Okay, this one's a little bit random. I picked this one up in September, from a link on Fred Van Lente's Twitter account. Probably best known for his work with Greg Pak on Incredible Hercules and two volumes of Marvel Zombies, Fred Van Lente is real up and coming writer at Marvel right now. He's also writing Dead Avengers, for Marvel's Chaos War Mini-Event.
Back in September I checked out a link to his Formspring account, which led to the following question:
A bit of a random, out of the blue, question, I'm sure you'll agree. And certainly not one from me - which made it all the more random!
The link is to The Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe site, and their profile of Night Raven.
For the unacquainted Night Raven was an vigilante come detective, created my Steve Parkhouse and David Lloyd. He's not been seen properly in a Marvel book since Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty, in 1995. He was, however, pictured with other Allied Heroes in the first issue of J. Michael Staczynski and Chris Weston's The Twelve, liberating Berlin in WW2. Although in continuity terms that should not have been possible.
Exactly what pulp(-ish) title Van Lente has in mind, we can only speculate. He has previously done X-Men: Noir, for Marvel's series of Noir reinventions of characters, but as to whether there might be more of that on the horizon I cannot say. What I can is that Night Raven certainly would a perfect fit for any story with a Noir or Pulp-ish feel to it.
And that the character certainly seems to be on Van Lente's radar.
You never know...