Just heard the GREAT news! Claremont writing Nighty again!!!
And this new guy, Todd Nauck draws him soooo WELL!!! Dave would definately approve of this rendition of his alter ego!!!
Dave always loved Alan Davis's take on Nighty... I know he would also really love Todd's art on him. It is obvious that Nighty is a fave of todd's... I mean aside from the art itself... because he references artists who tried to depict Kurt as the sqashbuckling hero he is and who also liked the character and understood him.
I am soooo looking forward to this series... it means I can once again buy a Marvel book... and hope to enjoy it!!!
Chris is a supreme storyteller... as witnessed by an exceedingly successful seventeen year run on the X Men that established that franchise as one of the supporting legs of the Marvel corporate identity. The disrespect doled out to Claremont... who is, of course, the writer emertius of the X Men...has boggled my mind ... ever since Bob hardass literally ran him off the X franchise. And then proceeded to try to destroy it totally. I still wonder who was paying him to do that...hmmm since he rose to prominance over at DC so rapidly and inexplicably, I wonder....hmmmmmfodder for careful thought here...
All I can say is thank goodness someone came to their senses at marvel. I am thinking X franchise editor, Nick Lowe had something to do with this. Nick has treated my main man, Magneto with care and respect, in spite of the idiots who would return him to the vapid, mindless, cookiecutter villain that Stan portrayed him as... in a much simpler and more black and white time
.while Mags is a gray character of conflicting desires and motivations, Nighty is the breath of light and fun and adventure in the Errol flynn Sea Hawk/Robin Hood style. And he should remain so... and with Claremont writing him, I am sure he will.
I don't know what prompted this return to sanity at Marvel, But I can only hope it will continue and the emphasis on story and adventure and fun will return to the pages of a Marvel publication. Personally, even before the awful and badly written 'DEATH' of Nightcrawler, I was fed up with no story...sex... violence... and death that permeated the X books.
So we shall see what happens now, shall we not? I am hopeful for the first time in decades.
I hope the holidays treated everyone here with fun and good stuff and I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year!!!