Six Things That Are Going To Change In The Next Marvel Universe

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

This is the month that things start changing big-time in the Marvel Universe. Mutants are becoming an endangered species, Tony Stark's financial situation goes topsy-turvy and one of Marvel's grimmest loners is getting some unwanted help.

Even though Secret Wars won't be over for a little while, fans of the Marvel Universe are going to start seeing the aftermath of the big crossover event when Marvel relaunches a slew of returning and debuting characters in new series. Some of the status quo shifts will be first seen in two new comics coming this week. All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One and Avengers #0 both take a look at huge swaths of the post-Doom-dominated existence coming our way and each issue has a few tantalising nuggets of what's coming down the pike.

SPOILERS AHEAD.

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

It's Not Just a Multiverse Anymore

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

The new term being bandied about for Marvel's collection of alternate Realities is the Omniverse. The narrator of All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One calls it that on the first page of that comic's framing story, set on the remnants of the planet that Dr. Doom created as a last bastion of infinite realities. The word "omniverse" also get thrown out in a sequence from a preview of the next Ultimates book, too.

Daredevil's Getting a Sidekick

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

Someone looking to learn the ropes from the Man Without Fear? This looks like it will be new territory for Matt Murdock. Back in the 1970s, Daredevil fought crime alongside then-girlfriend The Black Widow. She was more of an equal, though, and not a sidekick. And while Daredevil's no stranger to team-ups and temporary crimefighting partnerships, he's not really wired for being a mentor.

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

The protege-to-be is named Sam and his combo of super-science know-how — in the form of a stealth suit that makes him invisible — and illegal immigration status seems geared to making him a big part of Matt Murdock's life moving forward.

The U.S. Government's Going to Sic an "American Kaiju" on the New Avengers

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

One of the many Earth's Mightiest teams won't be officially sanctioned. The Avengers Idea Machine squad headed up by Robbie DaCosta is a re-invention of the evil Advanced Idea Mechanics operating in international waters. The American government's not too happy about that and a dude who looks a lot like General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross is ready to aim a giant mutant monster right at them.

Rogue is Dying

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

Her main power is to steal the lifeforce and special talents of others. And now Rogue's life is on the brink of ending, thanks to a run in with the travelling mutagenic cloud that unlocks metahuman potential in people with Inhuman DNA. This cruel irony will likely be a focal point of the new Uncanny Avengers title.

Iron Man Is Selling Avengers Tower

Remember how there were teases about some sort of shift in the status of Avengers funding in this summer's free Avengers comic? A throwaway line in Avengers #0 sheds a little more light.

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

We don't know if/why Tony Stark needs the money but that will probably get in the upcoming Invincible Iron Man comic. As for everybody's favourite synthezoid...

The Vision's Deleting His Feelings

Six Things That Are Going to Change in the Next Marvel Universe

There's a really poignant reason that Ultron's "son" is getting rid of the thing that makes him almost-human: he remembers everything. And the perfect recall extends to feelings associated with those past events. The onrush of sensations are making it hard for the Vision to save lives. So he does the logical — and extremely sad — thing.

The first new Marvel #1s roll out this Wednesday and there are sure to be more changes coming.


Comments

    Any info on where we can purchase this from :) ? i'd like to get into it

    Another "emotionless" Vision... really?

    Didn't we do this already back in the nineties w/ White Vision..

      I remember that... Can't say I liked him much then.. But it was interesting.
      But yeah, done and dusted really...

    The nineties was between 15 and 25 years ago. Its ok for them to be telling a similar story to the current generation of fans.

      "We're bored of continuity, we need to hit the reset button so we can do new things unhindered... it's totally not so we can sell a bunch of new #1s"
      Okay Marvel, what's your bold new idea?
      "We're rehashing the Vision Quest storyline from WCA, and wiping his chip. He'll be just like his origin, and the early 2000s, and..."
      So... nothing new?
      "The numbering's new... look! Issue 1! Buy now!"
      ... At least tell me this isn't going to be as stupid as the New 52...

        How else are they going to stop Snyder every month? I mean if you look at sales the only things that beat him are #1's and a couple of secret wars tie ins.

        As for the new 52, I see why a lot of old readers took issue with it, but I think that it made it a lot easier for newer readers to get into it. I myself started reading heavilly again only three years ago and only because the reset lowered the amount of context I would need to understand say "Forever Evil".

    Omniverse isn't a new term in Marvel's books. It was a term originally coined by Mark Gruenwald in the 80s. It basically means all universes. Not just Marvel's, but every other comic publisher, movies, books, games, and even the real world.

    Last edited 06/10/15 10:18 pm

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now