Some Arguments For A Complete Reboot Of Marvel Comics

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  • The timing is right

Marvel Comics as we know them date back to The Fantastic Four #1 in 1961, but since the company also counts the Timely Comics era as part of its heritage, it’s actually celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. That’s a big deal in and of itself.

If it was also the final chapter in this era of Marvel Comics, it would become an even more significant milestone. And yes, technically it would continue on into the first part of 2015 for the beginning of a 76th year, but you see where we’re going with this. I’d say 75 years of continuity is a nice run, one that would never be equaled again. Why not close the book on it there and start anew?

We’ve already seen what the New 52 initiative did to supercharge DC’s sales in the short term, and it would be a safe assumption that Marvel would experience at least as much of a temporary boost if not more. That would be a heck of the way to kick off the new era of Marvel Comics, with whatever catchy name the company would come up with to promote the reboot.