Marvel will be following up on Secret Wars with the launch/relaunch of 45 comic series beginning this October.
As most of you probably already know, Marvel Comics is currently in the midst of one of the biggest universe upheavals in recent memory. While its Secret Wars event is still currently ongoing, the mini-series has already seen the destruction of both Marvel's 616 and Ultimate universes. We've known for some time now that the end of intention of this move was to eventually combine the two continuities into one big new universe where everyone's favorite Marvel characters could live and play together. Hoping to give retailers a peek at that new universe, the publisher recently shipped a preview book to stores containing information about what its new line-up would contain. As you can imagine, it took all of five minutes for that info to hit the internet.
What this means, put shortly, is that we now know what comics Marvel intends to launch alongside its post-Secret Wars "All-New, All-Different" universe. According to the information, the publisher will be revamping its lineup with a whopping 45 new books, most of which will be starting about eight months after the events of Secret Wars. If the taglines and cover art for these comics are any indicator, the company intends to use that gap to set up some big changes to some of its teams and characters including things like a pregnant Spider-Woman and a new Guardians of the Galaxy line-up that includes the Thing.
The full list of planned comics, along with their taglines, can be found below:
Invincible Iron Man #1
W: Brian Michael Bendis A: David Marquez
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."
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
Ms. Marvel #1
W: G. Willow Wilson A: Takeshi Miyazawa & Adrian Alphona CA: Takeshi Miyazawa
W: Josh Williamson A: Shawn CA: Riley Rossmo
W: Jeff Lemire A: Ramon Perez
"Hawkeye vs. Hawkeye"
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."
W: Gerry Conway A: Mike Perkins CA: Mike Del Mundo
"Descent into madness..."
W: Dennis Hopeless A: Javier Rodriguez
"Parent by day. Hero by night."
W: Brian Michael Bendis A: Sara Pichelli
"Welcome to the Marvel Universe, Miles Morales. Hope you survive the experience!"
W: Jason Latour A: Robbi Rodriguez
"The Secret History of Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker!"
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"
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."
W: CM Punk with Cullen Bunn CA: Ed McGuinness
"Best in the galaxy"
Howard the Duck #1
W: Chip Zdarsky A: Joe Quinones
"Howard, uh, gets a new hat..."
W: Sean Ryan A: Cory Smith CA: Humberto Ramos
"The family business..."
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."
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 #1
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"
W: Gerry Duggan A: Mike Hawthorne CA: Tony Moore
"More Deadpool than you wanted"
What remains to be seen, of course, is how Marvel fans respond to the shake-ups and changes that Marvel has planned. Then again, even if a few of these series wind up being duds, we're pretty sure comic readers will be able to find a few things they like out of 45 different ongoing series. Marvel's post-Secret Wars lineup will start hitting comic stores later this year in October. To see a full collection of the 45 comic covers, head here.