At free comic day coming up in a couple of months, IDW has promised to launch a new book based on the Marvel continuity after it ended with issue #155. With the immortal Larry Hama penning the book, it sounded like a dream come true for Marvel fans, and now Newsrama has posted a very nice 5-page preview.
I’ve been hopping around online and I’m already seeing some serious negative buzz. I really don’t get it. Have people already forgotten how campy and over-the-top the Marvel series was at the point of it’s end? I dunno… I wasn’t bowled over by the 5-page preview at all, but I do think it definitely continued the tone of the Marvel series as it came to its end. Certainly I would prefer it to come back down a bit and be a bit more serious as the series goes on, but this does seem pretty faithful to the 90’s era Marvel book. We’ll see how it all goes. I’ve mirrored the preview below.