According to them (it's unclear whether this has any basis in actual confirmation at this point) there's going to be a pretty big switch-up in creative teams on some of Marvel's main books.
Among the switch ups
Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic on Avengers
After his five year plan of writing Fantastic Four came to fruition, it’s time for Jonathan Hickman to turn his long term thinking, planning and structure to The Avengers. Brian Bendis has been writing the book for an age and is planning on moving on to something even bigger…
Look for the beginning of Hickman’s latest epic in September or October… and I’m told that he’s joining with Esad Ribic.
So who is replacing Hickman on the FF? Let’s see if there’s another filling that’s worth loosening….
Rick Remender and Jeremy Opena on Astonishing Avengers
Okay, here we go. Yesterday’s Marvel Switcheroo piece seems to have knocked a couple of fillings loose.
And one of them is that Rick Remender and Jemery Opena are starting a new Avengers book together, called Astonishing Avengers. Following on the route mapped by Astonishing X-Men… and Panini’s Astonishing Spider-Man.
We need more Astonishing comics. And we’re going to get them.
If I was still using traffic lights to measure the validity of rumours this would be green with a tinge of yellow.
Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca on Fantastic Four
Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca, taking over the Fantastic Four whenJonathan Hickman leaves for The Avengers.
Fraction has been working on a variety of books for Marvel, including a long run on Iron Man. And we know that Kieron Gillen and Greg Land are taking over that book.
So what’s happening on Uncanny X-Men… and the rest of the main X-books?
Okay that filling isn’t loose yet. Someone bring me a hammer.
Brian Bendis (Possibly) on X-Men AND Uncanny X-Men D:
Okay, this filling took a little more loosening. I had to use pliers, a baseball bat and a large camel.
As a result, it’s a bit crumbly. It’s certainly not all there.
See, I’d heard a while ago that Bendis was to take over the two main X-Men books. But I was then told that Jason Aaron was staying onWolverine And The X-Men. How to put an X in that circle?
Apparently, Bendis will write both Uncanny X-Men and relaunch X-Men. Jason Aaron will continue to write Wolverine And The X-Men. And yes, as Bendis wrote, what he is actually doing with Marvel is a whole lot bigger than that. Which tempts me to speculate it will be part of one enormous cosmic story that will see the X-Men go spacewards with the Guardians Of The Galaxy against Thanos or whatnot. Well, they do all live on an asteroid…
Like I said this one is a slightly dodgier filling than the rest. Let’s see how it all pans out…