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Marvel NOW 2016 |OT| Now That's What I Call Marvel Vol. 2

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mreddie

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Civil War 2 has ended
(in December, hopefully)
!
Sanity has been restored
(in December, hopefully)
!
And with it, Marvel has softly relaunched their entire line, with Marvel Now! (Wait wasn't the relaunch in 2012 called Now!?)
The heroes have been shaken to the core after the events of Civil War2
(which will end in December, hopefully)
and now, we see new and familiar faces deal with the challenges, both new and old, of this new...NOW!




And Nothing Else Happened...

Oh right...

The line will kick off next Wednesday, October 5, 2016, with 8 new titles, and new titles will continue to launch through the rest of the year, into next year, and so on.
If you wanted to get into Marvel comics, now is as good a time as any!



Champions by Mark Waid (W) and Humberto Ramos (A): Avengers Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man decide the old heroes are jerks and strike out on their own, joined by Young Cyclops, Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk!

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme by Robbie Thompson (W) and Javier Rodriguez (A): When Doctor Strange meets a threat so big that even he can't face it alone, he assembles a team of Sorcerers Supreme past, present & future including Merlin, a young Ancient One, Wiccan from the future, Isaac Newton and more.

Great Lakes Avengers by Zac Gorman (W) and Will Robson (A): When Flatman ends up with the Avengers trademark and capitalizing on former member Squirrel Girl's success, the Great Lakes Avengers reunite and move their base to Detroit.

Infamous Iron Man by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Alex Maleev (A): Vincent Cassel plays Victor Von Doom as he goes good and puts on the Iron Man armor but can a former villain simply turn good or is this part of a bigger plan?

Jessica Jones by Brian Michel Bendis (W) and Michael Gaydos (A): The Alias/Pulse team return for a new chapter in Jessica Jones life as she uncovers something big.

Mosaic by Geoffrey Thorns (W) and Khary Randolph (A): Morris Sackett is a professional basketball player has his life is changed forever when his Inhuman genes are activated, turning him into a free-floating entity who has to inhabit the bodies of others in order to survive.

Prowler by Sean Ryan (W) and Jamal Campbell (A): Prowler gets a new solo…only is that really Prowler?

Solo by Gerry Duggan & Geoffrey Thorne (W) and Paco Diaz (A): Solo gets a new solo! James Bourne, A.K.A. Solo, restarts his one man fight against terror!



Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows by Gerry Conway (W) and Ryan Stegman (A): The Spider family from their Secret Wars miniseries gets their own series as Peter, Mary Jane and their daughter May Parker…I mean Annie fight crime while going through family insanity.

Avengers by Mark Waid (W) and Mike Del Mundo (A): Jane Foster, Sam Wilson and Vision with new recruits Nadia Pym, Hercules and Spider Man go to war with Kang the Conqueror!

Avengers .1 by Mark Waid (W) and Barry Kitson (A): See how Cap’s Kooky Quartet got along…or tried to.

Black Panther: World of Wakanda by by Roxane Gay, Yona Harvey, and Ta-Nehisi Coates (W) and Alitha Martinez and Afua Richardson (A): Dig deeper into the lore of Wakanda with tales of the The Midnight Angels and other citizens from the new Black Panther series.

Foolkiller by Max Bemis (W) and Dalibor Talajic (A): The doctor is in…sane. S.H.I.E.L.D. hires Foolkiller to try to rehabilitate super villains. Think Fraiser with more bullets.

Ghost Rider by Felipe Smith (W) and Danilo Beyruth (A): Robbie Reyes is back and is once again giving out justice in East Los Angeles but a new speed bump comes and it’s out of this world.

Invincible Iron Man by Brian Michael Bendis (W) and Stefano Caselli (A): Riri Williams only built her own armor in a dorm room with a box of scraps and now, she’s donning the Iron Man armor.

Occupy Avengers by David Walker (W) and Gabriel Walta (A): In 2016, an archer was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he did commit and got away with it. Today, he survives as a soldier of fortune and is traveling the country to fight for those in need while looking for those to join him. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire...the Occupy Avengers.

Thanos by Jeff Lemire (W) and Mike Deodato (A): After getting stranded in a planet full of cancer, getting his spine ripped out and escaping SHIELD, Thanos travels the galaxy to reclaim what he lost.

Ultimates2 by Al Ewing (W) and Travel Foreman (A): The Ultimates try to solve the mystery of who chained the cosmos?

Venom by Mike Costa (W) and Gerardo Sandoval (A): The Venom symbiote goes bad again but who’s back in black?



Gamora by Nicole Perlman (W) and Narco Checchetto (A): See how an assassin for Thanos joined the Guardians of the Galaxy in a tale of revenge and redemption.

Hawkeye by Kelly Thompson (W) and Leonardo Romero (A): Kate Bishop goes west again and starts up a new private investigation firm. Think Veronica Mars but with more arrows!

Hulk by Mariko Tamaki (W) and Nico Leon (A): After Civil War 2, Jennifer Walters ends up isolating herself from everyone else and has lost control of her powers. Can she pick up the pieces?

The Mighty Captain Marvel by Margaret Stohl (W) and Ramon Rosanas (A):
Who is really Captain Marvel? Can Carol Danvers control the aftermath of Civil War 2?

Nova by Jeff Loveness (W) and Ramón Pérez (A): Sam Alexander has had a hell of a year…and was close to hanging it up but something is coming that will shake his world and the universe!

Rocket Raccoon by Matthew Rosenberg (W) and Jorge Coelho (A):
Thanks to the events of Civil War 2, Rocket Raccoon finds himself on Earth, the last planet he wants to be in. Can he stand the human face?

Slapstick by Reilly Brown & Fred Van Lente (W) and Reilly Brown & Mike Norton (A): After leaving the Mercs for Money, Slapstick moves back with his parents and tries to make ends meet…keyword is TRIES.

Star-Lord by Chip Zdarsky (W) and Kris Anka (A): Thanks to the events of Civil War 2, Peter Quill finds himself back on Earth, but is willing to catch up on the things he missed…along with needing a new job. Think Roadhouse with more Groot.




The Unstoppable Wasp by Jeremy Whitely (W) and Elsa Charretier (A):
After 63 years, The Wasp finally gets her own solo...just not Janet. Nadia Pym didn’t know her mom, was only told who her dad was and was trained by the Red Room to be an assassin. Too bad for them Nadia has other plans, small plans.


U.S.Avengers by Al Ewing (W) and Paco Medina (A):
A.I.M becomes Real American Heroes fighting for AMERICA! Also Red Hulk has a mustache!




Bullseye by Ed Brisson (W) and Guillermo Sanna (A):
Bullseye travels South to Columbia to fight a drug cartel, think Narcos with more accurate kills.
Elektra by Matt Owens (W) and Alec Morgan: VIVA LAS VEGAS! Elektra heads to Vegas but meets up with Arcade.

Kingpin by Matthew Rosenberg (W) and Ben Torres (A):
After losing his criminal empire and thanks to Civil War 2, Wilson Fisk is on his way to recouping what he lost.

Iron Fists by Kaare Andrews (W) and Afu Chan (A):
Danny Rand trains a new apprentice who will one day become an Iron Fist.
America by Gabby Rivera (W) and Joe Quinones (A): Go to college and save the world...but can she do it in all the dimensions and timelines in the MU?
RessurXion aka the X-Men relaunch: X-MEN are back! Two new team books, a new Cable series! New Gen X! New Iceman solo! A solo about Mini Jean Grey! MUTANTS ARE BACK!
Royals by Al Ewing (W) & Jonboy Meyers (A) : The Royal Family and Marvel Boy head to Space to seek the Inhumans past in order to protect their future! (Not pictured because I'm lazy.)



Cage! by Genndy Tartakovsky (W/A): 9 years ago, Tartakovsky announced he was doing a Cage series, set in the 70s. With great timing, it’s finally out.

Deadpool: Back in Black by Cullen Bunn (W) and Salvador Espin (A): Back in the Secret Secret Wars Book, Deadpool got together with the Venom symbiote, they reunite in Back in Black which takes place after Spidey got rid of it the first time.

Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy by Dan Slott (W) and Jim Cheung (A):
An entire event with everyone who died connected to Spider Man coming back? And it’s a Clone Saga sequel? Clone me in!

Death of X by Jeff Lemire & Charles Soule (W) and Aaron Kuder (A):
MAKE THE INHUMANS LOOK STRONG as we finally learn what happened to Cyclops.

Inhumans vs. X-Men by Jeff Lemire & Charles Soule (W) and Leinil Yu (A):
MAKE THE MUTANTS LOOK STRONG as both sides duke it for survival. Not a sequel to X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

Monsters Unleashed by Cullen Bunn (W) and Adam Kubert, Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven and Leinil Yu (A): They did the mash, they did the monster mash The monster mash, it was a Marvel smash!

The Unworthy Thor by Jason Aaron (W) and Olivier Coipel (A): After being MIA for the last year, Thor Odinson is back with his own solo…mini-series. With Ultimate Thor’s hammer in the main universe, Thor tries to become worthy of its power…if Jason Aaron lets him.

More will likely get added as time goes on...

Again, this is a SWAFT relaunch so not everything will be rebooted...just books with new shiny #1s and badass hip hop covers.


For the books that didn't make it from the All New, All Different line, I highly recommend
The Vision, Astonishing Ant-Man, Ultimates, Howard the Duck, Mockingbird, Standoff, Nighthawk, Angela and Contest of Champions.

Screw waiting for Civil War 2 to end. Because it seems there's no end...there's no end...there's no end...there's no end...BENDIS!

Special thanks to COMICS GAF, Busaiku, Messi, echochamber and Marvel
Studios
 

Brian Fellows

Pete Carroll Owns Me
Make Mine Marvel


Some of these titles though. Solo? Foolkiller? Great Lakes avengers??

Solo and Foolkiller were good as member of the Mercs for Money. I expect both titles will be cancelled before either series even debuts on MU.
 
Solo and Foolkiller were good as member of the Mercs for Money. I expect both titles will be cancelled before either series even debuts on MU.

Fairly safe bet. I think Marvel is just trying to mix things up like they did with ANAD, except they don't have any great ideas left. :3
 

jph139

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Shit, really, so soon? Civil War II is like barely halfway done. God what a mess.

I'm just glad all of the good stuff from ANAD is continuing untouched - Sam Wilson, Ultimates, Ms. Marvel, ANAD Avengers (well, it's split in two, but still). Except for Vision, which, you know, understandable circumstances.

Curious about Jessica Jones, Nova, and Occupy Avengers, but otherwise, yeah, not an inspiring lineup.
 
Make Mine Marvel

Some of these titles though. Solo? Foolkiller? Great Lakes avengers??

Marvel acknowledges that it has no goddamn clue what works. Their last wins were a young Muslim hero, Lady Thor, and a throwaway Spider-Man distaff design for a crossover.
So the answer is: Let's try everything.
 

Brian Fellows

Pete Carroll Owns Me
Fairly safe bet. I think Marvel is just trying to mix things up like they did with ANAD, except they don't have any great ideas left. :3

Yeah I understand what they are doing. I just wish they didn't have to mess up one of my favorite titles to do it.

But hey it wouldn't be comics if they weren't constantly doing things that frustrate me right?
 

Sandfox

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Yeah I understand what they are doing. I just wish they didn't have to mess up one of my favorite titles to do it.

But hey it wouldn't be comics if they weren't constantly doing things that frustrate me.

How one feels about that will depend on which team lineup they like more.

Marvel acknowledges that it has no goddamn clue what works. Their last wins were a young Muslim hero, Lady Thor, and a throwaway Spider-Man distaff design for a crossover.
So the answer is: Let's try everything.
They've had other wins, but Marvel is clearly experimenting with their line to varying success.
 
Excited for Strange, Jessica Jones, Kate Bishop, Star-Lord, Iron Fist(s), and Wasp. Cage! Not sure who the Daredevil writer is, but this current run is bad. Might be my first time dropping the comic in years.

Oh, and Green Gun Guy. He looks super interesting and not at all garbage tier comics.

Thread is only attracting ComicGAF. Marvel 2.0 is already losing.

LOL @ attracting new comic readers. In 2016.
 
Oh, we're picking potential winners?

Champions, Jessica Jones, Renew Your Vows.

Edge cases? I wonder if Ghost Rider will get a bump of AoS. Hulk, Hawkeye, and Iron Man (Riri). I hope Ultimates gets a sustained bump.

DOA? Solo, Bullseye, Kingpin, SlapStick, Gamora, Thanos, Venom, Mosaic, Prowler.
 
I mean I think it'll be a top seller. Top 15, maybe top 10. Consistently.

Very well could be. Among the least interesting to me, but those characters have a following.

Edge cases? I wonder if Ghost Rider will get a bump of AoS. Hulk, Hawkeye, and Iron Man (Riri). I hope Ultimates gets a sustained bump.

I come out swinging for Felipe Smith because I know him from high school.
He writes a terrible, very bad, no good Ghost Rider.
 

mreddie

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Oh, we're picking potential winners?

Champions, Jessica Jones, Renew Your Vows.

Edge cases? I wonder if Ghost Rider will get a bump of AoS. Hulk, Hawkeye, and Iron Man (Riri). I hope Ultimates gets a sustained bump.

DOA? Solo, Bullseye, Kingpin, SlapStick, Gamora, Thanos, Venom, Mosaic, Prowler.

Kingpin will get that D'onofrio shine and Gamora will have GOTG2 rep to fall back on. Venom is Venom.
 

Bronx-Man

Banned
Man, Civil War Dos practically killed all interest I had in Marvel and none of these titles are changing that. I'll just go back to reading Green Arrow Rebirth.
 
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