Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#Marvel NEWS! All-New, All-Different Marvel Comics Universe

If the recent "Secret Wars" crossover storyline was Marvel's very own attempt at a Crisis style epic event showing us the regular Marvel Universe colliding with the Ultimate Universe, what they just announced now is basically their Post-Crisis world that will spin out of the event.

After this summer event, over 40 books will be (re)launched! All-New series! All-Different directions for most of these characters! And it all sounds pretty crazy.. but also pretty interesting.

It really reminds me of the Post-Crisis early 90s DC Universe - in a good way.

A lot of characters from alternate realities (Ultimates, Old Man Logan, etc.) are being brought over. I gotta admit, it sounds pretty intriguing.

The whole thing will pick up about 8 months after Secret Wars. Fan favorites like Miles and "Spider-Gwen" will keep their series, albeit in the regular MU now. The Vision will get his very own first solo series. X-23 will be the All-New Wolverine. Some great new books like Ms. Marvel don't appear much affected. Kitty Pryde will be the new Star-Lord somehow (?!?). The Fantastic Four seem to be split up over several books to annoy 20th Century Fox no doubt.

Check out the official listing:

Invincible Iron Man #1
W: Brian Michael Bendis A: David Marquez

A-Force #1
W: G. Willow Wilson CA: Victor Ibanez
“A-Force to be reckoned with…”

All-New All-Different Avengers #1
W: Mark Waid A: Adam Kubert, Mahmud Asrar CA: Alex Ross
“Earth’s mightiest most dedicated heroes.”

Uncanny Avengers #1
W: Gerry Duggan A: Ryan Stegman
“Fighting for Humanity, Inhumanity, Mutants…and Deadpool”

New Avengers #1
W: Al Ewing A: Gerardo Sandoval
“Avengers Idea Mechanics. We A.I.M. To Help.”

Ultimates #1
W: Al Ewing A: Kenneth Rocafort
“Ultimate problems need Ultimate solutions.”

Doctor Strange #1
W: Jason Aaron A: Chris Bachalo
“Some surgery requires a scalpel – some, an axe.”

Captain Marvel #1
W: Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas A: Kris Anka
“Captain Marvel rises.”

Sam Wilson, Captain America #1
W: Nick Spencer A: Daniel Acuña
“Who do you stand with?”

The Totally Awesome Hulk #1
W: Greg Pak A: Frank Cho
“Who is the Hulk?”

The Mighty Thor #1
W: Jason Aaron A: Russell Dauterman
“The flash may be weak but the thunder is strong.”

Scarlet Witch #1
W: James Robinson A: Kevin Wada
“Seeing red…”

Ms. Marvel #1
W: G. Willow Wilson A: Takeshi Miyazawa & Adrian Alphona CA: Takeshi Miyazawa

Illuminati #1
W: Josh Williamson A: Shawn CA: Riley Rossmo
“Forever evil.”

Hawkeye #1
W: Jeff Lemire A: Ramon Perez
“Hawkeye vs. Hawkeye”

Ant-Man #1
W: Nick Spencer A: Ramon Rosanas CA: Mark Brooks
“Once a criminal…?”

The Vision #1
W: Tom King A: Gabriel H. Walta CA: Marcos Martin
“A bold new Vision for the Marvel Universe.”

Contest of Champions #1
W: Al Ewing A: Paco Medina
“When heroes gather…”

Amazing Spider-Man #1
W: Dan Slott A: Giuseppe Camuncoli CA: Alex Ross
“Your friendly neighborhood just got bigger.”

Carnage #1
W: Gerry Conway A: Mike Perkins CA: Mike Del Mundo
“Descent into madness…”

Spider-Woman #1
W: Dennis Hopeless A: Javier Rodriguez
“Parent by day. Hero by night.”

Spider-Man #1
W: Brian Michael Bendis A: Sara Pichelli
“Welcome to the Marvel Universe, Miles Morales. Hope you survive the experience!”

Spider-Gwen #1
W: Jason Latour A: Robbi Rodriguez
“The Secret History of Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker!”

Silk #1
W: Robbie Thompson A: Stacey Lee CA: Helen Chen
“The Sinister Silk”

Spider-Man 2099 #1
W: Peter David A: Will Sliney CA: Francesco Mattina
“Smack to the future.”

Web Warriors #1
W: Mike Costa A: David Bildeon CA: Juian Totino Tedesco
“Defending the Spider-Verse

Daredevil #1
W: Charles Soule A: Ron Garney
“The devil’s apprentice”

Guardians of the Galaxy #1
W: Brian Michael Bendis A: Valerio Schiti
“The raccoon’s in charge.”

Drax #1
W: CM Punk with Cullen Bunn CA: Ed McGuinness
“Best in the galaxy

Howard the Duck #1 (yes, again.)
W: Chip Zdarsky A: Joe Quinones
“Howard, uh, gets a new hat…”

Nova #1
W: Sean Ryan A: Cory Smith CA: Humberto Ramos
“The family business…”

Star-Lord #1
W: Sam Humphries A: Dave Johnson
“Feels like the first time. Feels like the very first time.”

Venom: Spaceknight #1
W: Robbie Thompson A: Ariel Olivetti
“Sometimes a hero needs a little space…”

Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
W: Frank Barbiere A: Brent Schoonover
“To fight the monsters of the world…We need the monsters of the night!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
W: Marc Guggenheim A: Mike Norton
“Keeps your friends close and your enemies closer.”

Uncanny Inhumans #1
W: Charles Soule A: Steve McNiven
“The silence is broken.”

Karnak #1
W: Warren Ellis A: Gerardo Zaffino CA: David Aja
“The flaw in all things”

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1
W: Marguerite Bennett A: Kim Jacinto & Stephanie Hans CA: Julian Totino Tedesco
“Hel hath a new fury.”

Squadron Supreme #1
W: James Robinson A: Leonard Kirk CA: Alex Ross
“Sole survivors of their own worlds, they’ll do ANYTHING to protect this one.”

Extraordinary X-Men #1
W: Jeff Lemire A: Humberto Ramos
“Still hated. Still feared. Still standing.”

Uncanny X-Men #1
W: Cullen Bunn A: Greg Land
“Bigger threats require more threatening X-Men.”

All-New X-Men
W: Dennis Hopeless A: Mark Bagley
“On a mission to make their own future”

Old Man Logan #1
W: Jeff Lemire A: Andrea Sorrentino
“Older. Wiser. Sharper.”

All-New Wolverine #1
W: Tom Taylor A: David Lopez
“Best there is at what she does”

Deadpool #1
W: Gerry Duggan A: Mike Hawthorne CA: Tony Moore
“More Deadpool than you wanted”

That's... a lot. DC already had some trouble with 52 books. I would prefer less on-goings, and more limited series instead.

"Kamala's Avengers" - yeah, that's how I'll be calling them - sounds fun. The Young Avengers appear to be merged with the New Avengers, sure. I love how Jason Aaron turns everything metal, even Doc Strange! Scarlet Witch appears to have a new costume, and I don't know for you but I find it pretty ugly..? Peter Parker!Spidey's new costume looks.. weird? Also, I love the fact I'm gonna get more Miles, but why give a book to friggin' Carnage of all Spider-villains?? The pregnant Spider-Woman won't last long (I mean the pregnancy, not the book), but she really fight criminals like that? Miguel O'Hara's new Spidey costume looks awful, a far cry from his original classic iconic futuristic look. This has the potential to be extremely good.. or extremely bad.. Yikes. The totally 90s awesome Hulk better have a robot arm, or even a non-Hulk-ified regular arm. DD appears to be back to his Shadowland-self, I'm gonna miss Daredevil, Attorney at Law. X-Men joining Inhumans! I'm okay with X23 becoming Wolverine. Sounds like a natural progression from her various series these last few years, she's finally accepted what she is. And finally Deadpool is already back - yay! I didn't want to see him stay dead for too long, it never sticks with the Merc' with a Mouth. But only Duggan writing it? Aw, man.. Also, Deadpool on the Avengers - YES! Sign me in!! 

I'm kinda sad to see Mark Waid's Daredevil end. And two Star-Lords, really? Why would Peter Quill keep his MCU look along Kitty Pride's use of his modern attire, why not allow him to go back to the original blue-suited Star-Lord costume then?

My only honest complaint with all this? Where's SQUIRREL GIRL!??? Did they cancel it already?! Wait? What!? How!!??!

Source: Courtesy from io9.

1 comment:

  1. My first to seeing these were "Darn it! Al Ewing's on too many books! I'm not gonna have much money left in the end!" But otherwise, plenty of interesting stuff. Pak back on Hulk, Soule on Daredevil, some creative types still on some books, I really need to learn to cut down on books. (I barely read the bunch I have on me for 2 years. I blame keeping a lot of them in reserve because of money troubles and being busy trying to work on stuff)