A peek into Marvel‘s post-“Secret Wars” future looks to be closer than fans may think — in less than a month. Marvel has announced a free “All-New, All-Different Marvel Previews” print magazine set to arrive in comic shops on July 1, featuring what’s dubbed as “your first real look” at Marvel’s upcoming publishing lineup after “Secret Wars” wraps.
“This is a great way to reward fans who visit their local comic shops,” Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel said in the press release. “The comic industry has undergone a renaissance this past year, starting with the launch of the new ‘Thor’ #1 last fall. Comic shops have reported increased traffic, new customers, and higher sales. Free Comic Book Day 2015 was the biggest and best it’s ever been! We’re thrilled to say thank you by officially revealing the All New, All Different Marvel directly to those customers found in comic shops.”
Marvel’s press release doesn’t specify exactly what — or how much — will be revealed for the first time in the magazine. It does state, “No daily teasers, no scouring the Internet for multiple announcements,” and that “Exciting teams, dynamic characters, deadly villains, dazzling creators and more will be revealed!” The magazine will debut in print, but is slated to be released digitally shortly after.
The first glimpse at Marvel’s reconfigured post-“Secret Wars” status quo came last month on Free Comic Book Day, with the “All-New, All Different Avengers” and “Uncanny Inhumans” combined release — the former saw Miles Morales of the Ultimate Universe on an Avengers team with classic Marvel Universe heroes, and the latter saw Fantastic Four mainstay the Human Torch on a team with the Inhumans.
“Secret Wars,” by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic has already seen major changes to Marvel’s fictional universes, with the Earth of the Ultimate Universe and the Earth of the traditional Marvel Universe colliding and forming Battleworld, a “patchwork planet” derived from decades of Marvel history.
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