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First hints at the new Marvel Universe revealed

 

At the Special Edition: NYC comic convention, Marvel announced the new creative team for Invincible Iron Man, as well as announcing the next slate of True Believers $1 comics and debuting two of the August manga variant covers, according to IGN.

Civil War 3 via IGN

Writer Brian Michael Bendis will team with artist David Marquez on the Invincible Iron Man ongoing series launching after Secret Wars.  The pair has previously teamed for All-New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man.  Iron Man is the central character of both of last week’s post-Secret Wars teasers.  The new MU incarnation of Iron Man  has been confirmed to be Tony Stark. Bendis also said he “isn’t as cash rich as he always is. He’s not able to fund the Avengers right now.” There will be a new love interest, new armor, and Tony’s biological parents will be revealed.

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows 4 via IGN

Marvel debuted the August manga variant covers for Civil War #3 by Katsuya Terada (The Monkey King Vol. 1, concept artist on Cutie Honey and Blood: The Last Vampire) and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4 by Yusuke Murata (Eyeshield 21, One-Punch Man. Marvel will produces manga variant covers for 20 titles including Ant-Man: Last Days #1 and House of M #1, each drawn by a popular manga artist.

Ms. Marvel 1 via IGN

Capitalizing on the success of April’s True Believers program,  Marvel will release a second wave of True Believers issues in September: 10 comics featuring Women of Marvel.  The $1 introductory #1 issues will include Ms. Marvel, Thor, Princess Leia, Spider Gwen, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, She-Hulk, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Silk, and Spider Woman.

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The Wicked +Divine coming to TV

 

Universal Television has optioned the rights to the comic The Wicked + The Divine for a potential TV series, according to Deadline.  The deal was via Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds;  they signed a deal with Universal earlier this year for their own and others’ intellectual property.

The first story arc has shown amazing legs in graphic novel form.  It was the #4 graphic novel title in comic stores in November, but has appeared in the Top 300 every month since, with sales in comic stores totaling over 17,000 copies to date.

The comic series launched last year , and was nominated for three Eisner Awards.

 

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Is Marvel Relaunching or Rebooting their Line in September?

Marvel May 2015 solicitations

Some clarification: Relaunch means continuing on with the same characters/story but with a new jumping on point. Reboot means starting completely fresh. There’s been much speculation about weather or not Marvel Comics will reboot it’s entire line after Secret Wars in September. Marvel has denied this multiple times, stating that the past continuity still happened and is important. They also openly criticized DC when they rebooted their entire universe in 2011.  While it caused some contention with some fans the New 52 was a huge hit for DC which gave it a much needed sales boost. As much as Marvel wants to pretend it didn’t influence them it clearly did. Only a year later Marvel started relaunching all it’s titles under the banner “Marvel Now” and then it became an almost annual event “All-New Marvel Now” and “Avengers Now” soon followed. Secret Wars could bring the same but rather than just continuing the same story with a new #1, they could actually reboot the entire book. While Marvel has said this won’t happen, G. Willow Wilson, writer of the popular Ms. Marvel recently said this on Twitter

 

“@rpricecomicart Last before the big Marvel U event starting this month. Then every Marvel title gets rebooted in the fall.

— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) May 11, 2015

Which was then quickly changed to “jumping on point”

Creator snafu, or company mandate?

After all if they call it a reboot it’s not only going to upset long time fans, but ultimately reveal the endgame of Secret Wars.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens. If they do reboot it could be even bigger than the DC New 52.

 

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