Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Thing and The Marvel Family

Hmmmm... it looks as though DC's previews for the upcoming rebooted universe titles are just about complete, and yet there is no sign of The Marvel Family. I'm hoping they are part of one of the few titles left to announce, but if that is not the case I wonder how long it will be before we see them in action once again? After years of darkening Mary Marvel, depowering Billy Batson, and turning Freddie Freeman into Shazam, it feels like forever since we have seen a straightforward tale of the Marvel Family. It's too bad, because I think they have a lot to offer in their more traditional forms. The wish fulfillment aspect of a young boy who can transform into an adult hero is still unique in comics and DC should be capitalizing on that... especially if they want to spin Captain Marvel off into the world of film. Hopefully DC has something up their sleeve that we just haven't seen yet.


Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

Not sure how DC can top that Power of Shazam series from the '90's. They've sure been trying to since then and nothing has really caught on.

I kinda liked the idea that he was part of the Justice League, even if only for a little while...

WildCard said...

If the Marvel Family is not in their own title, I hope they are part of one of the anthology series that have been already announced (or to be announced).

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