- Announced at SDCC, Marvel's "Star Wars" finally arrives in January, starting with the flagship title from the team of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday.
- When "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" was announced, Rick Remender promised big things were coming as allegiances shifted and the concept of good and evil would invert itself for certain heroes and villains. With the relaunch of "Uncanny Avengers," Remender and artist Daniel AcuÃ±a plan to deliver on that promise with a new team that includes the likes of Sabretooth, Brother Voodoo, the new Captain America and more.
- A load of new series make their debut, including "Ant-Man," the weekly "Wolverines" and "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl." The first capitalizes on the upcoming Marvel Studios film (with a 'shrinking variant cover'), the second on the void left in the Marvel Universe by the death of the man called Logan, and the third by a fanbase which has grown organically online over the past several years.
- "Spider-Verse" continues to roar through Spider-Man's corner of the Marvel U, with more death and destruction being teased, along with new Spiders continuing to be introduced.
- Marvel's Ultimate Universe is down to two titles, but big things are still happening, as Mile Morales becomes an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the All-New Ultimates hints at a series finale with a "life-changing conclusion." When asked for clarification, Marvel had no comment.
- The new, female Thor meets her predecessor in Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's "Thor" #4, and according to the solicitation copy, the Odinson is not pleased to see Mjolnir being wielded by a new owner, no matter how worthy she may be.
- While there are a number of new series launching or relaunching in January, Charles Soule's "She-Hulk" reaches its final issue with #12. Thankfully, the mystery of the Blue File will be dealt with, and the copy teases another opportunity being presented to Jen Walters, so maybe we're in store for a soft reboot?
Spider-Man #1 Review: JJ & Henry Abrams Chart a Bold, New Direction