COMICS: Marvel EIC Axel Alonso On MARVEL NOW!

What are Blade and Ghost Rider doing at Wolverine's school for mutants? Will prices rise with the launch of Marvel NOW!? And is the Age of Ultron still happening?

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By Mark Julian - 8/5/2012


On Marvel Now:
Alonso: Marvel NOW! isn’t the Marvel Universe “starting over again.” It simply offers a line-wide entry-point into the Marvel Universe that you’re already reading about. All of the stories take place in the aftermath of “Avengers Vs. X-Men. The strength of the initiative is that it all starts with new creative teams that will take your favorite titles in bold new directions, and writers that are deeply invested in their books and have long-term plans for them. We’ll be saying more and more about each of the titles in coming weeks, so stay tuned.

On what titles will be $3.99 vs $2.99:
Alonso: Most titles are staying the same price they are now, with many of the added-value features we offered during “Avengers Vs. X-Men.”

Any plans for minority characters Blue Marvel, Blade and Black Panther in Marvel NOW!?
Alonso: The Black Panther is hugely important to MARVEL NOW!, — and you’ll find out exactly where in the days to come! No immediate plans for the Blue Marvel. We’ve got plans for Blade, but that’s way far away right now.

Why are Ghost Rider and Blade on the cover of Wolverine and the X-Men?
Alonso: While there are no current plans for the “Legion of Monsters,” they do keep coming up in conversation. As for Blade and Ghost Rider – wouldn’t you know it, they’re amongst the characters applying for teaching positions at the Jean Grey School. Will they land the job? It’s up to Kitty Pryde and Wolverine.

What's the future for Wonder Man, Mockingbird, Dr. Strange and Colossus in three words or less?
Alonso: Challenge accepted-

Wonder Man: (1) Joins, (2) Big, (3) Team.

Mockingbird: (1) Less, (2) Face, (3) Time.

Dr. Strange: (1) Believe, (2) In, (3) Magic.

Colossus: (1) Keep, (2) Ears, (3) Peeled.

Any plans for Moon Knight:
Alonso: Moon Knight will be in “Age of Ultron,” when we get there…

There's more with Axel over on CBR, where he discusses Cable, Hercules, Amadeus Cho, Punisher and more. Be sure to click the source link below to read the full interview.

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Source: CBR
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marvel72 - 8/5/2012, 8:04 AM
axel alonso seems to know what his doing,some of the creative team line ups sound marvelous. :D
GUNSMITH - 8/5/2012, 8:09 AM
GHOST RIDER..A TEACHER. THAT JUST SOUNDS JUST DANGEROUS.
MrBlueSky - 8/5/2012, 8:24 AM
@GUNSMITH Is it anymore dangerous than Wolverine running a school?
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 8/5/2012, 8:37 AM
Anyone have a list of the Marvel Now titles? As long as Uncanny X-Force is still in tact, I'm happy, but I'd like to get into some of these new titles, the reason I dropped all X-Men books (Excluding X-Force) is because the were 19 different ones, all of which had Wolverine at 30 different places at the same time. [frick]ing continuity issues, hope this Marvel Now helps clear the fog, but I don't see why they just don't kill Joe Quesada, I think that'd solve all of Marvel's problems.

joe quesada


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breakUbatman - 8/5/2012, 8:40 AM
Gambitfreak

I hear you X-Force is the only one of them I'm reading as well
ATrueHero1987 - 8/5/2012, 8:45 AM
I hope Danny Ketch comes back. His series is was got me intersted in GR.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 8/5/2012, 8:51 AM
@breakUbatman Hell yeah! Remender is kicking ass!




SCURVYDOG619 - 8/5/2012, 9:05 AM
Ghost Rider giving a penance stare to Quentin Quire would be MOST entertaining...
inky - 8/5/2012, 9:24 AM
why all the cross polination in the marve universe, i its just to sell more comics its annoying
pitbull76 - 8/5/2012, 9:34 AM
when does this marvel now start? I just got back into comics a few month back and love dc's new 52 it was great for people like me.I have got a lot of dc comics but with marvel i have a hard time figure out what issues to jump into at and this will make it easier.
ATrueHero1987 - 8/5/2012, 10:07 AM
It start's in November.
superotherside - 8/5/2012, 10:40 AM
Awesome, Age of Ultron will be epic!
Angel311 - 8/5/2012, 10:47 AM
X-Force needs some Gambit!
DarrkEvil - 8/5/2012, 10:50 AM
SCURVYDOG619
Hell yes !!! :P
SCOURGE - 8/5/2012, 11:06 AM
Gambitfreak: Joey Q saved Marvel after the comic bubble burst in '90's? He turned the company around and made the MCU feasible. Please step away from whatever drugs you're on and seek immediate help...
CaptainAmerica31 - 8/5/2012, 11:34 AM
They should reboot marvel
nikgrid - 8/5/2012, 12:01 PM
Marvel 52 huh?
pitbull76 - 8/5/2012, 12:14 PM
@marvel87 Tnks for the answer.
OtakuPapi - 8/5/2012, 2:18 PM
I hope to see a MCU reboot in about 5 years.I love the current universe but i think a reboot will be necessary eventually.
HannibalKing - 8/5/2012, 2:27 PM
Blade appearing in Wolverine and the X-Men isn't going to make me buy the book. Not at $3.99 an issue.
mob7medina - 8/5/2012, 5:55 PM
I'm glad marvel didn't reboot,can't wait to see how marvel Now works out...
ATrueHero1987 - 8/5/2012, 8:27 PM
@Spidey31 O_o....??
ScionStorm - 8/6/2012, 3:01 AM
Ghost Rider: You have 1 hour to complete the test. when your finished, drop you paper off on my desk. . . and look me in the eyes while telling me you didn't just cheat on your test.
niknik - 8/6/2012, 11:44 AM
Marvel DID reboot. It's called The Ultimate Universe.
Carloshll726 - 8/6/2012, 6:55 PM
Ooh... "Age of Ultron"? This is going to be very interesting!

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