Starting in October Marvel Comics is be all-new and all-different with around 60 series launching by the end of the year in a publishing initiative known as All-New, All-Different Marvel. This comes after the conclusion the universe shattering Secret Wars which will set off this change in the Marvel Universe. Each series will be set 8 months after the conclusion of the Secret Wars event in which the Marvel Universe has changed in different ways in that time, with many of the events during that period being the catalyst for new stories. As part of these new comics characters take different directions, other characters will take up new roles, franchises will be shaken up and new teams will be formed. Better yet, this will be new reader-friendly with every series starting at #1 and shouldn’t rely on previous reading to be enjoyed.
As there’s so many new comics it can be a bit daunting to know which ones you should read so I have created this All-New, All-Different Marvel Guide to make things as easy as possible. In it I list all the the new comics as with dates, creative teams and everything you need to know about them. I’ll also answer questions you might have about this new publishing initiative to remove any confusion you might have.
This guide will be updated regularly when more news about All-New, All-Different Marvel comes to light.
Do I need to read Secret Wars to understand these new comics?
While Secret Wars might be the catalyst for some the change I don’t believe it will be required reading. All of the comics will start 8 months after the conclusion of Secret Wars so it is most likely it’s that all the stories will relate to what has happened in that period.
Secret Wars will still have happened with many parallel universes being destroyed in the lead-up and in it’s conclusion. Some characters from these worlds might survive and be found in the main Marvel Universe. This will definitely be the case for characters in Squadron Supreme and Miles Morales Spider-Man.
Is All-New, All-Different Marvel a reboot?
While some sources have said it is Marvel has confirmed that it is not a reboot. All of Marvel’s history will still be intact and hasn’t disappeared. Everything that has come before has still happened. These new series act a fresh entry point for the new readers, lapsed reader and current Marvel fans being able to jump on. Even though the history will still be there there is not a heavy reliance on it and any history referenced should be explained.
What are all the All-New, All-Different Marvel comics?
Below you will see all the comics that are part of All-New, All-Different Marvel. In it I have included everything you need to know including characters involved, creative teams and more.
Invincible Iron Man
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez.
Invicincible Iron Man will be one of Marvel’s headlining series in when it begins in October. With new armour which can turn into 20-30 different different kinds, Tony Stark has had a definite upgrade. That’s not the only thing new, with the series also introducing new villains and a new girlfriend. The series will also explore the fact that Tony is adopted, something that was introduced last year during Kieron Gillen’s run on the character.
In an interview with Marvel.com writer Brian Michael Bendis talks about the premise of the new series:
It’s eight months after Secret Wars and a lot has happened. Tony isn’t as cash rich as he always is. He’s not able to fund the Avengers right now. He finds out that his armor has been duplicated by a 15-year-old at MIT, which has pointed out to him how lazy he is in this area, in inventing new armor. He’s supposed to be 10 steps ahead of everybody. So that is on his agenda. We create a brand-new armor. He’s met a new woman who is his peer on every level, if not, maybe, his superior intellectually. She immediately reveals herself on the first date to be somebody worth growing the hell up for. She’s not going to put up with any of his nonsense. She’s not impressed with any of the stuff that would usually impress somebody. That’s the challenge, which is just intoxicating for someone like Tony. So we have new armor, maybe new girlfriend, new powers in the armor, and a whopper of a last page of the first issue—which is not going to be revealed here.
Invincible Iron Man began in October 2015 and has run 14 issues before being relaunched as part of Marvel Now: Divided We Stand.
International Iron Man
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Alex Maeleev.
This is the long hinted at secondary Iron Man comic. This will be a sister comic to Invincible Iron Man which has a much larger international scope in a similar way that Batman Incorporated was. You won’t need to be reading Invincible Iron Man to follow this comic.
International Iron Man begins in March 2016 and ran for 7 issues.
Written by Mark Waid, James Robinson, G. Willow Wilson, Al Ewing and Gerry Duggan. Art by Mahmud Asrar, Leonard Kirk, Gerardo Sandoval, Kenneth Roquefory, Ryan Stegman and Victor Ibanez.
This is a special one-shot comic which gives you a taste of some of the upcoming Avengers related titles that are part of All-New, All-Different Marvel. All of these will be original short stories from the creative teams behind the upcoming comics such as All-New, All-Different Avengers, Squadron Supreme, A-Force, New Avengers, Ultimates and Uncanny Avengers.
I suggest using this one-shot as a perfect opportunity to give some of the upcoming Avengers themed comics a try and discover which ones you might read going on.
Avengers #0 was released in October 2015.
All-New All-Different Avengers
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Adam Kubert and Mahmud Asrar.
mightiest most dedicated heroes.
All-New All-Different Avengers is a new Avengers title that’s different to anything that has seen before. Mixing it up with more established and younger characters, this team will include Thor (Jane Foster), Captain America (Sam Wilson), Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, The Vision, Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Nova.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources writer Mark Waid talked about the kind of stories you will be seeing in this series:
The balancing act we’re maintaining is between big and small. Each individual issue is built around some huge moment, but that “huge moment” doesn’t necessarily have to be the Potential End of the Earth each month. Sometimes it’s a big, shocking moment between two Avengers. Sometimes it’s the return of a forgotten villain or the debut of a new one. Editor Tom Brevoort wisely suggested I think less about Trying To End The World every issue and more about the way the early [Chris] Claremont/[John] Byrne X-Men stories played out, deriving their drama as much from character as from danger.
“All-New All-Different Avengers” is really shaping up to be an Avengers book you’ve never seen before, in any way — a hybrid explosion of classic and modern Marvel storytelling — and we’re having a ball planning it out!
All-New All-Different Avengers began in November 2015. The series ran for 15 issues before being splinted off into Champions and Avengers as part of Marvel Now: Divided We Stand.
Written by James Robinson. Art by Leonard Kirk.
Tagline: Sole survivors of their own worlds, they’ll do ANYTHING to protect this one.
This is a full of heroes from other worlds which have now been destroyed. On their new world they have decided that they’re not going to have that happen again. As a result, they will do absolutely anything to protect it.
In an interview on Marvel.com writer James Robinson and artist Leonard Kirk talk about the team’s motivations and what they are willing to do:
In terms of the characters, their attitude is that they’ve all lost their own worlds and they’ve got to save this world no matter what. So at times that will put them often at odds with the Avengers. They aren’t always going to [do] the thing that you think is the right thing. And that quite frankly as the series goes on will lead to some of them questioning if they’re doing things the right way and others steadfastly believing that they are and that will lead to inner conflicts and everything else.
Squadron Supreme began in December 2015 and ran for 15 issues.
Written by Chuck Wendig. Art by Nik Virella.
Squadron Supreme member Hyperion will be getting his own series. This series will be set in the American Heartland with the hero representing many of the states that generally do not get covered in many, or at all, comics.
If you are unfamiliar with the Hyperion character you can find out more about him here.
Hyperion began in March 2016 and ran for 6 issues.
Written by David Walker. Art by Ramon Villalobos .
Hyperion is not the only Squadron Supreme team member getting a solo series, so is Nighthawk.
If you are not familiar with the character you can find out more about him here.
Nighthawk began in May 2016 and ran for 6 issues.
Written by G. Willow Wilson. Art by Jorge Molina.
Tagline: A-Force to be reckoned with…
A-Force is the all female Avengers team, featuring a large and varying roster of characters. To kick off this comic Singularity, a newly created character, will travel from recently destroyed Battleworld to the main Marvel Universe. Unfortunately she also brought something nasty along with her. She’ll have to team-up with some of Marvel’s mightiest Avengers in order to take them down. To begin with the team will feature She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru and Singularity.
While there was a A-Force as part of Secret Wars it won’t be essential to read it to understand this new ongoing series.
In an interview with Glamour writer G. Willow Wilson and editor Sana Amanat talk about how the idea came about:
We thought it would be cool to take all these female characters who have no reason to interact and put them all in the same book. It’s a fan’s dream to see these characters with very different background stories having to work together. And it’s very exciting to imagine what a world run by women would look like. There are a lot of moments about that—and then there’s giant sharks and punching things, too.
A-Force began in January 2016 and ran for 10 issues.
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Gerardo Sandoval.
Tagline: Avengers Idea Mechanics. We A.I.M. to help.
New Avengers stars a young team who work at the rebranded A.I.M. The is no longer a criminal organisation, but the government is still out to shut them down.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Editor Will Moss talks about the concept of New Avengers:
Editor Will Moss talked about “New Avengers,” saying that the series kicks off with Sunspot buying A.I.M. and rebranding it. “Because he’s bought A.I.M., the government is against them,” said Moss. “They’re out on Avengers Island. It’s going to be a really exciting new series.”
New Avengers began in October 2015 and ran for 18 issues before being spun off into U.S.Avengers as part of Marvel Now: Divided We Stand.
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Kenneth Rocafort.
Tagline: Ultimate problems need Ultimate solutions.
Ulimates are a team of heroes that consists of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, America Chavez, Monica Rambeau and Blue Marvel. The team is designed to take on threat that not would only threaten Earth but the universe.
In an interiew with Comics Alliance writer Al Ewing talks about the mission statement of the team:
The Ultimates are a team put together to find and fix omniversal problems likely to affect the safety of Earth and the larger universe. A cosmic team for cosmic threats. “The impossible is where they start.” Although, actually, they’ll be starting with the most well-known cosmic threat of all — Galactus.
Ultimates began in November 2015 and ran for 12 issues before being spun off into Ultimates 2 as part of Marvel Now: Divided We Stand.
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Ryan Stegman.
Tagline: Fighting for Humanity, Inhunmanity, Mutants… and Deadpool.
The concept of Uncanny Avengers has always been Mutants and Humans working together, or at least trying to, to act as an example that they can live harmoniously together. In this this new series of Uncanny Avengers Inhumans have been thrown into the mix. The team will consist of Spider-Man, Quicksilver, Steve Rogers, Human Torch, Brother Voodoo, Rogue, the new character Psynapse and Deadpool.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort talks about the inclusion of Deadpool in the team:
“Gerry wrote the first script, and Deadpool just showed up,” said Brevoort. “No matter how many times I had him rewrite it, he didn’t come out. They’ll have a new headquarters and a new cast.”
Uncanny Avengers began in October 2015.
All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One
Written by Al Ewing, Charles Soule, Skottie Young, Gerry Conway, Marc Guggenheim. Art by Felipe Andreade, Ron Garney, Paco Medina, German Peralta, Mike Perkins and Stefano Caselli.
This is another one-shot similar to that of Avengers #0 that gives hints at some of the new series that are coming up. In this one-shot we get lead-up stories for Daredevil, Carnage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Contest of Champions and more.
All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One will be available in October 2015.
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Ramon Rosanas.
Tagline: Once a criminal…?
Astonishing Ant-Man picks up where the previous series left off, but based on the image above looks like he’s hanging around with a lot of villains. Whether this is part of an expansion of his new security business is unsure at the moment.
In an interview with LA Times writer Nick Spencer and editor Will Moss talk about the dynamic of the series:
How did Lang get into this predicament? Spencer and Moss were mum on the specifics but did reveal that his daughter, Cassie Lang had a huge influence on Lang’s new perspective. Noting that, at the end of the last volume, a large part of Lang’s character was centered around his life as a single dad. “But over the course of the events of the first arc, he actually puts Cassie in a lot of danger,” said Spencer. “So he’s come to reassess what he thinks his place in her life should be. When we begin this new story, it’s a very different relationship than it was before.”
Astonishing Ant-Man began in October 2015 and ran for 13 issues.
Angela: Queen of Hel
Written by Marguerite Bennett. Art by Kim Jacinto and Stephanie Hans.
This series will see the character Angela, an Asgardian and sister to Thor, become become the Queen of Hel. For those not so familiar with Hel, it’s sort of a Nordic hell and is the lowest of the nine realms.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con writer Marguerite Bennett talked a little bit about the concept of the series:
“It’s a story about love and war,” said Bennett. “What is left when you’ve gotten rid of crucial parts of yourself? It’s dark, wild, and I really hope you’ll join us on this book.”
Tagline: Hel hath a new fury.
Angela: Queen of Hel began in October 2015 and ran for 7 issues.
Written by Dan Slott. Art by Giuseppi Camuncoli.
Tagline: Your friendly neighborhood just got bigger.
This relaunch of Amazing Spider-Man starts a new era for Peter Parker. He has a new costume, a new look on life and has even brought back the Spider-Mobile! Spider-Man has also gone global, acting as Peter Parker’s “body guard” while he jet sets across the world as part of Parker Industries. Don’t worry if you haven’t read any recent Amazing Spider-Man, this is a great jumping on point.
In an interview with MTV writer Dan Slott talks more about the new costume:
“The things this suit will be able to do and the innovations that Peter Parker has put into it will be astounding,” Slott noted, “and when you want to take something to the next level, you go, and make it look real, you go, ’hey Alex Ross, take your best shot.’”
Amazing Spider-Man began on October 7th, 2015.
Written by Dennis Hopeless. Art by Mark Bagley.
Tagline: On a mission to make their own future.
This series will feature the team of the young time-displased X-Men, which was originally established in Brian Michael Bendis’ All-New X-Men series. It will feature teenage version of the original X-Men – Ice-Man, Cyclops, Angel and Beast – as well as X-23 who is the All-New Wolverine.
All-New X-Men began in December 2015 and ran for 19 issues before being relaunched as part of the ResurrXion publishing initiative.
Written by Tom Taylor. Art by David Lopez.
Tagline: Best there is at what she does
Speaking of X-23, she will be the star of All-New Wolverine and will take up the name after the original one died.
At the X-Men/Inhuman panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso talked about the series:
“This is a fun book,” said Alonso. “What’s not fun about a female Wolverine with a lot of baggage and a chip on her shoulder? I love that this book can exist and complement what Jeff is doing in ‘Old Man Logan.’
All-New Wolverine began in November 2015.
Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Ramon Perez.
This Hawkeye series will heavily focus on the relationship between Hawkeye and Kate Bishop and it sounds like aspects of the story will be told at different points in time.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Editor Sana Amanat talks the dynamic of the series:
“This is the story of where Hawkeye will go,” said Amanat. “It’s Old Man Barton. We’ll be doing flash forwards and talk about what is happening currently, and it’s about what happens when the Hawkeyes fall apart. It’s beautifully told, visually stunning story that Ramon Perez handles so effortlessly.”
Tagline: Hawkeye vs. Hawkeye
All-New Hawkeye began in November 2015 and ran for 6 issues before being relaunched as part of Marvel Now: Divided We Stand.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Written by Marc Guggenhiem. Art by Mike Norton.
Tagline: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
If you enjoy the television series then this is the comic to jump onto.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. began in January 2016 and ran for 10 issues.
Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Ariel Olivetti.
Tagline: Sometimes a hero needs a little space…
This will be a series all about the ex-Spider-Man villain in space.
Venom: Spaceknight began in November 2015 and ran for 13 issues.
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art Greg Land.
Tagline: Bigger threats require more threatening X-Men.
This is an X-Men team which wants to hold up Charles Xavier’s dream for mutant and human co-existence, but don’t have any issues taking path less travelled. The team consists of mostly villains including Magneto, Psylocke, Fantomex, Mystique, M, Archangel and Sabretooth with more included a long the way. These characters are more likely to take out the threat before it can be a problem, which can often lead to some moral ambiguities.
At the X-Men/Inhuman panel at San Diego Comic Con writer Cullen Bunn mentioned:
“That’s a mean looking team of X-Men,” pointed out Cullen Bunn when the cover for his series, “Uncanny X-Men,” popped up on the presentation. “I’ve been living in the head of Magneto for twenty issues and I couldn’t escape. I wanted to put together a team that, really, is upholding Xavier’s dream but don’t have any business doing so.”
“Sabretooth is sort of the good guy on the team,” said Bunn with a laugh. He said that the roster — which includes Magneto, Psylocke, Fantomex, Mystique and Sabretooth — will expand some.
Uncanny X-Men began in January 2016 and ran for 19 issues before being relaunched as part of ResurrXion.
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.
Tagline: The silence is broken.
A few months ago we got a issue #0 of Uncanny Inhumans so it was assumed that the series was on its way. This Inhuman team will be a little different from the Inhuman teams that we’ve seen before with X-Man Beast and Johnny Storm both members.
In an interview with Mashable writer Charles Soule talks about the use of the term “Uncanny”:
‘Uncanny’ was first associated with the Inhumans, not everybody knows that,” Soule told Mashable. “Because it wasn’t the huge explosion with X-Men at first … it means, and I think it fits the Inhumans better anyway, ‘strange and mysterious.’ It just means, ‘This is a big deal, Marvel readers!’
Uncanny Inhumans began in October 2015 and ran for 20 issues before being relaunched as Royals as part of ResurrXion.
Written by Charles Soule and James Asmus. Art by Stefano Caselli.
Another Inhumans title! This particular one features a team of Crystal, Gorgon, Flint, Naja, and Grid as they investigate mysterious objects in the sky which amplify Inhuman’s powers.
Charles Soule talked to Marvel.com about there objects known as “skyspears”.
“Skyspears are big obelisk-type artifacts that have appeared in or near population centers all around the globe,” explains Soule. “They can’t be moved, or damaged, or even really affected in any way. Their purpose is part of a pretty long play, but the All-New Inhumans will definitely be involved with their ongoing story.”
All-New Inhumans began in December 2015 and ran for 11 issues.
Written by Tom King. Art Gabriel H. Walta.
Tagline: A bold new Vision for the Marvel Universe.
In this series, which has been described as being “back to basics”, The Vision has created himself an android family. This new series will explore what has motivated him to do this as well as explore his place within the larger Marvel Universe.
In an interview with Newsarama writer Tom King talks about he is going to approach The Vision and his complicated past:
With this series we’re going to strip all that noise away and return to the simple, sweet, and amazingly compelling set up Roy Thomas first gave the character: a robot built to be a weapon who wants to be a human, who wants to be a hero. He’s the powerful stranger who for some flattering reason wants to be like us. Vision is Data. Vision is Spock. Vision is Superman. Vision is who I was, the geek trying to fit in, realizing I never will, and realizing that that ain’t all bad.
The Vision began in November in 2015 and ran for 12 glorious issues.
The Totally Awesome Hulk
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Frank Cho.
This December will see the introduction of a brand new Hulk, a totally awesome one in fact. This new Hulk will be teen genius Amadeus Cho who, unlike Bruce Banner, loves the idea of being the Hulk. Traditional Hulk fans shouldn’t worry as Bruce Banner will be in featured in The Totally Awesome Hulk, but his whereabouts and what state his in will be an ongoing mystery in the series.
This should be a fun series which should see a different side of the Hulk, especially with Greg Pak writing. Greg Pak has a long tenure on the Hulk from 2006-2011, which was well received by critics and the fans. Additionally, Pak created Amadeus Cho so he will have a great grasp on the character.
In and interview with ComicBook.com writer Greg Pak and artist Frank Cho talk about the new series’ accessibility:
The book will be entirely accessible to brand new readers and to folks who are reading only this book. At the same time, it will indeed be tied into the fabric of the ongoing Marvel Universe and will set some things in motion that will have pretty huge reverberations for many characters.
You can also read about why Amadeus Cho is the new Hulk.
The Totally Awesome Hulk began in December 2015.
The Mighty Thor
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by Russell Dauterman.
Tagline: The flesh may be weak but thunder is strong.
In the last Thor series we were introduced to the new female Thor, but throughout most of that series it was a mystery as to who she really was. Now that it has been revealed to be Jane Foster this series will allow the reader to get into her head much more.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Editor Will Moss hints at the story:
“Asgard is going to undergo a civil war, so she has a lot of things to deal with,” said Moss. The editor also said that Malekith will still be around causing trouble.
The Mighty Thor began in November 2015.
Written by Sam Humphries. Art by Javier Garron.
Tagline: Feels like the first time. Feels like the very first time.
This is the solo series for the Guardians of the Galaxy member Star-Lord.
Star-Lord began in November 2015 and ran for 8 issues.
Written by Dennis Hopeless. Art by Javier Rodriguez.
Tagline: Parent by day. Hero by night.
This series will feature a pregnant Spider-Woman, who will have to mix motherhood with heroics.
Spider-Woman began in November 2015 and ran for 17 issues.
Written by Peter David. Art by Will Silney.
Tagline: Smack to the future.
This Spider-Man series will feature the Spider-Man from the year 2099.
Spider-Man 2099 began in October 2015.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli.
Tagline: Welcome to the Marvel Universe, Miles Morales. Hope you survive the experience!
Simply titled Spider-Man, this series focuses on Miles Morales – the Ultimate Universe Spider-Man who has been moved to the regular Marvel Universe. With Peter Parker an industrious inventor/here this series should be more inline with the classic dynamic of a younger Spider-Man.
In an interview with Marvel.com writer Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli talk about how this series will act as a sequel to the Spider-Men miniseries:
…most importantly, the thing I get asked about every day, is a sequel to Spider-Men, the [series] we did a couple of years ago where Peter Parker met Miles. Consider the first year of this book the sequel to that series. But if you never read that, don’t worry about it. It will all make sense.
Spider-Man began in February 2016
Written by Jason Latour. Art by Robbi Rodriguez.
Tagline: The secret history of Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker!
Spider-Gwen first appeared in a one-shot as part of a lead-up for the Spider-Verse event last year. She was so popular that she earned her own miniseries, which has now lead to her having her own ongoing comic. Set in a alternate universe, this series explores what would happen if Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. In this ongoing series we will see more world building as Gwen’s world gets bigger for the reader.
In an interview with IGN writer Jason Latour talks about the new reader friendliness of the series and what we can expect coming up:
The aim with this first couple of issues is to give folks who are new an entry point into Gwen’s world but to also fill in a little back story for people who’ve been with us awhile.
So with that in mind we begin with Gwen discovering that someone has re-created Peter Parker’s LIzard formula. This of course is a terrible realization for her, in that becoming The Lizard is what killed Peter and branded Gwen a fugitive. So as she sets out to figure out just who is behind all of this she’s torn between her chances to clear her name and the great debt of responsibility she feels toward Peter’s legacy. It’s a story that will take Gwen down memory lane a little and we’ll see just how a lot of this came to pass.
Spider-Gwen began in October 2015.
Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Stacey Lee.
Tagline: The Sinister Silk
This series will focus on Silk, the relatively new Spider-Man character who was bitten y the same spider as Peter Parker. Although, unlike Peter it looks like she might be using her powers in a less heroic manner.
Silk began in November 2015 and ran for 19 issues.
Written by James Robinson. Art by Various.
Tagline: Seeing red…
This series will focus on Scarlet Witch, who was assumed to be Magneto’s daughter but recently proven to be not. This series will be a little bit unique in that it is based around standalone issues, each with a different artist – the first being the fantastic Vanessa Del Ray. The series will focus on witchcraft elements of the Marvel universe as well as the character development of Scarlet Witch, who throughout her time has gone through a lot of instability.
Chatting to Marvel.com, writer James Robinson talks about the structure of the series:
“Each issue will very much be something you can read as a one-shot, while adding to the big storyline that I’m building towards over the first year, year and a half. And they’ll be some fun surprises. Interesting people will pop up in the book that you might not expect.”
Scarlet Witch began in December 2015 and ran for 15 issues.
Sam Wilson, Captain America
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Daniel Acuna.
Tagline: Who do you stand with?
Recently, the Super-Soldier Serum was sucked out of Steve Rogers which left him as an old man. As a result, good friend Sam Wilson, a.k.a The Falcon, took up the mantle as Captain America. In this particular series we see how Sam does things his way as Captain America. The problem is that it might come at the approval of Steve.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con writer Nick Spencer talked about the tension between Steve and Sam and the tone of the series:
“…having a blast writing Sam. He’s an everyman. He’s fun to spend time with. What’s going to be the most fun is that Sam is from a different generation than Steve. His priorities are different. You’ll see Sam stick his nose inside some thorny things in the Marvel Universe. It’s got a lot of humor and a lot of fun. Next year is Captain America’s 75th anniversary, so it’s a big time to write the character.”
Sam Wilson, Captain America began in October 2015.
Old Man Logan
Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Andrea Sorrentino.
Tagline: Older. Wiser. Sharper.
This series features an aged Wolverine, who has been displaced from his future time period and is now in the regular Marvel Universe. Don’t worry if you haven’t read any previous stories featuring this version of the character before as this will be a good place to start.
At the X-Men/Inhuman panel at San Diego Comic Con writer Jeff Lemire talked about this version of Wolverine:
“I think this is one of the coolest characters Marvel has ever created,” said Lemire. “We get to see the new universe through the eyes of this man who is out of time and out of place. He has to carve his way through this new world.”
Old Man Logan began in January 2016.
Written by Sean Ryan. Art by Cory Smith.
Tagline: The family business…
This series will focus on the young cosmic character of Nova. Based on the promo image it looks like his father, also a member of the Nova Corps is back and the series will explore the father-son dynamic.
Nova began in November 2015 and ran for 11 issues.
Written by G Willow Wilson. Art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona.
Tagline: CRUSHED IT.
This is a new Ms. Marvel series which sees teh chracter more established in the Marvel Universe. For those unfamiliar with the character, she’s a Pakistani-American Muslim hero with the ability to shape-change. The previous series was quite fun and mixed heroics and family life rather well. This new series should be equally as strong as it is by the same creative team.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Editor Sana Amanat talked about the evolution the character:
“The last year has been about her becoming a hero, and now she gets everything she wants,” said Amanat. “This story is about what happens when people know who she is and how Kamala comes to terms with that — while also being an Avenger, friend, daughter. It’s not that easy. She has everything she wants, and she struggles with how to deal with having everything you want.”
Ms. Marvel began in November 2015.
Written by Warren Ellis. Art by Gerardo Zaffino.
Tagline: The flaw in all things
This new series stars the Inhuman character Karnak.
At the X-Men/Inhuman panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso explained the character:
“If you don’t know anything about him, he can find the weakness in everything,” said Alonso. “That’s at the core of the series.”
Karnak began in October 2015 and ran for 6 issues.
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Shawn Crystal.
Tagline: Forever evil
Illuminati is a series all about villains. The Hood has created an army of villains which he is using to protect other villains. The series will star The Hood and Titana, but will also feature other villains such as Thunderball, Enchantress, Mad Thinker and Black Ant.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con Joshua Williamson talked a bit more about Titana’s motivation:
“She’s at this point in her life where she wants to quit, but getting out of villainy is not an easy task, so the Hood offers her a job. …It’s mostly told from the point of view of The Hood and Titania. The Hood is buying into the fact that he’s a bad person and he’s totally okay with that. Titania is not really there yet, and it’s about him bringing her into the darker parts of the universe.”
Illuminati began in November 2015 and ran for 7 issues.
Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Written by Frank Barbiere. Art by Brett Schoonover.
Tagline: To flight the monsters of the world… We need the monsters of the night!
This series will pull in many of the supernatural/monster characters of the Marvel Universe and have them working for S.H.I.E.L.D.
At the All New, All Different Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con Marvel Editor Tom Breevort described the series as:
“Crazy, wild over-the-top adventure series. It’s big monsters with machine guns and grenades.”
Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. began in October 2015 and ran for 6 issues.
Howard the Duck
Written by Chip Zdarsky. Art by Joe Quinones.
Tagline: Howard, uh, gets a new hat…
Howard the Duck returns with a new #1 issue with the same quality creative team as before. If you’ve never read Howard the Duck before it’s a series about an anthropomorphic duck trapped in a world of humans who gets into odd situations. Plenty of comedy and weird happenings.
The first three issues will also include Gwenpool (a parallel universe Gwen Stacy which on to become Deadpool) back-up stories. This will also result in a $4.99 price tag instead of the regular $3.99.
Howard the Duck began in November 2015 and ran for 13 issues.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Valerio Schiti.
Tagline: The raccoon’s in charge.
A new series for the Guardians of the Galaxy. It appears that Rocket Raccoon is now in charge and that The Thing has joined the team.
You can see a preview of Guardians of the Galaxy #1 here.
Guardians of the Galaxy began in October 2015 and ran for 19 issues. It has later been relaunched.
Guardians of Infinity
Written by Dan Abnett and Jason Latour. Art by Carlo Barberi and Jim Cheung.
That’s right, another Guardians of the Galaxy series. This particular one is a little bit different as it involves the Guardians you know and love, the ones from the year 3000 and an unknown group known as the Guardians 1000. Who are they? I’m not sure but they could possible be from the past. Pure speculation at the moment, but that’s what I’d put my money on.
This new Guardians comic looks like it will be lots of fun and full of adventure, playing off the motivations of each character. If one Guardians of the Galaxy comic is not enough for you then this could be the series for you.
Guardians of Infinity began in December 2015 and ran for 8 issues.
Rocket Raccoon and Groot
Written by Skottie Young. Art by Filipe Andrade.
First there was a Rocket Racoon series. Then a Groot series. Now it’s only natural to pair the two of them together for this new series. Usually when they’re together they get up to all kinds of trouble and this series will be no exception. The opening story will see the pair waking up to discover that they have become big crime lords but have no memory of how they became that way. The only clues they have are strange markings that have been carved into Groot.
This comic aims to be as new reader friendly as possible with most stories being an issue or two in length.
Rocket Raccoon and Groot began in January 2016 and ran for 10 issues.
Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Humberto Ramos.
Tagline: Still hated. Still feared. Still standing.
This is the flagship X-Men series. In the 8 months since something has happened between the Inhumans and mutants to cause a rift and this series will be dealing with that events that follow. The team in this series will include Storm, Nightcrawler, Young Jean Grey, Old Man Logan, Iceman, Magik and Colossus.
In an interview with Comic Boon Resources writer Jeff Lemire talks about his decision in roster for this comic:
I chose my own team and I, basically, it’s a combination of my favorite characters and then characters I thought embodied the X-Men team I wanted to write. To me, Storm is very much the leader of the team. In many ways, she’s going to be the benchmark for all mutantkind and set the tone. I love Storm. I think she’s an incredible leader.
Extraordinary X-Men begins in November 2015 and ran for 20 issues before being rebranded as part of ResurrXion.
Written by CM Punk and Cullen Bunn. Art by Scott Hepburn.
Tagline: Best in the galaxy.
In this solo title we get to see what Drax loves to to – fight. Expect plenty of action as he tries to prove himself as the greatest fighter in the universe.
Drax began in November 2015 and ran for 11 issues.
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by Chris Bachalo.
Tagline: Some surgery requires a scalpel – some, an axe.
It’s been a while since Doctor Strange has had his own comic, but come October he will once again. In this new series Doctor Strange will deal with threats that only he can deal with being the Sorcerer Supreme. This will be seen through a mix of new and classic villains, but also in the way that he has to deal with the repercussions of his actions.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly writer Jason Aaron and Marvel Editor Nick Lowe talk about what makes this series different to previous ones:
We wanted a Doctor Strange who was always having to work for what he gets, and to show that when he shows up and uses his powers, it’s not like Captain America throwing his shield or Thor throwing his hammer. Strange has to worry about repercussions that those other heroes don’t have to worry about, because he’s a Sorcerer Supreme. We’re talking about the forces of magic. So whatever he does has repressions. Any of this stuff with magic, there’s always a cost to it.
Doctor Strange began on October 7th 2015.
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Hawthorne.
Tagline: More Deadpool than you wanted
Deadpool will become the most popular hero in the Marvel Universe. How will some as crazy as Deadpool handle the situation?
Deadpool began in November 2015.
Deadpool & Cable: Split Second
Written by Fabian Nicieza. Art by Reilly Brown.
Marvel’s original odd couple is back in a new miniseries! It’s been a while since we’ve seen the two characters team up so it will be lots of fun to see. Expect big action, odd situations, conflict between the two and big guns. To sweeten the deal we get the original creative team from the original Cable & Deadpool series, which ran for 50 issues between 2004 and 2008.
Cable & Deadpool: Split Second starts in November 2015.
Deadpool & The Mercs For Money
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Salvador Espin.
While Deadpool might be an Avenger now that doesn’t stop him from still doing his mercenary work. In fact, he’s got a whole team of odd mercenaries working with him to help.
Deadpool & The Mercs For Money starts in February 2016 and ran for 10 issues.
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Ron Garney.
Tagline: The devil’s apprentice
This is a new status quo for Daredevil after the fantastic Mark Waid run. In it we see Daredevil move back to New York and join the District Attorney’s office. He’ll also pick up an apprentice in his heroic activities, which you’ll see in the promo image above. While it might look like it, the apprentice is not Gambit, but a new character that will be introduced in the series named Blindspot.
In an interview with the A.V Club writer Charles Soule talks about about Daredevil’s apprentice:
Daredevil now has a sidekick, of sorts: a young man from Chinatown who has a very cool style of (and reason for) fighting that pairs up particularly well with Daredevil’s power set. It’s not really a Batman-Robin relationship; they’re each their own person, for sure, but it’s one of the things I’m most excited about for the series.
Daredevil began in December 2015.
Contest of Champions
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Paco Medina.
Tagline: When heroes gather…
This new comic is based on the the Contest of Champions mobile game in which heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe have been gathered and have been forced against their will to fight one another.
Contest of Champions began in October 2015 and ran for 10 issues.
Written by Gerry Conway. Art by Mike Perkins.
Tagline: Descent into madness…
The Carnage that everyone knows is back and leaving dead bodies in his path. With the FBI hot on his heals and out to stop him. They’ve even recruited some other symbioties in order to try and stop him. Expect plenty of action and carnage (I went there) in this new series, starring the villain.
Carnage began in November 2015 and ran for 16 issues.
Written by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Art by Kris Anka.
Tagline: Captain Marvel rises
After exploring the the galaxy for the last little while Captain Marvel has come back to Earth (or at least it’s orbit) for a new role. She has been tasked at leading a force to protect Earth from all kinds of extraterrestrial threats before they can reach Earth. In this this series she will be a militaristic hero as well as diplomat, which might takes some time to adjust.
The series will be written by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas who are writers on the Agent Carter television series.
In an interview with Fast Company writers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas and Marvel Editor Sana Amanat talk about Captain Marvel’s new mission statement:
“This is really meant to be the next level for Captain Marvel,” says series editor Sana Amanat. “Carol is really meant to be a soldier and a commander, and also a diplomat. We’re really trying to build up this space complex and this space world. You’ll really feel like there’s an extension of the Avengers world into space, but not necessarily lost out in the Guardians of the Galaxy cosmos. It’s rooted in Earth but also an extension into the galaxy.”
Captain Marvel began in January 2016.
Written by Mike Costa. Art by David Baldeon.
Tagline: Defending the Spider-Verse
This new comic will take a cast of Spider-people from alternate universes and team them up together. If you dug Spider-Verse then this series might be for you.
Web Warriors began in November 2015 and ran for 11 issues.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Written by Ryan North. Art by Erica Henderson.
If you’ve heard things about The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl but haven’t had a chance to climb onto the series then here’s your chance. With the same creative team as the previous series you’ll get more of Squirrel Girl eating nuts and kicking butts, with plenty of humour and kick butt action. In this new series Squirrel Girl has been made an official Avenger, but that doesn’t mean she can slack off from her college studies.
In a humorous interview with Comics Alliance writer Ryan North, artist Erica Henderson and Marvel Editor Will Moss talk about relaunching the series:
Hate to be the company stooge here, but also we wanted to give people who’ve heard all the great buzz about the series a nice clean jumping-on point. Ryan and Erica are committed to making sure the new #1 is welcoming to new readers, fresh and exciting for existing readers, and just tons of awesome for all readers.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl began in October 2015.
Written by Joe Kelly. Art by Ed McGuinness.
A classic Deadpool creative team reteams to team up Spider-Man and Deadpool. Expect a mixture of the odd couple and superhero bromance.
As an added bonus, Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 comes with a copy of The Vision #1 in the back for the no extra cost.
Spider-Man/Deadpool began in January 2016.
Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Nick Bradshaw.
Spidey is a Spider-Man comic series set during the time Peter Parker was in high school and his early days as Spider-Man. Although, unlike the other spider-related series this one is a little different in that each issue will be a self-contained story and will be suitable for all-ages. For all the continuity buffs out there, don’t worry it, it’s set in continuity.
Spidey is a welcome addition to Marvel’s line-up as their recent all-ages titles have been pretty lazy as they were essentially screenshots with word balloons of their animated shows.
In an interview with ComicBook.com writer Robbie Thompson talks about going back to Peter’s high school days:
…I’m also really excited to explore Peter’s high school life. I think one of the things I’ve always loved about Peter is that he’s an outsider. I can relate to that. And yet, he finds ways to fit in — as himself. That was a really important thing for me to see as a kid: that it was okay to be yourself, to be an outsider, and yet fit in because of that. That being an outsider or different could be a strength. And I hope that kids that pick up this book see that as well. Be different. Be weird. Be yourself.
Spidey began in December 2015.
Written by Dan Abnett. Art by Luke Ross.
In an unexpected announcement Marvel’s incarnation of Hercules is getting his own series. In this new comic we will attempt to become the hero he once was after being a little slack in that department over the past century or so. Expect for the modern day and mythology collide in a way that can only be seen in comics.
In an interview with Comic Book Resources writer Dan Abnett talked about how he sees the character.
I immediately went away and thought about Hercules the mythological character and immediately realized that his legend goes back to a time before he was even called Hercules. It’s an incredibly ancient myth that probably even predates written language that’s appeared in many cultures. Herucles is his most famous incarnation, but he’s kind of this archetype and I was suddenly struck with this idea that it’s almost like he’s the first super hero. He’s an extraordinary hero who’s enormously capable, beloved by the gods, and will do anything to protect and look after you if he’s on your side. He’s also capable though of enormous foolishness, violent rage, and terrible decision making.
Hercules began in November 2015 and ran for 6 issues.
Written by Sam Humpheries. Art by Mike Del Mundo.
Becca is a normal girl, who likes to do normal things – the problem is she’s not in a normal situation. She’s be taken to Wierdworld, a world of swords, sorcery and strange happenings. Unfortunatly, she also has absolutely no experience in any of these. How will this teenage girl survive magical creatures and barbarians? You’ll have to read to find out.
As this is a brand new character you’re not required to have read the Secret Wars tie-in miniseries of the same name.
Wierdworld began in December 2015 and ran for 6 issues.
Written by Frank Tieri. Art by Luca Pizzari.
Black Knight is a sword and sorcery fantasy series set on Marvel’s Wierdworld and will star the character Black Knight. Being set on the Wierdworld the fantasy elements will cranked up to 11 with all kinds of crazy situations and which should surprise readers. Additionally, being segmented from the wider Marvel Universe means that there should be a lot of freedom in this series.
Black Knight began in November 2015 and ran for 5 issues.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
Written by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare. Art by Natacha Bustos.
It’s been a very long time since Devil Dinosaur, a big red T-Rex, has starred in a comic book series and co-starring with him will be the brand new character of Moon-Girl. This looks like a very fun series that should appeal to a broad audience.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly writer Amy Reeder mentioned that:
“Brandon and I were talking about co-writing books with Marvel, and we were really interested in doing something that would be a lot of fun, and that gravitated towards something that wasn’t made yet or wasn’t a main character or popular character for awhile. I like that idea because you get to do a lot with those types of situations. You get to put a lot of creativity into it, and have your voice heard. You’re not quite tied in to all the events. So that’s something that attracted us.”
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur began in November 2015.
Starbrand and Nightmask
Written by Greg Weisman. Art by Dominike “Domo” Stanton.
Starbrand and Nightmask is a buddy superhero series about two heroes juggling superheroics with college life. The series looks like it will be a lot of fun, packed with humour and familiar faces from the Marvel Universe. They’ll also face a mixture of established Marvel threats as well as few new ones.
If you’re not familiar with the characters then that’s okay as their both underutilised by Marvel. Originally coming out of the New Universe line of comics in the late 80s, the pair found themselves in Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers comics and made the move over into the main Marvel line of comics today. Starbrand is the wielder of a power only limited by his imagination. Nightmask is an artificial human made on Mars with the ability to enter and manipulate dreams. Noth of them recently joined the Avengers.
Chatting to Comic Book Resources, writer Greg Weisman talks about a bit about the tone of the title:
I love the juxtaposition of huge cosmic complications with really mundane life milestones. It’s a sci-fi buddy adventure, but that’s not all it is. There’s drama and pathos and romance and mystery and discovery and tragedy and even a little horror.
Starbrand and Nightmask began in December 2015 and ran for 6 issues.
Written by Nathan Edmonson. Art by Dalibor Talajic.
Marvel’s first Native American, Red Wolf, hero is back! This new comic has been described as a “gritty, brutal crime series” which will be set in a small town in the American Southwest. This grounded series will be a bit more grounded than the more supernatural stories of comics from the past, but it will still be connected to the larger Marvel Universe as a whole.
Red Wolf began in December 20-15 and ran for 6 issues.
Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!
Written by Kate Leth. Art by Brittany Williams.
This superhero comedy series will revolve around Patsy Walker, hero and private detective, trying to sort her life out while dealing with all kinds of misadventures. From trying to find a job to making rent, Patsy will be dealing with issues that are a bit more relatable. But at the same time she will be dealing with a few out-there problems from dealing with an ex who is the son of Satan to mother exploiting Patsy’s dating life to create romance comics.
This comic will also be Marvel’s first ever comic in which there every member of the creative team is female.
Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat! began in December 2015 and ran for 17 issues.
Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Art by Brian Steelfreeze.
Set in the Marvel’s fictional African nation Wakanda, this new series will see Black Panther tested when he superpower terrorists attack and cause a violent uprising. Expect plenty of action and politics in this new series.
The series will be written by journalist, and big Marvel fan, Ta-Nehisi Coastes who has writes for The Atlantic about racial, political and social issues.
Black Panther began in April 2016.
Written by Jeff Lemire. Art by Greg Smallwood and a whole bunch of other artists.
Moon Knight is a character that’s always known for being crazy, but when he wakes up in an old-school style mental asylum he questions if he’s every been a hero or had he imagined it? It’s a different take Moon Knight, especially since many creative teams have tackled his mental health in the past.
Moon Knight began in April 2016.
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Alti Firmansyah.
Turn your nostalgia dial to the 90s with this X-Men comic inspired by the classic animated series. Originally a Secret Wars tie-in, this series has been graduated to an ongoing series. See classic characters, costumes and 90s slang in a series which will appeal to anyone who loved the original animated series.
X-Men 92 began in March 2016 and ran for 10 issues.
Written by Dan Slott. Art by Mike Allred.
Silver Surfer will return as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel with the same great creative team. The previous series of Silver Surfer was very Doctor Who inspired and visually very mind boggling. It’s not sure if we will be getting more of the same but what is know n is that Silver Surfer’s companion, Dawn Greenwood, will be returning as well.
Silver Surfer began in January 2016.
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Chris Samnee.
The creative team who brought you the fantastic Daredevil run will be doing a Black Widow comic! Expect plenty of spy action but also a very personal story of Natasha.
Back Widow began in March 2016 and ran for 12 issues.
Power Man and Iron Fist
Written by David Walker. Art by Sanford Greene.
Marvel’s most famous action bromance is back! Both these characters will be eventually be getting their own Netflix series soon so this comic will the perfect place to start reading this duo.
If you liked Luke Cage in Jessica Jones or interested in what could be potentially b in store for the Iron Fist Netflix series then this comic is worth checking out.
Power Man and Iron Fist began in February 2016 and ran for 15 issues.
Written by Becky Cloonan. Art by Steve Dillon (RIP) and Matt Horak.
The Punisher is back for another solo series.
The Punisher began in April 2016.
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever
Written by Max Bemis. Art by Michael Walsh.
This is a 5-issue miniseries which stars Bailey Hoskins, the worst X-mean ever! Why i this young mutant the worst? You’ll have to read to find out.
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever began in February 2016.
Written by Chealsea Cain. Art by Kate Niemczyk.
This is Mockingbird’s first ever ongoing series and it looks to be big. After a string of failed missions, Mockingbird starts investigating S.H.I.E.L.D. corruption as she suspects that someone is sabotaging her missions.
Mockingbird began in March 2016 and ran for 8 issues.
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Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.