Batman? Saga? The Extinguished? What’s going on here, Comics Vanguard? We thought you were here to provide us with all the up-to-date news on Hulk, Thunderbolts, Marvel’s Cosmic characters and all the other dull Marvel characters we care about for seemingly no good reason!
That’s how it used to be, ComVanFans. That was the old day, when we’d report any old guff so long as it was related to Marvel somehow. But then something happened. We saw that Scott Snyder and Grant Morrison were writing Batman. And it was good. Then we looked at David Gallaher’s work outside of Marvel. And it was good. Then we looked at X-Factor. It was not good. After months of watching Marvel’s most interesting properties get sucked down into the dark void of limbo and disinterest, we turned our eyes towards Image, Vertigo, IDW and several other companies. And hey, their projects were interesting! Brian K. Vaughan is returning to comics, y’know. And look – John Constantine, Madame Xanadu and Zatanna are all going to be on a team together over at DC! And Wonder Woman is being relaunched! And there are all these interesting “webcomics” hanging about at the moment, and people seem to really like them!
So here’s what we’re going to do. We’re not ditching Marvel – we still love X-Men, and Fred Van Lente, and Christos Gage. Pixie and Uatu The Watcher are never far from our hearts. But with DC doing a relaunch and several creators like Jeff Parker and Greg Rucka taking to the internet to write new, interesting stuff… it’s time for ComVan to stretch out and cover all these things. Also, tagging a post with the word “Batman” REALLY helps the ol’ google rankings. So that’s what’s happening from now on. Comics Vanguard will write any whichever comics we want, including Action Comics, Batman, Wonder Woman and maybe that Paul Cornell series what has Shining Knight in it. We’ll also look at some Robert Kirkman stuff over at Image, along with the repeatedly-mentioned Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples series ‘Saga’. Vertigo will be approached with swift effect, because we already really like Fables and Y: The Last Man and Preacher and The Unwritten. Names thought lost to the site like Phil Jiminez and Duane Swierczynski will triumphantly return.
And we’ll continue to push the Marvel titles which rise above the others. Generation Hope, FF (we have some news about Jonathan Hickman’s next year, which should come out soon), Avengers Academy and Amazing Spider-Man. In the process we’re going to quickly leapfrog above all the other websites ON THE INTERNET apart from perhaps Comics Alliance. Comics Alliance is pretty good, actually. But the other websites can all shudder in fear! Comics Vanguard are now officially EXPANSIVE.