Reported by Mashable: Marvel Comics is planning a massive, publishing line-wide reboot this fall that will see all of its comic books revert back to No. 1s, introduce all-new superheroes and significantly alter others, including a new Spider-Man, a new Hulk and new team-ups.
Some of the highlights mentioned by Mashable:
We’ve been planning it for years,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told Mashable. “We realized that [‘Secret Wars’] would be a game-changing moment that would allow us to create a big white canvas. It’s an unprecedented chance for us to tell new stories across all titles with new No. 1s.”
The new books — about 55 to 60 in all, slightly less than Marvel publishes right now — will each introduce new storylines. In some cases, a new character will be wearing familiar costumes, or will have moved, or will have significant shifts in their relationships to other characters. Many of those changes will be shockingly big.
“We chose all of our creators to come in with a hook — a big thing has happened that changes the status quo of the character,” Alonso said. Those kinds of changes will be very much along the lines of the female Thor (who turned out to be Jane Foster) and black Captain America (Sam Wilson, the erstwhile Falcon).
Though he wouldn’t say for sure, Alonso hinted that those two characters would remain in their current form. “These changes were not short-term,” he said. “We’re deeply invested in those characters.”
If you notice in the teaser image, Peter Parker, Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen are promptly featured and with the talk of “new creative teams chosen” you do have to wonder if Slott, Bendis or Latour will remain with the characters after the relaunch.
Check out the entire article at Mashable.