So with this new initiative from Marvel the company’s best creators are shuffling like a deck of Gambit’s poker cards. Jonathan Hickman is done with the FF and The Fantastic Four and now (he he) he’s launching this twice a month Marvel NOW! Avengers series with artist Jerome Opena and colorist Dean White starting with The Avengers # 1 hitting store shelves in paper and digital on December 5th!
Hickman had some really amazing runs with the Fantastic Four, most notable of which was his first turn on Ultimate Fantastic Four. It’ll be great to see what he can do with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
We have some early pages from Marvel Now! The Avengers #1 to give you a feel for what’s to come TWICE A MONTH! The only hints we have at story are that the roster is going much larger and the scope of action is going global and even cosmic!
Two of Marvel Comics’ best creators, writer Matt Fraction and artist Mark Bagley, are headed to family drama and super hero goodness with the start of their run on the Marvel NOW! title The Fantastic Four!
In this story our four heroes are an expanded family with the addition of two super-powered kids. Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben – along with Franklin and Valeria – begin their epic journey through all of infinite time and space.
Take a look at these early pages here below of issue one of the series before it hits store shelves and the digital outlets in November! The retro logo and cover design is pretty great!
Writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic are bringing us Marvel’s retooling of the iconic Thor in the new ongoing series Thor: God of Thunder. We’ve got an early look at issue #1, which you can check out here below.
These Marvel NOW! titles are in current continuity for the Marvel Universe so they aren’t complete reboots. They are new set ups for the characters that introduce them in a fresh way, so this initiative is supposed to be a great place for lapsed fans and new to comics fans to jump on board. Marvel is attempting to bring all of their initiatives together with these new titles. Marvel NOW! titles are at the core of the Marvel ReVolution which is an initiative to take the traditional comic book in a new direction utilizing new technology and new ideas. Basically, we can read ’em on the iPad, and all of the other portable devices.
Each and every week “Sweet Lou” Henchman21 reads a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. He looks forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of his pull lists, grab some comics, and he’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of October 10, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
It’s a big week of comics as Marvel NOW! kicks off and a the Joker returns to torture Batman, among many other things which I’m sure are also happening in any number of books. There are a ton of books to get this week, including one very special book. So find a paper clip, some chewing gum, and a couple of rubber bands, and make some kind of space ship to take you to your nearest comic retailer, because it’s time for the GoD List!
This Fall, Marvel Comics is setting a new path for its most popular heroes with the Marvel Now! initiative. The books in this series are meant as great ways for new and lapsed readers to jump on board the Marvel train. Current readers aren’t left out as past events in the given franchises still play a role in the events of Marvel Now! For example, the events of AvX will definitely impact the new series Uncanny Avengers. That series will feature a team that is made up of both X-Men and Avengers who must work together after what happened in Avengers Vs X-Men.
Iron Man #1 will find Tony Stark dealing with one of his most powerful inventions, Extremis out in the wild and up for grabs to the highest bidder. The only way he can stop Extremis is to build new more powerful and innovative suits of armor. Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Greg Land are presenting this new story arc starting in November.