As you may know, Marvel is re-[doing] their line with 60 new titles this fall. The whole line will be revealed soon (solicits are coming) but here’s the line-up thus far — we’ll update as more is known. So far nine titles of the 60 or so have been announced, and the creative teams are unsurprising. No knock on the very talented people involved, just an observation. But who knows what the future holds? What do you think? Is this exciting? Or about what you expected?
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON Art by JORGE MOLINA
Cover by VICTOR IBANEZ Coming Fall 2015!
Like Spider-Gwen, this all female team—She-Hulk, Medusa, Captain Marvel, Dazzler, and Nico Minoru and newcomer Singularity—is rebooting with a new #1, and an exciting cover that shows that an a-line frock now counts as a superhero costume. I want to cosplay THAT.
So who is the mysterious Singularity? Where is she from? And how will she pull our band of heroes together? “Readers first became acquainted with Singularity during our blockbuster summer event SECRET WARS,” says series editor Daniel Ketchum. “At the conclusion of SECRET WARS, Singularity will arrive in the new Marvel Universe. And when she discovers that its fate is hanging in the balance, she will summon A-Force to her side to battle a threat the likes of which they’ve never seen.”
With the world in danger, the call is made – A-FORCE ASSEMBLE! Marvel’s most powerful women are ready to take the world by storm and no one is more excited to present the new A-Force team than series writer G. Willow Wilson. “Given the tremendous fan response to the A-FORCE SECRET WARS series, I’m very excited to bring this wonderful cast of characters home to the new Marvel Universe. She-Hulk, Dazzler, Nico, Medusa and an exciting lineup of guest stars will take on a threat unlike anything they’ve ever faced before.”
THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1
Written by GREG PAK Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
Coming Fall 2015!
This will be a new shocking person as the Hulk. Internet speculation says it will be former teenage sidekick Amadeus Cho, who appeared in Pak’s original Hulk run; perhaps as a bonus his mother is Dr. Helen Cho who was in Avengers Ultron.
“For decades, Dr. Bruce Banner has buckled under the weight of his fearsome alter ego, the Incredible Hulk,” Says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Now, someone else is going to take away Banner’s burden, hoist it onto his frail shoulders like it weighs no more than a leaf, and embrace the pure fun being the most powerful being in the Marvel Universe. It’s the Hulk like you’ve never seen him before: unleashed, unapologetic and totally awesome.”
But who is this mysterious new Jade Giant? And just what has happened to Bruce Banner in the previous eight months? All will be revealed – and the answers will surprise you! Not tormented. Not conflicted. Just a giant green wrecking machine who loves being the Hulk. But will that spell trouble for the entire Marvel Universe?
ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1
Written by MARK WAID
Art by ADAM KUBERT & MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover artwork by ALEX ROSS On Sale October 2015!
A new team comprised of all the new versions of your beloved characters: Captain America [Sam Wilson], Thor [Jane Foster], Vision, Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, Nova, and Ms. Marvel. Sort of a post Ultimates Ultimates if you would.
The Avengers assemble this fall for a team that will truly live up to the name the series title implicitly states that is all-new, all-different, and like no other Avengers team ever. “This team is a group of characters that you’ve never seen operate together before, no matter how long you may have been reading comics, and yet it’s also a team that upholds the Avengers’ traditions—there’s nobody among these characters that you look at and feel hasn’t earned their place on the team or in the spotlight, the way some past Avengers occasionally have,” says Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “And it’s possibly the most real-world reflective Avengers team of all time, with only a single white male to be found amidst the membership rolls.”
SQUADRON SUPREME #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by LEONARD KIRK Cover by ALEX ROSS Coming Fall 2015!
This team of villains is back with Hyperion (Avengers), Nighthawk (Supreme Power), Dr. Spectrum (The Great Society), Blur (DP7) and Warrior Woman (Squadron Sinister). Special Beat bonus points because Nighthawk is one of my all time favorite Marvel characters.
“They’re willing to do a lot of things that turn people off,” says writer James Robinson in an interview with Marvel.com. “They can seem a little cold blooded and ruthless but their idea is ‘we have a planet to save’. And if that means we have to sacrifice a few people to do it, we will. So they’re definitely at the darker end of the heroic spectrum.”
Written by JASON LATOUR Art & Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ & RICO RENZI Coming Fall 2015!
In perhaps the most controversial move yet, the very popular Spider-Gwen book is coming back just the same but with a new #1 after a mere five issues of the old run. It’s all new all different and all new numbering, people.
“This book has defied all expectations, mine included, and has continued to thrive and grow,” says series writer Jason Latour, in an interview with Marvel.com. “I can’t tell you how precious of an experience that makes it. Re-launching and being put out there on the front lines as a tent pole kind of title really is a tremendous opportunity to open our doors to everyone again.”
Now is your chance to jump in, with a clean entry point into the character that has the world buzzing! Plus – the answers you’ve all been waiting for! The secret history of Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker finally revealed! Someone out there has recreated Peter Parker’s Lizard formula. The same formula that ultimately cost him his life and branded Gwen a fugitive. And she won’t let it happen again! But with NYPD Captain Frank Castle and the Kingpin of Crime Matt Murdock both on her tail, that’ll prove easier said than done. Who could be behind all of this? The answers will shock you!
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
Written by TARA BUTTERS & MICHELE FAZEKAS Art & Cover by KRIS ANKA Coming Fall 2015!
With Kelly Sue DeConnick departing the book, the showrunners of the cult Agent Carter tv show are taking over.
“We are thrilled to have Michelle and Tara onboard for Captain Marvel’s next adventure,” says Marvel Director of Character & Content Development and Series Editor Sana Amanat. “They are powerhouse storytellers who will take Carol to even further heights as she explores what’s beyond Earth’s borders. Carol Corps, stay at the ready, it’s going to be one wild ride!”
Carol’s been from one end of the universe to the other, and through her journey she’s discovered the hero and the leader she was born to be. Now she’s back – and if you want to get to Earth, you’ve got to get through Captain Marvel first! That’s right, Earth’s highest flying, hardest punching heroine is the planet’s first line of defense against any and all extraterrestrial threats. With an entire fleet and a state of the art Space Station at her command, if you come here looking for trouble, you won’t know what hit you! But when an abandoned ghost ship appears in our galaxy carrying mysterious cargo – does it spell doom for everything Carol’s built for herself?
DOCTOR STRANGE #1 Written by JASON AARON Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO Coming Fall 2015!
Doctor Strange hasn’t had an ongoing book since…1995? Hard to believe that Marvel readers had no interest in eldritch obstacles and fantasy foes. We have Benedict Cumberbatch to thank for his return, however.
Prepare for a side of the Marvel Universe you’ve never seen before as the magical, mystical and all things weird lie at every turn. And if it’s bizarre enough, and you don’t know where to turn – call the Doctor. From inside his Sanctum Sanctorum – the strangest place in this or any universe, the Master of the Mystic Arts protects this realm from the supernatural.
“Get ready for a brand new Doctor Strange for a brand new Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo have rebuilt Marvel’s ’Sorcerer Supreme’ from the ground up with an excitingly original take that redefines the character going forward.”
A dark new power is rising. One that will have repercussions for all magic users. The threat is growing, and Strange knows he won’t be powerful enough to stop it. If he is to have any kind of hope, it will take a different kind of Sorcerer Supreme. Because all magic comes with a price, and it’s high time Stephen Strange balanced the scales.
“None of Marvel’s other heavy hitters walk the same beat as Dr. Strange,” says Jason Aaron in an upcoming interview with Marvel.com. “None of them have to face the same sorts of repercussions whenever they use their powers. Being the Sorcerer Supreme is a unique responsibility. And it’s one that Stephen Strange embraces. Even though there’s no doubt that his job is one day going to leave him dead, damned or insane. So I want to celebrate all the weirdness that is Dr. Strange, while having him face a challenge unlike anything he’s ever faced before. One that rewrites the rulebook for what it means to be the Sorcerer Supreme.”
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art & Cover by SARA PICHELLI Coming Fall 2015!
This is probably the most Ultimate-like of these books since….well Miles Morales is the last survivor of the Ultimate universe. Maybe he’ll have a fortress of solitude where he can talk to ghostly images of Nerd Hulk and the Red Wasp. It’s nice to see Sara Pichelli returning to the character.
“Four years ago, we peeled back Spider-Man’s iconic mask to reveal a new and different face, and readers of all stripes have embraced him,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “I’m excited to announce that Miles Morales is here to stay – and this Fall, he’s going to be swinging through the heart of the Marvel Universe. Can new friends and enemies be far behind?”
A stranger in a strange land, Miles patrols the rooftops of a New York City that is very different from the one he knew. A world where countless heroes guard it’s skies and streets. A world where Miles is counted among the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, theAvengers. A world where Peter Parker is still alive. Though their paths have crossed before the landmark series Spider-Men, with Miles now living in Peter’s universe – is this town big enough for two Spider-Men? More importantly – how did Miles come to be here in the first place?!
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.