A new era begins for the MARVEL UNIVERSE this Fall with an exciting new line-up of titles!
We’re so pumped about what Marvel has in store for this Fall, as they launch a whole new line-up of titles, as well as kick off some great new jumping on points in some of their currently running series!
Much like DC Rebirth shook up the status quo of the DC Universe in a big way, we can expect a very new, very fresh new direction with the arrival of MARVEL NOW! this Fall!
What sets it all off? Well, the conclusion of CIVIL WAR II is a big part of what kicks everything into gear, but the real starting point for MARVEL NOW! is definitely the brand new series, THE CHAMPIONS, from MARK WAID (KINGDOM COME) and HUMBERTO RAMOS (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)!
Champions serves as the centerpiece of the MARVEL UNIVERSE for 2017, and we’re telling you right now, Third Eye Faithful: if you wanna be in at ground zero, make sure you’re reading CHAMPIONS!
MARVEL NOW! Everything we know so far!
While details are still hazy, as CIVIL WAR II is still rocking and rolling, and a big part of the new direction of MARVEL is the end results of the CIVIL WAR II crossover, we do know that a big part of the focus of MARVEL NOW! is the next generation of heroes being at odds with the original generation of Marvel icons.
Now, a lot of this is purely theory on our part — but, what we see happening with the MARVEL UNIVERSE in the aftermath of CIVIL WAR II, is a world where legacy heroes and new heroes like NOVA, Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and others decide that the way of the old guard is not the way they want to go.. and instead head out on their own.
And, call us crazy… but, sometimes inexperience does strange things to a hero, as Peter Parker can tell you all too well… so, what’re we saying here? Strictly a theory on our part, Third Eye Faithful – but, we believe that many of the foundations and cornerstones being laid for MARVEL NOW! are set-up for a huge KINGDOM COME-style throwdown in 2017 between the next generation of Marvel heroes and a returning line-up of classic heroes.
What we DO know for sure is that MARVEL NOW is strongly centered on the next wave of heroes versus the previous generation… and, if it’s going where we think it is, then we know it’s going to be pretty darn amazing!
Everything comes to a head in CIVIL WAR II #5, and from there, the official start of the MARVEL NOW! initiative takes off in CHAMPIONS #1 which debuts on October 5th, 2016!
In fact, CHAMPIONS #1 is such an important issue, that not only did we do an incredible Third Eye Comics variant of it with Kris Anka (you can see it here!), but we also are hosting a HUGE Champions #1 launch party (which you can read more about here!).
Get ready for MARVEL NOW! with our MARVEL NOW Checklist!
We’ve put together a checklist of all the MARVEL NOW! titles that’re releasing this Fall!
Please note, that we’ll be updating this list as the Fall rolls on.
Also, please note: many of Marvel’s existing titles will receive MARVEL NOW branding, and offer killer jumping on points for new stories, but we’ve kept this checklist to JUST the new #1 series starting off this Fall!
- CHAMPIONS #1 – 10/5/16
- JESSICA JONES #1 – 10/5/16
- CAGE #1 – 10/5/16
- MOSAIC #1 – 10/12/16
- GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 – 10/12/16
- SOLO #1 – 10/12/16
- INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 – 10/19/16
- DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #1 – 10/26/16
- PROWLER #1 *CLONE CONSPIRACY TIE-IN* – 10/26/16
- AVENGERS #1 – 11/2/16
- FOOLKILLER #1 – 11/2/16
- OCCUPY AVENGERS #1 – 11/2/16
- UNWORTHY THOR #1 – 11/2/16
- BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1 – 11/9/16
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 – 11/9/16
- INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 – 11/9/16
- THANOS #1 – 11/16/16
- ULTIMATES 2 #1 – 11/23/16
- VENOM #1 – 11/23/16
- GHOST RIDER #1 – 11/30/16
Stay tuned, as we’ll be updating this checklist if more titles are announced!
Want to reserve MARVEL NOW issues with a Third Eye Pullbox?
Click here, and in the input field type in MARVEL NOW (ALL), and this will sign you up for ALL of the DC Rebirth one-shots and issue #1s!
Click here, and in the input field type in the titles you’d like to subscribe to (i.e CHAMPIONS, VENOM, etc.), and this will sign you up for that title.
We know you’re pretty stoked about MARVEL NOW, Third Eye Faithful, and hey.. we are too!
So, we’ve put together some Third Eye reading recommendations to help get you ready for all the new characters getting their own series, as well as some pivotal stories that help set the stage for what’s to come next!
First off.. CIVIL WAR II is by far the BEST starting point for those of you looking for a little pre-MARVEL NOW reading, as it sets up the entire initiative perfectly, and the fallout from the midway point of CIVIL WAR (in issue #5), is what starts off the whole MARVEL NOW! fun!
This killer event storyline has kept us captivated all Summer, and we’ve got all the issues currently released so far available to get you on board and up to date with it.
Wanna read about CIVIL WAR II and get the full scoop on the story? Click here for our Third Eye Guide to CIVIL WAR II.
Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts.
When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts?
Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear?
Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York!
The best place to really get the background on both the modern day world of the INHUMANS, as well as the origins of many of the characters that may be playing a bigger role in the MARVEL UNIVERSE in 2017 is in writer Charles Soule’s (LETTER 44, DEATH OF WOLVERINE, DAREDEVIL) incredible INHUMAN series.
In INHUMAN, Marvel’s newest heroes are born! Terrigen mist is moving across the world, transforming regular people into Inhumans with amazing powers.
But not everyone thinks this is a good thing. As the mysterious Lash takes an unwanted interest in the new Inhumans, Queen Medusa finds herself face-to-face with Captain America – and it doesn’t go well.
As the history of an ancient branch of Inhumans is uncovered, a newly transformed Inhuman named Flint sees his world fall apart!
When deposed Inhuman king the Unspoken returns, determined to regain his throne, he quickly takes the royal family captive and conquers Medusa’s new island nation – and now Flint and his fellow NuHumans must step up and embrace their destiny!
Another key player in what’s leading to MARVEL NOW! is IRON MAN, and one of the most exciting new heroes to spin out of the events of CIVIL WAR II has gotta be the NEW Iron Man, Riri Williams, who will be the star of the upcoming INVINCIBLE IRON MAN series launching in November!
Wanna get the full scoop on Riri, her background, and her first appearance? It all starts in Brian Michael Bendis’s incredible INVINCIBLE IRON MAN run from last year, which you can scoop in graphic novel now at Third Eye!
And, hey, while we’re on the subject of IRON MAN, we can’t forget that the most iconic Marvel super-villain of all time, Doctor Doom, will be taking the lead role… of an Armored Avenger.. in the brand new INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 debuting this October.
Where’d the road to DOOM begin? It all starts in INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN.
Since learning he was adopted, this question has cast a shadow over his life. Now, it’s time to uncover his true legacy – a journey that will carry Tony into new directions as both a man and an armored adventurer.
Alongside unlikely quasi-ally Doctor Doom, Iron Man will discover answers to questions he never knew existed! But as a new international crime boss beats him at every turn, can Tony unravel the mystery of his past before deadly history repeats itself?
Revelations will send him reeling – and even if Iron Man makes it out alive, his new standing in the Marvel Universe might be the death of him!