Marvel Comics Promises a New Line-Wide “Fresh Start”

by Chris Braly

We’re just learning that Marvel Comics is apparently planning a fresh start in 2018. The comic book publishing juggernaut has just released a promotional image (above) and video (below) announcing Marvel’s “Fresh Start” coming in May 2018. In the video, fans are promised “New series, new creative teams, new direction, new beginnings.”

New Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, CB Cebulski, discusses the project:

“I can say, walking through these halls, I’ve never seen more enthusiasm and more excitement for where Marvel Comics is going this year,” Cebluski said. “Not since Marvel NOW! Have we had such an overarching, line-wide change of talent on the Marvel Comics line.”

Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada also discusses the new initiative.

“New fresh ideas, new fresh creators, really are taking that perspective, which is, ‘If you haven’t read a comic before, if you’re an old lapsed fan and you want to come back, its the perfect opportunity to do it,’ because, as I say, they start and start and they’re great jumping on points”.

Time will tell, and we’ll see what the market decides. As hopeful as we are, we’ll remain skeptical until we see what they have planned. A good first step might be to make the characters match what we’re seeing in the film. Tony Stark as Iron Man, Odinson as Thor, Bruce Banner as Hulk, etc.

We’ll be following this story. Any thoughts?