Perhaps heeding the previous item about declining comics sales, Marvel has pulled the trigger on creating a line of original web comics, the NY Times reports:
“Iron Man: Fast Friends” will focus on the relationship between Tony Stark, the man behind the iron armor, and Jim Rhodes, who comic fans know eventually becomes War Machine, a superhero in his own right. “Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files” will follow Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson in a cameo appearance in the “Iron Man” movie) as he investigates the angry green monster that Bruce Banner becomes.
A blurb on Marvel.com has more and makes it sound like this is an actual initiative:
Get these amazing new adventures that tie directly into your favorite feature films plus an exclusive batch of Marvel comics and an ever-growing selection of over 5,000 comics inside Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited! Digital-only exclusives will be published regularly on Wednesdays at the pace of three or more comics per month. Upcoming titles will showcase top Marvel characters and creative teams, fan-favorite holiday-themed specials, explorations into science fiction, martial arts, Westerns and so much more.
Although this is only a tiny item in the Times at present, our Heidi-sense tells us this could be an important step to…something.