New Warriors and Avengers Academy based in Chicago) by Allen Heinberg and Jim Cheung

13. Icons (Whizzer, Human Torch, Toro, Miss America, Destroyer, Vision, Angel, Union Jack, Spitfire and Blue Marvel set in WWII) by Alex Ross and Jim Krueger

14. Annihilators DnA and Gabriele Dell’Otto

15. Thunderbolts (Rotating cast of Villans as led by John Walker and Gyrich) art and words by Eric Powell

16. Fantastic Four by Current team

Spider Man Books
17. Amazing Spider Man Slott and Chris Bachalo

18. Spider Webs: POV stories about Spider Man by Mark Waid and Andy AND Adam Kubert

19. Amazing Fantasy (w/ Spider Girl, Arana, Venom, Anti Venom, madame web, mary jane, flash, the Osborns, Aunt May, JJJ, The Robertsons, Villains, et al)Terry Moore art and words

20. Spider Woman Bendis and Maleev

21. The Daily Bugle (Weekly Marvel Newspaper) by Stuart and Kathryn Immomen

Solo Books
22. The Invincible Iron Man: Fraction and Larocca

23. Captain America: Brubaker and Mitch Gerads

24. Ms. Marvel: Gail Simone and J. Scott Campbell

25. The Sensational She Hulk: Palmiotti and Connor

26. Daredevil Man without Fear: Bendis and David Mack

27. Incredible Hulk: Pak and Terry Dodson

28. MarvelMan: Gaiman and Carlos Pacheco

29. The Mighty Thor – Matt Wagner words and art

30. Hercules Prince of Power: Slott/Pak and Ron Salas

31. Captain Britain: Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch

32. The Immortal Iron Fist Bru/Fraction and Aja

MAX Line
33. Strange Tales (Man Thing, Howard the Duck, Brother Voodoo, Ant Man, Hellcat, Moondragon, Starfox )– Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon

34. Killraven – John “Derf” Backderf and Mike Allred

35. Cloak and Dagger -Joe Casey and Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner

36. Son of Satan by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

37. Dr. Strange: Warren Ellis and Mark Buckingham

38. Punisher Jason Aaron and Cary Nord

39. Ghost Rider: words and art Paul Pope

Spies and Espionage
40. SHIELD – Gerard Way John Romita Jr

41. Secret Warriors Hickman and Stefano Caselli

42. SWORD Whedon and Cassaday

43. Agents of ATLAS: Parker and Steve McNiven

44. Nextwave: Agents of Hate Ennis and Stuart Immonen

45. Elektra: Assassin JJ Abrams and Leinil Francis Yu

All Ages
46. Tales of Asgard C.B. Cebulski and Kyle Baker

47. Power Pack (the future foundation kids from FF with the rest of the Powers kids) – Jeff Smith (bone)

48. Runaways: BKV and Adrian Alphona

49. Oz: Shanower and Young

50. Exiles: Judd Winnick and Mark Bagley

51. STAR Comics (Childs anthology including Spider Ham this is also where you would find Muppets/Disney): Various Comic writers and artists

52. What If? Various Independent comic writers and artists

Roger Lockwood

June 16, 2011 at 10:31 am

Here are the picks!

1. Avengers – Big Damn Heroes!
2. New Avengers – Based on the cast, give it more of a crime/detective angle
3. Avengers Acadamy – Expand cast of students. New teacher: Professor X!
4. Secret Avengers
5. SHIELD – International cast, including super-heroes, mutants
6. Captain America
7. Iron Man
8. Thor
9. F.F.
10. Punisher
11. Deadpool (one title only)
12. Heroes For Hire – Led by Misty Knight, work as bodyguards for Marvel U.
13. Thunderbolts – Put them on the run, “Fugitive”-style!
14. Incredible Hulk
15. Hercules
16. Daredevil
17. Black Panther
18. Uncanny X-Men
19. X-Men (or now Wolverine and the X-Men)
20. Wolverine
21. New Mutants
22. X-Factor (personal favorite)
23. Alpha Flight (but with changes)
24. Amazing Spider-Man
25. Ruse
26. Ultimate Spider-Man
27. Ultimate Avengers

New titles would include:

1. Non-Continuity Anthologies for Spider-Man, Captain America, X-Men
2. Captain Britain – Old school C.B., big and colorful, with monsters, aliens, spies, etc.
3. Defenders – A definite non-team (heroes who occasionally help each other)
4. A Rick Jones comic?
5. Marvel Tales – Mulit-issue stories featuring heroes not in regular books.
6. Journey Into Mystery – Non superhero characters (Ghost Rider, Cloak and Dagger, Dakota North)
7. Young Avengers
8. Runaways
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
10. Starjammers
12. Atlas
13. Ms. Marvel
14. Solo Photon (Monica Rambeau) title
15. Strange Tales starring Dr. Voodoo!!!
16. All ages versions of Captain America, Thor, X-Men, Iron Man,
17. Some Disney Comics!

Roger Lockwood

June 16, 2011 at 10:33 am

Re: Shane

I completely forgot to add in the Daily Bugle! Marvel put out a great mini-series years back of the Bugle.!

Avengers Cosmic
Avengers Next (Sequel to A: Academy)
Avengers West Coast
Captain America
Cloak and Dagger
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Four
Iron Man
New Warriors
Power Pack in-continuity
Secret Defenders
War Machine

Okay, so here’s my updated list. My spelling of creators names is still awful though.

1.)Amazing Spider-Man-written by Joe Kelly, with alternating artists Max Fiurama,Marco Checcetto, Staz Johnson, and Phil Jiminez. The book would come out on the same schedule it is now, and would continue with Peter at Horizon labs. Whilst I do like what Slott’s doing, Joe Kelly was undoubtedly the best writer this book has seen in a long, long while.

2.) Amazing Fantasy. If Action Comics can still exist when there’s a Superman ongoing, and Detective Comics still hangs in there when we have Batman(and his various other books!) We are sure as hell bringing back Amazing Fantasy! The book will be devoted to the Spider-Man family though, as appose to Spider-Man, much like when Detective Comics belonged to Batwoman & The Question. In the lead story, we will have Ben Reily: Scarlet Spider, by an as yet undecided creative team, though I’m thinking it should be written by Fred Van Lente, and we should see art by Mike Deaodato Jr. Ben Reily will be more than just Peter’s clone though, and will try and become more of his own man, and we’ll bring back some of his supporting cast too. He will be wearing a new costume. The other feature will be about Arana as Spider-Girl, and by the creative team of Paul Tobin and Clayton Henry. Each issue of Amazing Fantasy will begin with a double page spread featuring the current Madam Web. It will be structured similarly to Scott Synder’s Detective Comics- it will be done in story arcs, in which the first x amount of issues will feature Scarlet Spider in the lead, with Spider-Girl as back up, then we will have 2 issues in which Spider-Girl takes over the whole book, before returning back to the Scarlet Spider in the lead. When returning back to Scarlet Spider in the lead, there will be a new back up feature-Kraven The Hunter by J.M Dematties and Marco Checcetto then this will take a 2 issue lead, then the next co feature will be Black Cat by Peter David and an as yet unnamed artist with a 2 issue lead, and then return back to Scarlet Spider, and Spider-Girl

3.)Captain America-by Ed Brubaker, with the current team of rotating artists, and Steve McNiven whenever we can get him. McNiven on covers all the time. Why mess with a team that’s putting out Marvel’s best book?

4.)Daredevil-written by Matt Fraction & Rick Remender, with alternating artist Jerome Opena & Mark Brooks, all coloured by Dean White. On covers it would be Lee Berejemo or Marko Djurdevic if he want back to the creativity of his original Daredevil covers.

5.)Deadpool-written by Joe Kelly, with art by Ed McGuinness. Daniel Way is great and all, but come on, these guys were gods.

6.)Dr Strange-Alan Davis. Nuff Said.

7.)Exiles-written by Warren Ellis & art by Stuart Immonen

8.)FF-written by Jonathan Hickman, alternating artists Steve Epting and Barry Kitson. Even upon Johnny’s resurrection, this book remains as it is.

9.)The Incredible Hulk-Peter David writing. Yes guys, we’re bringing him back! On art, maybe Lenil Yu? If not, then Paul Pettlier. This needs to be a top tier title, that takes the Hulk beyond being a “HULK SMASH” kind of guy, but having him as more than just a super-powered Bruce Banner. It needs to be quiet clear that they are two separate personalities.

10.)Legion Of Monsters-written by Fred Van Lente with art by Kev Walker. Covers by Arthur Suydam.

11.)Man Thing-written by Rick Remender with art by Tony Moore. It’d be a bit like Punisher, and Franken-Castle, and as outrageous as the Claremont run,
Wolverine & Alpha Flight-written by Mike Carey, art by Olivier Coipel.

12.)She-Hulk-written by Dan Slott, art by Steffano Casseli & Humberto Ramos, covers by Adam Hughes. Whilst Slott is great on Amazing Spider-Man, this is where he belongs. Casseli & Ramos were born to draw She-Hulk. Adam Hughes draws sexy women. This needs to be pushed to be one of Marvels top tier books.

13.)Wolverine & The X-Men-written by Jason Aaron, Chris Bachlo on art.

*please note, I came up with this, before Bachlo had been announced on art. Marvel, thank you!*

14.)Uncanny X-Force-written by Rick Remender, alternating artists Jerome Opena and Mark Brooks, with Dean White on colours permanently. The idea is that when Opena is on Uncanny X-Force, Brooks will be on Daredevil, and vice versa, with White permanently colouring both. Esad Ribic on covers. This is another if it ain’t broke don’t you dare fix it book.I know Wolverine is also on Alpha Flight & X-Men, but he shall only be on these teams, with no solo book. He will have his own solo stories in Wolverine & The X-Men, and may occasionally take part in his own solo mission in Uncanny X-Force. The 3 writers will work together much like the Spider-Man brain trust use to, so that the portrayal of Wolverine is in sync;there will also be some months when one or two of these books are without Logan, because he’s real knee deep in shit with his other titles.

15.)X-Men-written by Kieron Gillen, art by Dale Eaglesham. This is essentially the Cyclops X-Men team we’re getting post Schism, but I refuse to relaunch Uncanny unless it returns with it’s original numbering straight away.

16.) X-Factor by Peter David and another unnamed artist. He can do whatever he likes with this title as long as it’s not the typical X-Men book, because whatever he seems to do is gold.

17.) Captain Britain & MI13-Paul Cornell, Leonard Kirk, Hitch on covers. We’re bringing this back, and it’s going to work!

18.) Hawkeye & Mockingbird. The same creative team of Jim McCann and David Lopez, though we’ll also have -Paco Diaz work in some issues. Covers by Jock.

19.) Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command. Disney now own Marvel, so let’s integrate some of them into the Marvel universe like DC did there other properties they have acquired. In the Toy Story films, whilst Buzz was a toy, he was toy from a popular t.v show(which was later released in real life), then moved onto video games and a franchise-time to introduce them as a serious comic! Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, with art by Pasqual Ferry. This book would be set in the future of the Marvel Universe, so we could have some interactions with the Shi’ar empire, and Galactus, and could even pull it into the cosmic events if need be, but it would pretty much exist as it’s own title. Marvel’s answer to the Green Lantern & Legion Of Superheroes franchises, rolled into one, with a character that is as recognizable as any of there main superheroes-hey, we could even have those lovable 3-eyed aliens in a Guardians Of Oa kind of capacity?! This book needs to happen, right now.

20. Woody’s Round-Up. Buzz Lightyear was a toy from part of a franchise, as was Woody, so why doesn’t he deserve his own title? Writing this, I haven’t entirely decided as I don’t know who would be the perfect fit, so I’m going to pose Andy Diggle, with art by Jock. Diggle doesn’t do superheroes the best, but when it came to Green Arrow Year One, which was essentially just a guy trying to right wrongs with his bow and arrow, and things like The Losers, he does a great job. Jock is on art not just because of his collaborations, but genuinely because he could really pull of a great western with these characters, taking them a step beyond what we know them as. Other options for writer included Garth Ennis(but hell, this isn’t a MAX book!) or more realistically Daniel Way. If Daniel Way was writing, I’d much rather see Will Conrad on art. This book would be set in the past of the Marvel Universe, and would only encounter characters such as the Kid Colt, Rawhide Kid, and other western characters. The most outrageous it would get is coming across The Phantom Rider, and maybe a western Iron Fist, and a Ghost Rider(the Spirit Of Vengeance kind). Whilst I’m more of a Woody than a Buzz fan, I think Buzz’s comic has much more potential.

21.) Marvelman & The Defenders- someone else suggested this earlier, and I thought exactly the same thing. The perfect way to integrate the character into the Marvel Universe, by putting him on a Marvel-type JLA, featuring the team we know, but for the first team together as an actual team. Paul Cornell writing, and on art? Let’s go for Terry & Rachel Dodson on art.

22.) Invincible Iron Man-current creative team.

23.) Herc-current creative team

24.) The Mighty Thor- current creative team, though I have assigned Coipel to Wolverine & Alpha Flight so we may need some rejigging

25.) Journey Into Mystery current creative team.

26.) Tales Of Suspense. Split in two halfs, one with Nick Fury: Agent Unknown, and the other Bucky Barnes: U.S Agent(though near enough wearing the Winter Soldier get up, but he needs a new name). Both halfs written by Brubaker. On art, Mike Deodato Jr.

How could I forget:

27.) Blade The Vampire Hunter-written by Marc Guggenheim, art by Howard Chaykin, covers by Marko Djurdevic. Loved this title first time round, it’s coming back into the more diverse M.U with the same creative team!

I laughed out loud at The Eye’s suggestion of Millie…the “Model” MAX. It needs to be written and drawn by Frank Cho.

2. SPIDER-MAN AND THE AMAZING WARRIORS (which will be basically New Warriors team book with Spidey on the team)
5. POWER MAN AND IRON FIST:HEROES FOR HIRE (basically a new HFH team co-lead by Luke and Danny)
6. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (the original classic futuristic version of the team)
7. THE INFINITY WATCH (featuring many of the characters from both the original Infinity Watch and the present day Guardians of the Galaxy team)
8. MICRONS or MICRO FORCE (which is the Micronauts under a different name)
10. FANTASTIC FOUR PLUS/+ or FANTASTIC FOUR FOUNDATION (basically the original corfe 4 FF members plus new members who (a) are brand new characters or (b) care characters who are not already appearing in another book or have their own book)
12. THOR
14. GHOST RIDER (featuring the Danny Ketch GR)
15. INCREDIBLE HULK AND COMPANY (featuring the Gravage version of the Hulk and a group of human and superhuman characters who travel the world taking down evil scientist or evel organizations who use and abuse science for evil)
16. STRANGE DEFENDERS (a Doctor Strange led team of heroes that deals specifically with mystical and paranormal threats)
17. TEAM EXCALIBUR (basically CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI-13 with a classic name)
18. BIG HERO 6
19. THE PANTHER’S CLAWS (a Black Panther led team of globetrotting international heroes)
21. AVENGERS H.I.T. SQUAD (basically Kurt Busiek’s original name and concept for the Thunderbolts, except this time the books premise would be expanded to include the training of new heroes, as well as the reformation of some villains)
23. X-MEN XSE (an X-Men team that covertly works with Interpol)
27. SHROUD AND THE NIGHT SHIFT (a slight reworking of the original concept in which Shroud puts together a team of heroes to go undercover and pretend to be villains)
28. THUNDERBOLTS (this time the book will be focused mostly on a brand new team of characters led by Songbird, all of whom are ex criminals and have committed some kind of redeemable crime in their past, and who are brought together by the Favor Banker for (a) redemption for their past crimes and (b) to go on missions for the Favor Banker that he deem righteous)
30. THE CREW (a reworking of the original concept that will be a DD led team of street level heroes)

1. Man-Thing
2. Howard the Duck
3. Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E
4. Great Lake Avengers
5. Runaways
6. Spider-Girl
7. Tomb of Dracula
8. Werewolf by Night
9. Daimon Hellstrom: Son of Satan
10. What If?
11. Dr. Strange
12. Heroes for Hire: Iron Fist and Luke Cage
13. Devil Dinosaur
14. Ghost Rider
15. The Irredeemable Ant-Man
16. Ka-Zar of the Savage Lands
17. The Sensational She-Hulk
18. The Defenders
19. Captain America
20. The Invincible Iron Man
21. The Amazing Spider-Man
22. The Mighty Thor
23. The Incredible Hulk
24. The Avengers
25. Fantastic Four
26. Silver Surfer
27. Captain America and the Invaders
28. Marvelman
29. Amazing Fantasy
30. Tales of Suspense
31. Journey Into Mystery
32. Western Comics
33. Galacta: Daughter of Galactus
34. The Mask of Doom
35. Daredevil
36. Namor the Sub-Mariner
37. Thunderbolts
38. The Punisher
39. Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
40. Spider-Woman
41. West Coast Avengers
42. Black Panther
43. Cosmic Avengers
44. The Uncanny X-Men
45. New Mutants
46. Deadpool
47. Wolverine
48. X-Force
49. The Morlocks
50. Captain Britain

here are some more
34. The Warriors Three
35. The Tomb of Odin
36. Thor the Mighty and Balder the Brave
37. The Blade Files
38: Weapon Plus: Winter Soldiers
39. Captain Marvel: Scourge of Reality
40. Dum Dum Dugun and the Ghosts of Genosha
41. Imperial Guard
42. The Shadow of Moon Knight
43. Cloak and Dagger: Zombie Hunters

Mike Loughlin

June 16, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I’ve read about half of the posts so far, and they’re all good. I’ll just list a few (apologies for misspelled names):

Ultimate Dazzler by Jen VanMeter & Christie Norrie: Punk super-hero awesomeness.

Meridian by Brian Wood & Ernie Colon: a lush fantasy world and a believably-written young heroine

Fing Fang Four by the creative team who did the one-shots.

Thunderbolts by John Ostrander & Adam Kubert: Marvel’s Suicide Squad.

X-Men Spotlight (solo X-character stories) by Peter David & Paul Smith

Red Wolf by Jason Aaron & Leonardo Manco

Iron Man by Jonathan Hickman & Renato Guedes

Silver Surfer by Kurt Busiek & Carlos Pacheco

2099 Unlimited by Brian K. Vaughan & Ladronn

Tomb of Dracula by Warren Ellis & Tom Mandrake

Defenders by Jeff Parker & Ty Templeton

SHIELD by Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting

Incredible Hulk by Christopher Priest & Art Adams

Two-Gun Kid by Tim Truman

Negation by Abnett and Lanning & Caselli

My List of Marvel’s 52:


1. Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes- Captain America, Vision, Thor, Spider-Woman, Luke Cage, Jewel, Captain Britain, Psylocke

2. Secret Avengers- Beast, Agent Brand, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Wonder Man, Valkyrie, She-Hulk, War Machine

3. Avengers: West Coast- Hawkeye, Iron Man, Mockingbird, Black Panther, Storm, Hank Pym, Daredevil

4. Avengers: Mystic Defenders- Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Scaret Witch, Quicksilver, Nightcrawler, Moon Knight

5. Avengers: New Blood- Amadeus Cho, Asguardian, Hulkling, Spider-Girl, X-23, Jubilee, Stature, Finesse, Reptil, Veil, Speedball,Justice, Firestar

6. Avengers: Galactic Guardians: Beta Ray Bill, Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel, Nova, Pulsar, Gravity, Ms. Marvel,

7. Captain America and the Corps. – Captain America, Winter Soldier, Nick Fury, the Falcon, Sharon Carter

8. Captain America and the Invaders (WWII) – Blazing Skull, Human Torch, Toro, Captain America, Miss America, Spitfire

9. Iron Man – Iron Man, War Machine, Pepper Potts

10. Thor

11. She-Hulk

12. Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

13. Wonderman and the Beast

Fantastic Four

14. Fantastic Force- Sue Storm, Jonny Storm, Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Valeria Richards, Franklin Richards, Iceman, Spider-man

15. Inhumans


16. X-Men: Mutant Crusaders- Cannonball, Nate Grey, Warlock, Doug Ramsey, Havok, Polaris, Husk, Kitty Pride, Colossus

17. X-Men: Generation Hope- Armor, Pixie, Rockslide, Anole, Prodigy, Surge, Elixir, Greymalkin

18. X-Force- Deadpool, Archangel, Domino, Magik, Blink, Gambit, Mimic, Rachel (Marvel Girl)

19. X-Men- Cyclops, Doctor Nemesis, Emma Frost, Dazzler, Namor, Legion, Dust, Box

20. X-Factor- Madrox, Shatterstar, Rictor, M, Wolfsbane, Strong Guy, Longshot, Darwin, Siryn

21. Deadpool

22. Wolverine

23. Dark Wolverine

24. the Brotherhood – Sinister, Juggernaut, Dark Beast, Mystique, Exodus, Masterminds (Martinique and Regan)

25. Magneto and the X-Men- Magneto, Rogue, Frenzy, Professor Xavier, Hope Summers, Idie, Gabriel Cohuelo, Laurie, Teon, Kenji


26. Amazing Spider-man

27. Spider-man and Friends – Marvel Team up type book

28. Spider-man and the X-Men

29. Venom – Venom, Anti-Venom, Carnage

Marvel Universe:

30. Rawhide Kid

31. Marvel Man

32. Heroes for Hire- Power Man, Iron Fist, Misy Knight, Black Widow, Punisher, Elektra

33. Power Pack

34. Cloak and Dagger

35. Tomb of Dracula

36. Midnight Sons – Blade,Morbius, Hell-storm, Man-thing, Werewolf-by Night, Black Cat, Jennifer Kale, Satana

37. The Incredible Hulk

38. Sons of the Hulk

39. Howard the Duck

39. MI-13

40. Thunderbolts – Luke Cage, US Agent, Fixer, Songbird, Moonstone, Mach V, Ghost, Shocker, Sauron

41. S.H.I.E.L.D

42. Marvel Comics – Backbone of the Shared Universe

43. Patsy Walker: Hellcat

44. What If?

45. Star Brand and the New Universe

46. Blue Marvel

47. Eternals

48. eXiles

49. Hercules

50. Millie the Model

51. Spider-man 2099

52. Deadpool and Punisher MAX

1. Captain America by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev

2. Amazing Spider-Man by Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr.

3. The Avengers by Matt Fraction and Steve Epting

4. The Mighty Avengers by Matt Fraction and Ed Mcguiness

5. Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen and Steve McNiven

6. Astonishing X-Men by Jason Aaron and Leinil Yu

7. The Mighty Thor by Josh Whedon and Olivier Coipel

8. Invincible Iron Man by Josh Whedon and Salvador Larocca

9. Hawkeye and Mockingbird by Ed Brubaker and Bryan Hitch

10. The Defenders by Ed Brubaker and Carlo Pagulayan

11. Spider-Woman by Ed Brubaker and Simone Bianchi

12. Fantastic Four by Jeff Parker and Paolo Rivera

13. The Incredible Hulk by Jeff Parker and Mike Deodato

14. Loki by Dan Slott and David Aja

15. Daredevil by Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen

16. Iron Fist by Jonathan Hickman and Adam Kubert

17. Dr. Strange by Jonathan Hickman and Kaare Andrews

17. New Warriors by Jonathan Hickman and Phil Jimenez

18. Spectacular Spider-Man by Christopher Yost and Mike McKnone

19. X-Force by Nick Spencer and Skottie Young

20. X-Factor by Kieron Gillen and Tim Seeley

21. Wolverine by Warren Ellis and Paco Medina

22. Punisher by Warren Ellis and Ariel Olivetti

23. Black Panther by Paul Jenkins and Joseph Michael Linsner

24. Magneto by Paul Jenkins and Alan Davis

25. Thunderbolts by Paul Jenkins and Jorge Molina

26. Black Cat by James Palmiotti and Gabrielle Dell’Otto

27. Deadpool by Daniel Way and Sean Philips

28. Wolverine and Deadpool by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley

29. Cloak and Dagger by Marjorie Liu and Phil Noto

30. Ka-zar and the Savage Land by Marjorie Liu and Jae Lee

31. She-Hulk by Peter David and Chris Samnee

32. Hercules by Peter David and Humberto Ramos

33. Generation Hope by Peter David and John Cassaday

34. Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker and Jerome Opena

35. Alpha Flight by Greg Pak and Daniel Acuna

36. Black Bolt and the Inhumans by Greg Pak and Steve Kurth

37. Namor the First Mutant by Mike Carey and Gabriel Hardman

38. Doctor Doom by Mike Carey and Matthew Clark

39. Ghost Rider by Christos Gage and Mike Norton


Jackson J Edge`

June 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Wow. You guys are really shaking it up.

I took this to hart…what would I do? This list is subjective. I minimally included cartoonists who are otherwise engaged in other projects I love (so this is not a list of favorite comics and favorite artists). They are just to busy. I did have an eye on the future, so I included friends (and myself) and other newish cartoonists of note. I created opportunity for students and independent artists to get some exposure and experience while using Marvel’s Universe. I did not clean house though. A number of veterans are important, with limitation; Stan the Man is not back nor is Jim Shooter. Of course anyone dead…well if you made the list…woops. As for the titles, I am looking to simplify the buying experience and reestablish classics in a way that broadens the readership and form. A few titles where cut because of the limit of spots…but only a handful. I did create a few new titles and maximized with some creative combining. I know I forgot someone at least. Well here are my silly results:
1. Marvel Presents: An Anthology by “NEW” Various Independent Cartoonists
2. What If…? An Anthology by the Students of SCAD, SVA, Kubert and CCS who study Comics Cartooning
3. Marvel Limited Series: 4 issue limited series featuring Alumni of SCAD, SVA, Kubert and CCS who study Comics Cartooning
4. Marvel Knights: Inhumans & Starjammers by Jay Lee & Zak Kinsella (Respectively)
5. Strange Tales: An Anthology by Various Established Independent Cartoonists like; Robyn Chapman, Max Clotfelter, Anders Nilsen, Shawn Cheng & Sara Edward-Corbett, Jessica Abel, Kevin Huizenga & Terry Moore, David Guildersleeve
6. Marvel Age: Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel & Marvel Boy by Tony Moore, Bryan Hitch & Stuart Immonen (Respectively)
7. Timely Presents: Atlas, The Invaders, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos by Mirana, Johnathan Bennett & Ben Phillips (Respectively)
8. Marvel Team-Up: Machine Man & Nova by Ben Towle
9. Marvel Two-In One: Eternals & Micronauts by Chris Brunner
10. The Amazing Spider-Man by Philip Craven
11. Spider-Woman by Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner
12. Black Panther by Jamal Igle
13. Daredevil by David Mazzuccelli
14. The Punisher’s War Journal by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
15. Elektra by Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada & Jimmy Palmiotti
16. Moon Knight by Paul Dini & Ray Goto
17. Power Man & Iron Fist by MF Grimm
18. The Avengers by Joss Whedon & Jimmy Cheung
19. Captain America by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely & Travis Charest
20. Incredible Hulk by Mike Huddleston
21. The Invincible Iron Man by Steve McNiven
22. Sensational She-Hulk by John Byrne
23. Ant-Man & Wasp by by Jill Thompson
24. Vision & the Scarlet Witch by Amy Reeder Hadley
25. Wonder Man by Danny Hellman
26. Journey into Mystery with The Mighty Thor by Olivier Coipel
27. Pet Avengers by Colleen Coover
28. S.H.I.E.L.D. by Warren Ellis & Brian Stelfreeze
29. F F by James Sturm & Mike Wieringo
30. Sub-Mariner by Louise & Walter Simonson
31. Silver Surfer by Doug Mahnke
32. The Defenders by Dexter Vines
33. Doctor Strange by Charles Burns
34. Uncanny X-Men by Kelly Thompson, Mark Silvestri & Dan Green
35. Wolverine by Paul Pope
36. X-Factor by Bob Layton & Jackson Guice
37. Excalibur by Annie Nocenti, Rags Morales & Michael Bair
38. Alpha Flight by Frank Miller & Arthur Adams
39. Deadpool by Gail Simone & Shawn Crystal
40. Ka-Zar by Mark Kneece & Mark Shultz
41. Master of Kung Fu by Alan Davis
42. Marvel’s Western Kids: Ghost Rider, Two Gun Kid,
The Texas Kid, The Ringo Kid, The Apache Kid, Rawhide Kid, The Outlaw Kid,
Arizona Kid, Reno Brown and Kid Colt by Art Baltazar & Franco Aureliani
43. Marvel Zombies by Mike Allred & Darwyn Cooke
44. Howard the Duck Drew Weing & Eleanor Davis
45. Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham by Dan Slott & Skottie Young
46. Millie, Patsy & Friends by Rene Alxander & Tim Hensley
47. Stan & Jack by Ivan Brunetti
48. Power Pack by Alex Zalben & Gurihiru
49. D.P.7 in the New Universe by Ben Cohen (me)
50. Alien Legion by Guy Davis
51. Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona
52. Casanova by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá and Fábio

Thanks…that was fun.

Well if *I* published Marvel, I’d establish the ‘core’ titles that form the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk plus The Avengers, Fantastic Four and X-Men team titles. These would always be published, along an anthology book to give lesser characters (and different creators) a chance to show their stuff. Those that seem popular would get a miniseries, and if THAT sells well, then a an ongoing.

Overall it’d be about 20 superhero titles (with NOBODY, not even Wolverine getting a second book- each should stand on its own.) I would however allow a separate line for continuity-free takes on the characters (ala Marvel Max, but not every title in it has to be “extreme”). No ‘Ultimate Marvel’ tho.

I would also allow a line for non-superhero comics eg. Science fiction, fantasy etc. ala the old Epic Comics line.

The creators? Whoever prove to have the right talent at the time. No ass-kissing here.

@ Kelly …crap…forgot Ross. Oh and I wanted to see what you would do with X-Men too…so…

and the rest….
44.The Wundagore Protocals
45. Kingpin: Covert Operations
46.Deadpool; Tour Guide
47. Hank Pym: Scientist Supreme
48.Dr. Voodoo: Suspense and Wonder
49. The Thrilling Tales of War Machine and Dr. Hank Mccoy
50. Legion of Monsters
51 Avengers Academy
52. Dr. Strange in the Negative Zone.
oh my line up for Doctor Doom and the Avengers is; Dr. Doom, Wonder Man, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Quicksilver, Doctor Octopus, Prince of Orphans, Iron Man, Deathlok, and Echo
Secret Avengers is: Moon Knight, Ant Man, Gambit, Black Widow, UsAgent, Sharon Carter, Wolverine, Daredevil, Psylocke,
Astonishing X-Men: Colossus, Dazzler, Cannonball, Iceman, Wolfsbane, Angel Salvadore, Toad

EDIT to Woody’s Round-Up :

20. Woody’s Round-Up writer Mark Waid art Chirs Samnee covers by Gerald Patel. This comic has ridiculous amounts of potential, and is the worthy sister title to Buzz Lightyear, yet total contrast.

Also, I know this is kind of shameful self-advertising here, but what the hey, we need to start the cause somewhere. And it is kind of related to the topic at hand:

The following link is to a Facebook petition I just created. I’m sick and tired of Marvel, and now DC renumbering their flagship titles, and I think it’s about time we all join together (regardless of loyalties to whatever title or characters) to save them these iconic titles from hiding their proud run. Join today, and lets get to work on running campaigns to secure the future of Amazing Spider-Man!


Ideally from here we can go on and organise campaigns for other titles too.

What a challenge. I kind of figure that if Marvel did something like this they wouldn’t include all their kid orientated titles, as well as al their creator owned and MAX titles, so I focused on the main Marvel titles.

X-Men Line

Uncanny X-men
Astonishing X-Men
X-Men Legacy
New X-men (combining Generation Hope and teh other X-Kids)
Dark X-Men (think X-men’s Thunderbolts. Villains brought together by Xavier for redemption)
New Mutants

Avenegers Line

New Avenegrs
Young Avengers
Avengers Initiative (combining Acadamy and Initiative)
Captain America
Invincible Iron Man
Insufferable Ant Man (There’s a tragic lack of Eric O’Grady at the moment)
Storm and the Black Panther
Ms Marvel

Hulk Line

The Incredible Hulks (I liked having Hulk hanging out with Skaar and the others)
Hulk (staring Red Hulk)

Fantastic Four Line
Fantastic Four
Doctor Doom (Come on, he’s Doom! He needs his own title!)

Spider Man Line

Amazing Spider Man (still three times a month)
Spider Women (Spider Woman, Spider Girl and Arachne)

Marvel Knights Line

Iron Fist
Heroes for Hire
The Punisher
Moon Knight

Cosmic Line
Nova (bring him back)
Guardians of the Galaxy (combining some of the old team with some of the Annihilators)
Imperial Guard

Doctor Strange
Ghost Rider
Tales of Horror (Anthology book, featuring the likes of Dracula, Werewold by Night etc)

Alternatue Universes

The Age of Apocalypse (Bring it back and make it good!)

International/SHEILD titles

Alpha Flight
Winter Guard
Agents of Atlas
Ka-Zar and the Savage Land

Marvel Comics Presents

daniel the demon cleaner

June 17, 2011 at 5:31 am

Ok, I got some more.

Black Cat – Felicia as a globetrotting thief. The sexy misadventures of miss Hardy will be chronicled by the one and only Milo Manara. Props to Greg Burgas.

Spider-Girl – Anya Corazon. Joe Kelly & JM Ken Niimura

Spider-Man Team-Up – this is basically that Joe Madureira comic they announced, but with Kevin Maguire on art.

The Hulks – It’s a family sit-com. Bruce & Betty try to raise the Hulks kids (Sakaar – the cute kid, Lyra – high school hottie, Hiro-Kala – nerdy shut-in). Lazy stoner “uncle” – Rick Jones living in the basement. Of course there will be frequent visits from grandpa Thunderbolt Ross and Jan Walters. Sooner or later, everybody hulks out and hilarity, as they say, ensues. Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis & Amanda Conner

The Inhumans – Jonathan Hickman & Frazer Irving. Is Medusa still ruling over the Kree? Anyway, whatever, I’m saying that’s the premise of the book.

Kallark and the Imperial Guard – Jonathan Hickman & Moritat.

Namor, ruler of Atlantis – Warren Ellis & J.H. Williams III. Or, you could put these guys on a Doom book.

The Eternals – Grant Morrison & Jerome Ope?a (this will need rotating artists, so i’ll just add Tom Scioli).

Punisher War Zone – Joe Casey & Chris Burnham. Oh, this is regular Marvel. PunisherMAX get’s to keep Aaron and Dillon.

Gamora the Most Dangerous Woman in the Universe – I think somebody mentioned it already and I’m stealing it. Written and drawn by Jim Starlin.

Cloak & Dagger – the Luna Brothers.

10. Sif – Kelly Sue Deconnick & Chris Bachalo
11. Valkyrie – Brian Wood & Rebekah Isaacs

Yeah, I’m also stealing these two. Viking chiks rock!!
Sif gets to keep her creative team, but Valkyrie gets renamed to Valkyrie and the Lady Liberators by Kathryn Immonen & Nicola Scott

Aaaaaaand I’m out of ideas again.

Disney books, if they ever decide to actually join forces:
Tron, with Black Hole backups.
John Carter of Mars
Pirates of the Carribean
Nightmare Before Christmas
I would wish for an Incredibles crossover if they weren’t at Boom.

Now I’m really throwing some out there ideas, Icon crossovers?
Powers/Street-level heroes.
Kabuki/Dr. Strange

Ed (A Different One)

June 17, 2011 at 7:48 am

@Jeff T

Wow – your idea of a Casanove/Nextwave crossover completely blows my mind. If done well (like the Hellboy/Beasts of Burden crossover done by Dark Horse earlier this year), that book would have to be considered highly dangerous/unstable material given all of the awesomeness that would be compressed into those pages.

The mind reels . . .

Thunderbolts are: Red Skull, Man-Thing, Lady Bullseye, Moonstone, Ghost, Cyber, Songbird, Black Cat
X-men Agents of the Atom: Cyclops, Emma Frost, Domino, Glob Herman, Multiple Man

1. Avengers (Cap, Thor, Iron Man, Vision, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Monica Rambeau, She-Hulk)
2. Secret Avengers (Black Widow, War Machine, Bucky (Winter Soldier), USAgent, Spider-Woman, Nick Fury, Black Panther, Moon Knight)
3. Heroes for Hire (Cage, Iron Fist, Black Knight, Hercules, Misty Knight, Silver Sable, Elektra)
4. Uncanny X-Men ( Cyclops, Emma, Iceman, Angel, Beast, Namor, Magneto, Havok, Polaris)
5. X-Men (Wolverine, Rogue, Gambit, Colossus, Kitty, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Storm, Psylocke)
6. Uncanny X-Force (Good as it is: Wolverine, Psylocke, Archangel, Deadpool, Fantomex, + Domino & Warpath)
7. X-Factor (Madrox, Siryn, Guido, Jubilee, Wolfsbane, M, Layla Miller, Longshot, Rictor, Shatterstar)
8. X-Men Academy (Cannonball, Sunspot, Moonstar, Karma, Magik, Northstar, X-23, Elixir, Rockslide, Hellion, Dust, Anole, Armor, Pixie, Stepford Cuckoos)
9. Amazing Spider-Man
10. Tomb of Dracula
11. The Mighty Thor
12. Invincible Iron Man
13. Captain America
14. Wolverine
15. Deadpool
16. Fantastic Four
17. Daredevil
18. Marvel Team-Up (Spidey + others)
19. Marvel Comics Presents (two 12 page stories anthology)
20. Dr. Strange
21. Silver Surfer
22. Inhumans
23. Nextwave
24. Excalibur (Captain Britain & MI:13)
27. Incredible Hulk
28. Black Panther
29. Namor the Sub-Mariner
30. Eternals
31. Tales of Asgard
32. Defenders (Rotating Team gathered by Dr. Strange)
33. Marvel Horror Anthology (Blade, Werewolf by Night, Frankenstein, Ghost Rider, Morbius, Hellstorm, Satana, Blackheart, Zarathos, Mephisto, Man-Thing…Dracula can guest star)
34. Punisher (Ennis or Aaron only/Dillon illustrates)
35. Avengers Academy
36. Moon Knight
37. Marvel non-continuity MAX titles
38. The Cosmic Avengers: Nova, Quasar, Beta Ray Bill, Gladiator, Rocket Raccoon, Moondragon, Warlock, Drax, Captain Mar-Vell, Valkyrie
39. Thunderbolts
40. Exiles
41. Marvel 2099 Presents (Anthology feat. Spidey 2099 + another 2099 character/team)
42. Howard the Duck
43. Nextwave
44. Great Lakes Avengers
45. Runaways
46. Super-Hero Squad
47. Oz
48. Muppets/Disney Anthology
49. Strange Tales Anthology
50. Sensational She-Hulk
51. Alpha Flight
52. Marvel Two-in-One (Rotating Thing/Hercules + others)

Sublime X-Force: fantomex, Shang Chi Archangel, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath, Sauron, Dust, Vanisher
Exiles: Mi6 Division: Bishop, Captain Britain, Spider-man, Mockingbrd, Iron Man, Marvel Boy,

Heroes for Hire International: Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Falcon, Scalphunter, Silver Sable, Misty Knight, The Thing, Jewel.


I like your idea of adding Jubilee to David’s X-Factor. It woulde be nice to see her and Monet interact again after their Gen X days.

7. X-Factor (Madrox, Siryn, Guido, Jubilee, Wolfsbane, M, Layla Miller, Longshot, Rictor, Shatterstar).

I would also love to see a new 2099 anthology, based on the original titles. A Spiderman segment by Peter David and an X-Men segment featuring Skullfire, Xian, La Lunatica and Junkpile.

41. Marvel 2099 Presents (Anthology feat. Spidey 2099 + another 2099 character/team)

A “perfect Marvel Universe” with all the Muties erased from all time and space:

1. Ms. Marvel
2. Avengers
3. Moon Knight
4. Silver Surfer
5. Warlock
6. Thanos
7. Avengers West Coast
8. Captain America
9. Shanna the She DevilW
10. Inhumans
11. She Huk
12. Incredible Hulk
13. Amazing Spider-Man
14. Web of Spider-Man
15. New Warriors
16. Sensational Spider-Man
17. Punisher
18. Toxin
19. Venom
20. Carnage
21. Starlord
22. Guardians of the Galaxy (original team)
23. Beta Ray Bill
24. Galactus
25. Fantastic Four
26. Witches
27. Man-Thing

1. Alpha Flight (Greg Pak/Ben Olivier)
a. Original cast
2. Amazing Spider-Man (Peter David/Clayton Henry)
3. Avengers (Christos Gage/Terry Dodson)
a. Steve Rogers
b. Iron Man
c. Thor
d. She-Hulk
e. Wiccan
f. Black Widow
4. Avengers Academy (Christos Gage/Sara Pichelli)
a. Cloud 9
b. Striker
c. Finesse
d. Mettle
e. new character
f. Spider-Man, Quicksilver, & She-Hulk
5. Black Cat (Kathryn Immomen/Mike Choi)
6. Captain America (Ed Brubaker/Steve Epting)
a. Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes
7. Daken: Dark Wolverine (Rob Williams/Mike Deodato)
8. Defenders (Cullen Bunn/Lee Garbett)
a. Namor
b. Loa
c. Dr. Strange
d. Lyra
e. Silver Surfer
f. Valkyrie
9. Daredevil
10. Exiles: Agents of S.W.O.R.D. (Duane Swierczynski/Ariel Olivetti)
a. Mission Statement: Fix various alternate-realities for S.W.O.R.D.
b. Dark Beast
c. Revenant
d. X-Man
e. Blink
f. Trevor Fitzroy
11. FF (Ed Brubaker/Daniel Acuna)
12. Generation Hope (Kieron Gillen/Stuart Immomen)
a. Hope
b. Oya
c. Primal
d. Zero
e. 2 new characters
13. Green Goblin (Warren Ellis/Salvador Larocca)
14. Hellcat (Joss Whedon/Carlos Pacheco)
15. Hercules
16. Hulk (Peter Milligan/Leonard Kirk)
17. Iron Man (Joe Casey/Sean Phillips)
18. Journey Into Mystery (Kieron Gillen/Adam Pollina)
19. The Kick-Ass She-Hulk (Dan Slott/Salvador Espin)
20. League of Losers (James Asmus/Duncan Rouleau)
a. Squirrel Girl
b. Deadpool
c. Speedball
d. Butterball
e. Sleepwalker
f. Bling!
g. Aralune
h. Centennial
i. others
21. Lil’ Marvels (Paul Tobin/Katie Cook)
a. Youth-oriented, comical recreation of current Marvel stories
22. Luke Cage (Brian M. Bendis/Pablo Raimondi)
23. Masters of Evil (Andy Diggle/Tom Fowler)
a. Cast undecided; Thunderbolts complementary book of villains not seeking redemption
24. Miss America (Sean McKeever/Stefano Caselli)
a. New character from Vengeance miniseries
25. Moon Knight
26. Mystique (Daniel Way & Marjorie Liu/Giuseppie Camuncoli)
27. New Avengers (Brian M. Bendis/Kev Walker)
a. Luke Cage
b. Hellcat
c. Spider-Woman
d. Misty Knight
e. Wolverine
f. Spider-Man
g. Miss America (from Vengeance)
28. New Mutants (Chuck Kim/David LaFuente)
a. Anole
b. Hellion
c. Elixir
d. Wind Dancer
e. Trance
f. Nightmare (Megan Gwynn)
g. Professor X & Magneto
29. Otherworlds: The Mystic Arcana (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa/Jerome Opena)
a. Dr. Strange
b. Sister Grimm
c. Doctor Voodoo
d. Werewolf-by-Night
e. Satana
f. Darkchylde (Illyana Rasputin)
g. Moonstar
30. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (Chris Yost/Humberto Ramos)
31. Power Pack
32. The Q District (Peter Milligan/Dale Eaglesham)
a. new characters, including a teen pregnant with a Brood baby, a gay mutant couple, and an Evangelical Christian who takes a stand against a new, mysterious threat
b. Named for being the “Quiet” District, a county in Mississippi whose strange happenings have gone unnoticed by the larger superhero world
33. Runaways (Joe Kelly/Jamie McKelvie)
a. Lucy in the Sky
b. Princess Powerful
c. Victor Mancha
d. Chase Stein
e. Gertrude Yorkes
f. Hisako Ichiki
g. new male character
34. Songbird (Kelly Sue DeConnick/David Yardin)
35. Spider-Woman (Jonathan Hickman/Mike Choi)
36. Thor (Steven T. Seagle/Carlo Pagulayan)
37. Thunderbolts (Rick Remender/Leinil Yu)
a. Songbird, Ghost, Moonstone, Sabretooth, and Electro
38. Uncanny X-Men (Kieron Gillen/Clay Mann & Adam Kubert)
a. Cyclops
b. Angel
c. Iceman
d. Storm
e. Psylocke
f. Warpath
g. Voght
h. Toad
39. The Underground Avengers (Jonathan Hickman/Jorge Molina)
40. Venom (Rick Remender/Clayton Crain)
41. Untitled Cosmic Book (Daniel Abnett & Andy Lanning)
42. Wolverine (Jason Aaron/David Aja)
43. Wolverine & The Astonishing X-Men (Jason Aaron/ Chris Bachalo & Olivier Coipel)
a. Wolverine
b. Shadowcat
c. Colossus
d. Havok
e. Gambit
f. Quicksilver
g. Stand-Off (Unuscione)
44. X-Factor (Joe Casey/Nick Dragotta)
a. Multiple Man
b. Wolfsbane
c. Rictor
d. M
e. Banshee
f. Cannonball
g. Sunspot
h. Synch
i. Husk
j. Jubilee
45. Young Champions (Dan Slott/Stefano Caselli)
a. Spider-Girl
b. Power-Man
c. X-23
d. Gravity
e. Thunderstrike
46. The Zany Adventures of Wade Wilson, Deadpool (Daniel Way/Carlo Barberi)

1. Uncanny X-men
3. Wolverine
4. Cyclops
5. X-Factor-more like the original version but with rogue or kitty instead of jean
6. X-force- Cannonball and his team working off what Cable taught them
7. X-Men Legacy-Anthology of the x-verse
8. Avengers
9. Secret Avengers
10. Young Avengers
11. Annihilators
12. Amazing Spiderman
13. Sinester Six (i.e secret society of the supervillains)
14. Venom
15. Iron Fist
16. Luke Cage
17. Thunderbotls-government team
18. Thunderbolts:Redeption -group of wanted villains/framed heroes seeking redepmtion on their own.
19. Hawkeye
20. Team Wolverine (kitty, jubilee and other wolverine deciples despence street justice with wolverines help)
21. Captain America
22. Agents of Captain America
23. Iron Man
24. Thor
25. Thunderstrike
26.Fantastic Four
27. The Thing
28. Marvel Team Up
29. Daredevil
30. Ghost Rider
31. Herc and Cho
32. Incredible Hulk
33. S.W.O.R.D
34. Shield
35. Inhumans
37. Moon Knight
38. Silver Samuri
39. She-Hulk
40. Mrs. Marvel
41. Rogue
42. Amazing Fantasy- Anthology
43. Power Pack
44. Namor
45. Fury
46. Justice and Firestar
47. Machine Man
48. Starjammers
49. Black Night and M13
50. Silver Sable
51. The New Deadpool Adventures
52. Great Lakes Avengers

I think Marvel could definitely use a reboot, especially since they seem to be insisting that every story that ever happened in a Marvel comic actually happened. (see The Illuminate.) Unless he’s supposed to be 90 years old, Spider-Man has fought a new supervillain every 90 minutes since he started in the business. Earth has been destroyed several times. Cap is still a “man out of time” even though he’s travelled to a dozen planets. Everybody has died at least twice. And by my last count, there are currently 9,769 superheroes operating in America.

I’ve been reading comics for 50 years and even I find their continuity daunting. Read a character history of your average X-Man. It’s insane.

Burn it down. Start over.

I’ve only been reading Marvel for about 30 years now, but nonetheless, I totally agree.

1. Secret Avengers:
Winter Soldier
Iron Patriot
Ant-Man (Lang)
Black Widow
Suzy Endo (supporting)
Moonstone (supporting)

2. Avengers:
Captain America
Iron Man
Black Panther
Iron Fist
Captain Marvel
Black Widow
Scarlet Witch
White Tiger

3. West Coast Avengers:
Luke Cage
Giant-Man (Pym)
Living Lightning
Jessica Jones (supporting)

4. New Avengers:
Ultra Girl
Silhouette (supporting)

5. Young Avengers
Kate Bishop
Miss America
Nomad (Rikki Barnes)

6. The Defenders:
Dr. Strange
Frankenstein’s Monster
Werewolf by Night
Morbius the Living Vampire
The Living Mummy
Dead Girl
Gargoyle (supporting)
Night Nurse (supporting)

7. Heroes for Hire:
Misty Knight
Coleen Wing
Black Cat
Darla Deering (supporting)

8. The Thunderbolts:
Red Hulk
Red She-Hulk
Scarlet Spider (Kaine)
Redback (Charlotte Witter, the evil Spider-Woman)
U.S. Agent
Crimson Dynamo (a new, female character)

9. FF
Mr. Fantastic
Invisible Woman
Human Torch
Dragon Man (supporting)
The various FF kiddos (supporting)

10. Captain Britain & MI-13:
Captain Britain
Black Knight
Peter Wisdom
Elsa Bloodstone
Faiza Hussein

11. Guardians of the Galaxy:
Star Lord
Rocket Raccoon

12. The X-Men:
Marvel Girl

13. New X-Men:
Various JGS students (supporting and being taught by the “upper-class men”)
Cecelia Reyes (supporting)

14. Astonishing X-Men:
Boom Boom

15. Uncanny X-Men:
Emma Frost

16. X-Force:
Dr. Nemesis

17. X-Factor:

18. Captain America
19. The Invincible Iron Man
20. Thor, God of Thunder
21. The Incredible Hulk
22. Hawkeye
23. Captain Marvel
24. Black Widow
25. Daredevil: The Man Without Fear
26. Elektra: Deadliest Woman Alive!
27. Punisher
28. Ghost Rider
29. Black Panther
30. Nova: The Human Rocket
31. Silver Surfer
32. The Amazing Spider-Man
33. The Spectacular Spider-Girl
34.The Immortal Iron Fist
35. The Sensational She-Hulk
36. Moon Knight
37. Venom: Agent of SHIELD
38. The Savage Shanna

39. A.R.M.O.R.
Howard the Duck
Machine Man
Gorilla Man
Ghoul (from Malibu comics)
Nate Grey
Caledonia (of the Captain Britain Corps)
Giselle the Mystic (from CrossGen)

40. S.W.O.R.D.
Agent Brand
Adam Warlock
Sidrin (supporting)

41. Web of Spider-Man
42. Marvel Comics Presents!
43. Tomb of Dracula
44. What If…?

45. Wolverine
46. Deadpool
47. Cable
48. Nightcrawler
49. Dazzler

50. Runaways
51. The Pet Avengers
52. Spider-Man’s Amazing Friends

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