Judge: Hello Moar Powah! I’m here with Silverwolf to discuss Marvel NOW! And to throw in some tidbits about the New 52, a little over a year later. For starters, what are your initial thoughts of the project?
Silverwolf: Well, honestly I’ve got next to no interest in Marvel NOW! People who read my column consistently probably realize I vastly prefer DC, so when the relaunch was announced I met it with a big “meh.” I’d been reading Hawkeye since before the relaunch (and it’s an AWESOME series, check it out) but it didn’t see a re-numbering since it was only 4 issues in when this whole thing started.
So far, the only actual Marvel NOW! comic I’ve read is Captain America #1. I thought it was good…but not great. It was enjoyable, but not something I’m going to rush out to buy. That’s the general consensus I’ve been hearing from most fans: the Marvel NOW! comics are good, but not great.
Judge: Unlike DC’s New 52, Marvel NOW! is more of an update than a relaunch. No doubt it was partially influenced by the New 52. It’s a monkey see-monkey do business (look at Super Smas Bros. and Playstation All-Stars). It has the potential to be something pretty cool. I agree it’s just meh to good right now, but hopefully Marvel can learn from DC and not retcon things every 2 or 3 issues.