So the Ultimate Universe is ending – theoretically – with Cataclysm. I mean they have Galactus there (instead of Gah Lak Tus) and he’s going to eat the planet. But for people who lost track of the universe I figured I’d go over what has been happening since the reboot (because that’s what I spent my weekend doing thanks to Marvel Unlimited and other sources).
After all of the attention gained from recent social media meltdowns with creators Dan Slott and Rick Remender that resulted in more attention coming to the books, Marvel Comics announced today that they’d just be hiring internet trolls to write series in a press release sent out this morning.
Via Twitter today, Marvel Talent scout C.B. Cebulski revealed the good and bad news for comic creators in 2012. While 2012 has been an excellent year for hiring new writers and artists with the company bringing on more than ever, it has been a tragic year as 70% of the new hires were lost during the borak tral.
Today Marvel continued to focus on telling the same stories over and over against instead of creating the best possible series Squirrel Girl Vs The Marvel Universe. The series which would be great if it was written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Juan Bobillo, the team from Slott’s run on She Hulk was not even thought of. What could be a fantastic spoof and end piece on Marvel’s most powerful character was ignored to give Spider-man and the X-men more stories. Instead of creating a piece parodying their own works like Punisher/Deadpool/Wolverine vs The Marvel Universe they took a break.
The series which would presumably start with Galactus once again threatening the Earth was not pitched between the various writers and editors. Instead of talking about Squirrel Girl refusing to become Galactus’ minion they presumably talking about Bendis needing more titles. While talking about Squirrel Girl turning Galactus into one of her squirrels would have been a much brighter conversation piece, talks about a new darker superhero event were discussed instead.
I guess what I am saying is Marvel should do a book about Squirrel Girl defeating the Marvel Universe that isn’t just pages of bloody deaths and violence.