Marvel may have bowed out of this year’s Comic-Con, but it still delivered an announcement worthy of the main stage in the infamously packed Hall H. On Wednesday, after weeks of teasing, the comics giant unveiled the covers of a whopping 46 new titles in its “All-New, All-Different” fall lineup.
You can read the massive preview for free in Marvel’s digital comics store, or pick up a copy at a comics shop near you. The preview also features a closer look at the headlining title, Invincible Iron Man, with a glimpse at concept and interior art by David Marquez.
The titles are full of surprises and intrigue, like the three separate iterations of Spider-Man. We already knew Miles Morales would be taking over the role in the main timeline, but Peter Parker still keeps the cowl in The Amazing Spider-Man, and in one of the alternate universes brought into the picture by the Secret Wars, 2099, Miguel O’Hara is slinging his way through time.
And let’s not forget this badass spider-girl. How ready are we for Silk as a morally grey cat thief, if that’s indeed what’s happening on this cover? So ready.
Meanwhile, in other examples of stream-crossing, the showrunners of Agent Carter, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, will be taking over for Kelly Sue DeConnick as writers for Captain Marvel. If this gorgeous cover art from Kris Anka is any indication, the Carol Corps will have a lot to get excited about:
Then there’s this striking and ominous embrace between Coulson and a mythical Hydra on the cover of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1:
And in the realm of creepy, there’s whatever is going on in this Carnage cover (shudder):
It’s also evident that Marvel continues to heed its readers’ calls for diversity and more women-led titles. Throughout its major series, from Avengers to X-Men, it’s clear Marvel has thought about how to rework its older characters and teams in order to put, well, all-different people at center stage. And in the case of Spider-Woman, something really is all-new for Jessica Drew:
The most surprising job title change might be Kitty Pryde leaving the X-Men to take over the title of Star-Lord from her new husband Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Venom is also getting a turn in the gang, as is the Thing, and it looks like Rocket has taken over as leader while Gamora gets her own promised new series, unfortunately not in the group preview.
We already knew about Jane being revealed to be the new Thor, and Sam getting promoted as the new Captain America, but these new titles have them looking better fitted to their new roles than ever (and thankfully still alive, in Jane’s case):
In the X-Men lineup, we have Laura, a.k.a. X-23, taking over as Wolverine:
Meanwhile, Logan is super-old now, which I find endlessly hilarious. Is it weird I’m probably more excited about this title than everything else in the new lineup?
…Well. Almost everything else.
Here are a few of our other favorite covers from the new unveiling.
Which ones are on your must-pull list?
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