(Remember COMICS REWIND? Well, guess what? It’s COMICS CAVALCADE now. Why? I just got tired of rewinding, I guess. I wanted a column where I could talk about back issues that I love alongside current stuff that interests me. I wanted a broader range. And thanks to a little discussion with Luke, this is what you get. I’ll be doing this every two weeks, and who knows what I’ll come up with. Enjoy.)
People ask me about Marvel NOW! with astonishing regularity. They ask me about it more than they asked me about the New 52, more than they asked me about The Dark Knight Rises, more even than they ask me about the Star Wars prequels (that seems to be the go-to topic of conversation when you tell people that you write about science fiction on the internet; I’m not sure why). At any rate, my point is that Marvel NOW! has people talking, but almost none of the talk I hear is about enthusiasm. No, friends, this is the stuff of confusion and doubt and sometimes outright frustration. So I’m here to tell everyone, on the eve of the Marvel NOW! launch, that it’s time to just relax already.