Axel Alonso, you crafty, crafty bastard....
On the other side of that, there are books, mainly the newest ones, that at least so far, don't seem to be affected -- at least not nearly as profoundly. "Howard the Duck," "All-New Hawkeye," "Spider-Gwen" and others seem to be going on business as usual, from what we can tell right now. It's been said that every Marvel Universe book will tie into "Secret Wars" in some ways -- is it still the case that these books will be affected by "Secret Wars," just maybe not in an overt way -- at least not at first?
Alonso: Yes. "Secret Wars" is set in the Marvel Universe, so every Marvel Universe series will be affected by it. If you're a fan of "Howard the Duck" or "All-New Hawkeye" or "Spider-Gwen," all of which have been massive hits, know that the creators on all these series are excited about what the future holds. No one's moping around, muttering, "Well, that totally #$@#ed up my plans?" "Howard the Duck" #1 and "All-New Hawkeye" #1 both went back to a second print this week, and all the creators have solid plans for the future of their books.
I have always put a premium on individual titles carving their own space on the shelf, having their own identity, and "Secret Wars" will do nothing to change that. Books like "Ms. Marvel," "Black Widow," "Squirrel Girl," "Howard the Duck" and "All-New Hawkeye" will continue to dance to their own distinct drumbeat.
OK, I'm happy with that! The one thing I hoped for was that Secret Wars not mess with Ms Marvel and it's not going to!