Currently, the MARVEL Universe has gotten shaken up as it now exists, thanks to the line-wide “Secret Wars” event, in which the Ultimate Universe, which features characters such as Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spiderman, and the regular MARVEL Universe, collided in a cataclysmic event due to a number of “Incursions”, in which universes were blown to bits. Now, all of our favorite superheroes are currently in a patchwork universe called “Battleworld”, in which different characters, and different stories take place in different regions in the world.
However, the biggest question, of course, is what will be happening to the MARVEL comic book universe once the “Secret Wars” event ends. What will happen to our favorite superheroes? Will they be returning to grace our shelves or not? Well, thanks to exclusive reports on the official website of MARVEL, and thanks to exclusive interviews on Mashable, Fast Company, and USA Today, fans of MARVEL have been given a little sneak peek as to what to expect in the future, come fall of this year. Read on to learn more about the fate of everyone’s favorite MARVEL superheroes when “Secret Wars” ends!
As of the moment, MARVEL is currently knee-deep in the “Secret Wars” event, as around three issues of the main event have already been released, and other tie-ins to the event have been and are currently being released.
Now, with this event, and with the knowledge that, according to IGN, thirty three titles will be cancelled, the main question on everyone’s minds is what will happen to MARVEL once “Secret Wars” ends?
According to the official website of MARVEL, fans will be getting a sneak preview of the new titles and what will be happening in a free comic magazine that the company will be releasing on July first.
However, the official website of MARVEL, and exclusive interviews conducted by Mashable, USA Today, and Fast Company with MARVEL’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, fans of MARVEL are getting an early glimpse as to what to expect when the new titles begin rolling out this fall.
According to Alonso’s interview with Mashable, the company will be rolling out around fifty-five to sixty new number one issues come this fall, which will take place around eight months after the events of “Secret Wars”, and will allow them to tell more stories, especially as this collision between the Ultimate Universe and the regular MARVEL Universe will allow them to use some characters from the Ultimate Universe.
However, Alsonso reassured readers and long-time fans that this “All New, All Different” MARVEL universe isn’t a hard reboot, as the history of the MARVEL universe will continue to exist as it is. Also, he clarified that just like “MARVEL Now!” or “All New MARVEL Now!”, this “moniker” is just the title of an all new phase and chapter in MARVEL’s publishing history.
Also, according to Fast Company, this new initiative will introduce an all new creative line up, which include writers such as Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Mark Waid, Dan Slott, Charles Soule, G. Willow Wilson and Jeff Lemire.
With regards to the characters that will inhabit the universe, aside from being able to use Ultimate Universe characters, as the new relaunch stories will occur eight months after “Secret Wars”, fans will be seeing characters in different phases of their lives, and will also see new characters donning very familiar mantles.
In line with this, the official website of MARVEL has released a first look image as to what fans should expect in the new line up come this fall.
Featured in the picture are Spiderman, who is still most likely Peter Parker; another Spiderman, sporting a black and red costume, which caused speculation that it just might be Miles Morales from the Ultimate Universe; The Vision; Kamala Kahn, the Pakistani-American Inhuman who is now Ms. Marvel; Jane Foster as Thor; Sam Wilson, formerly known as The Falcon, as Captain America; Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman; Gwen Stacy as Spider-Gwen; Scott Lang as Ant-Man; Steve Rogers as his senior citizen self; Iron Man, although it is unconfirmed if Tony Stark will continue carrying the mantle; S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson; T’Challa, also known as The Black Panther; and an old forgotten character named Red Wolf.
Also, Alonso told USA Today that a new Hulk, not Bruce Banner, who will still exist in this new universe, will emerge, and that the new Hulk will be just as controversial as when Jane became the new Thor.
Also, a new image featured on USA Today’s article on the fate of the post-“Secret Wars” Universe, teased more characters in the upcoming line up including Dr. Stephen Strange; Old Man Logan from the “Battleworld” title; the Inhuman queen Medusa; the Inhuman Karnak; Doctor Spectrum from the Great Society; Hyperion; Citizen V wearing his Thunderbolts team uniform; Rocket Raccoon and Fantastic Four’s The Thing wearing Guardians of the Galaxy Uniforms; Matt Murdock’s Daredevil; Peter Quill’s Star-Lord; the Inhuman Inferno and X-23, wearing a Wolverine costume.
What do you think of this new line up? Which character are you most looking forward to post-“Secret Wars”? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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