New Marvel, new thread. Marvel has revealed that its next Marvel Now initiative is All-New, All-Different. From Mashable.
“We’ve been planning it for years,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told Mashable. “We realized that [‘Secret Wars’] would be a game-changing moment that would allow us to create a big white canvas. It’s an unprecedented chance for us to tell new stories across all titles with new No. 1s.”
Though the initiative is sweeping and comprehensive — with all-new creative teams behind both new and existing titles — it won’t do anything to erase or rewrite history that previous comics have established. However, “All-New, All-Different” will pick up some eight months after the conclusion of “Secret Wars,” and much will have happened in that time to alter the landscape.
Alonso said it’s a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, but true believers will certainly recognize the Marvel world they’ve come to know over the years.
The new books — about 55 to 60 in all, slightly less than Marvel publishes right now — will each introduce new storylines. In some cases, a new character will be wearing familiar costumes, or will have moved, or will have significant shifts in their relationships to other characters. Many of those changes will be shockingly big.
He did, however, reveal some big changes that may rattle a few traditionalists: " The all-new Hulk … this character is certain to cause debate The all-new Hulk … this character is certain to cause debate," he said. “The same people who went crazy with female Thor will have a field day with this one.”
There’s also an entirely new Spider-Man. Alonso wouldn’t say much more, but hinted that there may be more than one (and the image above would certainly confirm that).
“Will there be enough room for him and Peter Parker? Read and find out,” Alonso said, adding: “Wolverine will return to the Marvel Universe (again, this will be something big). Who is Wolverine? You’ll have to read and find out.”