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Breaking: All the Marvel Now (2016) leaks and no more X-men?


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.

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
Coming Soon!

§ 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?

Art & Cover by AARON KUDER
On Sale in October!

§  Infamous Iron Man by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev

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?


  1. It’s odd. I don’t seem to have the aprehension against line wide refreshes as much as others but with how often it occurs it makes me just want to trade wait. Illumanati lasted 7 issues, Ultiamtes I’m surprised is still going. At 3.99 minium it’s not really worth buying monthly comics from them.

  2. I can already tell that most of these titles are going be found in the quarter bins.within a span of a few months, 62 titles a month is a lot of shit to shovel. wallet wise.

    Bring back the goddamn Fantastic Four already.



  3. Gwen Pool and Wolverine gone huh?

    Why is Nova being started over AGAIN?

    Seems like some odd choices, I’ve been done with Marvel for a while.

  4. Y’know, people threaten to quit reading Marvel or DC a lot, and I usually roll my eyes. But if they’ve put the X-Men out to pasture, I think I may actually quite Marvel, myself.

  5. While relaunches provide a short-term sales bump, Marvel clearly has reached the point of diminishing returns; I anticipate tepid orders for most of these new titles followed by yet another relaunch in 18 months. (Don’t get too attached to THE PROWLER.) Also, while I understand Marvel’s desire to retire the X-MEN titles, their passing is an unfortunate conclusion to a once-formidable sales juggernaut.


  6. I dropped Marvel for the forseeable future with his last round of books and nothing on the list is changing my mind. The strategy of “Do you like (INSERT MARVEL CHARACTER HERE)? Well, here is the new version!!” doesn’t appeal to me. There was variety in the 70s and 80s beyond just superheroes but Marvel now thinks throwing an indy favorite on a book and letting them do whatever they want is new and exciting. I think the characters are SO removed from what they were (for me, this started with allowing Bendis and Millar free reign to do whatever they wanted years ago) that I will look at these announcements and continue to pass.

  7. I am interested in the Thanos series but I am really disappointed if they truly are killing the X-Men books.

    This seems just so spiteful from Marvel/Disney.

    When the company was in the shit and was crawling out of bankruptcy etc, the X-Men movies were something that kept the Marvel name alive and kept some buzz around the characters in the mainstream. They helped pave the way for the great Marvel movies that came after that.

    The fact they would alienate their fans just to try to hurt Fox and the X-Men movies, in some desperate attempt to get the movie rights back, is really really low. I am not even a huge X-Men fan but I have been buying Extraordinary just because its pretty good and I want to somehow support the X-Men in any way I can.

  8. I don’t think it’s likely that Marvel’s axed the X-Titles. It’s more likely they’re holding those solits back so as not to push the Death of X teaser off people’s minds too quickly. Cancelling the X-Books and Wolverine books means losing 200K+ in sales each month, and Marvel’s not going to make that up with Foolkiller and Bullseye solos.

  9. $3.99 for 20 pages per book is just too expensive for the “lets throw this IP at the wall and see what sticks” strategy. Nothing higher than #21 on any book. That’s just crazy.

  10. This whole indie artist thing with Marvel has gone on too long for me. Probably not the best site to mention that, but still… man, where is the great comic book art of the 70’s, 80’s etc. Maybe I’m just old, Ha!, but the art on Marvel books has all gone so cartoony it just turns me off. Save for Alex Maleev (who really needs to catch a clue and let go of the Bendis strings! He’s such a great talent, and he’s always drawing the worst books!) and Mike Deodato, I think that’s all you’ve got for “realistic” art over at Marvel now.

    Do comic books sales really get impacted by movies, and vice versa? I really don’t see it. You never see a huge bump in sales with a movie release (Avengers, Captain America, etc.) So the whole “no comics for X=Men or Fantastic Four” bit is silly. And man, is Marvel not losing out on what could probably be the best Fantastic Four comic in ages. I mean, the FF (Mr. Fantastic) are literally rebuilding the Marvel Universe! What kind of cool book could that be if done right, but they decide to just let it lie. Ugh.

    As bad as the X-Men books sound like they’ve been, maybe it’s time to actually let them take a break for a while?

  11. I suspect we will see some X-men books solicited after a cool down period. However, their absence here does make you wonder – maybe that franchise has just run its course. Remember, at one time Ghost Rider, Legion of Super Heroes and Jimmy Olsen were all sales juggernauts at different times. It’s sort of amazing that X-men reigned as long as they did. (Compare them to DC’s Teen Titans.)

  12. The X-books probably are just not part of MARVEL NOW!! or are going to take a hiatus for the Death of X miniseries. I also see no STAR WARS books (also probably not part of MARVEL NOW). Does that sound right? I don’t see other sites freaking out about this as I am…

  13. @Jim Shelley While what you say it’s true about franchises running it’s course, the case with the X-men is more a matter of Marvel slowly but surely killing the franchise so it’s value would drop low enough so that Fox would sell the rights back to them (Wolverine never stopped being popular, and they killed him all the same), or they could simply put the X-men to death without a big fuss and use the inhumans as the new mutants.

    The outcomes of this conflict are only a few, and civil war II will be the center of it.

    -The X-men win the fights against the inhumans, stop that mist from wiping them out and recover a bit of the status quo, still being seen as enemies of both inhumans and the “change the future” faction. Their suffering extends until the next time marvel attempts to kill all of them, like with house of M.
    -The X-men loses. Mutants are wiped out as a result of that mist, the survivors in limbo go to a parallel universe or another planet to recover and are left in the fridge/get a single series about their new status quo.
    -The X-men loses. Most mutants are wiped out, period. The franchise is left in the fridge, maybe for a short while, maybe forever.

    I’m betting on outcome 2, Marvel wants to push the inhumans, so they won’t bring their preferred faction to a defeat, even if their actions paint them as selfish and genocidal, still, they won’t burn their bridges, so their recovery is at least a bit likely.

  14. I could deal with the vampire phase and the changes like female thor and wolverine and latino spiderman and making falcon cap but this shit having cap hail hydra Kirby and Simon must be spinning in their graves why not make black panther a white supremacist wtf? now they are killing off the x-men and wolverine over an intelectuial property dispute with fox studios as I remember marvel sold the rights to fox when they were over $1 million in debt to disney due to terrible mismanagement and who owns marvel now? hmmm I am writing Alex Alonzo Marvel Entertainment 135 W 50th 7th Fl NY NY 10020 and giving mr editor in cheif a piece of my mind there are certainly more powerfull forces at work here and hundreads of millions in movie revenue at steak but they just messed with my favorite books and I ain’t havin it feel free to write via snail mail I know the 140 characters twitter gives you won’t be enough

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