While DC Comics continues to push out the cosmic comic books with the recent addition of Keith Giffen's Threshold, a new book featuring a new Green Lantern that is being compared to Annihilation and Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel continues to fumble the cosmic ball as we learn - not much - at the New York Comic-Con about how Star-Lord and Thanos all of a sudden reappeared in Brian Michael Bendis' Avengers Assemble, which left fans scratching their heads.
A fan questioned the Marvel NOW! Panel about just that, how Thanos and Star-Lord came back to life, with Tom Brevoort stating it will be explained - at least partly - in Avengers Assemble #8.
And as we have been hearing - for what feels like the past dozen years - Brevoort says to "stay tuned" for more on Nova.
While Marvel chooses not to offer much about their Marvel "cosmic" plans (at least at this panel), you can be sure to hear everything about the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man.
Marvel chose to scrap the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book that the movie is based on for - what is thought - to be a new Guardians of the Galaxy comic from Brian Michael Bendis, a writer not known for science fiction or sci-fi.
Nova has already been replaced by Jeph Loeb into a more teenage "Spider-Man in space" version, much to the dissatisfaction of Nova fans everywhere.
Both Nova and Star-Lord will be featured in the upcoming Point One.
Recently, Marvel sales have showed a decline as this past September, none of the Marvel core books reached 60,000.
I blame Marvel's decline in sales on the lack of diversity, as we are all not Avengers fans; for me personally, their cosmic stuff was my gateway into the Marvel Universe.