Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Formspring-er extraordinaire) Tom Brevoort. Hit the jump to see what I learned during the call.
As if to purposely continue with another controversial character, the subject of The Hood came up. We’ll be seeing him show in Avengers as well, out from prison and on the hunt for power, in the form of the Infinite Gems. This will also deal with the Illuminati, a group that we haven’t seen in quite a while, and their existence will become public, coming to the attention of Steve Rogers. Before all that, however, The Hood will also show up in upcoming Avengers Academy and will deal with the aftermath of the rivalry between The Hood and Tigra (who is part of the regular cast in that title, in case you haven’t been reading it).
There was also quite a lot of talk regarding the Avengers time-map, which hints at quite a lot of upcoming events. Some of them, we will start seeing as early as next year, with Ultron War being the most closer down the pipeline. The first hints of that will be seen in the Point One issue of Avengers, which coincidentally will be drawn by Bryan Hitch. Another hint at an upcoming event is “Who is worthy?”, which is also written on the map. The phrase makes me think that it is something Thor-related, as in “Who is worthy to wield Mjolnir?” but it’s all speculation on my part.
As for New Avengers? Bendis couldn’t speak much about it, as the most recent issue (which comes out this week) features a huge death, that will affect the role and direction of the New Avengers. What he did talk about though, is about Luke Cage and Jessica Jones going on the hunt for a babysitter. As has been previously mentioned, it will be Squirrel Girl, though we will also see some of the other candidates. The ever-popular Squirrel Girl will become a regular member of the cast (though not necessarily of the team) of New Avengers, and that she will interact on a regular basis with all of the other members of the team. Brevoort joked around saying that with her addition to New Avenger’s roster, the question of which team was more powerful had been settled (igniting what I am sure will be the rage of hundreds of battle-boarders).
If you want to read a whole transcript of the call, you can head over to CBR or Newsarama, who do a much better job of writing down everything said that little ol’ me could ever do. It’s a pretty comprehensive write-up, and in case you want to know, my questions were asking if Bendis was planning on killing Bucky (and other characters, though I forgot to include Iron Fist in that list), and if the Oral History of Avengers back-ups would continue in the future. I knew that some of our readers expressed concern regarding these text back-ups, so I took the chance to ask. In case you aren’t already, you should follow us via Twitter, as I was live-tweeting some of the most interesting bits, and if you have a question that you want to ask, I’ll do my best to ask them.
In any case, New Avengers is the title I’m following and enjoying the most, and the call re-affirmed that it will continue on the path that is going to reinforce the things that I like about it. I’m excited to see the upcoming issues, and I hope they deliver what Bendis has promised. Are you reading any of these two titles? Which one are you enjoying the most? Let us know in the comments section below.