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***NOTE: This concept should only be attached to Marvel NOW! #1 and relaunch issues. No other issues, annuals, international prints, or trade collections.***

Overview

In October 2012, following the conclusion of the major Marvel comics event, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Marvel will relaunch a number of its existing books and launch a number of key new series. This initiative is called "Marvel NOW!" and it will change many of Marvel's iconic characters such as Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Spider-Man. Asides from changes to well known characters, Marvel NOW! also incorporates changes to the Marvel Universe as a whole and the creative teams for some existing books.

Marvel have stated that there will be a new number one every week for four months (October 2012 - January 2013).

Phase One (2012)

New Ongoing Volumes:

New and relaunching ongoing books that have been confirmed by the company are:

Existing Volumes:

Four existing titles are also included in the Marvel NOW! relaunch. These titles either have a new creative team, new rosters, or even new names whilst retaining their original numbering. These titles are:

Existing Volumes; not using the Marvel NOW! logo:

Some existing Marvel title aren't included in, or affected by, Marvel NOW! and have switched to use the red banner at the bottom but not the Marvel NOW! logo since the initial relaunch, retaining their original numbering, their creative teams (with a few exceptions), and mostly continuing their current story lines:

New Limited Series and One-Shots:

The relaunch will also bring about a number of limited series including:

New Limited Series; not using the Marvel NOW! logo:

Like some ongoing titles, a few limited series that are related to Marvel NOW! do not use the Marvel NOW! logo but the red banner at the bottom only. These titles are:

  • Age of Ultron by Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch. A weekly ten-issue limited series and crossover event that is published between March and June 2013, including a few tie-ins, and two epilogues (Age of Ultron #10A.I. and #10U.C.) in July 2013. A new ongoing series, Avengers A.I., will deal with the world after the events of Age of Ultron; debuting in July 2013.
  • Alpha: Big Time by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Nuno Plati. A five-issue mini-series that explores Spider-Man's recently-introduced sidekick in the aftermath of Amazing Spider-Man #700 for "Marvel NOW!". Starting in February 2013.
  • AVX: Consequences, by Kieron Gillen and Tom Raney. A five-issue long series dealing with the aftermath of the company-wide event, Avengers Vs. X-Men. Released in October/November 2012.

Phase One (2013)

The following titles were announced in the second year of Marvel NOW!:

Debuting in July 2013 unless mentioned otherwise.

New Ongoing Volumes:

New Limited Series:

New Limited Series; not using the Marvel NOW! logo:

Phase Two (2013-2014)

During Phase Two of Marvel NOW!, the publisher announced an initiative called All-New Marvel NOW!. The initiative will see new titles launched between December 2013 and April 2014. Furthermore each title launched during Phase One will receive a new jumping on point numbered xx.NOW. (For example Avengers #24.NOW).

Cancelled Volumes

2012

Marvel NOW! incorporates the cancellation of a large number of existing Marvel titles between October and December 2012. These are:

2013

The following volumes are cancelled, or announced to be cancelled during 2013:

  • Gambit by James Asmus and Clay Mann. Ending on issue #17 (September 2013).
  • Journey into Mystery by Kathryn Immonen and Matteo Scalera. Ending with issue with #655 (August 2013).
  • Morbius The Living Vampire by Joe Keatinge and Rich Elson. Ending on issue #9 (September 2013).
  • Red She-Hulk by Jeff Parker and Carlo Pagulayan. Ending on issue #67 (July 2013). This is the Marvel Now! series to be cancelled.
  • Winter Soldier by Jason LaTour and Nic Klein. Ending on issue #19 (June 2013)
  • X-Factor by Peter David and Leonard Kirk. Ending on issue #262 (September 2013)
  • Dark Avengers by Jeff Parker and Neil Edwards. Ending on issue #190 (May 2013)
  • Avenging Spider-Man by Christopher Yost and David Lopez. Ending on issue #22 (June 2013)
  • Astonishing X-Men by Marjorie Liu and Gabriel Hernandez Walta. Ending on issue #68 (October 2013)
  • Venom by Cullen Bunn. Ending on issue #42 (October 2013)

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