Oh hai! Marvel is rebooting too with the return of Marvel Now!

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Here we go again! Marvel has a new direction and it’s charging right at you this faall with an ambitious new slate called MARVEL NOW!

Which they did already four years ago. And it was followed by All-New Marvel Now. And then All New All Different Marvel (ANAD). So, Marvel please check in with Stan and find some new words! Bravura. Gorilla. Defy. There are plenty!

So when you google for a headline this is going to be hard. ON the other hand “Now” is eternal and Marvel is always changing, so maybe it’s a meta suggestion for the eternal flux and evolution of life in the universe.

Marvel Welcomes Fantastic Four and X-Men heroes into their All-New, All-Different Universe

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Marvel has released a brand new teaser for their All-New, All-Different line of characters. While yesterday’s image featured mostly Avengers heroes, this image contains a select few from the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties! From right-to-left the characters include a new Dr. Strange (or an old Dr. Strange with an axe,) Old Man Logan, Star-Lord, X-23 […]

Marvel’s Second Wave is ‘All-New Marvel Now’, Starting with All-New Invaders

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In an interview with delightful hero Brian Truitt of USA Today, Marvel have unveiled the branding for their next wave of comics. Called All-New Marvel Now, the two launch books will be All-New Invaders by James Robinson and Steve Pugh; as well as Matt Fraction and Joe Madiurera’s Inhumans.

UPDATE: Avengers Assemble Cancelled — OR IS IT!?

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It’s reported that Kelly Sue DeConnick’s much-loved but low-selling ‘Avengers Assemble’ will be ending. A release in the most recent Marvel subscription newsletter informs customers that the series is cancelled, and all subscriptions will transfer across to Jonathan Hickman’s ‘Avengers’ title.

Will Sliney Profiles The Fearless Defenders: Annabelle Riggs

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Marvel’s female characters do tend to be their very best, so here at The Beat we’ve been following Will Sliney (at a distance, so he doesn’t suspect) as he helps set up the all-female Fearless Defenders team. Whenever a new character joins the team, Will very kindly talks a little about them, and how he […]

Uncanny Avengers Introduces ‘The M-Word’

Even allowing for the fact that we’re not supposed to like any of the characters in Uncanny Avengers (only this week, Wolverine calls Japanese mutant Sunfire “a walking atomic bomb” and nobody bats an eyelid – not even Sunfire, whose mother died in Hiroshima!), the book is going to startling lengths with some of the […]

Review: Captain Marvel #11 – Warp Speed

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The relaunch of Captain Marvel, with Carol Danvers in the title role, started off very shakily. The first six-issues told a time-travel story which eventually teased together parts of the character’s origin in a way which wasn’t particularly as entertaining or dynamic as was hoped. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick had previously proven herself to have […]

SXSW: Marvel Make 700 Digital Issues Free, Announce Weekly Wolverine Series, Reveal Project Gamma

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This is all just breaking! Marvel are at South By Southwest right now, announcing some new digital projects. The first is ‘Marvel Infinite’ comics, Marvel’s own digital service for comic books. It appears that Marvel will be making 700 of their #1 issues available for free, so new readers can try the first issue before […]

Review: X-Men Legacy #6 FEATURING PIXIE

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X-Men Legacy completes the first arc, with writer Si Spurrier taking its lead character – which, I still can’t really believe, is Professor X’s son Legion – into a new direction, having thoroughly established him as protagonist worth following. He’s joined by artist Jorge Molina, who has spent the last year or so drawing essentially […]