Marvel Comics has released information on a number of titles and storylines launching in December 2021 and into early 2022. Included are the December-launching Devil’s Reign, the continuation of Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto‘s Daredevil storyline; a multiverse-spanning Avengers adventure from Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder; a new She-Hulk series from Rainbow Rowell and Rogê Antônio; and much more.
Here’s the full breakdown of the announced titles:
All hell breaks loose in the Marvel Universe as The Kingpin finally declares all-out war on the heroes in Devil’s Reign! Having set the stage in their Eisner-nominated Daredevil epic, Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s far-reaching crossover event finds Mayor Fisk outlawing all Super Heroes in New York and unleashing intel on all their dark secrets, while pitting Daredevil, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and many more against his Thunderbolt agents. But in the end…Who Will Reign?
This story was teased a few weeks back in the Spider-Man/Venom FCBD one-shot. The Zdarsky-written Daredevil series has been really excellent, and he’s worked hard to build up Wilson Fisk and his conflict between wanting to maintain his previous control of New York while also wanting to be taken seriously as a reformed politician. It’ll be interesting to see how this series builds on those themes.
Marvel Comics’ Avengers Forever pulls together archeologist Tony Stark aka the Invincible Ant-Man and Avengers from across the multiverse to bring order to timelines where ‘hope’ is a four letter word. Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder present an all-new series that will redefine the Avengers as…the Multiverse’s Mightiest Heroes.
Another story that seems to have been teased a few weeks ago, this time in the Avengers/Hulk FCBD title. The multiverse is all the rage right now so this is also a totally logical move on Marvel’s part.
The future of the Marvel Universe is here, and Timeless is where it all begins. When a threatening new timeline emerges, Kang the Conqueror must fight his way through the coming year to protect the main 616 timeline he’s worked centuries to solidify as his own. Jed MacKay, Kev Walker, Joe Bennett, Mark Bagley and more provide a first look at what’s coming to the Marvel Universe in 2022 in a story that will prove…the Future is Timeless.
Speaking of things that are all the rage, given his debut at the end of the Disney+ Loki series the rise in prominence of Kang on the publishing side was pretty much a foregone conclusion. Jed Mackay has quickly become one of Marvel’s most consistently entertaining writers on books like Black Cat and Moon Knight.
House of X and Powers of X ushered in The First Krakoan Age of the X-Men. Now, Marvel Comics’ X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine will test ‘the best there is at what he does’ before any mutant can survive to The Second Krakoan Age. Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara and Federico Vicentini tell two interlocked tales about what happens to Wolverine when…His Pasts Meet His Future.
It’s unclear if this will be a separate miniseries or a storyline in the ongoing Wolverine series that Percy and Cassara are already working on.
Marvel Comics’ She-Hulk, from Rainbow Rowell and Rogê Antônio, throws the book at Jennifer Walters as she tries to put her rage-filled days behind her and return to practicing law in defense of the innocent. But when a friend from her past comes knocking with a mystery she can’t resist, She-Hulk gets…Back To Bashing.
Shulkie’s return has also been pretty expected given the upcoming Disney+ series. She’s had a string of pretty great solo titles in recent years, so hopefully this one will continue that streak.
Dan Slott is joined by Carlos Pacheco and Rachael Stott for Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four: Reckoning War, an epic saga over 15 years in the making. The original secret war of the Marvel Universe has been reignited and every living being in reality is in danger, for we are finally at…Our Day Of Reckoning.
“Over 15 years in the making” is interesting. What significant events took place in the Marvel Universe in 2007? Let the speculation begin!
Lunella Lafayette and her lovable twenty-foot dinosaur are BACK in Marvel Comics’ Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. But what shape will their partnership take in this exciting new era? Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months for more news about the next adventure of the biggest brain in the world that will send dino-sized shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe. In 2022, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will bring new meaning to the term “Marvel Team-Up” in a tale that promises to… Shake Your World.
No creative team listed for this title yet, but MG&DD has by accounts been a solid performer in collected editions. I’d wager this’ll be written by a YA author with some name recognition in the bookstore market.
Look for all of those titles from Marvel, and surely more that have yet to be announced, in December 2021 and January & February 2022.