Marvel is gearing up to close up shop on 2011 and start out 2012 and with that, comes a massive 64 page preview called Point One, that promises to serve as a preview of what’s to come. Borrowing from their “point one” program of 2011, Marvel is seeking to give us a sample of what to expect from some of their top creators. Senior Vice President & Executive Editor Tom Brevoort had this to say about Point One:
“Point One is a massive one-shot of 64 all-new pages of story by the top creators in the business, setting the stage for the biggest stories coming in 2012. It is the starting point to what’s in store for the world’s most iconic characters and startling events. Point One serves as the launch pad for dynamic new series, the return of fan-demanded characters, and a shocking teaser that will have everyone talking. See how all it comes together in one gigantic epic!”
Now, we have no idea what Point One will be or what stories it will preview, but I don’t know what you think, but image Marvel provided below sure looks a lot like Nova, who’s been on the shelf since the end of his ongoing series and The Thanos Imperative in 2010. Now while the prospect of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness working on Nova is intriguing, I miss Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning writing him on nearly a daily basis. Now who knows if this is actual THE Nova, or just another Nova, but either way, my curiosity is piqued. I wonder what other characters will appear in the one-shot?
Point One goes on sale on November 2, 2011.
POINT ONE #1 (SEP110496)
Written by JEPH LOEB, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, MATT FRACTION, ED BRUBAKER, FRED VAN LENTE, CHRIS YOST, DAVID LAPHAM & MORE
Art by ED MCGUINNESS, BRIAN HITCH, TERRY DODSON, SALVADOR LARROCA, RYAN STEGMAN, JAVIER PULIDO, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & MORE
FOC – 10/17/11, ON SALE – 11/2/11
UPDATE – September 27th – Marvel Comics rolled out another image from Point One, alluding to the upcoming Ultron story that Brian Michael Bendis has been talking about in previous interviews.
Update – September 28th – Another teaser, and… we’ve got Dodson!
UPDATE: Yost and Lapham enter the fray!