Featured Release: Mavel NOW!
It has been over a year since DC flipped a switch and introduced the ‘New 52’. Across the street, the House of Ideas mocked the competition’s reboot. Yet, here we are 13 months later and Marvel’s non-reboot reboot Marvel NOW! is starting to hit store shelves.
Marvel NOW! introduces new creative teams to many of the company’s most iconic titles, each kicking-off the new era with #1 issues.
October 10th marked the launch of the first in the Marvel NOW! series, Uncanny Avengers #1. To a classic Marvel fan, that may not sound right, and that’s intentional. As part of the fall-out of Marvel’s latest crossover event Avengers vs. X-Men a new team has been formed combining elements of the two former rival teams. Last week’s one-shot with the world’s most confusing name, Marvel NOW! Point One #1, gave the lowdown of the new universe. Next Wednesday brings a completely new series, A+X. This new title will tell two stories each month, pairing a member of the two different factions together. Next week’s issue will include a Hulk/Wolverine story by Jeff Loeb with a backup Cable/Captain America story by Dan Slott.
Speaking of writer Dan Slott, some of the biggest controversy surrounding the initiative is next year’s relaunch of Spider-Man. December’s Amazing Spider-Man #700 will be the last of the series (at least for now). Announced during New York Comic Con, January will introduce a new title: Superior Spider-Man. While not much more has been said about the new book, what has drummed-up the most controversy is the ‘fact’ that this new Spider-Man will not be Peter Parker.
Here’s a list of some of the announced new titles with their release dates.
|Oct. 10||Uncanny Avengers||Rick Remender||John Cassaday|
|Oct. 17||Marvel NOW! Point One||N/A||N/A|
|Nov. 7||All New X-Men||Brian M. Bendis||Stuart Immonen|
|Deadpool||Gerry Dugan||Tony Moore|
|Iron Man||Kieron Gillen||Greg Land|
|Nov. 14||Fantastic Four||Matt Fraction||Mark Bagely|
|Thor: God of Thunder||Jason Aaron||Esad Ribic|
|X-Men Legacy||Si Spurrier||Tan Eng Huat|
|Nov. 21||Captain America||Rick Remender||John Romita, Jr.|
|Indestructible Hulk||Mark Waid||Leinil Yu|
|Nov. 28||FF||Matt Fraction||Mike Allred|
|Dec. 5||Avengers||Jonathan Hickman||Jerome Opena|
|Jan. 2||New Avengers||Jonathan Hickman||Steve Epting|
Top 20 “Most Pulled” Comics for the Week of October 21, 2012
Presented by Comixology
- Amazing Spider-Man #696 (Marvel)
- Avengers #32 (Marvel)
- The Flash #13 (DC)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (DC)
- Superman #13 (DC)
- Invincible Iron Man #527 (Marvel)
- Secret Avengers #33 (Marvel)
- Batman Incorporated #5 (DC)
- Batman Incorporated #4 (DC)
- Teen Titans #13 (DC)
- Wolverine #315 (Marvel)
- Justice League Dark #13 (DC)
- FF #23 (Marvel)
- Deadpool #63 (Marvel)
- Red Lanterns #13 (DC)
- Captain America #19 (Marvel)
- Astonishing X-Men #55 (Marvel)
- Invincible #96 (Image)
- Invincible #97 (Image)
- Chew #30 (Image)