Marvel to Launch 55-60 New Titles for 'All-New, All-Different' Comics Universe

Thursday, 04 June 2015 - 11:05AM
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Thursday, 04 June 2015 - 11:05AM
Marvel to Launch 55-60 New Titles for 'All-New, All-Different' Comics Universe
Marvel just rebooted its entire comics universe with Secret Wars, and now it's re-launching dozens of its most beloved characters in the aftermath. The comics giant will release 55-60 new series this fall over a period of three to four months as part of its "All-New, All-Different Marvel," including a new Hulk, a new Spider-Man, and the return of Wolverine.

In an interview with EW, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso explained that Secret Wars transformed the Marvel universe, and that the upcoming promotion is a step towards a model that's more similar to television seasons: "I think that the comics industry [is] slowly working into a season model that's not too unlike what we see in our favorite cable TV shows: a seasonal model that offers accessible entry points for new readers and is respectful of long-term fans."

Although not all the characters will be rebooted- Jane Foster will remain as Thor and Sam Wilson will remain as Captain America, for example- the event will not be limited to the new series themselves. Rather, this is truly going to be an "all-new" comics universe, with changes in every series:

"It will affect all titles across the board. The event is transformative, and when we pick up after the event with No.1s, the goal is that some time will have past and all your favorite characters will be in a new place. The event will have universe-wide ramifications, of course, but there will also be changes in the lives of the characters themselves that will be revealed and then explained over time-changes in their relationships, everything mundane as they might have a moved, to they might have a new sidekick, to it might be a new person inside the tights."

The series in which there will be "a new person inside the tights," include a new Spider-Man and a new Hulk, the latter of which Alonso described as an "All-New Hulk-not a Hulk that you've seen before." Most spoiler-y of all, Alonso revealed that Wolverine, who was shockingly killed in the recent Death of Wolverine, will return, at least some version of him. "I'm not going to say who [it will be], but [it's] a Wolverine that is certain to provoke reactions."

Alonso also highlighted Marvel's initiative to add more "diverse" offerings throughout the interview, citing the positive influence and reception of the popular and acclaimed female Thor. "Our goal is to knock readers back onto their heels and raise some eyebrows, the way we did when we unveiled Kamala Khan as the new Ms. Marvel or the female Thor, or an African-American Captain America…or more recently, the all-female Avengers team. That's the goal, to challenge and take people out of their comfort zone and have some fun."
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