Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Marvel NOW aka Marvel Relaunches 22 Titles Starting October

A Look Into Marvel's Future with Marvel NOW!
 Hello Infi-Knights! It's your EIC here. Big news today is that Marvel ... in their infinite wisdom has confirmed that it will be relaunching 22 ... yes, 22 titles starting this October as a result of the events of Avengers vs X-Men. And while there was speculation that this was gonna lead to a Flashpoint/New 52 reboot like DC Comics, many from Marvel say that is not so. There will be one new book a week from October till February 2013. In a recent article of in Entertainment Weekly, Marvel had unveiled some of their plans:

Uncanny Avengers: written by Rick Remender and John Cassidy.

   Relaunching this October, the new team will include Captain America, Wolverine, Havok, Thor and Rogue. Recently released news details that this team will deal with Captain America realizing that he has not helped mutants much lately and steps up Havok into the lime light. Their first threat ... why the Red Skull. and no, not Sin. But her father! Well, his consciousness anyway. It has been called the bridge book between Avengers and X-Men post-AvX.

Avengers by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena

   It will be a bi-weekly book that will include up to 18 members; including recent Secret Avenger, Shang-Chi. The book is to go between galaxy spanning arcs to one issue stories to help rebuild the Avengers. The book starts in December.

All-New X-Men by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen

  The original 5 X-Men will be time traveled to the present, technically returning Jean Grey to the Marvel universe without a resurrection. Bendis promises to focus on the character development compared to science fiction. Bendis stated, It's not a time-travel story like Back to the Future. It's a time-travel story like Pleasantville."

Other titles that have been rumored for the new Marvel NOW relaunch include:

Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca
Guardians of the Galaxy
and more.

With all this, we have yet to get confirmation of  whether or not this is a soft reboot or a relaunch. There have been statements that seemingly contradict each other. Keep your eyes and ears here for more news about this latest development from Marvel.

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