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sherkahn ([personal profile] sherkahn) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-02-07 06:13 am

Season One: Marvel hits refresh

It had to happen. The Ultimates universe was not enough. Yahoo has the article about Marvel.

Albeit it, it is not a complete reboot to the characters and the history, just contemporary additions added on to their origins.

From the article:

Marvel Comics is updating the origin of the Fantastic Four this week in a sleeker tale dubbed "Season One" with a more contemporary vibe, while sticking to the roots of Reed Richards, Sue Storm, brother Johnny, and Ben Grimm, otherwise known for the past 51 years as Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing.

Think tablet PCs instead of room-sized computing machines.

The revision is part of Marvel's push to add modern touches to its characters. Marvel also is bringing a modern spin to the origins of its other classic characters this year in similar "Season One" editions, including Daredevil, Spider-Man and the X-Men.

I'll say it once, I'll say it again. I get that you need to add contemporary, relevant material so that new and younger readers can latch on to the characters and the qualities that we love in these heroes (and villains), but it's feels like taking all that rich history (good and bad) and seeing them flush it down the commode.

We'll see how this "refresh" is handled when the books come out, as some reviews are already being posted.

For legality...

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[personal profile] fifthie 2012-02-07 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Shit like this always reminds me of how when I was six I'd go over to my friend Adil's house and we'd come up with these hugely awesome elaborate games we were gonna play that required like all of our action figures and half of the couch cushions and three cardboard boxes and fourteen shoeboxes and the Ghostbusters proton pack and Adil's glasses and then three hours later his mom would be like TIME TO GO HOME and we'd never actually play the actual fucking game.