Marvel is deciding to do another relaunch of several titles this October.
Like a few years ago, these start in October but it may take until December before all of the new number ones are fully out.
Newsarama counts 30 new series, 29 continuing ones. They also have the creative teams too. Comic Book Resources has the cover images, which I’ll be using here.
The titles I’m mostly interested in or have an opinion on are –
Champions by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos. Featuring the cast of – Teen Cyclops, Ms. Marvel, Nova, Miles Morales and Awesome Hulk. I do like this cast and I really like the team name legacy. Good for Teen Scott for breaking away from the X-Men.
Great Lakes Avengers by Zac Gorman and Will Robson. I don’t really know the creative team but the GLA is such a fun team.
Black Panther 7 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chris Sprouse. Black Panther and Storm back together!?! That could be interesting! Luke Cage and Misty Knight too, so that’s pretty awesome!
Doctor Strange : Sorcerers Supreme by Robbie Thompson and Javier Rodriguez. I was really hoping this title was going to be the magic users of the Marvel Universe, that we’ve seen in Civil War II. I was really hoping this was going to be Magik’s escape from the X-Titles, like how Teen Cyclops and Storm are getting. Maybe it will be that team title but I would imagine they would be on the cover to the first issue.
Death of X by Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule with Aaron Kuder on art. This is the big X-Event, in that this is the only X-Comic coming out in October (that we know of) along with two titles that feature mutants. This has to be the big reveal of what happened during the missing eight months between Secret Wars 2015 and the All New All Different Marvel. So we should get the official story of what happened to Proper Cyclops.
It is also nice to see that Chris Soule hasn’t left Marvel, after killing off Wolverine and wasting some time with the Wolverines weekly series. Also, that is Kitty Pryde just under Havok on the right side of the image, right? It sure looks like her.
Super annoying the Inhumans look on the bottom of that image. I know it is suppose to look like that, with the super contrast but good grief!
Star Lord by Chip Zdarsky and Ramon Perez, possibly only on covers. I guess I’m not getting my wish of Kitty Pryde becoming the official Star Lord. Looks like all of the Guardians are being stuck on Earth too.
Guardians of the Galaxy 15 by Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti. The final arc, so there goes Kitty being safe in space! So Kitty and Illyana could be in super jeopardy.
I’m hoping Death of X is only five part sand come January, we get the slow rollout of X-Titles again. Extraordinary X-Men was pretty good and was heading in an interesting direction. We just needed less Teen Jean. Shame the latest batch of X-Titles were detoured with the Apocalypse Wars non-crossover as that’s going to be the legacy of those X-Titles and the few other stories they were able to tell since Secret Wars 2015. We’re taking a look back, not a step back, to get one of two major plot holes filled. The other would be the official story with whatever happened to the Richards family.
I’ll probably just end up buying Guardians (unless Kitty isn’t in the final arc) and Death of X. I don’t see Teen Scott making any references either Kitty and Illyana. Same for Storm too, over in Black Panther’s title. So maybe I’ll only be getting one title in this another new era of Marvel.