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    Default If Marvel shrunk down to only 24 monthly titles ...

    ... which titles should they be?

    Split the difference between what is popular right now and what has potential.

    My two dozen, first draft:

    1. Amazing Spider-Man
    2. Web of Spider-Man
    3. Incredible Hulk
    4. Captain America
    5. Invincible Iron Man
    6. The Mighty Thor
    7. Avengers
    8. Fantastic Four
    9. Uncanny X-Men
    10. Wolverine
    11. Storm
    12. Guardians of the Galaxy
    13. Captain Marvel
    14. Ant-Man and the Wasp
    15. Black Panther
    16. Sub-Mariner
    17. She-Hulk
    18. Spider-Girl
    19. Black Widow
    20. Deadpool
    21. Ms. Marvel
    22. Daredevil
    23. Marvel Tales
    24. Marvel Comics Presents

    Please keep in mind, I don't regularly read Marvel anymore.

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    Here is your list with some changes...

    1. Amazing Spider-Man
    2. Web of Spider-Man
    3. Incredible Hulk
    4. Captain America
    5. Invincible Iron Man
    6. The Mighty Thor
    7. Avengers
    8. Fantastic Four
    9. Uncanny X-Men
    10. Nova First change. Keep Wolverine confined to X-Men
    11. Dr Strange Keep Storm in X-Men
    12. Guardians of the Galaxy
    13. Captain Marvel
    14. Ant-Man and the Wasp
    15. Black Panther
    16. Sub-Mariner
    17. Punisher Just a better move to make than a She-Hulk title.
    18. Spiderwoman Only so much space on the list, can't waste it on Spider-Girl when you have Spiderwoman.
    19. Black Widow
    20. Deadpool
    21. Champions Putting Champions here instead of Ms. Marvel makes more sense. You have a spot to put all the teen heroes.
    22. Daredevil
    23. Alpha Flight Gives the illusion that the Marvel universe is larger than it really is
    24. The Union Gives the illusion that the Marvel universe is larger than it really is.
    25. Marvel Tales
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    Going off the posted list...:

    1. Amazing Spider-Man
    2. Daredevil
    3. Incredible Hulk
    4. Captain America
    5. Invincible Iron Man
    6. The Mighty Thor
    7. Avengers
    8. Fantastic Four
    9. Uncanny X-Men
    10. Wolverine
    11. Storm
    12. Guardians of the Galaxy
    13. Blue Marvel
    14. Ant-Man and the Wasp
    15. Union Jack
    16. Sub-Mariner
    17. The Champions (featuring Marvel’s teen heroes)
    18. Spider-Girl (May Parker MC2)
    19. Black Widow
    20. Deadpool
    21. Ms. Marvel
    22. Night Thrasher
    23. Nova The Human Rocket

    24. One mini series at a time, where characters without books can get some screentime
    Last edited by Riv86672; 06-24-2020 at 06:48 PM.

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    1. Fantastic Four
    2. Avengers
    3. Spider-Man
    4. X-Men
    5. X-Factor
    6. New Mutants
    7. Marauders
    8. Hellions
    9. Excalibur
    10. Spider-Woman
    11. Iron man
    12. Hulk
    13. Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel
    14. Defenders
    15. Marvel Spotlight on Krakoa
    16. Marvel Comics Presents the 50 State Initiative
    17. Marvel 2-in-1
    18. Marvel Team Up
    19. Alpha Flight
    20. Arachne Woman and Spider-Girl
    21. Guardians of the Galaxy
    22. New Warriors
    23. Inhumans
    24. Thunderbolts

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    24... so few! I'll give this a go because it's fun, but I hope the line never shrinks this much.

    FANTASTIC FOUR (+ Blue Marvel as new leader of the Future Foundation)
    THE AVENGERS (add some different characters like Wave so the book isn't full of solo stars)
    BLACK PANTHER
    CAPTAIN MARVEL
    THOR
    IRON MAN (co-starring Riri)
    CAPTAIN AMERICA & FALCON
    HULK (co-starring She-Hulk)
    DOCTOR STRANGE (the mystical book)
    MIDNIGHT SONS (the horror book: Ghost Rider, Blade, Moon Knight Elsa Bloodstone, Hellstrom, Satana etc)
    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot, Nova, Moondragon, Mantis etc)
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
    MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN (or Web Warriors co-starring Gwen and Anya)
    MS MARVEL & THE CHAMPIONS (Kamala as main character)
    RUNAWAYS (not the biggest seller but a fresh presence in the line)
    DEADPOOL
    DAREDEVIL
    PUNISHER
    MARVEL KNIGHTS (Luke, Danny, Jessica, Shang Chi, White Tiger, Misty, Echo etc)
    BLACK WIDOW (+ Jessica Drew and Winter Soldier)
    WOLVERINE & THE X-FORCE (Krakoa's protectors)
    X-MEN NATION (Krakoan based: epic stories about the The Council, Cyke's team, X-factor, the Five)
    X-MEN WORLD (The world outside Krakoa: Marauders, Excalibur, OG NM and other tales)
    NEW MUTANTS (featuring the younger generations. A book about the future of mutants)

    I tried to keep things diverse while thinking of a line that would be as strong as possible.
    So I condensed some book and added some co-stars so everyone got some panel time.

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    Colour coded - red = Spider-Man, blue = Avengers, green = X-Men, black = others
    1. The Amazing Spider-Man
    2. Miles Morales: Spider-Man
    3. Web of Spider-Man (anthology title featuring the rest of the spiders on a rotating or ensemble basis)
    4. Venom
    5. The Avengers (this would be the team mostly filled with the MCU guys)
    6. West Coast Avengers (this team would be the people who are historically Avengers in the comics but not in movies)
    7. Iron Man
    8. Thor
    9. Hulk
    10. Captain America
    11. Captain Marvel
    12. Black Panther
    13. X-Men
    14. X-Force
    15. New Mutants
    16. Excalibur
    17. X-Factor
    18. Guardians of the Galaxy
    19. Doctor Strange
    20. Champions
    21. Ms. Marvel
    22. Daredevil
    23. Deadpool
    24. Fantastic Four
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsan52 View Post
    1. Fantastic Four
    2. Avengers
    3. Spider-Man
    4. X-Men
    5. X-Factor
    6. New Mutants
    7. Marauders
    8. Hellions
    9. Excalibur
    10. Spider-Woman
    11. Iron man
    12. Hulk
    13. Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel
    14. Defenders
    15. Marvel Spotlight on Krakoa
    16. Marvel Comics Presents the 50 State Initiative
    17. Marvel 2-in-1
    18. Marvel Team Up
    19. Alpha Flight
    20. Arachne Woman and Spider-Girl
    21. Guardians of the Galaxy
    22. New Warriors
    23. Inhumans
    24. Thunderbolts
    Ive got the theme from Electra woman and dyna girl running through my head, because of number 24. Id probably buy a book that shined a light on krakoa, and the 50 state initiative.

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    Oh, forgot Venom. No way Marvel would cancel that.
    This exercise is impossible LOL

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    1. Captain Marvelous
    2. Black Widows
    3. Squirrel Girls
    4. The New New Warriors
    5. Ms. Marvel
    5. Ms. Deadpool
    6. Spider Girl & Silk
    7. She Hulk
    8. Harley Quinn
    9. She Devil Girl
    10. Marvel Super Action: Storm

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    1 The Avengers
    2 Fantastic Four
    3 X-Men
    4 Spider-Man
    5 Daredevil
    6 Guardians of the Galaxy
    7 Captain Marvel
    8 Captain America
    9 Iron-Man
    10 Thor
    11 Hulk
    12 Black-Panther
    13 Doctor Strange
    14 Deadpool
    15 Nova
    16 H4H (updated heroes for hire - street level heroes with the main characters being Luke and Danny)
    17 The Champions (teen heroes)
    18 Miles Morales: Spider-Man
    19 Venom
    20 The Punisher
    21 Journey Into Mystery (think original Defenders with a few changes of characters. America Chavez can lead - Moon knight too?
    22 The Hood (massive gamble - just for the sake of looking at the criminal world - and I’ve always thought The Hood has more potential than he’s been given.
    24 WILDCARD - new series every now and again to test readers response.

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    Captain America
    Iron Man
    Thor - Limited to tales of Asgard / Nine Realms sans Midgard (think God of Thunder)
    (Immortal) Hulk - just add “Original” She-Hulk (not Aarons version)

    Daredevil
    Dr. Strange
    Punisher MAX
    Black Panther - Focused on Wakanda (Storm to feature)
    Kaine Parker - The Scarlet Spider (Different City, different characters etc)
    Miles Morales - Spiderman
    Winter Soldier & Black Widow
    Moon Knight

    Heroes for Hire - expanded to include Daughters of the Dragon
    Avengers - Limited to Original MCU characters
    Secret Warriors - with original Nick Fury

    X-men
    X-Force

    Something akin to Superior Foes of Spiderman

    Each to exist in their “own world” as much as possible and other people that show up are limited to part of the family e.g: War Machine and Riri in IM, Falcon in Cap, Echo/Elektra in DD etcetera.

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    1. Avengers
    2. Iron Man
    3. Captain America
    4. Black Widow
    5. Black Panther
    6. Hulk
    7. Thor
    8. Amazing Spider-Man
    9. Miles Morales: Spider-Man
    10. Venom
    11. Spider-Family
    12. Captain Marvel
    13. Ms. Marvel
    14. Champions
    15. Uncanny X-Men
    16. X-Factor
    17. X-Force
    18. Ant-Man and the Wasp
    19. Doctor Strange
    20. Daredevil
    21. Punisher
    22. Runaways
    23. Deadpool
    24. Guardians


    I also would add 25th-30th to be the wild card books

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    1. Amazing Spider-Man
    2. Uncanny X-Men
    3. Immortal (Incredible) Hulk
    4. Daredevil
    5. Venom
    6. X-Force
    7. Venom
    8. Avengers
    9. Wolverine
    10. Thor
    11. Captain America
    12. Iron Man
    13. Marvel Team-Up
    14. Ultimates
    15. Deadpool
    16. Dr. Strange
    17. GotG
    18. Punisher
    19. Moon Knight
    20. She-Hulk
    21. Captain Marvel
    22. Black Panther
    23. Miles Morales
    24. Namor

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    I would do it less specific titles and more groups/corners/themes where all are included and get a minimum 12 issues, where if sales are kept above a minimum a writer is allowed to renew for another 12 issues and this cycle goes on until either (A) writer doesn't want to continue or (B) the minimum isn't reached and the book is replaced by something else appropriate for that corner with a new writer.

    1 Avenger team book
    2 Solo Avenger team member books

    1 X/Mutant team book
    2 Solo Mutant books

    1 Cosmic team book
    2 Solo Cosmic books

    1 Inhuman Team book
    2 Solo Inhuman books

    1 Magic/Supernatural team book
    2 Solo Magic/Supernatural books

    1 Fantastic Four/ Fantastic Family book
    2 Solo Fantastic Four member or Fantastic Family books

    1 Street level team book
    2 Solo street level books

    1 Non USA IRL Nation team book
    2 Solo Non USA IRL Nation hero books

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    Sometimes it's like looking at a menu and not seeing what you want and the chef isn't willing to modify the menu, even though the kitchen is well-stocked with every conceivable delicacy and ingredient. If we had to reduce it to 24, I'd keep it simple:

    4 Avengers books, reviving East and West Coast teams, plus Avengers International (global team with members from around the world), plus Avengers Cosmic, Interdimensional and Divergent Reality Team (ACID or DiRT for short; or refresh the Ultimates brand)
    5 X-Men books, including 1 title to spotlight a solo adventure
    1 FF
    3 Spider-Man Books; Miles Morales is one of those books, while the second one is a Marvel Team-Up style book (implied, but not stated) where Spidey always has a guest star
    1 Captain America & Falcon
    1 Hulk
    1 Anthology books for Solo adventurers in the style of Marvel Presents with 2-3 stories each issue featuring different characters
    2 Anthology books for Teams, same as above format, only with 2 teams featured each month.
    1 Captain Marvel
    1 Daredevil
    1 The Chronicles of Misty Knight - It can double as a Heroes for Hire book, but I see this as an opportunity for Misty to do her own thing. Long overdue.
    1 Supernatural anthology -- mainly for Dr. Strange, Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman, Werewolf by Night and other characters who may not be able to keep sales up in their own title
    1 Marvel True Detective - Mature content; features Marvel's street level heroes solving real life crimes, although obviously names and locations are changed. First up, Moon Knight vs. the Zodiac Killer
    1 Thor
    1 Black Panther

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