Savage Amateurs: More Marvel Now One-Word Teaserson October 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm
Oh Marvel, you and your one-word teasers for Marvel Now relaunches that you struggle more and more to make enigmatic and mysterious. A few weeks ago, they dropped a few that were truly baffling at the time – Superior? What the fuck does Superior mean? Are we dick-measuring now, Marvel? – and it had reached the point where I had become convinced that, if they wanted to keep us guessing, Marvel would be forced to resort to just making words up. Something like: “Miller. Jansen. Dinkenclammer,” or: “Adams. Lee. Sclunt.” *
But it turns out I was a bit off on that prediction, because Marvel’s come out with a couple new teasers that are a bit more decipherable. Such as this one from yesterday:
Yeah, this one’s not exactly rocket science, kids. If the three slashes didn’t give away that this is gonna be a Frank Cho Wolverine book, you’re not thinking it through… or like me, you’ve had four beers and are starting to think that maybe this is gonna be a Tigra book just to fuck with us.
Then there’s this one, that’s a little bit more inscrutable… but only a little:
On one hand, “Amateurs” could mean that Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen are creating a new comic about, well, us. On the other, Marvel has previously put out promotion materials promoting Gillen’s and McKelvie’s new book showing images of some of the younger heroes in the Marvel Universe, so the consensus is that the smart money’s on this being a Young Avengers book… which means that all I can picture is Marvel Marketing sitting around a conference room spitting out words: “Pederast! No… Jailbait! Shit…”
Well, one way or the other, whatever books these teasers are hyping should be out early next year.
* You wanna know something funny? My spellchecker just signed off on “dinkenclammer” as being legit. Behold, I am become Death: creator of dirty words. But I digress.