Marvel Comics will be re-launching up to 60 titles after this summer's "Secret Wars"!
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That means that just about the entire Marvel Comics universe will be re-launched this Fall and reset back to #1. This is being promoted as a part of the "All New. All Different" Marvel Comics line.
While talking to USA Today, editor-in-cheif Alex Alfonso stated the the publisher:
""put the onus on the creators to come up with big changes in the lives of our characters," adding that fans will see "new characters inhabiting those roles, and new characters dealing with profound changes in the relationships with others around them and where they live.""This re-launch is intended to bring in new readers who have gotten into the Marvel films and animated series but have been wary of the decades of backstory that their favorite characters have. The odd thing is that certain characters such as Squirrel Girl and Spider-Woman have just started their comic runs. It'll be interesting to see if these comics survive the re-launch or if they too will be reset to #1.
At the moment we know that we'll be seeing the return of Iron Man, (female) Thor, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Ms. Marvel, Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales, Sam Wilson as Captain America, aged Steve Rogers, Vision, Black Panther, Agent Coulson, Ant-Man, Spider-Woman, a new Wolverine, a new Hulk (which is "certain to cause debate), and Red Wolf.
Despite a universe wide re-launch Alonso stated that this new universe "resembles the Marvel Universe that 60 years of readers have come to love."
What do you think about Marvel resetting back to #1 on 55-60 of their titles? Will this get you into reading Marvel if you haven't been recently? Are you excited to see new adventures for your favorite characters?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter