Talk about blink and you miss it.
Tom Brevoort, on his Blah Blah Blog, was answering reader questions this past weekend, but here’s an interesting tidbit that he mentioned:
There’s currently some very crucial mystic stuff going on in the pages of NEW AVENGERS that’ll be of consequence to the mystic portion of the Marvel Universe in the months to come. As for Wanda, as I believe we’ve mentioned in the past, she plays a central role in the AVENGERS project that Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung have been working on these long months, and which you should hopefully see in 2010.
Now here’s the really interesting part — Allan Heinberg, who made a huge splash in the TV scene with The O.C., was also responsible for the Young Avengers, a somewhat lackluster idea to the fan base until they were blown out of the water with strong characterization and quirky humor. Yet all good things come to an end, and Heinberg’s series, already plagued by delays, eventually petered out after the second arc.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention who his collaborator on Young Avengers was: Jim Cheung.
So when Tom Brevoort says “Avengers project,” I’m wondering if this means we’ll be seeing more of Patriot, Wiccan, Hulkling, the Vision, and Hawkeye in the future, in a brand-new Young Avengers book. (If my speculation is incorrect, on the other hand, as you see on the cover above, Heinberg has had some experience writing the Avengers, based on issue #12 on Young Avengers.) Either which way, it’ll be interesting to see how Heinberg makes his return to comics, even as his last project, Wonder Woman, eventually was moved to the sidelines due to increasingly late delays. What say you, Rama readers?