This Is Marvel Teaser Touts New Marvel Universe


Sorry, that should be the All-New, All Different Marvel Universe, of course, but I only have so many characters available in the title field.

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As we predicted yesterday, Marvel isn’t simply going to let us go floating on to July 1 without teasing us some more about what’s coming after Secret Wars. So it sent out another promo image by David Marquez, one again fronted by Iron Man but with different characters behind him.

If anything, this one is even more interesting than the first. Along with familiar faces like Rocket Raccoon (flipping us the bird?), Star Lord and Medusa, we’ve got others who we know but look different. The Thing proves the Fantastic Four members might still be around, though the way he’s dressed suggests he’s joined a different team. Daredevil looks like he’s back in his “Shadowland” outfit or something similar. Doctor Strange is carrying a large axe. And we’ve got not one, but two “new” Wolverines: X-23 and Old Man Logan.

My favorite in this one has to be Citizen V of Thunderbolts fame. Several different people have taken on that identity in the past, so my guess is someone new will be behind that mask in a few months. Cool nonetheless.

We might still have to wait a few weeks to learn about specific titles and creative teams, though the email Marvel sent out lists a few creators who will definitely be involved: Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Mark Waid, Dan Slott, Charles Soule, G. Willow Wilson and Jeff Lemire. I don’t think any of those are surprises.

Now for some marketing speak …

“This is going to be an absolute game changer for Marvel,” David Gabriel, SVP of Sales & Marketing, said in a press release. “Similar to the most successful comics industry program of this century – Marvel NOW!, All-New All-Different Marvel is going to be presenting fans new #1’s for every title coming out during this event. This is a brand new beginning that honors our past 76 years, yet takes a bold step with daring, and accessible, entry points. Simply stated – this is Marvel!”

Ah, I missed the part about new #1 issues for every title, but that makes sense given the other info Marvel has been dishing out. Now all we need is a promo image of Marvel kicking other publishers’ logos into a bottomless pit, because that’s what pops into my head when I read, “This is Marvel!”

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