For the past two years Marvel has published a one-shot called Point One that has showcased many of the publisher’s upcoming titles. With all a few exceptions these stories have been original creations that have lead into upcoming stories, allowing for the reader to get a taste or introduction of things to come. 2014 is no exception with Point One returning, as All-New Marvel Now Point One, to showcase titles due to be released in the coming months.
This year, Point One will include lead-in stories for series such as Loki: Agent Of Asgard, Silver Surfer, Black Widow, All-New Invaders and Avengers World. With these stories, you will be able to get a feel for the tone these comics as well as a taste of what to expect from the creative team. With the variety of stories there sure to be something that gets your excited. I know I am looking forward to the Silver Surfer title.
Marvel has given us a taste of what to expect from All-New Marvel NOW Point One with a preview of two of the stories. The first one is a Loki story that shows off his new status as an agent of Asgard. From the two pages shown, it looks like he still has his credentials as the God of Mischief. The Silver Surfer story gives us the first appearance of Dawn, who will join The Silver Surfer on his journeys in a similar manner to the companions in Doctor Who. Additionally, the series looks like it will feature many strange and wonderful aliens and locations. So if you are a Doctor Who fan this may be a series to have on your radar.
All-New Marvel NOW Point One #1 is available in all good comic stores and digitally from January 8th.
Take a look at the covers by Salvador Larroca and Steve McNiven as well as the aforementioned preview pages of the Loki and Silver Surfer stories below.