“The past month of July, DC released, to much critical acclaim, the debut issue of their new weekly comic, Wednesday Comics. The series was an eclectic mix of new and old creators, commercial stars and relative newcomers to the industry. The characters within the anthology were also a very strange mix, including popular mainstays, such as Batman and Superman, and smaller characters, like Kamandi and Deadman.
This got me thinking about what if Marvel Comics released an anthology similar to this one? What characters would it feature? Which creators would be attached to it? In all honesty, I wouldn’t want Marvel and DC to become a Coke/Pepsi-like feud (they both have cherry colas, vanilla colas, lime colas, etc.), but I thought it would be interesting to try to put together my own “dream project” of what the anthology from Marvel would look like.”
Just look at a few sample ideas from this article and you’ll be salivating…
The Amazing Spider-Man
Written by Paul Tobin
Art by Skottie Young
Written by Mark Millar
Art by Joe Quesada
Written by Brian Reed
Art by Stuart Immonen
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Mike Allred
“The villain – or villains — for the movie have yet to be revealed, though some fans have speculated that Bruce could take on the role of Mysterio – the master of illusion.”
Hilarious speculation from CinemaBlend:
Many speculate that Campbell will be playing a villain in the movie, perhaps even Mysterio, but I’m going to put myself out there and predict that he’s playing Spider-Man. Maybe Tobey didn’t come back after all. Maybe Spider-Man 4 takes place 20 years in the future with an aged and tired-of-Mary-Jane Peter Parker. Maybe this movie will be awesome after all.
Blackadder writer on Doctor Who? Best thing ever or another bad idea?
“Hollywood people tend to be people who are, in my experience, very visually oriented people,” Rucka said. “And if you put a novel in front of them, they are less inclined to really dive into that novel. But if you can put in front of them a story that combines prose with images, they get that. And they get that much more quickly, and can see a translation to film much more effortlessly. So it’s not just about superheroes — I think now, it’s about comics.”