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  1. roach I am the night

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    Didn't see a thread on this yet:
    For months, Marvel Comics executives have been promising a major shake-up for their stories in the wake of the current "Avengers Vs. X-Men" event, though they've also promised the moves won't be a reboot of the Marvel U's long-running stories a la DC's New 52 initiative. Today, the scope of Marvel's plans came into light with the announcement of October's "Marvel NOW" initiative via Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con themed issue.

    In what will surely be seen as the publisher's response to DC Comics' New 52 which set it sights on new and lapsed readers with issue #1 jumping on points, Marvel NOW is being promised as an easy entry point into the classic Marvel U. Throughout October, Marvel will launch a number of brand new series -- often more than one a week -- with additional new series and relaunches for some classic books rolling out through February of next year. These will include the following, announced in EW:

    "Uncanny Avengers" by Rick Remender and John Cassaday starring a team composed of Captain America, Wolverine and others from the company's two powerhouse franchises battling the mutant-hating Red Skull.

    "All New X-Men" by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen realigning the mutant team in the wake of "AvX" as the original five X-Men are mysteriously brought to the present day. This title will launch in November.

    "Avengers" by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena, which is light on specific details aside from a roster of 18 heroes in a bi-weekly comic that seems to be Hickman-esque rethinking of the Avengers core mission in the vein of the writer's "Fantastic Four" run.

    Aside from the core creative changes, all books branded with the Marvel NOW banner will feature a full slate of digital bells and whistles as part of the "Marvel ReEvolution" products that have played a part in "AvX's" launch. For example, every Marvel NOW first issue will feature AR enhanced recaps embedded in their covers, and the books will all carry a code for a free digital download of the issue through the Marvel App.

    In addition, the publisher is promising other creative shakeups outside the shuffling of their big name talent on their big name franchises. Marvel NOW books will feature new "cinematic" cover designs, and their characters will sport redesigned costumes, many shown off in a new piece by Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.

    "It's a bridge book...something that can delve into both worlds," Remender told the magazine of how "Uncanny Avengers" bridges the pre and post-AvX Marvel U.

    Of "All-New X-Men," Bendis explained, "It's not a time-travel story like 'Back To The Future.' It's a time-travel story like 'Pleasantville,'" adding "Here's the big question that they original X-Men are gonna be faced with: 'We're gonna grow up, and this is what we're going to get? That is not acceptable.'"
     
  2. Hawkingbird I want to be Kate Bishop

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    Oh Joe....Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe.
     
  3. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    The first thing I read was the line about Pleasantville, and I thought "wait, is the entire Marvel Universe going to be set in the 1960s for a little while?" And I thought that was a really neat idea. And then I read the rest and realized it wasn't that and now I don't care.
     
  4. Watchman Adios, Cowboy

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    Bi-weekly Hickman and John Cassaday on a book. I'll take it.
     
  5. MMMMM...Pancakes Cena Wins LOL

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    As of right now, I'm in WTF? mode, but I'll wait untill I actually read the comics to make up my mind about this.
     
  6. Dangerman Registered

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    Well to me there is nothing new going on expect the change up in the Avengers and the change in their outfits. I don't really see this as an answer to the new 52 unless Marvel reboots everything other than that it is the same thing they have been doing all along. Marvel just putting out extra books for 3.99 if it were a reboot then it would be news.
     
  7. roach I am the night

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    Here is some of the new costumes
     

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  8. roach I am the night

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    everything is being relaunched.
     
  9. Spider-Nerd Bring on the pressure

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    Cyke's costume is hideous. He looks like ant man. :o
     
  10. roach I am the night

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    looks like Spidey got some changes too
     
  11. Dangerman Registered

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    No it is just getting new titles not a reboot. All the history is still intact. DC did a line reboot expect for GL because even Batman's past is changing. All Marvel is doing is giving them new costumes and just adding new number one books. The are not rebooting them from the ground up. What they did is what they always do when the Avengers line up changes or like what DC use to do when the line up changed just relaunch the book with a new number one.
     
  12. roach I am the night

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    i think you are confusing a reboot and a relaunch.
    A reboot is when history is changed or wiped out and you start from scratch
    A relaunch is when you decide you want a new 1st issue of a series
     
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    Which is why I am just wondering how is this their answer to the new 52 when Marvel does this almost every other 6 months. I would understand the big deal about this if it had a major impact but really this is something they have always done. The biggest thing they have done and stuck with IMO was the death of Captain America. If they wanted to answer DC's new 52 they needed to reboot. Spider-Man is always changing his suit as well as the rest of the people in that group. So I am just wondering what is new or what has changed besides a line-up. How is this their answer to the New 52 when if not for them having crossover event after crossover events (meaning after one stops another one starts up right after) and 15 variants to each title DC would be killing them on everything. If they wanted to answer the New 52 they would reboot.
     
  14. venom892 Coming Home

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    I fear this spells the end for Secret Avengers and Uncanny X-force,two books I was enjoying.I'm guessing after Bru finishes his Cap run with #19, that they'll just relaunch it.This might be a good to trim down my pull list.Also since when does Red Skull have a hard on for mutants?
     
  15. BoredGuy Never Did a Popular Thing

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    Only Wolvie in his old costume, no fashion love for the canuck

    And why does Cable have an eye patch now? No more cool light up eye??
     
  16. roach I am the night

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    You don't always answer something by copying them. DC got a lot of people interested in their comics. Regardless of how you feel about it thats always a good thing. Marvel could be relaunching it whole line to get people excited about its line.
     
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    Understood but my thing is how is this different from what they always have been doing. For example new suits have been done with Iron Spidey,Black suit Spidey (to go with S3 release), Iron Man always changing and Thor who changes a lot too. New number 1's is something they always done as well. If they want to answer DC and get people interested then they should do something new not something they always done. However it is hard for them to do that when that is being done with the Ultimate line. This just IMO looks like same Marvel.
     
  18. roach I am the night

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    we don't know how different things are going to be yet.
    Obviously its something big to Marvel since they decided to brand it with a name: "Marvel Now"
     
  19. Spider-Nerd Bring on the pressure

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    he looks the same to me but I could be missing out details you picked up.



    On a side note, looks like none of the people pictured are dying in AvX. No emma in the art though..
     
  20. roach I am the night

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    Looks like the costume is Red and Black as opposed to Red and Blue ( might just be the poor pic quality.
    Also there used to be a red line of webbing that attached the chest to the gloves...thats gone
     
  21. Dangerman Registered

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    right but I see it much like the heroic age a name change but nothing new.
     
  22. roach I am the night

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    but you don't know all the facts...and the fact that Marvel is waiting until Comiccon to unveil this means its big to them
     
  23. Hawkingbird I want to be Kate Bishop

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    If they reboot I will cry.
     
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    That's how I felt about Superman but then I got over it after reading the last issue of Action and seeing they gave Superman and Lois a very nice send off. Anyways they can't that was what the Ultimate line is or was for.
     
  25. Gamma Goliath Engine of Destruction

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    wait, since when did they change 616 fury black?!
     
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