By Steve Morris
I suppose the smart-arse answer to that question would be “Disney”, but this actually refers to a teaser released today via Diamond (of all places), and features another of those one-word slogan teasers Marvel are loving right now. This time round the word is “Superior”, the creative team are not mentioned, and all we’re told is that this is something to do with January.
Guesses are rampant, with some people questioning if this has something to do with Marvelman, others wondering is this could be about the aftermath of Amazing Spider-Man’s issue #700, and others still wondering if this might be a book about Emma Frost attending antiquing fairs and reading The Huffington Post. This is a completely vague teaser, with no signs whatsoever of what it could be.
At New York Comic-Con, Marvel are going to offer a sit-down with the writer of this project, who remains unnamed at this time. Could it be Mark Millar, bringing his superman-esque character over to the regular Marvel Universe? Will it be a high-profile writer like Neil Gaiman or Warren Ellis, returning to mainstream work? Will it be a cool celebrity who has no concept of a deadline? We’ve got no idea. All we have is that one word teaser. That mystery writer could be anyone, at this point.
But it’s not me. So you can cross that one off your list, at least. And I’m pretty certain it isn’t Torsten, Todd or Jen. It might be Heidi.