We’ve already known that ‘The All-New, All Different Avengers‘ and ‘The Uncanny Inhumans‘ were in the works but now we’ve got the first covers, team information, and more to share with you! It all begins on this year’s Free Comicbook Day on May 2nd when the preview issue for the upcoming Avengers title is released which includes exerts from the new run on the Inhumans. These will be the results of what happens in ‘Battleworld’ as all of Marvel’s remaining alternate realities have been merged into one giant universe. As the company long has liked to say on big events “Nothing will ever be the Same!” and for once this actually could be proving to be true.
Short of some giant retcon that they introduce down the line.
Still, today isn’t for talking about possible futures that unravel the existence of Marvel’s new singular world but a focus on the two new titles that we’ll be seeing.
In ‘All-New, All-Different Avengers’ which will be written by Mark Waid and have Mahmud Asrar on art we have a great mix of young and classic Avengers on the roster. For the golden oldies we have Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Vision while the young Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Man from the ‘Ultimate Marvel Universe’ are rounding out the roster. Of course, it should be pointed out that this is the new female Thor, the Falcon version of Captain America, and we’re not 100% sure as of yet that it is Tony in that armor.
According to Marvel’s senior vice president and executive editor Tom Brevoort, “It’s an All-New, All-Different Avengers for an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe! So throw out your preconceptions about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as we change the game, rewrite the rules and destroy childhoods with an Avengers team that more closely reflects the world outside your window!”
I wonder what big changes we can expect from this one when it drops.
In ‘The Uncanny Inhumans’ by Charles Soule with Brandon Peterson on art we have a pretty big change ahead of us. Yes, the lineup seems to focus on Medusa, Triton, Inferno, Iso, and Naja from the recent series but interestingly enough it also seems that Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, is joining the team. While he may have had a lot of history with them in the past it seems unusual for the Inhumans to have a human on their team.
Super powered or not. Speaking of powers, it does seem that Johnny is (unsurprisingly) getting his back.
Senior Editor Nick Lowe states that, “It’s fitting that the first Marvel hero to encounter the Inhumans is joining up with them. Johnny Storm is one of the best characters in the Marvel U and he’s shaking up the Inhumans side of the Marvel U in a big way. Just wait until you see the last page!” Well, I guess that is one way to sell us on Storm having joined them. It isn’t as if the ‘Fantastic Four’ are still together after the current run so he needs something to do with his spare time.
Also joining the above will be ‘Secret Wars’ #0 which will be officially kicking off the 8-part mini-series that will result in massive changes to the Marvel Universe.