The Way Forward This brings us to the last relaunch of a decade-specific super team. Christopher Yost and Marcus To had their work cut out for them. The problem with the New Warriors, aside from their glory days being tied to a very specific period of time, is the fact that you can't make them … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 7: The Old College Try
Concept and Execution The fourth iteration of the New Warriors lasted the longest, which isn't saying much. It lasted as long as it did because, I would imagine, it was tied so heavily to current events in the larger Marvel universe. That said, it was a fantastic concept that was poorly executed at almost every … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 6: What’s in a name?
You Can Get With This Or You Can Get With That I realize that this means I shouldn't be on the interwebs, but bad stories don't bother me. If I think something is bad, I don't generally think about it after I've read it. No, the stories that bother me are the ones that are … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 5: Volume 2 coulda been a contender
Where do you go after a two year story line finally reaches its climax? And after your superstar artist leaves, to boot? New Warriors 2.0 Aside from the incredible good fortune in landing Darick Robertson to replace Mark Bagley, the next era of the New Warriors was impacted in a big way by what initially … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 3: That time there was almost a 2nd book
Tom DeFalco has never been hip. Now, I say that as a guy who really enjoys DeFalco's work. I'm sucker for old school, hoo-ha, Marvel action stories, and DeFalco writes those like no other. But creating a new generation of superheroes? One that was supposed to cater to teenagers? No. So Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley, … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 2: The Nigh Perfect 25
Back in the early 90's, I had a subscription to the Comics Buyers' Guide. This was before we all had the internet, so it was my main source of information regarding the medium I loved so much. One of the best parts of the newspaper (besides it arriving in my mailbox every week) was a … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 1: A (Cult) Legend is Born