The "All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe" is coming -- and now we have our first official look at it via a promo poster featuring a few old, and a few new, characters.
Revealed by Mashable, who spoke with Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, the image includes Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Jane Foster Thor, Captain America (aka Sam Wilson) and the aged Steve Rogers, Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales (The Ultimate Universe Spider-Man), and more.
"We've been planning it for years," 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 note about all-new No. 1s confirms what many have been speculating for some time. However, instead of only a few No. 1s, Marvel seems to be re-launching the entire line -- which according to the report will consist of approximately 55 to 60 titles -- and will have new creative teams behind both new and existing titles.
"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.
The "All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe" picks up eight months after the conclusion of "Secret Wars" and although the report said that history won't be rewritten or erased, many characters and their relationships with others will be significantly altered. This includes an all-new Hulk, a character Alonso said "is certain to cause debate."
Alonso also confirmed that Wolverine would return to the Marvel Universe (no surprises there, really) but possibly with a twist: "Who is Wolverine? You'll have to read and find out."
The full list of characters in the promo piece includes: Spider-Gwen, Agent Phil Coulson, Spider-Woman, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Captain America, Steve Rogers, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Thor, the Vision, Ms. Marvel, Ultimate Universe Spider-Man, and a 21st Century version of Red Wolf (as reported by USA Today).
Stay tuned to CBR in the coming days for the latest on the "All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe" #1s rolling out this Fall.