|Posted: 25 December 2007 at 5:01am | IP Logged | 10
Hm. Challenging, but I’ll give it a shot JB.
The big concept would be to reset the comic book universe by capturing the essence of all ages and offer a linear growth universe like your Generations, but concentrate primarily in the eras that befit the best adventures of favorite characters, tying into the Big Final Conflict. To me, a proposed “Big Two Reset Universe” would be structured by character era, design, and writers/artists/editorial direction. Condense 60 years of thousands of issues, and compact it into 150 issues. Yes, finite. After 150 issues, stop production, end with a bang, reprint as TPB and Absolute hardcovers, and cherish the gem in these nicely packaged compilations with goodies and extras.
THE DC “RESET” BLENDS NEW FRONTIER, JLU, KINGDOM COME AND LEGION ANIMATED. John Byrne is Editor in Chief. Taking a cue from Darwyn Cooke, Darwyn was able to connect the DC Golden Age with Silver Age, interconnect books that were not previously connected because of editorial constraints of their time. Now we know that there was an adventure that connected the Losers to Challengers of the unknown, to Hal Jordan, to the Big 3 heroes, to JLA., add the feel of the 60’s, add The Right Stuff elements, and the feel of adventure of the Future promised by JFK. 5 major ages: Golden Age 40’s, Silver Age 60’s Modern Age 2008, Kingdom Come Era and 30th Century Legion. This would be one ongoing monthly series, written and penciled by John Byrne.
DC Universe- an ongoing series by writer/artist John Byrne. 100 issues.
DC Origins Books #1. A one shot issue for every major character or team. 32 page debut issue. The art is 3D modeled and rendered by the top Alias Maya professionals; art directed Alex Ross to reflect Ross’ layouts, realism, and his ability to be evocative and reverential to the source material. 50 one-shot issues, which each one shot also debuts as 30 minute standalone episode of a 3D animated series on DVD called DC Universe Origins.
Superman- starts his adventure in 1938, Lana being his love interest; meets young Lois hotshot Planet reporter much later in the 60’s, just in time for JLA era storylines for New Frontier. Include movie Fortress, Movie Zod, Ursa, Non, SAS Brainiac, JB/Timm Luthor for modern times, with his green power suit.
Batman- Bruce Timm BAS/ New Frontier Universe
Wonder Woman- Perez Greek Gods Wonder Woman, but include Steve Trevor as an important love interest from 40’s. When he dies from old age, and Lois Lane dies, Diana will end up with Clark as told in Kingdom Come.
New Gods storyline enters DC universe in 2008
DC Universe Crisis story arcs. There will be 5 major Crisis-scale epics within the ongoing comic book: 1) WWII JLU Savage Time, 2) New Frontier Dinosaur Island, creation of JLA, 3) Cosmic Oddyssey, 4) Kingdom Come, and 5) a Legion era Crisis- ending with a final battle of Superman vs Darkseid and final New Gods story. The Source and Anti-Life conflict will reach its climax. And this Reset Universe has no multiple universes, thank you.
Include an awesome tie in: multi platform John Byrne's DC Universe video game for PS2/3, Xbox,Nintendo, Gameboy, and the much sought after Wii.
THE MARVEL COMICS “RESET” BLENDS THE 60’S LEE/KIRBY/BUSCEMA/DITKO/COLAN/STERANKO MARVEL UNIVERSE ROSS “MARVELS”, ULTIMATE UNIVERSE, MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE, AND UNIVERSE X. Same deal. John Byrne is Editor in Chief. Major time eras roughly combine WWII for Cap & Invaders, 50’s Marvel Lost Generation, 2008 Ultimate Universe, Universe X and ends with the Last Galactus Story
Marvel Universe: an ongoing series by writer/artist John Byrne. 100 issues.
Marvel Origins Books #1. A one shot issue for every major character or team. 32 page debut issue. The art is 3D modeled and rendered by the top Alias Maya professionals; art directed Alex Ross to reflect Ross’ layouts, realism, and his ability to be evocative and reverential to the source material. 50 one-shot issues, which each one shot also debuts as 30 minute standalone episode of a 3D animated series on DVD called Marvel Universe Origins.
2008- Ultimate Universe
Peter Parker in still high school, Ditko Spidey
Ultimates: Steve Rogers just thawed from ice
All teams just starting out, X-Men, FF, Avengers
Dr. Strange just beginning his origin story
Miller era DD- origin and fall from grace stroy
Simonson Thor with Donald Blake.
Galactus looks like Marvel Ultimate Alliance Video Game.
Mar-Vell- white and aqua fin-helmet costume, 70’s red/blue costume, and Ultimate costume.
The major conflict will be called the Marvel Wars:
WWII Invaders & Eternals vs Axis & Deviants
Lost Generation conflict as seen in the series
Ultimate Alliance conflict,
capped off with The last Galactus Story.
Major Villains: Red Skull, Doom, Loki, Ultron, Thanos, Celestials and Galactus.
Include an awesome tie in: multi platform John Byrne's Marvel Universe video game for PS2/3, Xbox,Nintendo, Gameboy, and the much sought after Wii.
As I said, there are no multiple DC universes, or multiple Marvel universes; there is only 1 universe that exists at DC and 1 universe that exists at Marvel. A separate 3D animated series can provide a DC/Marvel Team Up & universe crossover titled DC/Marvel: Crisis Secret Wars, which teams up DC & Marvel heroes against villains in a conflict separate from the comic book series, but victory is needed to provide a favorable ending to the comic books, so this can be both a standalone 3D animated series, and a companion to the comic book.
I hope I've offended no one, as it was not my intent. This is just one of the many ideas to provide a reset model.
Edited by George Edwards on 25 December 2007 at 5:38am