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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaquar View Post
    -Terror Inc. and The Howling Commandos: Terror, Vampire by Night, WarWolf, Clone of Frankenstein and Lilith daughter of Dracula.
    -Fearsome Foursome: Marcus(Half Centaur-Half Werewolf, bonded with a symbiote), XZAX(Brood bounty hunter and possibly Marcus lover), Mummy and Frankenstein creation.
    Did you make up the fearsome foursome, or have i missed something?

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    For whatever reason, it just seems like all the Marvel attempts at launching a Dark line (or even single titles) don't sell well.

    I've supported many of them; the Hellstorm book, the first Morbius, the 1980s Man Thing, Dr. Strange (the last edition), etc. I think name recognition is an issue; you just don't hear "Brother Voodoo" spoken with the same power or frequency as you do Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, etc., and it's unlikely you ever will.

    Other than that...I'm not sure what's going on. Some of these titles have had strong creative teams, some have not. Horror, in general, seems to struggle in the Big Two. DC has a bit more prominent stable of characters, but even there, titles like Demon Knights, I, Vampire, Frankenstein, etc., just couldn't make it. And even JLA Dark, which supposedly has a movie in the works (I will believe it when I see it) isn't exactly hitting home runs, sales wise.

    Don't get me wrong. I would absolutely love to see a revival of the 1970's Marvel line, but I'm not sure how to go about it. If you make it too 'retro' you will risk making the characters and stories seem dated. If you 'reboot' them too much, you'll lose the fans of the classic material and risk looking ridiculous, with Dracula popping open his Kindle to access the Book of the Dead or some such nonsense.

    Maybe the inevitable Dr. Strange flick will open things up for the supernatural line, who knows? Until then, I'm not real optimistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protege View Post
    Did you make up the fearsome foursome, or have i missed something?
    Theyre from deadpool: the gauntlet

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    Quote Originally Posted by protege View Post
    Did you make up the fearsome foursome, or have i missed something?
    As TRACKS said is from Deadpool the Gauntlet its pretty cool team, its a shame that they're all dead but it doesn't mean they cant be brought back to life.

    Another idea would be a Tomb of Terror series with Satana as the host(kinda like Elvira or Vampirella) telling stories of each Supernatural.

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    It would help keep me in comics!!! Marvel has such a great cast of supernatural characters, but they hardly show up in any main tittles or make a difference , hence the reason for my dropping Mighty Avengers( no blade, no buy)

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    I honestly think a good venue would be to have a digital only series if cost is a concern but they'd have to make with a consistent ongoing story focused on Dr. Strange (especially with him dealing with his new status quo) or similar high profile supernatural character like Blade or Elsa Bloodstone or Cap Britain (and MI:13 hopefully) and a smaller backup tale featuring a mystic character or one that finds themselves in a supernatural battle. Have the main story lead into some other books here and there so that it gets something akin to old school editor notes where people would have to read the digital series to find what happens next to some side character or villain they were just recently introduced to or had known for a while and just seen undergo a radical change.

    I think a book like that could be the mystical backbone of the entire Marvel mystic universe, the problem is getting an editor or editors willing to craft such a unified vision. Despite Marvel's love of crossovers and guest spots the truth is they really don't have much in the way books cooperation unless its for a crossover event or the books are written by the same writer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpoff AKA JohnnyBlazed View Post
    It would help keep me in comics!!! Marvel has such a great cast of supernatural characters, but they hardly show up in any main tittles or make a difference , hence the reason for my dropping Mighty Avengers( no blade, no buy)
    Blade's leaving? He was the best part of that book! They better not kill him off.

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    there needs to be more Marvel Knights mini-series based on the magic/supernatural culture characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Of Orphans View Post
    Blade's leaving? He was the best part of that book! They better not kill him off.
    I don't think they're killing him off, Ewing just stated he won't be on the team anymore once it relaunches..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMindTrick View Post
    Ever hear of a comic called The Walking Dead? Done right it can be huge.
    Walking Dead is more horror than supernatural. Going by the TV show, it's not supernatural at all, pure science. Going by the comic, it doesn't really care much one way or the other, that's not the point.

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    Right now there's Ghost Rider, Avengers Undercover (although that's ending), a lot of mystic stuff in New Avengers, decent amount in Iron Fist, Loki, Thor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Of Orphans View Post
    Blade's leaving? He was the best part of that book! They better not kill him off.
    Ewing said he's going back to London

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageturner View Post
    completely different that is a self contained world. It is not constrained by any of the limits that books in the MU are.
    Which is why I said characters like Blade are hurt by the shared universe. Nonetheless the potential is there for Marvel to do a mostly self contained horror / supernatural book. DC recently did it with Animal Man and Swamp Thing in the early days of the New 52 and it wasn't hurt by the shared world simply because they isolated the characters from the shared world. The key is isolation. Blade operating in New York City is just plain silly because you can't take a step without tripping over a Marvel here but what about Phoenix, Arizona? You just have to move the story away from mainstream 616 and keep it that way without any extremely stupid crossovers (Curse of the Mutants).

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneGold View Post
    Right now there's Ghost Rider, Avengers Undercover (although that's ending), a lot of mystic stuff in New Avengers, decent amount in Iron Fist, Loki, Thor...
    Current Ghost Rider definitely has supernatural themes, but also stays very street level as well, but as far as quality goes, it's very underwhelming for me. Avengers Undercover I don't know too much about, though Hellstrom is yet again portrayed as a villain if I'm not mistaken, which is a shame if it's true. New Avengers has supernatural elements as well, but isn't exactly a supernatural book. And Iron Fist, Loki and Thor, although tied to mysticism, lacks the horror element supernatural books tend to have. Not meaning to dissect your suggestions or anything, but it's few and far between we get a supernatural book that feels like a supernatural book. Maybe it's too much of a niche genre.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracks View Post
    Ewing said he's going back to London
    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpoff AKA JohnnyBlazed View Post
    I don't think they're killing him off, Ewing just stated he won't be on the team anymore once it relaunches..
    That suuuuuuuucks
    Last edited by Of Atlantis; 08-15-2014 at 05:47 AM.

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    So many characters, so much lost potential.
    4 Ghost Riders
    Blade
    Dr. Strange
    Brother/Dr Voodoo
    Elsa Bloodstone
    Living Mummy
    Werewolf By Night
    Vampire By Night
    Man-Thing
    Manphibian
    Morbius
    Man-Wolf
    Adam (Frankensteins Monster)
    Terror
    Deathlok
    Sleepwalker ( yeah, I count him as a monster)
    Son of Satan
    Satana
    Etc, etc.

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