Marvel’s ‘Heroic Age’ Will Swash Your Buckle
By now you've probably heard enough about Marvel's upcoming "Heroic Age" that you're starting to picture what the Marvel Universe might read like after "Siege" wraps up. Today, Marvel helps fill in the gaps:
The Heroic Age will have shiny gold lettering and at least one ape.
All kidding aside, in an interview with USA Today, Marvel EIC Joe Quesada sums up the general shift in tone across the Marvel Universe.
"Heroes will be heroes again," says Marvel editor in chief Joe Quesada. "They've gone through hell and they're back to being good guys - a throwback to the early days of the Marvel Universe, with more of a swashbuckling feel."
Quesada goes on to clarify further, citing that the stories will still be contemporary and that the more optimistic approach to Marvel's properties isn't a Disney motivated sanitization.
While I've got zero beef with good guys being good guys and ongoing titles perhaps hitting a few more all-ages notes, it should be interesting to see how the line between lighter and darker fare gets straddled starting when the proverbial band of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor gets back together in "Avengers" #1 this May.