Welcome to The Age of Marvels Bullpen, home to CBR's popular fan inspired Marvel Universe.
(The history of our fan-made universe can be read here, a great way to catch up on any stories you may have missed)
Dec13, Nov13, Oct13, Sep13, Aug13, Jul13, Jun13, May13, Apr13, Mar13, Feb13, Jan13,
Dec12, Nov12, Oct12, Sep12, Aug12, Jul12, Jun12, May12, Apr12, Mar12, Feb12, Jan12,
Dec11, Nov11, Oct11, Sep11, Aug11, Jul11, Jun11, May11, Apr11, Mar11, Feb11
Current AOM Editors
Here is the rundown of our current editorial teams (feel free to submit plots for your favorite AOM titles to these guys):
MIGHTY - Green Griffin
MAX - LucyFury & SuperCooper
SCI-FI - Marvell2100
DARK - McGaffer
PULP - CyberHubbs & BaneofKings
ADVENTURES - WhitOro
EPIC - Exciter & TheAnimalMan
UNCANNY - Hostile Kangaroo
MANAGING EDITORS: Collect & post monthly solicits
(Max & Uncanny) - Highwayguy
(Epic & Mighty) - Global Honored
(Pulp & Sci-Fi) - Marvell2100
(Adventures & Dark) - McGaffer
Other Staff - Cthulhudrew & RolandJP
What is the Age of Marvels?
Way back in September of 2010 The Age of Marvels was started by our original EIC Mattbib. The project was simple in concept and very ambitious in execution - interested cbr members were given one week to "save" Marvel characters to create a brand new universe of their own. Members were limited to one character save a day until the week was up. At the end of the week 401 characters were saved to become the foundation for the AOM fictional universe.
Next, members were tasked to assign those 401 characters into individual titles and teams, create concepts for those books, hire artists and writers and surround the stars of the books with villains and supporting casts. Those titles were then divided into 9 different lines or brands, based on the theme/tone of the books. Members then nominated editors for each line and at the end of the day....AOM was formed with an EIC, a team of editors responsible for overseeing 50 fictional books. And away we went....
Each month, editors are responsible for putting together solicits based on plots received for their titles (anyone is eligible & encouraged to send in plot ideas and work with our editors on titles that interest you, you even get a byline on the solicits for used stories) then the solicits are posted for our fans and buyers to choose which titles they would pick up (virtually speaking of course) and vote in the fan's choice poll which selects their favorite overall line of the month. Low selling titles are cancelled and fan favorite winning lines are given a chance to relaunch cancelled books or debut new titles of their own.
How Do I get Involved In AoM?
Getting involved in AoM is easy. If there is a title that interests you and would like to get involved just PM the respective editor of that title with your ideas. Each lines editor(s) and the concept of the titles can be found here on first page of the AoM Bullpen thread. It would help you tremendously to read a few of the older solicits so that you get a feel for what the title is all about. Links to past solicits can be found above.
What's the Bullpen?
The bullpen is the place (right here on this very thread) for editors and plotters to discuss the behind-the-scenes workings of AOM. Fans are welcome to interact as well, offer feedback and ideas or ask any questions they may have about The Age of Marvels project. This thread is also a great resource tool for AOM as you will find farther down the page a full ine up of AOM Titles with rosters, creators, editors, etc. Plus links to past AOM threads and more.
You might see a bit of comraderie here as well and much talk about the Bullpen's Secret Hangout..."The Fortress of Inebriation" where the "real" brainstorming takes place. Much mead is dispensed, Galactus works the door and the very worst Karaoke performers belt out everything except Manilow (The First Rule of the Fortress is There is no such thing as the...Manilow) So c'mon in and make yourself at home. The more the merrier so if you get the itch to participate, we will be glad to have you in the Bullpen!
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