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    Default Age of Marvels: New Universe Bullpen

    Welcome to the AGE OF MARVELS: NEW UNIVERSE Bullpen

    What is The Age of Marvels and how does it work?

    The Age of Marvels (hereinafter referred to as AOM) is a fan fiction universe that started many moons ago by distinguished former CBR mod Mattbib. To my recollection, I believe this will be the 4th incarnation of the project, having gone through two forum reboots, and most recently a universal reset (in AOM continuity anyways). The way it works is that a group of CBR members volunteer to steer established Marvel characters in series they develop themselves, putting together teams, villains, relationships, artist/writer pairings, concepts and most importantly creative storylines and playing them out each month through entertaining solicits. These fanmade series share a universe and continuity, the newest version of this shared continuity is called AOM: The New Universe. AOM gives Marvel fans the chance to shape Marvel Comics their own way.

    The team of plotters (and sometimes editors) that make up the AOM: New Universe is referred to as "The Bullpen." This Bullpen page is an avenue for plotters, editors and readers to discuss the behind-the-scenes aspects of AOM, to pitch ideas, promo what is to come, show off fan made artwork, etc. It's the proverbial conference room, water cooler, and after hour bar - all in one.

    Solicits are posted once a month. Plotters write up their solicits in the proper format and send them to their editor or the EIC directly (usually due at the end of a month). The EIC will post all the solicits in a monthly post. In that post, readers (including the plotters and editors themselves) will be able to choose which books they'd purchase and usually vote in a poll for popular brand, title, etc. *You may and are encouraged to vote for your own titles* There is some friendly competition between the titles as we have given out awards/rewards in the past for top selling titles, fan favorite winners, etc. such as awarding new character slots, new title options for the winning plotter/editor, the opportunity to do a crossover or even lead an AOM wide"event." Rewards for The New Universe have not yet been established, please refer to the "AOM Rewards" post further down this first page for updates on Rewards when they become available.

    This is a shared community. The Bullpen Team works together to strengthen each other's stories and together we contribute in building a brand New Universe. Collaboration is encouraged. Plotters have "ownership" of the characters in their own books. If a plotter wishes to use a character "owned" by another plotter/title, they are asked to run the idea by the plotter that "owns" that character for approval. This helps keep continuity tight and also often leads to plotters working together and making something greater than they may have even originally planned.

    There is a running and updated listed of characters that have been "saved" in to this New Universe (See Active Character List in a post on this first page)
    If a character or concept has not been "saved" then they are not to be used without EIC approval. There may be exceptions, and certain situations will be open for discussion here on the Bullpen Page, so we will cross those bridges when we come to them.
    Example: If Galactus is not an active AOM character, then it would be impossible to be a Herald of Galactus since as of now, the big fella does not exist in this New Universe.
    Note: The addition and inclusion of more "saved" characters will be coming. This is only the beginning, our first proverbial toybox. The New Universe will likely grow as we move forward. Stay tuned.

    We are starting with a 2 title cap/limit for each plotter. AOM expansion will likely occur as the universe develops. So if you are interested in adding more books, stay tuned.

    Can you join AOM: The New Universe?

    If you are interested in becoming an AOM plotter then just let us know. This is an open universe project so to speak. We're happy to welcome new members and will help you get set up with your own AOM title.

    The Bodacious Bullpen Staff:
    Colt Cape
    Global Honored (Interim EIC)
    Lee Stone

    Former Sensational Staff Members:

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    Default Solicit History & Links

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    Lustrous Links

    The Relaunch Draft Thread: HERE

    Previous Bullpen Threads (still searchable)
    Bullpen V
    Bullpen IV aka Highwayguy Era

    The AOM/New Dawn Wiki: HERE

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    Default Current titles

    Title: AGENTS OF A.R.C.A.N.A.
    Plotter: nX01a
    Writer: Grant Morrison
    Artist: Jerome Opena
    Location: Armageddon, Israel; Limbo; Negative Zone
    Concept:remise: The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may protect the world from mundane or even extraterrestrial threats, but the Agents of A.R.C.A.N.A. defend mankind from the eschaton! Every culture has its end times myths but a few are more than mere stories. Our Agents of A.R.C.A.N.A don't just stop doomsday, they stop every doomsday!
    1. Magik
    2. Doctor Voodoo
    3. Man-Thing
    4. Elsa Bloodstone
    5. Scarlet Witch
    Supporting Cast:
    Antagonists: Shuma Gorath, Set (Serpent Society), Ragnarok, Agatha Harkness, Belasco, Apocalypse (Horsemen), Annihilus, Marvel Zombies

    Plotter: Baneofkings
    Writer: Charles Soule
    Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
    Location: New York City, Hell’s Kitchen
    Concept: Jessica Jones is struggling to survive each month long enough to pay rent, but soon the rent might be the least of her worries as her past comes back to haunt her.
    Starring: Jessica Jones
    Supporting Cast: Punisher, Stick, Quake, Venom (Brock), Hellcat (Patsy Walker), Hawkeye (Bishop)
    Antagonists: Carnage, Purple Man, Bushmaster (McIver), Taskmaster, Mr. Negative

    Plotter: Deku
    Writer: Christos Gage
    Artist: Dan Mora
    Location: NYC, Dimension Z
    Concept: Hank and Nadia Pym, a father daughter super hero team!
    1. Ant-Man (Hank Pym)
    2. Wasp (Nadia Pym)
    Supporting: Singularity, Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Edwin Jarvis
    Antagonists: Shocker, Rhino, Ultron, Jackal, Leader, Egghead, Whirlwind, Living Eraser

    Plotter: Marvell2100
    Writer: Malcolm Jones
    Artist: Adi Granov
    Location: Wakanda, various points around the globe and beyond
    Concept: Socio-political action thriller with sci-fi elements and hi-tech malevolence
    Starring: Black Panther (T’Challa)
    Supporting Cast: Ka-Zar, Karnak, Shuri, Killmonger, Black Widow (Belova)
    Antagonists: Ares, Adrienne Frost (Hellfire Club Europe), Six Million Year Man, Gorgon (Shishido), Immortal Weapons, Andrew Forsom

    Plotter: Global Honored
    Writer: Tom King
    Artist: JH Williams III
    Location: Washington D.C.
    Concept: In the long, cold war against evil and tyranny, some heroes break free from the ice to shine on a new age, and some only believe they aren't still frozen in time. He is/was Bucky Barnes. He is/was The Winter Soldier. Never the two shall meet.
    Starring: Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier)
    Supporting Cast: Toro, Falcon (Wilson), Dum Dum Duggan, Dakota North, Peggy Carter
    Antagonists: Batroc the Leaper, Grand Director, Moses Magnum, Microchip (Lieberman), Nuke, Orb

    Plotter: Exciter
    Writer: Frank Miller
    Artist: Sean Gordon Murphy
    Location: The Free World
    Concept: The Sentinel of Liberty supports and defends his nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
    Starring: Captain America (Rogers)
    Supporting Cast: Sabra, Ms. America (Chavez), Mockingbird (Morse), Dr. Valerie Cooper
    Antagonists: Mandarin, Omega Red, M.O.D.O.K. (A.I.M.), Tarantula (Anton Miguel Rodriguez), Sally Floyd, Donald Pierce (Reavers), Sultan Magus

    Plotter: Lee Stone
    Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
    Artist: Kevin Nowlan
    Location: The Sanctum Sanctorum
    Concept: Reality’s first line of defense!
    1. Doctor Strange
    2. Andromeda
    3. Hercules
    4. Moon Knight
    5. Clea
    6. Sersi
    7. Jack of Hearts
    Supporting Cast: Wong
    Antagonists: D’Spayre, Baron Mordo, Mephisto, Dormammu, Nightmare

    Plotter: Lee Stone
    Writer: Greg Rucka
    Artist: Steve Epting
    Location: An abandoned and highly protected warehouse just outside of New York
    Concept: When you have nowhere else to turn... They're on your side!
    1. Nick Fury
    2. Silver Sable
    3. Wonder Man
    4. Doc Samson
    5. Misty Knight
    6. Dominic Fortune
    Supporting Cast: Jessica Drew
    Antagonists: Viper, Deathlok, Elektra, Madame Masque, Domino, Dr. Karl Malus

    Plotter: Global Honored
    Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
    Artist: Greg Capullo
    Location: Philadelphia
    Concept: What does it take to be a hero? Gumption, derring-do, boyish good looks...check, check, check. Polymath intellect, super powers,, no. But he’ll give it his best shot.
    Starring: Hawkeye (Barton)
    Supporting Cast: Black Widow (Natasha), Swordsman (Duquesne), Goliath (Foster), Iron Fist (Randall), Lucky the Pizza Dog
    Antagonists: Bullseye, Bruto the Strongman, Great Gambonnos, Tiger Shark, Amora the Enchantress, Dracula

    Title: EXILES
    Plotter: Colt Cape
    Writer: Jonathan Hickman
    Artist: Ryan Ottley
    Location: Multiverse
    Concept: Nick Fury of another Earth (Ultimate) is trying to recover dangerous satellites one of their villains launched out into the Multiverse. To save all the worlds, he must align himself with A.R.M.O.R. to do this, who'll give him a team of specialized agents who've commited crimes against the fabric of time and the multiverse. Think Exiles meets Suicide Squad!
    1. Ultimate Nick Fury
    2. Old Man Logan
    3. Cosmic Ghost Rider
    4. Spider-Man 2099
    5. Deathlok Prime
    6. AoA Blink
    7. Supreme Power Nighthawk
    Supporting: Howard the Duck, A.R.M.O.R.
    Antagonists: Cable, Ultimate Ultron, Machine Man, Electro 2099

    Plotter: CaptCleghorn
    Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
    Artist: Tom Grummett
    Location: West Coast USA
    Concept: Four people get super powers, go cool places, meet unusual people, and fight bad guys. They're also a family.
    1. Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards)
    2. Sue Storm (Invisible Woman)
    3. The Thing (Ben Grimm)
    4. Johnny Storm (Human Torch)
    Supporting Cast: Alicia Masters, Franklin Richards
    Antagonists: Victor Von Doom, Red Ghost, Gregory Gideon, Ultimate Mad Thinker (Rhona Burchill), Sunset Bain, Unus (The Untouchable), Thundra

    Plotter: Baneofkings
    Writer: Dan Abnett
    Artist: Russell Dauterman
    Location: Space
    1. Star Lord (Quill)
    2. Rocket Raccoon
    3. Gamora
    4. Groot
    5. Drax the Destroyer
    Supporting Cast: Riri Williams (Ironheart), Nova (Rider), Capt. Marvel (Danvers)
    Antagonists: Thanos, Ebony Maw, Ronan the Accuser, Ego the Living Planet, Nebula

    Plotter: Marvell2100
    Writer: Joshua Dysart
    Artist: Salvador Larroca
    Location: Silicon Valley and various locations around the globe and beyond.
    Concept: High-Tech, action-packed thriller featuring super-geniuses and super-spies!
    Starring: Tony Stark (Iron Man)
    Supporting Cast: War Machine (Rhodes), Pepper Potts, Arno Stark, Scott Lang, Bethany Cabe
    Antagonists: Kang the Conqueror, Titanium Man, Ghost, Ezekiel Stane, Hammer Girls, The Maker (Ult. Richards)

    Plotter: Personamanx
    Writer: Chip Zdarsky
    Artist: Kris Anka
    Location: The Beach
    Concept: Protecting the ocean one beach at a time, and looking damn good while doing so.
    1. Prince Namor McKenzie (The Sub-Mariner)
    2. Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson)
    3. Namorita
    4. Silver Surfer
    5. Loa (Alani Ryan)
    6. Rogue
    Supporting Cast: Millie the Model, Marrina Smallwood, Sasquatch
    Antagonists: Hydro-Man, Lifeguard (Cameron), Slipstream (Cameron), Sandman (Marko)

    Plotter: Exciter
    Writer: Alan Moore
    Artist: Mike Mignola
    Location: The Nine Realms
    Concept: The Prince of Asgard faces sword and sorcery in his quest to safeguard the varied realms connected by Yggdrasil the World Tree.
    Starring: Thor Odinson
    Supporting Cast: Hulk (Banner), Sif, Odin Barson, Frigga, Balder the Brave
    Antagonists: Loki Laufeyson, Fin Fang Foom, Malekith the Accursed, Red Hulk (Thunderbolt Ross), Ulik the Troll, In-Betweener

    Plotter: CaptCleghorn
    Writer: Amy Reeder
    Artist: Veronica Fish
    Location: The Far Future of the Marvels World, Monster Isle
    Concept: The smartest person on earth wakes up after being in suspended animation for years to find so much has changed and she has some catching up to do.
    1. Lunella Lafayette (Moon Girl)
    2.Devil Dinosaur
    3. Jack Russell (Werewolf by Night)
    Supporting Cast: Killraven, Bishop, The Recorder, Jim Hammond (Human Torch), Valeria Richards
    Antagonists: Badoon, Victor Von Doom 2099, Air Walker, Sentry Sinister, Turner D Century

    Plotter: CRaymond
    Writer: Gail Simone
    Artist: Alan Davis
    Location: The Starlight Citadel, Calgary, Madripoor, Wakanda and the Peak, S.W.O.R.D.'s orbital spacestation
    Concept: International psychic mystery and interdimensional magic fantasy
    1. Elizabeth Braddock (Psylocke)
    2. Talisman (Twoyoungmen)
    3. Revanche (Kwannon)
    Supporting Cast: Puck (Judd), Capt. Britain (Brian), Agni/Thunderbird
    Antagonists: Jim Jaspers; Landau, Luckman & Lake (Mys-Tech); Typhoid Mary, Mojo, Dr. Crocodile, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike

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    Title: RUNAWAYS
    Plotter: Personamanx
    Writer: Kelly Thompson
    Artist: David Lafuente
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Concept: The teenage children of super villains go on the run after witnessing a gruesome murder. It takes longer for the parents to notice than you'd think.
    Tagline: "Parents just don't understand."
    1. Nico Minoru
    2. Karolina Dean
    3. Ana Kravinoff
    4. Molly Hayes/Hernandez
    5. Alex Wilder
    6. Chase Stein
    Supporting Cast: Victor Mancha, Gertrude Yorkes, Richard Fisk
    Antagonists: The Pride, Kraven the Hunter, Polaris, Vanessa Fisk

    Plotter: Deku
    Writer: Christopher Hastings
    Artist: Gurihiru
    Location: NYC, LA, Vegas
    Concept: The Adventures of a Fourth Wall breaking Hero.
    Starring: She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
    Supporting Cast: Louise Grant, Gwenpool, Morris Walters
    Antagonists: Spot, Stegron, Blob (Dukes), Hammerhead & The Maggia, Chameleon (Dmitri), Titania (Macpherran), Plantman, Absorbing Man

    Plotter: VGCinema
    Writer: G. Willow Wilson
    Artist: David Marquez
    Location: New York
    Concept: During a field trip a group of students get granted the powers of a spider. Now they all must help each other get through drama and the occasional super villain.
    1. Spider-Gwen (Gwen Stacy)
    2. Spider-Man (Miles Morales)
    3. Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
    Supporting Cast: Mary Jane Watson, Aunt May, Curt Conners, Capt. George Stacy, Jefferson Davis, Ganke Lee
    Antagonists: Mysterio, Prowler, Hobgoblin (Phil Ulrich), Norman Osborn

    Title: UNCANNY X-MEN
    Plotter: nX01a
    Writer: Kurt Busiek
    Artist: Pepe Larraz
    Location: A world that hates and fears them, Asteroid X
    Concept: Protecting a world that hates and fears them!
    1. Jean Grey
    2. Storm
    3. X-23
    4. Cyclops
    5. Nightcrawler
    Supporting Cast: Professor X, Wolverine
    Antagonists: Magneto (Brotherhood), Emma Frost (Hellfire Club), Mystique, Rev. William Stryker, Mr. Sinister, Bastion

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    Where does someone sign up for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immorta View Post
    Where does someone sign up for this?
    Hey and thanks for inquiring about AoM New Universe. If you want to join just pitch an idea in this thread. choose a character or characters that you're interested in along with a creative team. The rules and guidelines for AoM are on the first page of this thread so look it over then make your pitch.

    Global Honored is our EiC and will look over your proposal. Just check back in this thread in a day and go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immorta View Post
    Where does someone sign up for this?
    You found the place.
    The first page of this thread has a lot of info to help out and links to past solicits to help familiarize you with what it generally looks like.

    Pitch a concept and stock it with available characters and a creative team and BOOM - you’re in

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    Quick question. I want to do a cosmic title. Can I use any of the following? Elders of the Universe, Super Skrull, Hulkling, Rick Jones, Isaac, Eon or Tyrant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immorta View Post
    Quick question. I want to do a cosmic title. Can I use any of the following? Elders of the Universe, Super Skrull, Hulkling, Rick Jones, Isaac, Eon or Tyrant?
    From control+f’ing the first page, looks like all those characters are available. You should be good to go.
    Age of Marvels and DC Next Dawn - Fan Made Solicitation Games, make your pulls now! Want back story? Check the Wiki!

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    I think those are all available

    You can double check here:
    This is a mostly accurate list of characters that have been taken already. If they are not on the list then they’d be available. Note: CRaymond bowed out so any characters attached to CRaymond will also be available to use.

    We can definitely use some more cosmic energy in this new AOM

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