Thursday, January 11, 2007

MARVEL ADVENTURES: To Try Or Not To Try


So the Marvel Adventures line has been making a little news lately with the all-MODOC issue of MARVEL ADVENTURES: THE AVENGERS.

So after looking the preview for that over, I was a bit intrigued.

Then I found that Comic Book Resources just did a two-part spotlight on the line. Here's what they had to say: Part One, Part Two.

The feature started off pretty promising with the line editor, Mark Paniccia, saying "You're not going to find a story that's specifically geared for seven year-old. You're going to get a story that can entertain anyone from age seven to 70."

And then, "First off, they're all self-contained. Since these books are going out to the mass market, there's a good chance this is someone's first experience with a comic. We want to make sure they get a beginning, middle and an end--that the experience is satisfying and something unique.

"Second, we're very careful content-wise. There are things we stay away from such as guns, risqué situations or anything we think might be too graphic. And you know what, you don't need those things for a great story. The books are straight up, awesome adventures that an adult can read and feel comfortable passing on to a younger reader."

Could it be..?

I may have found something else to check out.

Currently there are three Marvel Adventures titles:
SPIDER-MAN
FANTASTIC FOUR
THE AVENGERS

And there's a fourth new title beginning this year with a special preview geared for Free Comic Book Day.
X-MEN would be a sure bet. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was an anthology series much like ADVENTURES IN THE DC UNIVERSE was. Perhaps MARVEL TEAM-UP.

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