As the release of Marvel's Incoming rapidly approaches, Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort has dropped a clue regarding the event's mysterious murder.
"The victim’s identity is mysterious but it is a deep dive into Marvel history," Brevoort told Marvel.com. "We have seen them before...By the end of the issue, you’ll see that what’s going on will affect everybody in 2020."
Brevoort went on to hint at a major change for the character affected most by the murder, saying "there’s a big status quo shift for a beloved character who hasn’t been much in the spotlight recently.there’s a big status quo shift for a beloved character who hasn’t been much in the spotlight recently. They’re going to be very important in the coming months."
Contrasting the upcoming event to the recently released Marvel Comics #1000, Brevoort said, "Incoming is about spotlighting where we are right now and teeing up several important storylines that will play out over the coming year across the Marvel line. So the two books function somewhat as bookends to the 80th in that regard."
Incoming #1, by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson, Greg Pak, Eve L. Ewing, Matt Rosenberg, Ed Brisson, Saladin Ahmed, Tini Howard, Jonathan Hickman, Greg Pak, Donny Cates, Jason Aaron, Humberto Ramos and Jim Cheung, goes on sale Dec. 25 from Marvel Comics.