Now that Marvel is teasing The Forgiven – You saw the tease on the main site yesterday, right? – you could be forgiven (Sorry) for getting this apparently new team mixed up with The Fearless, The Worthy or The Mighty, all of whom have been introduced in Marvel books or solicits over the last few months. At first, I thought this was a weird repetitive naming convention all sprouting forth from Fear Itself, but then I realized what’s really going on: Marvel is clearly going through budget cuts that are affecting new titles for series, leaving only definitive articles and adjectives instead of actual titles.
We’re lucky that this only seems to be affecting “new” ideas right now, but I think we as a comic book community owe it to Marvel Comics, the Walt Disney Corporation and the entire comic industry itself to pledge to support Marvel through this trying time, before the cutbacks affect existing titles. Please. Think of the children.
Although, to be fair, I doubt that Marvel would really have too much problem with a whole new series of teaser campaigns.