What if: Marvel Comics Rebooted (a revisted mock-up)

This is an update and revision to my previous fantasy-laden geek-out mock-up of a Marvel Comics Reboot. You can read my original one here. A few changes to that smaller one in this larger one.
So this revised and expanded geek-out of a rebooted Marvel according to if I were Dan Buckley (publisher), Joe Quesada (Chief Creative Officer), Tom Brevoort (Sr. VP of Publishing) and Axel Alonso (Editor-in-Chief) all rolled into one very smart, resourceful and rather astute (and not to mention very persuasive…and handome) person, and had the power to make this all happen.
Of course this is in light of the recent announcement of DC Comics’ massive relaunch coming in late August and September with 52 all-new #1 issues of their mainline DC Universe periodicals. So keeping in line with that, I have come up with a mock Marvel Comics Reboot of 52 comics titles. Naturally, a major note in this fantasy world is that there are no exclusive contracts to muck up things, and all of these creators are in their respective primes. Reimaginings and reinventions would be the rule rather than the exception. Oh, and unlike the DC Relaunch, I have more than one female writer in my metaphorical bullpen. This is pure fantasy geeked-out fun and is not real, kids, but do go ahead and try this at home for your own fun.
Anyway, lets have fun with it. Here goes (in the interest of time and space, no logos this time):
The Core Books
FANTASTIC FOUR
by Warren Ellis & Travis Charest
X-MEN
by Neil Gaiman & Jae Lee
AVENGERS
by Grant Morrison & Jim Lee
SPIDER-MAN
by Robert Kirkman, Gail Simone & Barry Kitson*
IRON MAN
by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
CAPTAIN AMERICA
by Frank Miller & John Cassaday
THOR
by Neil Gaiman & Olivier Coipel
HULK
by Peter David & John Romita Jr.
WOLVERINE
by Ed Brubaker & Jackson “Butch” Guice

MARVELMAN
by Neil Gaiman & Michael Kaluta
Avengers Related Books
SECRET AVENGERS
by Gail Simone & Steve McNiven

AVENGERS ACADEMY
by Brian Michael Bendis & J. Scott Campbell

YOUNG AVENGERS
by Allan Heinberg & Jimmy Cheung

ALIAS & CAGE
by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos

MS. MARVEL
by Devin K. Grayson & Adam Hughes

BLACK WIDOW
by Gail Simone & Phil Noto

DOCTOR STRANGE
by Alan Moore & Dan Brereton

BLACK PANTHER
by Greg Rucka & Michael Broussard

SHE-HULK
by Gail Simone & Frank Cho
 
X-Men Related Books 
 
X-FACTOR
by Mike Carey & Cary Nord
X-FORCE
by Rick Remender & Esad Ribic

NEW MUTANTS
by Dan Slott & Stefano Caselli

CABLE
by Jonathan Hickman & Ariel Olivetti

DEADPOOL
by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev
X-23
by Marjorie Liu & Joshua Middleton
FANTOMEX
by Rick Remender & Jerome Opena
LONGSHOT
by Kieron Gillen & Art Adams
Street Level Books
DAREDEVIL
by Mike Carey & David Aja

PUNISHER
by Frank Miller

BLADE
by Jason Aaron & Thom Coker

HEROE$ FOR HIRE
by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso

MOON KNIGHT
by Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting

BLACK CAT
by Devin K. Grayson & Adam Hughes

CLOAK & DAGGER
by Brian K. Vaughan & Marc Silvestri

RUNAWAYS
by Robert Kirkman & Chris Bachalo

IRON FIST & THE IMMORTAL WEAPONS
by Paul Jenkins & Leinil Yu
 
Fringe Books
 
DEFENDERS
by Matt Fraction & Carlos Pacheco

THUNDERBOLTS
by Mark Waid & Mike Deodato

NAMOR THE SUBMARINER
by Peter David & Peter Mayhew

NICK FURY AGENT OF SHEILD
by Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca

SILVER SURFER
by Geoff Johns & Ivan Reis

THE INHUMANS
by Grant Morrison & Dustin Nguyen

GHOST RIDER
by Brian Azzarello & Tony Harris

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
by Geoff Johns & Brian Hitch

ALPHA FLIGHT
by Greg Pak & Gene Ha

SPIDER-WOMAN
by Marjorie Liu & Ron Lim

NEXTWAVE
by Warren Ellis & Stuart Immomen

Specialty Books

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN
by Joe Quesada, Brian Michael Bendis & Various Artists

ASTONISHING AVENGERS
by James Robinson, Mark Waid & Various Artists

ASTONISHING WOLVERINE
by Chris Claremont & Various Artists

ASTONISHING X-MEN
by Chris Claremont & Various Artists

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS
by Various Writers & Artists

*Had to switch Art Adams from Spidey over to his co-creation Longshot. I think he’d be a great Spider-man artist, though.
 
Unfortunately I couldn’t find work for the Kubert Bros., Ed McGuinness, David Finch, Mike Choi, Greg Capullo, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Peter Milligan, Andy Diggle, Nick Spencer, Fred Van Lente, Christos N. Gage, Kurt Busiek and Ethan Van Sciver.

Anyways, fun times.

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Brandon L. Rucker is a musician and writer of fiction, nonfiction and journalism. Armed with grammar and diction, plus an uncanny sense of rhythm and melody, he is at-large and potentially dangerous. Be wary.

2 thoughts on “What if: Marvel Comics Rebooted (a revisted mock-up)”

  1. Seems one spineless anonymous reader missed the whole point of the hypothetical, alternate reality “What if” aspect of this (despite those very words in the title, apparently). This brave and unidentified person also overstated the 'fantasy' aspect of it, as if I hadn't noted multiple times that it was fantasy-based. It's always sad when reading comprehension is absent with the feeble-minded.

    The response inspired me to Tweet this:

    Dear Anonymous, I'd love to publish your post on my blog if you had the balls to identify yourself first. So easy to talk shit anonymously.

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