COMICS: Axel Alonso Says That A Second Wave Of "Marvel NOW!" Titles Are On The Way

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso has revealed that we should expect a second wave of "Marvel NOW!" titles just as big as the first. He also teases the release of some new limited series' which will fall "under the creative umbrella of a much-loved sub-brand".

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By Josh Wilding - 3/23/2013

"There are plans for a Marvel NOW! Wave 2," confirmed Axel Alonso in his weekly "Axel In Charge" column over at Comic Book Resources. It's hard to imagine exactly how many other series' the publisher will be able to come up with as comic book store shelves are already heaving with numerous Avengers and X-Men books! However, he promises that they will, "generate the same amount of excitement amongst retailers and fans that the first wave did. From "Uncanny Avengers" to "Thanos Rising," Marvel NOW! has been a hit, and we're far from done. Look for exciting new series, starting in July and carrying through next year."

"We'll be making an announcement soon about a three intriguing limited series, featuring eyebrow-raising talent, that fall under the creative umbrella of a much-loved sub-brand," he teased. "I'm not at liberty to say much more. Oh, and we have more MAX limited series planned, as well." Good news for fans of this brand, although it's hard to imagine what other sub-brand he could be referring to. Alonso later confirmed that the "What If?" line will make a return this July for a four part Avengers Vs. X-Men special. Details on that can be found by clicking HERE.


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ATrueHero1987 - 3/23/2013, 11:25 AM
A ongoing Black Panther series??
PsyGuy - 3/23/2013, 11:29 AM
More X-books please!
LikeAPhoenix - 3/23/2013, 11:56 AM
So Angela is coming to Marvel... I thought they were steering more towards their cosmic universe to coincide with the Thanos focused Avengers 2 movie? Furthermore how does a mystical being like Angela fit into the ending of AoU, which is more sci-fi and technological? Curiouser, Curiouser...
beane2099 - 3/23/2013, 11:57 AM
"...a much loved sub brand." Let's see, we got Neil Gaiman coming over, and Vertigo has kind of gone to the wayside over at DC (I know there's a couple titles, but it ain't what it once was). Perhaps he refers to Vertigo. I mean, what other "sub brands" could he be referring too? Subway? Miami Subs?
TheSisko - 3/23/2013, 12:02 PM
Neil Gaiman writing Dr Strange!! They could even stick that Angela character in there. Other then that I would love an Inhumans book.Black Panther also needs to return.
MutantEquality - 3/23/2013, 12:22 PM
@ckal

I absolutely agree. More Iron Fist!!! But only if you are going to pay attention and make it amazing and thoughtful full of mythology, Kung fu and a great story.

Immortal iron fist!
MutantEquality - 3/23/2013, 12:28 PM
Can we PLEASE have the Xmen win at something???
Asterisk - 3/23/2013, 12:28 PM
Could we give Venom to a better writer? I used to love that book when Remender was writing it.
jimoakley666 - 3/23/2013, 12:35 PM
Really? Roger Moore will be working on one of these?
Tanngnjostr - 3/23/2013, 12:40 PM
@TheSisko Gaiman on Doc. Strange would be absolutely great
MrLoki - 3/23/2013, 1:46 PM
i keep hoping for a Black Widow mini...
Pheezmatic - 3/23/2013, 1:55 PM
Yes!..
NEw Doc book with Gaiman writing would be awesome...

We need New Heroes for Hire..

New Ghost Rider...

New Panther book yes...

...New Namor? maybe

and NEW SILVER SURFER BOOK DAMMIT!! guy gets no love...
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 3/23/2013, 1:57 PM
Black Panther ongoing!!!!! Please!?!???
MrSandman - 3/23/2013, 2:02 PM
More iron fist!!!
LeonB - 3/23/2013, 2:18 PM
Surfer or Quasar some more cosmic stuff please
marvel72 - 3/23/2013, 2:20 PM
marvel has produce some quality titles within the marvel now first wave.

-thor god of thunder
-avengers
-new avengers
-indestructible hulk
-all new x-men
-uncanny x-men
-uncanny x-force
-cable & x-force
-x-men legacy
-wolverine
-savage wolverine
-fantastic four
-guardians of the galaxy
-nova
-superior spider-man
-journey into mystery
-deadpool

for the second wave i would like to see dr.strange & miracle man by gaiman.

silver surfer,another hulk title would be welcome & of course more x-men.
KaneRomita - 3/23/2013, 2:45 PM
sub-brand = New Universe characters.?
KeefNCookies - 3/23/2013, 2:53 PM
Marvel sucks right now, but its good news if they're going to utilize more than just 616.
HannibalKing - 3/23/2013, 3:02 PM
How about for wave 2 we have all titles priced at $2.99 an issue?
JohnTom88 - 3/23/2013, 3:40 PM
Moon Knight can survive. All it needs is no Bendis Avengers personality crap. And a good writer like Waid or Fialkov.

RPD - 3/23/2013, 4:21 PM
A New New Mutants with all new characters. Come up with some good stuff from all the new ones popping up all over the world. I know most powers have been done, in one way or another, before so go for character instead. Don't make it all about the powers...
xstryker - 3/23/2013, 4:35 PM
Probably New Universe since we've already seen Nightmask and Starbrand.
xstryker - 3/23/2013, 4:35 PM
Probably by Warren Ellis at that.
OxnardMontalvo - 3/23/2013, 5:49 PM
How about they fix what they've managed to butcher with the current batch of titles? Some of the worst overall work I have ever seen.
WruceBane - 3/23/2013, 7:18 PM
Marvelman/Miracleman.

Calling it now.
sonokrypton - 3/23/2013, 8:15 PM
"Much loved sub-brand"= Marvel Knights? Ultimate line? (I hope its the former...)
mob7medina - 3/23/2013, 8:23 PM
Gaiman On Ghost Rider Or doc strange throw Angela in the mix that would be good,wow I wonder how mcfarlane feels about Angela being part or marvel now?
SCURVYDOG619 - 3/24/2013, 4:43 AM
Marvelman by Gaiman.

Art bt Alan Davis.

INSTANT buy for me....

How about that J.Scott Campnell Spidey series? Is that FINALLY coming out?

Hmmm..You know what would be a good title? Abnett and Lanning on Alien Legion....
zoltron12 - 3/24/2013, 8:44 AM
Here are the titles I want.

New Heroes for Hire by Fraction and Dodson

New Silver Surfer by Gaiman (think about it, it would be awesome).

Namor book by Slott and Ramos (I know this would never happen but man by the way that they are handling Superior Spider-Man I think it could totally work).
ToddDamian - 3/24/2013, 10:17 AM
maybe some new Ultimate titles?
marvel72 - 3/24/2013, 1:08 PM
marvel please release a miracleman/marvelman omnibus that collects the 25 issue run from eclipse comics.

that shit would blow people's mind.
manthingnitsuj - 3/24/2013, 5:48 PM
What If? everything I wanted to read wasn't $3.99?

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