This is the second installment of the Midtown Comics Marvel Guide! If you haven’t checked out the first part, click here!
These books are ones you can read and enjoy without having to read other titles, so if you don’t feel inclined to invest yourself heavily into the mainline Marvel continuity, you can still check out these fantastic reads!
This week Thor and Dimitrios talk to Marvel writer Christos Gage about his work on the hit series Avengers Academy. We also go into detail about writing the upcoming Captain America: Super Solider video game and the new Dark Horse series Angel and Faith!
Hey there Midtown Bloggies! Raph’s back with another 5 Q’s! Guess you can blame me for any late books…
CHRISTOS GAGE is currently writing a boatload of books, including GI Joe, but what I’ve been really enjoying is his Avengers Academy series for Marvel Comics. Christos worked on Avengers: Initiative, which was a book in which all of the people who registered in the Superhero Registration Act were trained and taught how to act in their new roles as government sponsored protectors. The book initially focused on a small group, but with the size of the campus, voices get drowned out. In Avengers Academy, Christos is focusing on a small group of super-powered teens, who were taken in by Norman Osborn… and tortured to become the next generation of villains. The Avengers feel these kids are the most at-risk, and base the Academy around them. The moments between characters and the overall interactions are some of my favorite coming from Marvel, and so it was a pleasure to speak with Christos about his work.