That lede should probably read:
“With the X-Men movies rights back in Disney’s hands, 2019 looks set to be the…”
Didn’t Pete Tomasi take over afterwards? Pete was a great editor - Hitman, Spectre, Starman, Morrison’s Batman, … he was the common element across all of these and more. You can’t deny the influence.
Dunno, wasn’t aware Tomasi was editing first then writing.
Yep. It’s the reason Morrison handpicked him to take over Batman & Robin from him.
Marvel Knights 1-5
Hard to believe it was 20 years ago, right?
The first couple of issues are pretty good, pretty exciting. Bit of nostalgia etc.
But the problem with this series by Donnie Cates, Matthew Rosenberg etc is that it doesn’t go anywhere. It’s a good opening chapter to a book that doesn’t exist.
There is also a decline after those first 2 issues, the 4th issue with Black Panther is terrible. Feels tonally out of sync from the rest of the book, like an issue of a different series altogether. 5 isn’t much better, Rosenberg really isn’t a writer I enjoy reading. I may as well finish it now, so I’m hoping issue 6 which is written by Donnie Cates is better, but this really fell of a cliff in the last couple issues.
If you enjoyed the Marvel Knights stuff back in the day you may get some enjoyment from this, otherwise I wouldn’t waste your time or money.
I loved the Marvel Knights imprint back in the day and was tempted to buy this. I’m glad I didn’t now.