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Thoughts on Marvel’s ‘Dark Ages’ Event

June 24, 2021 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
Marvel Dark Ages

Welcome back! I’m Steve Gustafson and if you enjoy discussing anything comic book related, you’ve come to the right place. Each week we cover something in the industry and I always enjoy your input in the comment section below.

Previously on…

Last time we discussed Marvel’s Most Twisted Father & Son Relationships. Here’s what some of you had to say:

Excollector: “While a minor one Hercules/Zeus was stormy and troubled relationship.”

JusticeBringer:“Daken/Wolverine is number #1 and it’s not THAT close.”

Gold Any Ranger: “Taking the father/son definition more figuratively than literally, then Hank Pym and Ultron, and then Ultron and The Vision. The worst father/son relationships the the Marvel Universe.”

William Jansen: “I know it says Father/Son, but I am going to give a nod to Wolverine and X 23, if for no other reason, then for the movie Logan, which was the high-point for a Marvel-character at the movies.”

Ken Wood: “Cyclops and Cable is a weird one, especially now that Cable is a teen ager. What a wild ride that family has had. Let’s not forget Scott’s dad, Corsair. Plus, doesn’t Scott have another son from an alternate reality? Or is that Cable too? It’s so confusing.
X-Men Legacy: Legion is amazing and I highly recommend it to everyone. It shows just how messed up David’s relationship is with Xavier.”

RAWmachine: “I could see MCU doing Wolverine as Daken.”

Benjamin Kellog: “Quick question from someone who has yet to dip into Hickman: is the Nathaniel Richards in that FF run, in any way related to the one we know as Kang, and if not, have they at least met at some point? Incidentally, color me disappointed that the Nat Richards from “Young Avengers,” Iron Lad, can’t really be considered a “son” of Kang, but at least he’s part of one of the most twisted villainous legacies in Marvel’s pantheon. Rama-Tut, Immortus, Scarlet Centurion, freaking Doom if they ever decide that very early tease was actually canon this whole time, that’s a lot of interesting growth for one time-displaced guy.”

Some awesome comments last week! Thanks for the input and keep it coming!

This week we discuss our…

Thoughts on Marvel’s ‘Dark Ages’
It’s everyone’s favorite comic book subject…comic book events! Will things be “changed forever”? Will someone die? Let’s take a look at Marvel’s ‘Dark Ages’!

Better late than never. About a year ago Marvel released a teaser for the ‘Dark Ages’ storyline and now we’re starting to get word on just what it will be as we now know that writer Tom Taylor and artist Iban Coello’s event will be a six-issue limited series that debuts September 1st.

The hook? What if the superheroes lose?

 “Their defeat will usher in an exciting new age full of heartbreaking loss and unimaginable stakes,” reads Marvel’s announcement. “As the world is remade, fans will meet fascinating new versions of their favorite heroes as they fight to overcome insurmountable odds and restore hope to the universe.”

Taylor calls Dark Ages “a story unlike any we’ve told before.” According to Marvel, the story begins with the “shocking revelation” of what the Watcher has been watching for all these years. It appears “a danger older than the Earth threatens everything. And for once, the heroes who have saved the planet time and again find themselves almost completely powerless in the face of it,” continues the description. “X-Men and Avengers will assemble. Spider-people and the Fantastic Four will come together. Heroes for Hire will fight alongside Champions. But none of it will be enough. The lights are about to go out… forever.”

OK, so most of us have been here before. Is it a story that we’ve seen before? Probably. But I’m usually open to see the journey as we know what the destination will be. Guesses on who’s dying? Who will be “forever changed”? 

Comment below!

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