Are you ready for Marvel’s “All-New All-Different” line-up? PopcultHQ will take a look at what’s coming up in the Marvel new universe after the events of Secret Wars.
When Marvel comes back post-Secret Wars, it will be a whole eight months after the events that transpired during that epic event. Being trust forward into the future almost a full year later is going to add that mystery aspect to trying to figure out just what has developed in that time. One thing is very clear, mutants and Inhumans have endured a game-changing event that has both sides on opposite sides. The Fantastic Four are disbanded with core members now finding themselves on new teams, this move will have quite a galactic impact on the whole new Marvel U as well.
Next thing we notice is that all major teams have been fractured and now represent at least one breed of human from the Marvel Universe. Humans, Mutants, Inhumans which are all fighting for the same cause and working together to extinguish the new threats that comes their way.
The new divisions of Avengers, X-Men and Inhumans now incorporate parts of each other as unity teams. We either have ‘All-New teams, All Different’ teams, revamped ‘The New’ teams and the ‘Uncanny’ teams are also still here. I was absolutely wrong when I speculated that Marvel would do away completely with mutants. In fact mutants are still around (other than Wolvie that is, he’s still “dead”) but they are once again on the brink of extinction.
Inhumans are having a major impact in the All-New, Marvel. Due to the Terrigen Clouds that are move around the world exposing humans to their inner-inhuman-gene and revealing unexpected powers on the infected. This leads the Inhumans and the rest of the Marvel U to deal with this major crisis that will have a huge impact on the world population.
Females rule the All-New, All-Different Marvel. With a large amount of books focusing on female lead teams or strong supporting females who find themselves on new teams, to the fan favorite female super heroes that will be leading their very own titles. We have a specific spotlight on all these great titles;
Finally the main casts of heroes from the All-New, All-Different Marvel. If you have not heard by now, Iron Man will be the poster boy for Marvel for the time being. With Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures finally coming to agreement on film rights, the Amazing Spider-Man will still be a huge focus point of Marvel advertisements and stories. On the other hand, with 20th Century Fox holding out (for the time being) The Fantastic Four, Namor and Wolverine – don’t expect to see those names featured in the new Marvel. That leaves open spots for groups like the Inhumans, Guardians of the Galaxy cast and future studio properties to expand in exposure. Daredevil has a new costume to show off as well as a new sidekick! Mockingbird gets her own series to explore more of her S.H.I.E.L.D. ties. Thanos the evil titan of the galaxies is going to be a major fixture to all of our heroes. Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Vision, Scarlet Witch along with Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) will have more than their fair share of cameos and solo title focus I’m expecting. There is an All-New Hulk in Marvel and you won’t believe who that is going to be! also the golden goose for everyone involved with Marvel – this character will once again be the most overexposed property to ever hit the market since Star Wars. The ever-loving merc with a mouth……Deadpool!!
Be sure to check out all of PopcutlHQ’s articles on the All-New, All-Different Marvel to get the low-down on Marvel’s whole slate of upcoming hot #1 issues and series to keep an eye on.
All-New All-Different Marvel
One of the first series you will want to pick up is Avengers #0
The kickoff to the All-New Avengers line begins here, with new stories of the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, SQUADRON SUPREME, A-FORCE, NEW AVENGES, ULIMATES and UNCANNY AVENGERS! Someone is carefully studying the movements of the Avengers and those in their orbit–but do they mean to harm, or help? Find out the first clues in this special launch issue!!
(Writers) Mark Waid, James Robinson, G. Wilson, Al Ewing, Gerry Duggan (A) Mahmud Asrar, Leonard Kirk, Gerardo Sandoval, Kenneth Rocafort, Ryan Stegman, Victor Ibanez (C) Kenneth Rocafort, wraparound variant cover Art Adams, Kirby Monster variant cover David Marquez
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1
In the aftermath of SECRET WARS, it’s an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, and this is your one-stop entry point to the changes and mysteries that have developed during the eight months that have passed! Featuring new stories of DAREDEVIL, CARNAGE, CLASSFIED, CLASSIFIED, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS!
(W/A) Various (CA) David Marquez (Variant covers a & b) Marquez
ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 & #2 PopcultHQ’s Spotlight Article
The Avengers are dead–long live the Avengers! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes–Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man–are living separate lives, not tied to any team–but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man!
(Writer) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert, Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Alex Ross
THE NEW AVENGERS #1 & #2
EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth – and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS – a super scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes… today! America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without… the NEW AVENGERS!
Written by Al Ewing with art from phenomenal super star artist Gerardo Sandoval.
ALL NEW INHUMANS #1
As the Terrigen Clouds move around the world they leave in their wake the wrecked lives of the Inhumanized. Crystal and her team are tasked to help as many of these NuHumans as possible, but it’s not going to be easy. Not only are views of these new super-powered people varied (from fear to anger to amazement) but even those who get the powers aren’t always glad to get them. Add to that the nineteen mysterious Skyspears that recently crashed into the Earth, and the Inhuman world just got a lot more complicated.
(Writer) Charles Soule, James Asmus (A/CA) Stefano Caselli
ALL NEW X-MEN #1 PopcultHQ’s Spotlight Article
Hated and feared more than ever, the world is a dangerous place for mutants. As the few remaining X-MEN retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them. CYCLOPS. BEAST. ICEMAN. ANGEL. THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE. KID APOCALYPSE. OYA. Stepping out of the shadows of their predecessors, the ALL-NEW X-MEN are striking out on their own, determined to write their own futures!
(Writer) Dennis Hopeless (A/CA) Mark Bagley
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 PopcultHQ’s Spotlight Article
Peter Quill has abandoned the Guardians and his role as Star-Lord to be Emperor of the Spartax. Rocket didn’t wait a single minute to take the reins and become team leader of Drax the Destroyer, Venom, Groot, Kitty Pryde (A.K.A. Star-Lady?!?!) and new Guardian BEN GRIMM, the everloving THING?!
Written by Brian M. Bendis with art by Valerio Schiti, the new GotG looks to be one powerhouse team!
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 PopcultHQ’s Spotlight Article
New team, same mission. Steve Rogers has formed a new Avengers unity squad compromised of humans, mutants and…Inhumans? A new threat to the Avengers is revealed. Wait, is that Deadpool on the cover? Is he seriously an Avenger now?
• The devastation in Boston worsens, and the Uncanny Avengers fight a world gone mad.
• An unexpected figure makes a surprise entrance.
• So, hang on — Deadpool is STILL an Avenger?
(Writer) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
UNCANNY INHUMANS #1 PopcultHQ’s Spotlight Article
Meet the Uncanny Inhumans. MEDUSA! BLACK BOLT! TRITON! READER! HUMAN TORCH?! BEAST?! It’s eight months later and everything is different for the Inhumans. Medusa and Johnny Storm are an item. Black Bolt is running covert missions of his own. And something so big happened between the Inhumans and the X-Men that Beast is now on the side of the Inhumans. And if that’s not enough, the most dangerous villain throughout Marvel’s history is against them-KANG THE CONQUEROR. Don’t miss what the epic team behind DEATH OF WOLVERINE (Charles Soule and Steve McNiven) have in store for you. All this plus a bonus story by Charles and Brandon Peterson (UNCANNY X-MEN).
(Writer) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven, Brandon Peterson (CA) Steve McNiven (Baby Variant cover) Skottie Young
UNCANNY X-MEN #1 PopcultHQ’s Spotlight Article
In a world that’s never hated or feared mutants more, there is only one constant: BIGGER THREATS REQUIRE MORE THREATENING X-MEN. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, the most ruthless mutants on Earth have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by relentless killers, one question applies above all others: Can they stay away from each other’s throats long enough to sever their targets’?
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Greg Land (variant cover by: Ken Lashley)
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1 PopcultHQ’s Spotlight Article
The fate of mutantkind is decided here! Staring down the threat of extinction once more, veteran X-Man Storm pulls together the team she’ll need to ensure her race’s survival. Together, these EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN will struggle with the familiar burden of being hated and feared, while facing threats the likes of which they’ve never seen. Here’s hoping they survive the experience!
What If? Infinity series PopcultHQ’s Spotlight Article
The classic series What If? is blending with the Infinity Gauntlet Saga in ways that have never been seen before
What if Thanos joined the Avengers? What if The Inhumans took over Earth? What if The Avengers lost the war? What if The Guardians of the Galaxy found out the Illuminati were hiding Thanos? What if Norman Osborn had the Infinity Gauntlet?!
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1
Welcome to the BATTLEREALM–a broken section of space-time where cosmic beings gamble for the ultimate power while their unwilling pawns fight for their lives and a chance to return back to Earth. Who will survive… THE CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS?
(Writer) Al Ewing (A) Paco Medina & Various (CA) Ron Lim (Connecting variant covers) Ron Lim
BLADE THE HUNTER #1
There’s a new hunter in town….and she’s raising the STAKES!! Blade #1, written by Tim Seeley (Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy) with artwork by Logan Faerber (Secret Wars: Battleworld), promises a new kind of evil, including a cult of monster scientists as well as new kinds of demons, vampires and werewolves.
A tale of a 16-year-old girl named Fallon Grey, she’s the daughter of the original Blade, aka Eric Brooks, meaning that she carries his blood and his unique abilities.
At first, Fallon seems like a normal teen girl from rural Oregon: not only is she prom queen, but she’s also captain of the debate club and the most popular girl in school. However, something inside of her is dark and she starts noticing it after something evil rears its ugly head in her town.
Blade #1 debuts in October 2015.
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #1
LAURA KINNEY EMBRACES HER DESTINY. HERE! COMES! WOLVERINE!
X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, LOGAN-the original WOLVERINE-she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in her power to keep those around her alive, as violent forces are hell-bent on mutual destruction. If anyone can stop them, it’s Laura. She is the best there is at what she does. She is THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE.
(Writer) Tom Taylor (A) David Lopez, David Navarrot (CA) Bengal
DEADPOOL #1 & #2
He’s annoying. He’s dangerous. He smells terrible. But the public love him. That’s right-the Merc with the Mouth may make money for missions of murky morality…but he’s become the most popular hero in the world for it. Eat that, Spidey! The world belongs to…DEADPOOL. The fan favorite team of Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne return to bring Deadpool in to his most successful adventures yet!
(Writer) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Tony Moore
MIGHTY THOR #1
When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.
(Writer) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman
MS MARVEL #1
The internationally beloved, butt-kicking, smack-talking, most adorable super hero makes her triumphant return. Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! Yup, the dream to end all dreams has happened for Kamala. She’s toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth’s mightiest heroes be everything she imagined? Is being a celebrity hero as wonderful as Kamala has hoped?
Plus: WHO IS THAT WITH BRUNO?? Welcome back, Kamala Korps. We missed you!
(Writer) G. Willow Wilson (A) Takeshi Miyagawa, Adrian Alphona (CA) Cliff Chiang
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1
THERE’S A BRAND NEW HULK IN TOWN, AND HIS NAME IS AMADEUS CHO!
Get ready for the craziest Hulk story of the millennium as a kid genius decides he’s gonna be the best Hulk ever — and just possibly brings the entire Marvel Universe crashing down into chaos! Totally awesome beach day! Massive monster mayhem! She-Hulk and Lady Hellbender! Massive heart and ridiculous action brought to you by PLANET HULK writer Greg Pak and superstar artist Frank Cho! Is it possible for us to fit in one more exclamation point? YES!
(Writer) Greg Pak (A/CA) Frank Cho
GWEN-POOL SPECIAL #1
• AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
• She-Hulk throws a holiday party and invites the entire Marvel U!
• Deadpool teams up with both Hawkeyes – Kate and Clint – to…stop a pickpocket?!
• Ms. Marvel takes on her most dangerous threat yet: the holiday blues!
• And then there’s the reason for the season(al special): GWENPOOL!
• Yup, you read that right – Gwen. Pool. C’mon, you know you’re curious.
(W/A) Various (CA) Kris Anka
Back in black and on his home turf, Daredevil begins again in New York City as a new enemy emerges. Meanwhile his alter ego, Matt Murdock, is on a new side of the law in the District Attorney’s office. Fighting crime in the shadows, prosecuting bad guys in the light, it’s a whole new chapter for our man without fear-including the arrival of the devil’s advocate. Welcome to Hell, Blindspot.
(Writer) Charles Soule (A/CA) Ron Garney
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #1
PATSY WALKER has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally), but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging (literal) bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about her childhood resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the Hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? Raise your (literal) claws for PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT!
(Writer) Kate Leth (A/CA) Brittney Williams
“My curse is that I see the flaw in all things. Systems. Philosophies. Structures. People. Everything. Never forget who I am. I am Karnak of the Inhumans.” You may not know who Karnak is now, but you will when Warren Elles (Moon Knight, Planetary) and Gerardo Zaffino are done with you. Phil Coulson goes to Karnak to help with a SHIELD case with Inhuman implications and what he’s going to find will terrify you.
DOCTOR STRANGE #1
Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Of when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He’s the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Every act of magic has a cost and Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men) and going to put Stephen Strange through hell to even the scales.
THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1
Scott Lang was a down-on-luck, divorced ex-con — until he stole renowned scientist and super hero Hand Pym’s size-altering technology in the hopes of saving his daughter’s life. Through that act of doing wrong for the right reasons, Scott inadvertently learned how to be a hero himself. With Pym’s blessing and his daughter Cassie at his side, he became… The Astonishing Ant-Man! But when a curveball upended Scott’s life, will he continue to be a hero, or will he return to his former life of crime?
Amazing Spider-Man #1 & #2
Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more!
(Writer) Dan Slott (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Alex Ross
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1
Exploding out of the pages of SECRET WARS, one of the most popular super heroes in the world gets a gigantic new series. From the creators that brought you ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN comes new armor, new supporting cast, new villains and a new purpose that is going to tear itself across the entire Marvel Universe and beyond. With a shocker of a last page that will have everyone talking and the return of one of Tony’s biggest nemeses, you will not want to miss this!! Also, who are Tony’s biological parents? The quest begins here!
(Writer) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Marquez
BLACK PANTHER #1
Marvel is excited to announce that next spring, one of the most thought-provoking and perceptive writers today, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) along with legendary artist Brian Stelfreeze, will helm a new BLACK PANTHER series, adding an exciting, erudite new voice to the All-New, All –Different Marvel lineup.
(Writer) TA-NEHISI COATES (A/C) BRIAN STELFREEZE
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #1 & #2
When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield. Now Sam Wilson, formerly known as Falcon, carries on the fight for liberty and justice as the all-new, all-different Captain America!
Written by Nick Spencer with artwork by Daniel Acuna.
X-Men ’92 #1
Creative Team: Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, Alti Firmansyah, David Nakayama
Release Date: “Spring 2016”
X-Men ’92, the Secret Wars tie-in miniseries will be returning in spring next year. The X-Men will be returning to their own universe in order to re-open Professor Xavier’s school, which will have some of Cassandra Nova’s students.
Deadpool / Spider-Man #1
Writer Joe Kelly and artist Ed McGuinness are returning to Deadpool who will be part of a Spider-Man / Deadpool series that is presumed to be a mini-series, but it wasn’t clear during the announcement. Kelly and McGuinness worked on the Deadpool ongoing series to much acclaim in the 1990s.
PopcultHQ will have future spotlights on Marvel’s hot #1’s to look out for. Also a highlight on Marvel’s massive involvement with leading the female readership with all new comics and super heroes.
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