I meant to do an initial post about the teaser images Marvel released a few months back, but I was waiting for when news that I was interested in, to come along. That day has arrived!
Art by David Marquez
The second image is the one I was tempted by, X23 is the new Wolverine with Old Man Logan sticking around.
Awesome that ComicBook.com has a breakdown of the significance of the images.
I forgot about Star Lord being on the teaser image. For some reason, I always imagine him blonde and not a brunette. I just checked my Legendary Star Lord images and he is definitely a blonde. Bold new directions!
Now Bleeding Cool News is the following stories to announce –
Here is the complete list –
Which I’m surprised that Marvel is going a month early as I thought these were meant for November but I’m sure these new number ones are counted in the 60 new titles.
This is the title that has me the most excited! Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos on Extraordinary X-Men! The roster is – Storm, Old Man Logan, Nightcrawler, the young Jean Grey, Colossus, Magik and Iceman! So excited that Magik has made the cut! Not that thrilled that the Original Five X-Men are still around.
Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley tackle the All New X-Men, minus Jean but with X23 (Wolverine now) and (Arch)angel. So that title is a pass for me.
Tom Taylor and David Lopez are handling X23 as Wolverine, so another pass.
Cullen Bunn and Greg Land get the (would-be) flagship title of Uncanny. Their roster is – Magneto, Sabretooth, Psylocke, Mystique and Fantomex! So Uncanny is the X-Force style title, I guess now. That’s another pass for it.
I’ll still order them on Hastings, as I might as well ensure that I get a copy. So, to me, the real flagship title is going to be Extraordinary X-Men. I really like the use of a new adjective. I like Hopeless enough and I guess I like Ramos enough too, so Magik is still going to be drawn in that style Ramos and Bachalo (though I see them as being completely different artists but I know some people group them together in the same style) so that’s nice.
Now I’m just waiting for news on where Kitty Pryde and Lockheed land. I imagine as full members of Guardians of the Galaxy as we need to get the Pryde-Quill wedding! I am interested to see how much everything will be the same after Secret Wars 2015. Is it going to be just character shake ups but we are going to pick up the storylines from prior to the event and deal with the few changes that the new world / universe, now has to offer? That’s what I’m imagining.
All titles take place eight months later the end of Secret Wars 2015 8. I’m sure there will be a proper series that fills the gaps.
The new Ultimates title doesn’t have Shadowcat in it, so that’s disappointing.
I can’t wait to see the October Solicitations to see all of these titles in one place.
Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino are going to tackle Old Man Logan’s new adventures. I’m pretty intriqued to see him respond to everything the current Marvel Universe has to offer. Especially as he kept the memory of killing the X-Men alive for so long (as he should!).
Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthrone are on Deadpool, we knew he wasn’t really dead. Shame Brian Posehn is off the title but I can only imagine Duggan was doing the lion’s share on the title.
After I had guessed that if Bendis was done with Guardians, they would hand it to Sam Humphries – to continue his StarKat relationship, they updated with the story that Bendis and Valerio Schiti are still on the title. The roster is – Venom, Thing, Drax, Rocket and a female Star Lord, which could be Cosmic Kitty, right? Or Quill’s half sister? I like the guess that it could be Abigail Brand but still, it looks like I won’t be getting this title.
I do like how, in the same story, they mention Sam Humphries and an unknown interior artist (Dave Johnson is on covers) are all on, Star Lord. Which is a shame, as I really want to know where Kitty is in this sphere that is the Marvel Universe.
The story was updated to include two images –
Guardians of the Galaxy –
Star Lord –
Art by Valerio Schiti
Which now that we know Brand is in Captain Marvel’s new series, this very well could be Kitty? She could have just had a quick wedding and now is going by Kitty Quill, or it could be one of his old suits.
It definitely is a woman, and her body does match Kitty’s. I will subscribe to the title, so be on the safe side.
Now we just need an image of Ramos’ Extraordinary X-Men!
Ask and receive!
I’m sort of liking Humberto Ramos’ update to Magik’s outfit.
That team doesn’t look too bad, actually. Storm all in white is interesting and Colossus growing a beard, isn’t horrible. I’m surprised Domino isn’t on this team. Sort of has that Dark Phoenix era feel to the roster – with most of the team being there – Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, a Wolverine, a Jean Grey – no Cyclops and I guess Magik has the Kitty role here. Not too bad.
Apparently, something happens between the X-Men and the Inhumans (of course) and this team – officially being given the Flagship status – is dealing with the fallout.
So funny, I didn’t even see Iceman on the cover until I read his name in the Newsarama article.
Here is the actual interview done over at Comic Book Resources –
I do like how the big two websites (in my mind) are now dealing with the reveals of titles, as it started feeling like a very elaborate gag.
Dennis Barger of Wonderworld Comics in Michigan, posted all of the covers in the would be 64 page preview book that came out last Wednesday, that I didn’t get a copy of as I guess Hastings are not considered real comic book retailers. Which is a huge shame.
So of those images, it looks like I’m really interested in two titles – Extraordinary X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy, but I’m sure there will be more, such as Star Lord.
Who is Spider-Woman’s baby daddy!?!
Actually that cover to Star Lord –
So that is three titles!
I do like these images from the booklet, here is Guardians of the Galaxy –
Here is Extraordinary X-Men’s official page –
At my count, there is only 50 titles shown (plus or minus a few – I was counting fast) so there could be ten secret titles, yet to be announced. My guess is that those ten titles directly deal with the fallout of Secret Wars 2015, one being a Reed and Susan title (of some sort) as they are the only Fantastic Four members, still not accounted for.
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San Diego Comic Con is starting on Thursday!
I’m not sure how much coverage we will do here, as looking at the schedules –
There sure are not that many Marvel specific panels. I knew the movies were not going to have coverage, waiting for the DisneyCon (D23 Expo 2015) which is August 14, 15 & 16. But I figured there would still be comic related panels.
The ones I found that were of interest –
Friday, 10am – Marvel Secret Wars
Friday, 12:45pm – Marvel All New All Different Avengers
Saturday, 2:45 – Marvel Cup of Joe
Sunday, 11:15 – Marvel Women of Marvel
Sunday, 12:30 – Marvel Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
So I wouldn’t expect anything earth shattering but I’m sure it will still be an awesome event.