Paul Cornell and Alan Davis SNIKT it up

Boy oh boy, Marvel are everywhere with teasers and phone calls and events and solicitations at the moment. Keep up, everyone else! Their newest teaser reveals that the prodigal son of the X-Men has returned, as Paul Cornell comes back to Marvel for some kind of Wolverine (or Daken! Or X-23! Or Erista, Wolverine’s secret child the world forgot!) series in March. Joining him will be one of the men who defined the X-Men, in the shape of genius artist Alan Davis.

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There’s no knowing if this is a straight Wolverine title, a Wolverine family book, or perhaps even a sign of Cornell taking over Wolverine & The X-Men (unlikely), but it looks like Marvel have a few new books they’re going to launch in March, as Marvel Now! rolls over into another seemingly endless month of tasty reveals.

The book making way for this possible new title seems to be adjectiveless X-Men, which will reach a finale in February. However… Brian Wood has been dropping hints that he’s not done with the X-Men – and not done with fabulous Welsh Siren Pixie in particular. So who knows what the future is going to bring?

Comments

  1. Mesektet says:

    I hope they relaunch X-Men with Wood writing! He is excellent and being underutilized at marvel.

    Am i the only one who doesn’t like Davis’ art? It’s too old fashioned.

    A wolverine book is too obvious, i don’t think any of the previous teasers were that obvious so maybe its a red herring. But it cant be X-23 and i doubt it would be Daken so if not Wolverine then who?

  2. John Warren says:

    I like Davis, but “one of the men who defined the X-Men” seems a bit strong for a guy who was the co-creator of Excalibur.

  3. Dasbender says:

    Shame it’s a Wolvie book. I’d pay through the nose for an Excalibur book by Paul Cornell and Alan Davis. Agree that Davis’ art is old-timey, but you can’t beat it for pop superheroes. It wasn’t a great fit for Bru’s gritty realistic Cap, but he’s exactly what I’d want for swashbuckling stuff like FF or DD. Cornell is usually a better fit for offbeat characters, rather than straight-up tough-guys like Logan. Like Speedball or something — fun, optimistic & quirky. They’d be the perfect fit!

    They’d do a great Nextwave too.

  4. @ John – Davis had a run in the early 2000s(bit before Morrison came on) as a writer/artist on X-Men, and he also drew the book for a while in the mid 2000s when Claremont came back. Wonderful stories. Rachel Summers turned into a dinosaur!

  5. filippod says:

    I find Davis’ art to be eminently readable and rich with storytelling qualities. His Captain America arc was my favourite of the last 19 issues run.

  6. I will buy anything Alan Davis draws…even a Wolverine comic.

  7. Harry says:

    I echo Ken, I will buy anything from AD.

  8. Phil Southern says:

    Calling Alan Davis’ art “old fashioned” honestly amazes and saddens me. Having someone who can actually draw different faces, bodies and gestures must be the equivalent of “Murder She Wrote”.

    Who would you consider modern, and , from the implication, better?

  9. “Am i the only one who doesn’t like Davis’ art? It’s too old fashioned.” – Yes, you are. ;)

    He’s a master! And unlike say, Jerry Ordway, who I still love, but can see how his art could be perceived as “old fashioned”, I don’t see that at all in Alan Davis’ work.

  10. Silly but True says:

    PS, clearly it must be Greg Land.

  11. SniktSnakt says:

    I’m also someone who is a huge AD fan and will at least give the first issue of this a shot.

    BUT the two titles he drew lately (Cap & Thor) but did not write were both mediocre to terrible IMO. Terrible stories w/beautiful art. AD is at his best when he does BOTH duties.

  12. Johnny Memeonic says:

    Calling Alan Davis’ art “old fashioned” honestly amazes and saddens me. Having someone who can actually draw different faces, bodies and gestures must be the equivalent of “Murder She Wrote”.

    Who would you consider modern, and , from the implication, better?

    What this guy said. Anyone who considers Davis’ work old fashioned needs to both get more educated regarding comic book art and also seriously reconsider their own personal taste.

  13. Mesektet says:

    His art Hasn’t changed since the 80’s, how is that not old fashioned?

    Artists with modern styles that i think are better include Coipel, Mann, Opena, Pagulayan, Aja, Immonen, Pichelli, Noto, Neves, Sorrentino, Dell’Otto and many more.

    And no, i don’t like Land, and before you mention it i don’t like leifeld either.

    People seem pissed off i don’t like Davis, so you should know, i also cant stand Perez or Simonson

  14. Phil Southern says:

    “His art Hasn’t changed since the 80′s, how is that not old fashioned?”

    I think if you actually looked, you would see profound differences, and a great deal of improvement. but if you are saying that he hasn’t changed his, for lack of a better word, style, then yes, he is still the same penciller.

    “Artists with modern styles that i think are better include Coipel, Mann, Opena, Pagulayan, Aja, Immonen, Pichelli, Noto, Neves, Sorrentino, Dell’Otto and many more.”

    I think you may be confusing liking something better with it actually being something better. for example: I really love Totino’s Pizza, but am under no illusion that it is good. From your list, there are some very talented folks. Aja, Opena and Immonen are pretty awesome!

    “And no, i don’t like Land, and before you mention it i don’t like leifeld either. People seem pissed off i don’t like Davis, so you should know, i also cant stand Perez or Simonson”

    Absolutely no one seems “pissed off”, there was just general disagreement about your definitive declaration that Davis’ art is “old-fashioned”, with some slight aspersions cast towards your taste.

    However, if you said “I don’t like Davis’ art”, well, there’d be nothing wrong with that! I don’t necessarily like Bryan Hitch’s art, but it doesn’t make it “old fashioned” or “new fangled”; good or bad; or anything!

  15. Mesektet says:

    Ok fine. I don’t like Davis’ art Because to ME it seems old fashioned. Better?

    Oh and not only do i like Dell’otto More, he IS technically a better artist.

  16. Shawn Kane says:

    Isn’t “good art” in the eye of the beholder? I know that I prefer Davis to Dell’otto. An opinion, nothing more…

  17. “Snikt” could be the sound of Excalibur being drawn. Would love to see a new comic called “X-Caliber” starring Storm, Kitty, Rachel, Pixie, Meggan Brian, Chamber, Iceman, Angel, and featuring the return of Nightcrawler.

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