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Sep 10 2013

All-New Marvel NOW! launches ‘Invaders’ and ‘Inhuman’, renumbers ‘Avengers’

All-New Invaders #1 Cover

While it was previously announced that December would see the launch of Inhuman in the wake of the current Infinity arc, Marvel has (NOW!) announced that the second phase of the Marvel NOW! “relaunch” will be kicking off at the end of the year as well.

Along with new .NOW #1 jump-on issues, which does sound like .1 issues by any other name, they will be “launching new series—often more than one—every week”, including the aformentioned Inhumans and the All-New Invaders, which gives James Robinson and Steve Pugh an ongoing title at Marvel.

Here’s the official press release, mostly because we don’t understand exactly what is happening with Avengers:


This Winter, the Marvel Universe heads in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators like Brian Michael Bendis, Rick Remender, Dan Slott, Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen & more,  join the top Super Heroes– Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other Marvel heroes– to deliver  the best comics on the market with all-new ongoing series, AND must-read .NOW entry #1 issues for all readers!

It all starts in December with Avengers #24.NOW(=Avengers #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!), from the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman (Infinity, Avengers) and Esad Ribic (Thor: God Of Thunder, Uncanny X-Force), leading the Marvel Universe in a bold new direction by launching new series—often more than one—every week with unique mission statements, epic scales, and bigger conflicts than ever before.

All-New Marvel NOW! ushers in 2014 with bold new launches featuring the greatest characters, the greatest creators, and exciting storylines that provide clean entry-points to all ongoing series,” explained Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “With new voices joining our creative chorus, and new heroes stepping into the spotlight, the Marvel Universe is about to expand in every way possible.

In Avengers #24.NOW(=Avengers #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!),  the Avengers must reassemble like never before after the devastating events of Infinity. As a rogue planet hurtles towards Earth, only the mightier-than-ever Avengers can prevent the annihilation of two worlds! Prepare for a sense-shattering tale that sets the stage for 2014’s boldest Avengers epics!

Then in January, All-New Marvel NOW! heads to the battlefront with All-New Invaders #1From Eisner Award-Winning writer James Robinson (Starman, Earth 2) and red-hot artist Steve Pugh (Animal Man) comes a bold reimagining of your favorite Marvel Heroes. Brothers-in-arms Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Namor, and the Original Human Torch re-band for an all-new, all-different kind of war! But when the Kree Empire discovers a way to weaponize Norse Gods, can these timeless allies survive the deadly cosmic trenches? Find out as Marvel’s most enduring icons take to the stars in All-New Invaders #1!

But the start of the new year only gets bolder, as All New Marvel NOW! asks, “Are You Inhuman?” with Inhuman #1! Superstar creators Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Invincible Iron Man) and Joe Maduiera (Avenging Spider-Man, Savage Wolverine) thrust the Inhumans into the spotlight as the newest power players in the entire Marvel Universe! Unfolding out of the cataclysmic events of Infinity, new Inhumans spring up around the globe forcing the once-secret society of Inhumans out into civilization! With Avengers-level powers and abilities, will they chose to stand with Earth’s Mightiest…or against them? As the chaos consumes the globe, discover the fate of King Black Bolt and his royal family as the world becomes Inhuman!

Inhuman #1 Cover Avengers 24.NOW Cover All-New Invaders #1 Cover

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