On Tuesday, word got out over Marvel's upcoming strategy to launch all-new directions and perfect jumping on points for new readers. Some of the creators attached to the relaunched series were revealed but the artists were not made official. Today, Marvel has released more details on what we can expect this Fall.
Marvel Now! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, Marvel's initiative to "evolve the comic book experience through innovation."
The first title to kick off Marvel Now! in October will be UNCANNY AVENGERS #1. It will be written by Rick Remender with art by John Cassaday. In this series, the Avengers and X-Men have to join forces to overcome "the greatest challenge either team has ever faced, one so devastating that neither can afford to do it alone!" The series will deal with Captain America's newly formed team and the struggle to co-exist while dealing with the repercussions of AVENGERS VS. X-MEN.
December will give us NEW AVENGERS #1 by Hickman and Steve Epting.== TEASER ==
What Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief wants to make clear is the following:
This isn’t a reboot or a reimagining—Marvel NOW! is all about looking forward, building on our rich history of great stories and delivering new ideas.
The fact that there will be "repercussions" from AVENGERS VS. X-MEN makes it clear we're not seeing something similar to what DC did last year.
Here's what Tom Brevoort, SVP, Executive Editor, Marvel Entertainment had to say:
We brought fans the biggest comic book event imaginable in Avengers VS. X-Men and now we’re taking the Marvel Universe to an exciting new place, beginning with Uncanny Avengers #1. If you’re a long-time fan, all the stories you’ve read will give you even more enjoyment of what’s happening now—we’re not abandoning our past. But if you’re a new reader, this is where you’re going to learn just why Marvel comics are unlike anything else you’ve ever read. And no character is left unaffected by Marvel NOW!.
Every comic with the Marvel NOW! branding will include a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app.