Hey folks, Elliott here…
According to BleedingCool.com Rich Johnston has started a mighty nasty rumor about the identity of Norman Osborne’s ‘secret weapon’ from ‘Dark Reign: The Cabal.’ A rumor, that if it’s true, will not only create a great cry of anguish among fanboys, but will also create one of the greatest redundancies in the Marvel Universe. Who is it rumored to be? Well, this is how Rich put it:
“So who is the super secret weapon that Norman Osborn is using to ensure his Cabal keep together, during the Marvel Dark Reign crossover event? The shadowy figure that everyone from Doctor Doom to Loki is intimidated by?
This weekend at the Big Apple Comic Con I saw evidence that pointed in one very specific direction indeed.
Evidence that indicates it’s not Mephisto as much rumoured. But that’s the correct initial letter. Twice.
Could it be… could it really be… the big MM?”
And here’s the kicker…
All indications are the BRIAN BENDIS WOULD WRITE MARVELMAN’S ENTRY INTO THE MARVEL U!
Now, I really don’t get this move at all. First, shoehorning Marvelman into the Marvel U, after the WONDROUS run that Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman have given us means you’re pretty much discarding everything they’ve done. Second, why would the Cabal give two shits about Mickey Moran when they’ve been able to deal with The Sentry without batting so much as an eye?
Adding Marvelman to the mix is just plain redundant…and frankly…stupid.
What do YOU folks think?