Does Marvel's 'Inhumanity' teaser offer hints for All-New Marvel NOW!?
Image offers possible insight into recent one-word teasers
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(CBR) It's easy sometimes to forget about comic book teasers -- after all, there are so many of them in any given month that informational overload is a definite possibility. However, looking back at old promo images can occasionally yield unexpected results when new information comes up. With Marvel Comics currently letting loose with a media blitz of one-word teasers in anticipation of New York Comic Con 2013, a Steve McNiven-illustrated image released in July to promote the post-"Inhumanity" All-New Marvel NOW! status quo can now be looked at in a new light. The image teased the return of Nightcrawler in "Amazing X-Men" written by Jason Aaron, and apparently contains more clues as to what else to expect when taken in conjunction with Marvel's current campaign.
Perhaps the most obvious parallels to the teaser are the new series written by Dan Slott -- a "Rad!" book with Mike Allred and "The End" of something with Giuseppe Camuncoli. While the silver "Rad!" teaser is almost certainly a Silver Surfer project, another aspect of McNiven's image that's clearly in Slott's wheelhouse is Spider-Man -- in his original blue-and-red threads, rather than the current "Superior Spider-Man" outfit. Is it possible that "The End" refers to the end of Spider-Ock and a return to seeing Peter Parker web-slinging across New York City's skyline?
Meanwhile, the "Judgement" one-word teaser hyping "Guardians of the Galaxy" creative team Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli makes perfect sense given the content of the "Inhumanity" image, and it's likely Angela and Yondu will play a larger role in whatever Bendis and Pichelli have planned for the next arc of "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Even the most recent teaser -- this morning's "Atonement" image hyping creative team Nathan Edmondson and -- makes more sense when applied to McNiven's image. Edmondson is a near-perfect fit for Winter Soldier, Black Widow or both -- though the red coloring of the word does seem like it could apply more to the Widow, who is said to have red in her ledger. While other teasers are harder to apply to McNiven's image -- such as "Mindbubble" by Rick Remender and Pascal Alixe (potentially "Captain America" related), "Sinners" by Charles Soule and Carlo Barberi (likely a "Thunderbolts" or "Deadpool" project), "Global" by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli (likely a new "Avengers" storyline), "Higher" by Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez (very likely a new "Captain Marvel" arc or series), "Corporate" by Peter David and Carmine Di Giandomenico (likely a new "X-Factor"-related series) and "Trial" by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen (likely a new arc of "All-New X-Men") -- there are still a number of characters that presumably haven't been part of a one-word teaser thus far. Falcon, Thor, Iron Man, Black Bolt and Medusa (not to mention a new-costumed Wolverine) all feature heavily in the image and have not yet gotten any kind of obvious indication of an All-New Marvel NOW! one-word teaser. That said, it's likely only a matter of time, as Marvel ramps up to its presence at NYCC 2013 and continues to reveal teaser images every day.
Check out the one-word teasers to date below.
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2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
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