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  • From The Ruins Rise...The Sovereigns

    http://comicsalliance.com/dynamite-sovereigns-teaser/

    A major event is coming to Dynamite Comics, and as of today we only have one teaser image to clue us in. The image is of a forearm that appears to belong to a robot, against the ground (or possibly a stone wall), with the phrase “All things end…” at the top and “Who are The Sovereigns?” at the bottom, along with the abbreviated date of April 5, 2017.

    The arm doesn’t look like it’s in great shape, and in fact it seems to have hit the rock face hard enough to leave cracks and send bits of debris flying, so my guess is that this arm belong to who/what is ending, rather than to one of “the Sovereigns.” In fact, the arm appears to be cracked open, so you can see the cables and mechanisms within it. Actually, it’s possible this arm is designed to be open, sort of like Imperator Furiosa’s arm in Mad Max: Fury Road, but the first thing it made me think of is Luke Skywalker‘s arm in Return of the Jedi, when it gets blasted open so you can see the inner workings, reminding Luke that he’s no longer entirely human. But given the design and shape of this particular robotic limb, my guess is that it belongs to a whole robot, rather than serving as a prosthetic for a human-shaped person.

    So if the robot is one of the things that ends, who are the Sovereigns? We don’t have much clue about that. “Sovereign” means “ruler,” so if there are several of them and they’re coming to bring about an end, my first thought is of something like Jack Kirby‘s Celestials from Marvel Comics, arriving to bring judgment upon the world. But until we get more than this teaser, this is all speculation of course. For now, We’ll have to keep an eye on Dynamite and see what they reveal between now and April 5.
    Another image was released today showing a skull with a wolf (or similar animal) hat with the caption "nothing lasts forever".

    Speculation?

  • #2
    There was a story on the same site about the second teaser.

    Today’s image features a skull garbed in bearskin hood, and what looks to be claws on its necklace, and instead of “Who Are The Sovereigns” the teaser now states, “From Ruins Come The Sovereigns.” Where yesterday’s teaser stated “All things end”, today’s just as ominously reads, “Nothing lasts forever.”

    The release from Dynamite does mention the event has a number of creators involved, specifically four writers, but it only offers up more teasers as to who that might be. Apparently there will be “[one] from Star Wars, one from Hasbro, one from DC and one who is Mighty,” but trying to narrow down the candidates is no small task. Jason Aaron immediately comes to mind for his work on both Star Wars and The Mighty Thor, but he seems somewhat busy these days.

    The general tone of the teasers leans towards post-apocalyptic, but there’s a disconnect between the sci-fi nature of yesterday’s robot (or cyborg) arm and today’s more grounded and human teaser. At this point The Sovereigns could be any number of things; licensed, creator-owned, reboot, revival, etc. — but until Dynamite release more information, we’ll just keep wildly speculating about what the event could be.
    http://comicsalliance.com/dynamite-sovereigns-teaser-2/

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    • #3
      Its another Gold Key attempt by Dynamite: http://www.newsarama.com/32862-gold-...overeigns.html

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rasx View Post
        Its another Gold Key attempt by Dynamite: http://www.newsarama.com/32862-gold-...overeigns.html
        I have nothing against the Gold Key characters as such but that's actually a little disappointing. I'll continue to keep an eye on it though.

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        • #5
          I don't have access to Newsarama from work so this might be repeating a lot of the info that was already posted I that article above, but this one seems to cover a lot of ground.

          http://comicsalliance.com/dynamite-s...ld-key-comics/

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          • #6
            These quotes sound all too familiar.

            “The Turok you expect won’t necessarily be the Turok you expect. We’re taking the character in a different direction, and boy howdy, I think we’re going to drag him through Hell along the way,” says Chuck Wendig. “Getting to take an old character for a new spin is always a fun challenge, and Turok in particular, allows us to go gonzo – I think this is a story world ripe for action, adventure, and spectacular weirdness. This is not what came before, but the spirit of the character and the world remains. My goal is to bring in new fans, but also satisfy those who came before.”
            “Doc Spektor is back and he’s younger, scuzzier and more self-destructive than ever before” says writer Aubrey Sitterson. “You’re going to see Doc banish malevolent spirits, tangle with subway shoggoths, attend rooftop parties with clans of warring fairies, summon demons and, most challenging of all, try to win back his fed-up girlfriend while sharing an apartment with a monstrous roommate. It’s more heavy metal than goth, and it’s the brutal, fun, soap operatic occult comic you’ve been waiting for.”
            Writer Kyle Higgins says, “Magnus is a character with a rich history, and a premise that’s an absolute blast – how do you not love a guy who fights futuristic robots? When I’m looking at whether or not write an established character, the number one thing for me is how far we’re able to push things. Can we find an interesting, unique way in? Can we do something different with the concept, while still staying respectful to what’s come before? Dynamite has been tremendous in giving me a massive runway to flip things on their head and turn this into a book that’s very, very different. I’m having a blast, and can’t wait for people to see what the idea of a ‘robot fighter’ looks like in 2017.”

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain Canuck View Post
              These quotes sound all too familiar.
              Yeah another reboot with no connections to their former series, disappointing.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rasx View Post
                Yeah another reboot with no connections to their former series, disappointing.
                And now that I'm at home and able to access Newsarama, I see this.

                Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci says that The Sovereigns will present the Gold Key characters "not as you know them,"



                Just keep hitching your wagon to that strategy, I guess...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Captain Canuck View Post
                  And now that I'm at home and able to access Newsarama, I see this.

                  Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci says that The Sovereigns will present the Gold Key characters "not as you know them,"



                  Just keep hitching your wagon to that strategy, I guess...
                  Which goes a long way towards explaining why nobody knows them. Not the consumers, and certainly not the writers.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pulphero View Post
                    Which goes a long way towards explaining why nobody knows them. Not the consumers, and certainly not the writers.
                    Ha! No kidding...

                    Well, who knows? Maybe going in with no preconceived expectations makes this into a cool thing. I don't know these characters very well anyway. I might have been pretty intrigued if they were all new characters so maybe that's the mindset to approach this with.

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