UPDATE: In the original version of this post, I made a joke about Dennis Barger being a suspect for the leak. IN this case he most certainly was not, as he did not get his books until Tuesday and we must look to a different bearded leaker. I apologize to Dennis for making an obvious joke.
Tomorrow night at midnight EDT Marvel is releasing all the details of their Marvel Now Post Civil War II line-up. But of course, since this is comics and no one can keep a secret, someone with a beard has already leaked the catalog to Bleeding Cool so here’s what we do know, courtesy of Bearding Cool and the complete lineup, as tweeted.
— Manchego Obfuscator (@SpectacOptical) July 11, 2016
Not verified of course, but seems legit. The list has drawn some ire for not having any LGBTQ led books and also….it looks like the Fox movie deal has al but killed the normal mutants of Marvel, with only one X-men book and that one called Death of X and other characters recreated and scattered to the winds. Professor X, it’s been a privilege to know you.
We’ll start with books that Marvel has actually announced, with relevant links where appropriate. And also what we’ve already announced including Mosaic, Iron Man, Cage, Great Lakes Avengers and Champions
§ THANOS ongoing by Jeff Lemire and Mike Deodato.
“As to what makes Thanos so compelling, the easy answer is that he is so powerful and so evil,” say writer Jeff Lemire, speaking with ComicBook.com. “This combination opens things up for a lot of story potential. But the truth is that it’s Thanos’ past that makes him so interesting. What motivates a god-like being like this? What makes him tick and what does he have left to fight for?”
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
§ Jessica Jones by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, and covers by David Mack, the gang is back after a 10 year hiatus on her own titles, although she’s been guest starring and has, ahem, a TV show of her own.
§ Death of X by Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans) and Aaron Kuder. 4 issue mini.
In this aptly named title, the Inhumans kick the X-men right out of the Marvel U!
The X-Men and the Inhumans are on a collision course. Cyclops is missing and presumed dead. But the question on everyone’s lips is “why”?
As the Terrigen Mists roll across the Earth, it’s transformative properties are birthing new Inhumans across the Marvel Universe. But while the mists bring life to the Inhumans, they spell only doom for the X-Men, leaving dead or sickly mutants in their wake. As the Inhumans travel to Japan where the Terrigen Cloud has created a shocking new Inhuman, the X-Men travel to Muir Island where the cloud has caused something truly terrible. For the sake of his people, Cyclops must take action or face extinction. But how?
DEATH OF X #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE & CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by AARON KUDER
On Sale in October!
Iron Man is now Victor von Doom, and replaces International Iron Man.
This move is an extension of storylines in the current Bendis-written “Invincible Iron Man” series, which has seen Von Doom seek rehabilitation, following his physical transformation at the end of the 2015 “Secret Wars” event series. It also raises plenty of questions — like how will “Infamous Iron Man” interact with Bendis and artist Stefano Caselil’s new “Invincible Iron Man” series, announced earlier this week and starring Riri Williams, a new character recently introduced by Bendis and Mike Deodato. “Infamous Iron Man” also pays off part of the Deodato-illustrated “Divided We Stand” teaser, which included Von Doom holding an Iron Man helmet.
§ Captain Marvel by Margaret Stohl and Ramon Rosanas.
With a movie coming up, Carol Danvers get a reboot by a YA author, THR reports.
The publisher will relaunch the character with a new series in early 2017 that will be written by Margaret Stohl, a YA author who co-wrote the best-selling book series Beautiful Creatures. The comic, to be drawn by Spanish artist Ramon Rosanas (Astonishing Ant-Man), is intended to trampoline the character off from her fictional limelight moment during the still-ongoing miniseries Civil War 2, in which the character gains planet-wide popularity as she squares off against Iron Man. At the same time it will spin her to a new level of real-world recognition that is likely to occur given the mounting buzz of the movie. Oscar winner Brie Larson is in negotiations to star as the character, whose alter ego is Carol Danvers, for the movie that has a March 2019 release date.
§ The Unworthy Thor by Jason Aaron and Olivier Coipel.
While Jane Foster still rules as lady Thor, Odinson must wander around proving his worthy yet again.
Coming this Fall, The Unworthy Thor, by Mighty Thor writer Jason Aaron and artist Olivier Coipel, will follow the god’s escape and captivity—revealed to be at the hands of none other than cosmic archiver the Collector—and his journey to becoming a hero once more. But he’s not taking Jane’s place:Unworthy Thor is expressly a companion series to Mighty Thor. The Odinson is forging his own path, and will even wield his own hammer… one that actually has some pretty huge connections to the Pre-Secret Wars Marvel universe.
§ US Avengers by Al Ewing and Paco Medina. Yet another team book to go along with Champions and Great Lakes Avengers.
The organization formerly known as the evil Advanced Idea Mechanics has been rebranded as American Intelligence Mechanics. In charge will be billionaire Brazilian mutant Roberto Da Costa, who will help introduce a super-team that the American people can trust: the U.S.Avengers.
The first issue of U.S.Avengers will debut this fall from Marvel Comics, featuring a Da Costa-approved roster of Thunderbolt Ross the Red Hulk, Cannonball, an all-new Iron Patriot, a Captain America from the future (Danielle Cage, daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones), Pod and the unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
And now Bleeding Cool’s leaked line-up, which is coming out one story at a time, just to increase suspense:
• Foolkiller by Max Bemis and Dalibor Talajic
• Solo by Gerry Duggan, Geoffrey Thorne and Paco Diaz
• Slapstick by Reilly Brown, Fred Van Lente and Mike Norton.
• Avengers #1.POINT by by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson, presumably a beginner book.
• Rocket Raccoon by up and comer Matthew Rosenberg and unnamed artist.
• Unstoppable Wasp by Jeremy Whitley (Princeless) and Elsa Charterrier (Infinite Loop). Nadia Pym is the new millennial Wasp. Great creative team!
• The Prowler by Sean Ryan and Jamal Campbell
• Ultimates Squared by Al Ewing, Travel Foreman and Christian Ward.
• Hawkeye by Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Romero. This book will star Kate Bishop Hawkeye.
• Doctor Strange: Sorcerors Supreme by Robbie Thompson and Javier Rodriguez.
• Iron Fists by Kaare Andrews and Afu Chan. OH WOW WE LOVES SOME AFU CHAN HERE AT ATHE BEAT! This book will star Danny Rand and the kid Iron Fist Andrews introduced in his previous Iron Fist series.
• Gamora by Nicole Perlman and Marco Chechetto. Perlman is one of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriters and this book was announced long ago, but now finally on the schedule.
• Starlord by C hip Zdarsky, artist TBA
• Venom by Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval.You’ll notice many of the Spider-verse peripheral characters are back, presumably because Marvel doesn’t hate Sony as much as Fox.
• Bullseye by Ed Brisson and Guillermo Sanna.
• Kingpin by Matthew Rosenberg and Ben Torres.
• Occupy Avengers by David Walker and Gabriel Walta, which sounds pretty torn from the headlines of 2008.
• Avengers by Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo.
….and more to come. We’ll update when it’s all rolled out and we get our hands on our own leaked copy.
What say you peanut gallery? Anything you want to pick up?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.