Marvel has revealed that the title of the “MU” project it’s been teasing for the past week is “Monsters Unleashed,” as reported Thursday evening by Newsarama.
The House of Ideas unveiled the title and the logo at a Diamond Retailer Summit presentation in Baltimore, and also confirmed the creative team. Artists Steve NcNiven, Leinil Yu, Adam Kubert, Greg Land and Salvador Larocca — as hinted at in this week’s teasers — will be illustrating Cullen Bunn’s story.
No other details were released, but as pointed out by Newsarama, long-time readers may recognize “Monsters Unleashed” as the title of a black-and-white magazine published by Marvel in the 1970s, and featuring the adventures of Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night and Frankenstein’s Monster. (Which should end any potential speculation that the new series is about Mu, the lost continent destroyed by the Celestials.)
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may also remember the 2004 live-action film “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” — penned by future “Guardians of the Galaxy” writer/director, James Gunn. Of course, that has nothing to do with this, either, since DC Entertainment controls the rights to that property.
Little else is currently known about “Monsters Unleashed,” except that it’s scheduled to launch in January 2017. Keep reading CBR for the latest.
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