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Marvel: A Fresh Start is the 2018 relaunch of Marvel Comics, succeeding Marvel Legacy.

The first Marvel relaunch spearheaded by editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski since he took over the position in 2017, Fresh Start sees various changes to many of its titles following the departure of former EiC Axel Alonso, and longtime exclusive writer Brian Michael Bendis.

As the title would suggest, Fresh Start is intended to be a new starting point for many fans of both old readers and newcomers, and was done to make the line more in-tune with what their readers wanted, as opposed to previous attempts to broaden their appeal to wider audiences with mixed results. The relaunch sees many changes via returning to old status quos that previous relaunches shook up, creators leaving titles after long runs (Dan Slott leaving Spider-Man after a decade, Gerry Duggan leaving Deadpool after six years) in favor of being moved to new titles, and an increase in Marvel Digital Originals. The line also sees the Fantastic Four make their grand return, after having their series canceled in 2015.

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One of the most notable initiatives of the relaunch is the promotion of X-Men as an A-list property once again. To do this, famed Fantastic Four, Avengers and Secret Wars writer Jonathan Hickman made a return to Marvel after a long period of only working on creator-owned comics, with all ongoing X-titles being canceled in favor of Hickman's reboot, which will both change the X-Men forever, and provide a new launch point for future stories. This is such a big move, in fact, that the X-books themselves saw an official relaunch with Dawn of X to signify this.

After spending several years in what some called a creative decline, Fresh Start was a success, akin to DC Rebirth. Tellingly, the relaunch continued into 2019 with no signs of slowing down, instead focusing on establishing a proper status quo instead of yet another relaunch.

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In 2021, Marvel launched a new line of digitally-exclusive comics on Marvel Unlimited. See Infinity Comics for more info.

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    General Developments 
  • Return to previous status quos for the A-list heroes.
  • Legacy heroes take on new names and/or appearances. Before, they were often made into a Legacy Character, whereas here they're made much more distinct.
  • Shuffling of creative teams, with writers and artists assigned to new books, in order to make things appropriately fresh.
  • Heavier prominence of Asian heroes (easily the most neglected ethnicity before), with Aero and Sword Master being all-new titles made by Asian creators set in the Marvel Universe. Others, such as Crescent, White Fox and Luna Snow, immigrate from Marvel Future Fight.
  • Higher emphasis on creator freedom and newer ideas. These come in the form of brand new titles such as Immortal Hulk, Asgardians of the Galaxy, Strikeforce, Black Cat, Beware the Ghost Rider, among others.
  • The grand return of the Fantastic Four, who had their title canceled in 2015 in a move influenced by not having the film rights to them for the Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2019. In addition to their main title, they also get two other adjacent titles with Future Foundation and Doctor Doom.
  • The mutants of X-Men are promoted to A-list again, and The Inhumans are Demoted to Extra. This is a very big move, to the point where they get their own relaunch: Dawn of X.
  • The incorporation of some Robert E. Howard characters into Earth-616 such as Conan the Barbarian, Solomon Kane, and Dark Agnes de Chastillion.

    Ongoing Comics 
The following titles will launch or continue during this phase. Bolded titles are ongoing.

The Avengers

  • The Avengers — A brand new team of Avengersnote  assemble to battle the Celestials and the Final Host! Written by Jason Aaron & drawn by Ed McGuinness.
  • West Coast Avengers — the West Coast branch is reopened after nearly 20 years with a new teamnote  to protect the West Coast. Written by Kelly Thompson & drawn by Stefano Caselli. Ended with issue 10.
  • Savage Avengers — Displaced in time to the present day, Conan the Barbarian must ally with an unsanctioned team of Avengersnote  to stop a cult led by his longtime enemy Kulan Gath from summoning an Eldritch Abomination. Written by Gerry Duggan with art by Mike Deodato.

Hulks

  • The Immortal Hulk — Spinning out of Avengers: No Surrender, the revived Bruce Banner wanders the globe, dealing with a further mutated Hulk that now can never die. Written by Al Ewing with interiors by Joe Bennett and covers by Alex Ross.
  • Weapon H — In order to fight the Monsters who want to cross Roxxon's Magical Portal, you bring one to fight them. Written by Greg Pak with art by Guiu Vilanova.
  • Hulk — The Hulk goes back on the run. Written by Donny Cates, with art by Ryan Ottley.
  • She-Hulk — By Rainbow Rowell and Roge Antonio.

Black Panther

  • Black Panther: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda — T'Challa discovers that Wakanda is larger than he thought as he discovers the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda! Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates & drawn by Daniel Acuña. Ended with issue 25.
  • Shuri — The smartest mind in Wakanda must lead the nation after their king goes missing. Written by Nnedi Okorafor with illustrated by Leonardo Romero.
  • Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda — Black Panther and his team of handpicked heroesnote  undertake covert ops missions in the name of Wakanda! Written by Jim Zub and drawn by Lan Medina.
  • Black Panther — T'Challa must solve a murder in Wakanda. Written by John Ridley, with art by Juan Cabal.

Thor

  • Thor — After the events of The Mighty Thor, Thor Odinson is once again deemed worthy. Now, he dives into the War of Realms in search of lost Asgardian artifacts in a race with the Juggernaut. Written by Jason Aaron & drawn by Mike del Mundo. Ended with issue 16.
  • Loki — Written by Daniel Kibblesmith with art by Oscar Bazaldua.
  • Thor — The Black Winter comes and Thor, now the King of Asgard, is powerless to stop it! Written by Donny Cates and drawn by Nic Klein.
  • Jane Foster: Valkyrie — Brunnhilde and the Valkyrior are no more... so Jane Foster takes over as the all-new all-different Valkyrie! Written by Jason Aaron and Al Ewing and art by CAFU.

Spider-Verse

  • Amazing Spider-Man — Peter goes back to basics, juggling his personal life with his heroic life at the time of an alien invasion. Written by Nick Spencer with art by Ryan Ottley.
  • Venom — When a primordial evil stirs due to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s dissolution, will Eddie Brock and the symbiote be forced to abandon their morals to stop it? Written by Donny Cates and drawn by Ryan Stegman.
  • Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider — Gwen Stacy makes a fresh start, as the Ghost Spider. Written by Seanan McGuire with art by Rosi Kämpe.
  • Superior Spider-Man — After a short stint as the Superior Octopus, Otto Octavius returns to his other Superior mantle. Written by Christos Cage with art by Mike Hawthorne.
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man — Miles swings into a new ongoing! Written by Saladin Ahmed with art by Javier Garrón.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man — Written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Juan Cabal.
  • Black Cat — The cat burglar gets into some high-strung heist drama! Written by Jed MacKay and drawn by Travel Foreman.
  • Ghost-Spider — Gwen Stacy: Ghost-Spider goes to school in the main Marvel universe. Written by Seanan McGuire with art by Takeshi Miyazawa.
  • The Amazing Mary Jane — The web-head's favorite redhead gets her own series! Written by Leah Williams and drawn by Carlos Gomez.
  • Morbius the Living Vampire — For years, Nobel Prize-winning biologist Michael Morbius has been struggling to cure himself of his vampirism, and now for the first time one may be within reach! Written by Vita Ayala and drawn by Marcelo Ferreira.
  • Scream: Curse of Carnage — The aftermath of Absolute Carnage starts here in November. The original and possibly strongest offspring of the Venom symbiote at last stars in her own self-titled ongoing series set in the Marvel Universe! Written by Clay McCleod Chapman and drawn by Chris Mooneyham.
  • Spider-Woman — Spider-Woman Is Back, And Pulling No Punches! Written by Karla Pacheco and drawn by Pere Pérez.
  • Non-Stop Spider-Man — BUCKLE UP, TIGER! Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! Written by Joe Kelly and drawn by Chris Bachalo, Dale Eaglesham, and Gerardo Sandoval.
  • Spider-Man Beyond — Ben Reilly returns to the mantle under the mysterious Beyond Corporation. Written by Kelly Thompson, Saladin Ahmed, Zeb Wells, Cody Ziglar and Patrick Gleason, with art by Sara Pichelli, Michael Dowling, Arthur Adams, as well as Patrick Gleason again.
  • Venom — A new team takes over the iconic anti-hero. Written by Al Ewing and Ram V, with art by Bryan Hitch.
  • Savage Spider-Man — Written by Joe Kelly with art by Gerardo Sandoval.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Wells & Romita Jr.)Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr. take over the series for Spider-Man's 60th Anniversy.

X-Men (X-Men: The Krakoan Age)

  • Astonishing X-Men — Havok leads a new team of X-Mennote  against the Reavers! But can the team trust Havok? Written by Matthew Rosenberg & drawn by Greg Land. Continuing with #13.
  • Deadpool — Deadpool returns to his "Merc with a Mouth" days just in time to be the only thing to save the Earth from an alien threat. We're boned. Written by Skottie Young & drawn by Nic Klein
  • Domino — Written by Gail Simone & drawn by David Baldeón.
  • X-Men: Red — Jean Grey is back and she is now in command of her own teamnote  of X-Men. Written by Tom Taylor & drawn by Mahmud Asrar. Began under Marvel Legacy.
  • X-23 — Leaving the Wolverine name behind, Laura seeks out her own identity. Written by Mariko Tamaki & art by Juan Cabal and Nolan Woodward. Replacing All-New Wolverine.
  • Mr. and Mrs. X — After the hyped-up X-Wedding, the newlyweds head off to space for their honeymoon... and wacky adventures. Hope you survive the experience, Gambit and Rogue! Written by Kelly Thompson with art by Oscar Bazaldua.
  • X-Force — In the aftermath of Extermination and Cable's death, the surviving members of the original X-Force teamnote  reassemble to hunt down his killer, Kid Cable. And what does Deathlok have to do with this? Written by Ed Brisson with art by Dylan Burnett.
  • Uncanny X-Men — No one survives the experience in Uncanny X-Men... DISASSEMBLED! A 10-part weekly storyline. Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Ed Brisson, and Kelly Thompson. Drawn by Mahmud Asrar, RB Silva, Yildiray Cinar, and Pere Perez. Covers by Leinil Yu.
  • X-Men — Set after House of X and Powers of X, the saga of Cyclops and his band of mutant powerhouses (namely, his family) begins here! Described as the "hub world" of the new X-Men titles. Written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu. Ended with issue #21.
  • Cable — Cable was a grizzled old veteran of the wars to save the future… and he will be again. But for now, he’s a young mutant living in paradise leading a life of adventure! Written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Phil Noto. Ended with issue 12.
  • Excalibur — A new connection forms between mutants, the magic of the world, and the Otherworld. Featuring Captain Britain III (Betsy Braddock), Gambit, Rogue, Apocalypse, and Rictor. Written by Tini Howard and drawn by Marcus To.
  • Fallen Angels — Not all belong in paradise. Kwannon finds herself in a new world for mutantkind and unsure of her place in it, and when a face from her past is killed, she seeks help to get vengeance. Featuring Psylocke II (Kwannon), X-23, and Kid Cable. Written by Bryan Hill and drawn by Szymon Kudranski. Ended with issue 6.
  • Marauders — Led by Captain Kate Pryde and funded by Emma Frost and the Hellfire Trading Company, this new team of Marauders sails the seas to protect those feared and hated. Featuring Kitty Pryde, Lockheed, Emma Frost, Storm, Iceman, Bishop, and Pyro. Written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Matteo Lolli.
  • New Mutants — The New Mutants re-form and set out on a quest that takes to them to space! Featuring classic New Mutants Sunspot, Magik, Cypher (merged with Warlock), Mirage, Karma, and Wolfsbane, joined by Chamber and Mondo. Written by Jonathan Hickman and Ed Brisson and drawn by Rod Reis.
  • S.W.O.R.D. — The mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage...but why stop there? In the startling aftermath of X OF SWORDS, mutantkind will take the bold next step in claiming their destiny by relaunching the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate to deal with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of Earth. Written by Al Ewing and drawn by Valeroi Schiti.
  • X-Force — The cost of the future isn't cheap, but X-Force is here to help. Featuring Jean Grey, Wolverine, Domino, Black Tom, Beast, Colossus, Sage, and Quentin Quire. Written by Benjamin Percy and drawn by Joshua Cassara.
  • Wolverine — Wolverine does what he does best to protect Krakoa from those that would exploit its resources. Written by Benjamin Percy and drawn by Adam Kubert and Viktor Bogdanovic.
  • Hellions - Mr. Sinister assembles a team of dangerous mutants to take on threats the rest of Krakoa won't do, in order to earn their place. Written by Zeb Wells, with art by Stephen Segovia.
  • X-Factor — Mutants have conquered death through The Five, but when a mutant dies, X-Factor is there to investigate the circumstances to follow the rules of resurrection. Featuring Northstar, Daken, Prestige, Eye-Boy, Prodigy, and Polaris. Written by Leah Williams and drawn by David Baldeón. Ended with issue 10.
  • Children of the Atom — Five teenagers who idolize the X-Men try to be superheroes themselves. Written by Vita Ayala, with art by Bernard Chang. A six-issue miniseries.
  • Way of X — Nightcrawler realizes that there is something deeply wrong with Krakoa. Written by Simon Spurrier, with art by Bob Quinn.
  • X-Corp — Warren Worthington III and Monet St. Croix navigate the cut-throat business world as they run the X-Corporation. Written by Tini Howard, with art by Alberto Foche.
  • X-Men — The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the world. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Polaris, Wolverine, and Synch step up to be superheroes. Written by Gerry Duggan, with art by Pepe Larraz.
  • Sabretooth — Written by Victor LaValle, with art by Leonard Kirk and colors by Rain Beredo.
  • X-Cellent — Written by Peter Milligan with art by Mike Allred and colors by Laura Allred.
  • Immortal X-Men — Written by Kieron Gillen with art by Lucas Werneck.
  • Marauders — Written by Steve Orlando with art by Eleonara Carlini.
  • Knights of X — Written by Tini Howard with art by Bob Quinn.
  • X-Men Red — Written by Al Ewing with art by Stefano Caselli.
  • Legion of X — Written by Simon Spurrier with art by Jan Bazaldua.

Fantastic Four

  • Fantastic Four — The Richards Family return to the Marvel Universe! Written by Dan Slott with art by Sara Pichelli.
  • Future Foundation — Under the leadership of Alex and Julie Power, with some help from Yondu Udonta, the Future Foundation will undergo their most dangerous mission yet — a prison break! Written by Jeremy Whitley and drawn by Will Robson.
  • Doctor Doom — One of Marvel's most enduring and dangerous villains finds himself at a crossroads between danger and a better future. They say every villain is the hero of their story, what about Doom? Written by Christopher Cantwell and drawn by Salvador Larroca.

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Asgardians of the Galaxy — Spinning out of the events of Infinity Wars, a new teamnote  emerges to replace the disbanded Guardians of the Galaxy. Written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Matteo Lolli.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — Who are the Guardians? Written by Donny Cates and drawn by Geoff Shaw.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — The Guardiansnote  must protect the cosmos as it falls apart. Their first threat? The return of the Dark Gods of Olympus! Written by Al Ewing and drawn by Juann Cabal.

The Defenders (all books are Marvel Digital Originals)

  • Jessica Jones — Jessica finds her blind spot. Written by Kelly Thompson, with art by Mattia de Lulis.
  • Daughters of the Dragon — Misty balances her work with the Aberrant Crimes Division of the FBI with her friendship with Colleen Wing. Written by Jed MacKay with art by Travel Foreman.
  • Luke Cage — Luke deals with a heatwave in Harlem and someone killing the 1%. Written by Anthony Del Col, with art by Jahnoy Lindsay.
  • Iron Fist — Danny deals with a paranormal problem in "Phantom Limb." Written by Clay McLeod Chapman, with art by Guillermo Sanna.
  • Cloak And Dagger — A mysterious threat from their past forces Cloak and Dagger to reunite after drifting apart. Written by Dennis Thompson, with art by David Messina.

Champions

  • Champions — Welcome to the Champions, Ironheart, Unstoppable Wasp, and Snowguard! Written by Jim Zub & drawn by Sean Izaakse; numbering continues at #19. A new volume launched after issue 27, with Zub continuing on.
  • Ms. Marvel — Kamala celebrates 50 issues... in issue 31. Written by G Willow Wilson.
  • The Unstoppable Wasp — Nadia Van Dyne and the Agents of G.I.R.L. return in an all-new series. Written by Jeremy Whitley and illustrated by Gurihiru.
  • Riri Williams: Ironheart — Riri Williams returns in her new ongoing solo. Written by Eve L. Ewing and illustrated by Kevin Libranda.
  • Champions — The Kamala Law has been enacted, going against everything the Champions stand for. But the team isn't going away quietly. Written by Eve Ewing and drawn by Simone di Mio.

Asianote 

  • Aero — Shanghai-based architect Lei Ling fights giant golems with her wind powers, even though she sometimes just wants to have dinner with her boyfriend in peace. Written by Zhou Liefen and drawn by Keng, adapted by Greg Pak.
  • Sword Master — Haunted by dreams of demons, Lin Lie hunts for missing archeologist father and for the secret of the black sword he left behind. Written by Shuizhu and drawn by Gunji, adapted by Greg Pak.

Solo (Other)

  • Captain America — Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt the symbol that is Captain America? Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates with art by Leinil Yu with covers by Alex Ross. Ended with issue 30.
  • Doctor Strange — Stephen Strange goes into space. Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Jesus Saiz. Ended with issue 20.
  • Tony Stark: Iron Man — Tony Stark is Iron Man. The future is now. Written by Dan Slott & drawn by Valerio Schiti. Ended with issue 19.
  • Captain Marvel — Carol leaves Alpha Flight behind and returns to New York. Written by Kelly Thompson with art by Carmen Carnero.
  • Black Widow — Natasha travels to Madripoor for some unfinished business. Written by Jen and Sylvia Soska with art by Flaviano.
  • Black Widow — Natasha Romanoff has been a spy almost as long as she’s been alive. And she’s never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys…or the bad. But Natasha’s world is about to be upended. Written by Kelly Thompson with art by Elena Casagrande.
  • Iron Man — Tony Stark has decided to streamline his life. Written by Christopher Cantwell, with art by CAFU.
  • Daredevil — Know Fear. Written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Marco Checchetto.
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur — Moon Girl vs. Princess Fisk! Written by Brandon Montclare with art by Natacha Bustos.
  • Moon Knight — Moon Knight hits 200 issues! Written by Max Bemis with art by Jacen Burrows.
  • The Magnificent Ms. Marvel — Kamala embarks on a new chapter of her life, with a new creative team in 2019. Written by Saladin Ahmed and drawn by Minkyu Jung.
  • The Punisher — Frank is back on the streets after his stint as War Machine and he’s got his sights set on bigger targets. Written by Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by Riccardo Burchielli.
  • Ghost Rider — New series starring Johnny Blaze as the king and warden of Hell, with Danny Ketch taking over full-time as the Spirit of Vengeance! Written by Ed Brisson and drawn by Aaron Kuder.
  • Shang-Chi (2021) — Shang-Chi struggles with leading the Five Weapons Society. Written by Gene Luen Yang, with art by Dike Ruan.
  • Moon Knight — Mister Knight begins his Midnight Mission. Written by Jed MacKay, with art by Alessandro Cappuccio.
  • Ghost Rider (2022) — Written by Benjamin Percy with art by Cory Smith.
  • Strange — Written by Jed Mac Kay with art by Marcelo Ferreira.
  • Punisher — Written by Jason Aaron with art by Jesús Saiz & Paul Azaceta.

Team (Other)

  • Runaways — Gert returns. Written by Rainbow Rowell & drawn by Kris Anka. Ended with issue 38, legacy issue 100.
  • Exiles — Blink, Iron Lad, Khan (a middle-aged Ms. Marvel)]], Wolvie and Valkyrie are recruited by Nick Fury, to travel the multiverse. Written by Saladin Ahmed and drawn by Javier Rodriguez.
  • The Invaders — Cap, Bucky, and Jim Hammond reunite and face Namor as the Sub-Mariner tries to unleash a new deadly threat. Written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Carlos Magno.
  • Marvel 2-In-One — The Thing continues to team up with other heroes. Written by Chip Zdarsky.
  • Marvel Team-Up — Kamala Khan stars in a new volume of the classic series. Her first co-star is the star of the original run, Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man! Written by Eve L. Ewing.
  • Strikeforce — An all-new black ops teamnote  in the service of the Avengers forms to do the dirty work. Written by Tini Howard and drawn by German Peralta.
  • Strange Academy — Doctor Strange and a host of other sorcerers and magic users have finally founded a school in New Orleans in order to teach up-and-coming magic users the ropes. Written by Skottie Young, with art by Humberto Ramos.
  • Eternals — The Eternals return. Never die. Never win. Written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Esad Ribić.
  • The Marvels — Anyone. Anywhere. Any Time. Written by Kurt Busiek, with art by Yildray Cinar and Richard Isanove.

Limited Series

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Living Legends — Scott Lang teams up with Janet van Dyne to fight the Living Eraser, a classic villain from Tales to Astonish. Written by Ralph Macchio and drawn by Andrea Di Vito.
  • Best Defense — The original Defenders are back!
    • Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense — written by Al Ewing
    • Namor: The Best Defense — written by Chip Zdarsky
    • Silver Surfer: The Best Defense — written by Jason Latour
    • Doctor Strange: The Best Defense — written by Gerry Duggan
    • The Defenders: The Best Defense — written by Al Ewing
  • Dazzler: X-Song — The songstress mutant finds herself protecting her Inhuman fans from the darker side of the underground punk scene. Written by Magdalene Visaggio with art by Laura Braga.
  • Web of Venom — A series of one-shots that tie into the main Venom comic.
    • Ve'Nam — Featuring a story about SHIELD's Symbiote Soldier program during the Vietnam War. Written by Donny Cates, art by Juanan Ramírez.
    • Carnage Born — Cletus Kasady's legacy lives on in the form of a cult that worships him. Written by Donny Cates, art by Danilo Beyruth.
    • Venom Unleashed — The Venom symbiote tours Eddie Brock's old life in San Francisco. Written Ryan Stegman, art by Kyle Hotz.
  • Superior Octopus — The die is once again cast as Otto Octavius gets his own one-shot. Written by Christos Gage, with art by Mike Hawthorne.
  • Wakanda Forever — The female warriors of the Dora Milaje take center stage for three one-shots teaming up with Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers.
  • X-Men: Black — A series of one-shots all about X-Men villains:
    • Magneto #1 – written by Chris Claremont, illustrated by Dalibor Talajic.
    • Mojo #1 – written by Scott Auckerman, illustrated by Nick Bradshaw.
    • Mystique #1 – written by Seanan McGuire, illustrated by Marco Failla.
    • Juggernaut #1 – written by Robbie Thompson, illustrated by Shawn Crystal.
    • Emma Frost #1 – written by Leah Williams, illustrated by Chris Bachalo.
    • Apocalypse — backups in each issue written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, illustrated by Geraldo Borges.
  • Love Romances — The 1950s long-running anthology returns. Written by Dennis Hopeless, Gail Simone, Jon Adams, and others, with art by Roge Antonio, Annapaola Martello, and others.
  • Gunhawks — The return of the 1970s western. Written by David and Maria Lapham, art by Luca Pizzari.
  • Ziggy Pig Silly Seal — Timely's 1940s funny animals are back. Written by Frank Tieri with art by Jacob Chabot.
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp — When Scott Lang gets lost in the Microverse, Nadia Van Dyne goes after him. Just that he won't admit he's lost... or he's in trouble. Written by Mark Waid & drawn by Javier Garron.
  • Deadpool: Assassin — A six-issue miniseries. Deadpool and Weasel are back and are imposing their own brand of justice. Written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Mark Bagley.
  • Multiple Man — Despite becoming patient zero to the M-Pox in Death of X, it seems Jamie Madrox isn't quite dead. Written by Matthew Rosenberg & drawn by Andy MacDonald.
  • Cosmic Ghost Rider — Spinning out of Thanos, featuring Frank Castle from an alternate future as the Spirit of Vengeance. Written by Donny Cates & drawn by Dylan Burnett.
  • Death of the Inhumans — The Inhumans face their own extinction. Written by Donny Cates with interiors by Ariel Olivetti and cover by Kaare Andrews.
  • The Life of Captain Marvel — When Carol suffers a massive anxiety attack, she must dive back into her past to figure out what went wrong and rediscover her own origins. A five-issue miniseries written by Margaret Stohl & drawn by Carlos Pacheco.
  • X-Men: Grand Design — Second Genesis — The next in the X-Men: Grand Design trilogy by Ed Piskor.
  • Extermination — Exterminate the past, eliminate the future. The O5 X-Men are in trouble. Written by Ed Brisson with art by Pepe Larraz and cover by Mark Brooks.
    • X-Men: The Exterminated — A one-shot focusing on Hope Summers and Jean Grey in the wake of Cable's death.
  • Venom: First Host — Written by Mike Costa and illustrated by Mark Bagley. The Venom symbiote's original host returns to reclaim his old symbiote and save the universe from cosmic ruin; acts as a continuation of and finale for Costa's Venom run.
  • Iceman — The founding X-Man's solo title unthaws as Bobby seeks to prevent a second Mutant Massacre. Written by Sina Grace with art by Nathan Stockman.
  • Return of Wolverine — A five-issue miniseries written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Steve McNiven. Sequel to Hunt for Wolverine and Death of Wolverine.
  • Shatterstar — The man called Shatterstar must face his past. Written by Tim Seeley, with art by Carlos Villa.
  • Black Panther vs. Deadpool — A five-issue miniseries. It was just a small misunderstanding, really, but now T'Challa and Wade Wilson are at war. Written by Daniel Kibblesmith, with art by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz.
  • The Sentry — Bob Reynolds returns. A five-issue miniseries. Written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Kim Jacinto.
  • Marvel Knights 20th — A six-issue miniseries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Marvel Knights Imprint. It begins with an amnesiac blind man in a graveyard. Without memories, without a past, can Matt Murdock figure out what's wrong with the world? Written by Donny Cates, Matthew Rosenberg, Tini Howard, and Vita Ayala with art by Travel Foreman, Niko Henrichon, Damian Coucerio, Joshua Cassara, and Kim Jacinto.
  • Black Order — A five-issue miniseries. Under the leadership of the Grandmaster, Thanos' Cull Obsidian set off to wreck things. Written by Derek Landy with art by Philip Tan.
  • Dead Man Logan — A twelve-issue miniseries. Old Man Logan's time is almost up. Time for him to go out in a blaze of glory and tie up loose ends. Written by Brisson with art by Mike Henderson.
  • Killmonger — A five-issue miniseries. The brutal story of Eric Killmonger. Written by Bryan Edward Hill, with art by Juan Ferreyra.
  • Winter Soldier — A five-issue miniseries. Bucky Barnes gets his own sidekick. Written by Kyle Higgins and illustrated by Rod Reis.
  • Man Without Fear — Daredevil recovers from a near-death experience. Written by Jed MacKay, with art by Danilo Beyruth. A five-issue limited series.
  • Wolverine: The Long Night — The comic adaptation of the hit podcast. Written by Benjamin Percy, with art by Marcio Takara.
  • Avengers: No Road Home — Sequel to Avengers: No Surrender in which a new teamnote  assembles. Written by Mark Waid, Jim Zub, and Al Ewing with art by Paco Medina and Sean Izaakse.
  • Black Widow — A five-issue miniseries about Natasha investigating a killer group called No Restraints Play. Written by the Soska Sisters, with art by Flaviano Armentaro.
  • Old Man Quill — A twelve-issue miniseries about what Peter Quill did after he lost everything in the Wastelands. Written by Ethan Sacks, with art by Robert Gill.
  • Hulkverines — A three-issue miniseries sequel to Weapon H. Written by Greg Pak, with art by Ario Anindito.
  • Wolverine: Infinity Watch — A five-issue miniseries. In the aftermath of Infinity Wars, Wolverine and Loki form a new Infinity Watch. Written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Andy MacDonald.
  • Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History — A six-issue miniseries where the Cosmic Ghost Rider destroys Marvel history. Written by Paul Scheer and Nick Giovannetti, with art by Gerardo Sandoval.
  • Domino: Hotshots — A team of six femme fatalesnote  join forces. Written by Gail Simone and drawn by David Baldeon.
  • Meet the Skrulls — A five-issue miniseries about a family of Skrulls secretly living on Earth. Written by Robbie Thompson, with art by Niko Henrichon.
  • Spider-Man: Life Story — A six-issue miniseries looking at what would happen if Spider-Man aged in real time. Written by Chip Zdarsky, with art by Mark Bagley.
  • Marvel Rising — A five-issue miniseries where Ms. Marvel, Inferno, Squirrel Girl, and America Chavez are joined by Quake and Spider-Man (Miles Morales). Written by Nilah Magruder and drawn by Roberto Di Salvo.
  • Major X — Who is Major X? A mysterious new player enters the Marvel Universe and the X-Men are in his crosshairs! Written and drawn by Rob Liefeld.
  • Symbiote Spider-Man — A five-issue miniseries set during the time when Peter Parker wore the symbiote. Written by Peter David, with art by Greg Land.
    • Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality — A five-issue sequel where Spider-Man goes up against the Hobgoblin.
    • Symbiote Spider-Man: King in Black — A five-issue sequel tying into the King In Black crossover.
    • Symbiote Spider-Man: Crossroads — A five-issue sequel where Spider-Man finds himself in the Crossroads dimension on a collision course with the Hulk.
  • Thanos — The tragic tale of Thanos and the girl who would be his daughter and his murderer, Gamora. A six-issue miniseries. Written by Tini Howard with art by Ariel Olivetti.
  • X-Men: Grand Design — X-Tinction — The final part of the X-Men: Grand Design trilogy by Ed Piskor. Two issues.
  • Silver Surfer Black — Spinning out of the annual of the current Guardians of the Galaxy run. Written by Donny Cates with art by Tradd Moore.
  • Invisible Woman — Written by Mark Waid with art by Mattia de Lulis.
  • Fearless — Anthology miniseries featuring various Marvel heroines by various all female creatives. 4 issues.
  • History of the Marvel Universe — A six-issue miniseries detailing the entire history of the Marvel Universe. Written by Mark Waid, with art by Javier Rodriguez.
  • House of X — In one month, everything changed for the mutant race, redefining their place in the Marvel universe. Written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Pepe Larraz.
  • Powers of X — Revelations about the history of mutantkind are uncovered which changes how they are seen in the universe. Written by Jonathan Hickman with art by R.B. Silva.
  • Death's Head (2019) — A five-issue issue miniseries about the robotic Freelance Peacekeeping Agent. Written by Tini Howard, with art by Kei Zama.
  • Punisher Kill Krew — A five-issue miniseries about Frank Castle and his team cleaning up the remnants of the War of the Realms. Written by Gerry Duggan, with art by Juan Ferreyra.
  • Agents of Atlas — A team of Asian and Asian-American superheroesnote  is formed to defend Asia from the War of the Realms. Written by Greg Pak, with art by Nico Leon.
    • Atlantis Attacks — A five-issue miniseries. The finale to Agents of Atlas, where both teams of Agents have to stop a war between Atlantis and Pan. Written by Greg Pak, with art by Ario Anindito.
  • Gwenpool Strikes Back — A five-issue issue miniseries involving Gwen Poole trying to carve out her own niche and not disappearing into Comic-Book Limbo. Written by Leah Williams, with art by David Baldeon.
  • Web of Black Widow — A five-issue miniseries about the Black Widow getting tangled up in a web of lies and spies. Written by Jody Houser, with art by Stephen Mooney.
  • King Thor — King Thor of the far future clashes in this four issue mini with his adopted brother Loki wielder of All-Black the Necro-Sword. Written by Jason Aaron with the art of Esad Ribic.
  • Spider-Man — A new tale of Spider-Man and Mary Jane and their son. A five-issue miniseries. Written by sci-fi film director J. J. Abrams and his son Henry, drawn by Sara Pichelli.
  • Contagion — New York City is infected with a strange new force in this five issue miniseries, crossing over Defenders alums Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist as well as Moon Knight and The Thing. Written by Ed Brisson and drawn by Roge Antonio, Stephen Segovia, Mack Chater, Damian Couciero, & Adam Gorham.
  • Spider-Verse — Miles traverses the multiverse and meets some good friends. Written by Jed MacKay and a slew of artists including Juan Frigeri with Arthur Adams, Stuart Immonen, Stacey Lee, and more.
  • Fantastic Four Grand Design — The history of Marvel's First Family retold by Tom Scioli. Two issues.
  • Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble — A four-issue miniseries about Spidey and Venom. Written by Mariko Tamaki, with art by Gurihiru.
  • Yondu — The Ravager Yondu meets...the Yondu from the 30th century? Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, with art by John McCrea.
  • Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider — A five-issue miniseries. The Cosmic Ghost Rider returns to get his revenge. Written by Dennis Hallum, with art by Scott Hepburn.
  • Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham — A five-issue miniseries about everyone's favorite spider-pig. Written by Zeb Wells and Steve Mellor, with art by Will Robson and Joe Albelo.
  • Hawkeye: Freefall — A six-issue miniseries. Clint Barton can't catch a break, so he decides to do whatever it takes to take down the Hood. Written by Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Otto Schmidt.
  • Tarot — An all-new epic adventure teaming the classic Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with Marvel’s premiere Non-Team. Written by Alan Davis and drawn by Paul Renaud.
  • Marvels X — A six-issue miniseries. A prequel to ''Marvels. Written by Alex Ross and Jim Krueger, with art by Well-Bee.
  • Star — A five-issue miniseries. Captain Marvel's new nemesis tries to master the Reality Stone inside her. Written by Kelly Thompson, with art by Javier Pina and Felipe Andrade.
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle — A miniseries about the reporters and photographers at the Daily Bugle.note 
  • Avengers of the Wastelands — A five-issue miniseries In the dystopian Wastelands, Dani Cage makes a new team of Avengers to fight against the ruler of the Wasteland: Doom. Written by Ed Brisson, with art by Jonas Scharf.
  • Ravencroft — A five-issue miniseries about Marvel's Arkham, Ravencroft, and its new staff, including the Kingpin and Norman Osborn. Written by Frank Tieri, with art by Angel Unzueta.
  • Ant-Man — A five-issue miniseries. Scott Lang is trying to improve his daughter's opinion of him by taking a local beekeeping job, but he just can't help but uncover a global conspiracy. Written by Zeb Wells, with art by Dylan Burnett.
  • Dark Agnes — A five-issue miniseries about Agnes de Chastillon, a sellsword in 16th century France from the tales by Robert E. Howard. Written by Becky Cloonan, with art by Luca Pizzari.
  • X-Men / Fantastic Four — Krakoa. Every mutant on Earth lives there … except for one. But now it's time for Franklin Richards to come home. It’s the X-Men Vs. the Fantastic Four and nothing will ever be the same.
  • Gwen Stacy — A miniseries about Gwen Stacy, set before she died. Written by Christos Gage, with art by Todd Nuack.note 
  • Nebula — A miniseries. Nebula, Thanos's granddaughter, tries to upgrade her. Written by Vita Ayala, with art by Claire Roe.note 
  • Falcon & Winter Soldier — A six-issue miniseries. After an attempt on Bucky Barnes life, he teams up with Sam Wilson to figure uncover the new leader of Hydra. Written by Derek Landy, with art by Federico Vicentini.
  • Marvel — A six-issue miniseries. Nightmare attacks the world as Doctor Strange tries to stop him. Written by Alex Ross and Alex Ross, with art by Alex Ross. Includes other stories by other writers and artists.
  • Spider-Man Noir — A five-issue miniseries. Spider-Man Noir goes to Europe on the eve of World War II. Written by Margaret Stohl, with art by Juan Ferreyra.
  • Maestro — A five-issue miniseries. When the Hulk wakes up in the future, he finds a world gone wrong. Written by Peter David, with art by Dale Keown and Germán Peralta.
    • Maestro: War & Pax — A sequel. The Maestro continues his conquest of Earth. Written by Peter David, with art by Javier Pina.
  • Fantastic Four Antithesis — A four-issue miniseries. The Fantastic Four have to stop Annihilus. Written by Mark Waid, with art by Neal Adams.
  • Marvel Zombies Resurrection — A four-issue miniseries. Spider-Man protects a small group of survivors in the wake of a Zombie Apocalypse. Written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, with art by Leonard Kirk.
  • Juggernaut — A five-issue miniseries. Cain Marko takes a young mutant under his wing as he works for Damage Control. Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Ron Garney.
  • Shang-Chi (2020) — A five-issue miniseries. The Master of Kung Fu finds out he has half-siblings, one of whom wants him dead. Written by Gene Luen Yang, with art by Philip Tan and Dike Ruan.
  • Werewolf by Night — A four-issue miniseries. There's a new Werewolf by Night, Jake Gomez. But can he survive? Written by Taboo and Benjamin Earl, with art by Scot Eaton.
  • U.S. Agent — A five-issue miniseries. Nobody likes John Walker, but he has his mission and he will finish it. Maybe. Written by Christopher Priest, with art by Georges Jeanty.
  • Wolverine: Black, White & Blood — A four-issue anthology series. Done by a variety of writers and artists.
  • Taskmaster — A five-issue miniseries. Tony Masters is framed for the murder of Maria Hill. With everyone after him, looks like he's going on the run. Written by Jed MacKay, with art by Alessandro Vitti.
  • Power Pack — The Power family are reunited... but what will they do when teenage superheroes are banned? A five-issue miniseries written by Ryan North and drawn by Nico Leon.
  • M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games — A four-issue miniseries. The Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing starts remembering...a family? Written by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, with art by Scott Hepburn.
  • The Union — A five-issue miniseries The United Kingdom's got a new super team. Too bad they aren't very good at it. Written by Paul Grist, with art by Andrea Di Vito and Paul Grist.
  • Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon
  • Avengers Mech Strike — A five-issue miniseries. To take on a new threat, the Avengers get brand new tools. Written by Jed MacKay, with art by Carlos Magno.
  • America Chavez: Made in the U.S.A. — A five-issue miniseries. America Chavez has her world turned upside down with new revelations about her origin. Written by Kalinda Vazquez, with art by Carlos Gómez.
  • Thor & Loki: Double Trouble — A four-issue miniseries. Thor and Loki get into trouble when they find themselves meeting...female Thor and female Loki? Written by Mariko Tamaki, with art by Gurihiru.
  • Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade — A five-issue miniseries. Dane Whitman learns more about the Ebony Blade as he tries to stop someone from using more cursed objects. Written by Simon Spurrier, with art by Sergio Dávila.
  • Carnage: Black, White & Blood — A four-issue anthology book. Carnage creates carnage. By various writers and artists.
  • Carnage Vol. 3 — Having gone their separate ways in the wake of Extreme Carnage, the Carnage symbiote seeks to find its place in the world without Cletus Kasady. Written by Ram V with art by Francesco Manna.
  • Beta Ray Bill — A five-issue miniseries. Beta Ray Bill goes on a quest to restore his original form. Written and illustrated by Daniel Warren Johnson.
  • Silk — A continuation of the adventures of Cindy Moon, who has settled into working as a reporter for J. Jonah Jameson's Threat & Menaces media empire, and investigating a new gang crime-ring. Written by Maurene Goo and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa.
  • The Mighty Valkyries — A five-issue miniseries. Serving as a sequel to Jane Foster: Valkyrie, Jane knows there are other Valkyries out there now. If only they would help. Written by Jason Aaron and Torunn Grønbekk, with art by Mattia De Iulis and Erica D'Urso.
  • Fantastic Four: Life Story — A six-issue miniseries. The story of the Fantastic Four is told as they age in real life over the decades. Written by Mark Russell, with art by Sean Izaakse.
  • Reptil — A four-issue miniseries. Humberto Lopez, Reptil from the Avengers Academy, goes on his own adventure. Written by Terry Blas, with art by Enid Balám.
  • W.E.B. of Spider-Man — A five-issue miniseries. Welcome to the Worldwide Engineering Brigade. Written by Kevin Shinick, with art by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque.
  • Gamma Flight — A five-issue miniseries. Spinning Out Of Immortal Hulk, Bruce Banner’s Gamma-Powered Allies Go On The Run! Co-written by Al Ewing and Crystal Frasier, and illustrated by Lan Medina.
  • The United States Of Captain America — A five-issue miniseries. In search of a stolen shield, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, and John Walker go on a road trip across America and encounter other Captain Americas. Written by Christopher Cantwell, with art by Dale Eaglesham. Backup stories by other writers and artists.
  • Sinister War — A four-issue miniseries. Spider-Man's deadliest foes go to war with one another. Written by Nick Spencer, with art by Mark Bagley.
  • Amazing Fantasy — World War II-era Steve Rogers, Red Room Black Widow, and teenage Peter Parker find themselves in a strange fantasy world. Written and illustrated by Kaare Kyle Andrews.
  • Deadpool: Black, White & Blood — A four-issue anthology series. Deadpool does stuff. By various writers and artists.
  • Avengers: Tech-On — A six-issue miniseries. When the Red Skull somehow removes all superpowers across the world, Tony Stark steps up and makes the Iron Avengers. Written by Jim Zub, with art by Jeffrey Cruz.
  • Defenders — Doctor Strange and the Masked Raider put together a new team of Defenders to stop a universal threat. Written by Al Ewing, with art by Javier Rodriguez.
  • Kang the Conqueror — A five-issue miniseries. A young Kang tries to avoid his future. Written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, with art by Carlos Magno.
  • Extreme Carnage — An eight-issue miniseries. In the aftermath of King In Black, Carnage seeks to usurp Eddie Brock's place as ruler of the Symbiote Hive, and only Andi Benton, the recently-resurrected Agent Anti-Venom, and Toxin can stop him.
  • X-Men: The Trial of Magneto — The trial that threatens to divide mutantkind. Written by Leah Williams, with art by Lukas Werneck. A five-issue miniseries.
  • Darkhawk — A five-issue miniseries. The new Darkhawk faces challenges. Written by Ryan Higgins, with art by Juanan Ramírez.
  • Winter Guard — A four-issue miniseries. The White Widow and the Red Guardian go on the run. Written by Ryan Cady, with art by Jan Bazaldua.
  • Dark Ages — A six-issue miniseries. The lights go out in the Marvel Universe. Written by Tom Taylor, with art by Iban Coella.
  • Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land — A five-issue miniseries. The Lord of the Savage Land has new, unknown abilities. Written by Zac Thompson, with art by German Garcia.
  • Black Panther Legends — A four-issue miniseries. Stories of T'Challa and his family. Written by Tochi Onyebuchi, with art by Setor Fiadzigbey.
  • Phoenix Song: Echo — A five-issue miniseries. Echo tries to get used to being imbued with the Phoenix Force. Written by Rebecca Roanhorse, with art by Luca Maresca.
  • Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit — A five-issue miniseries. Kamala Khan returns as she stumbles across a robbery and a conspiracy. Written by Samira Ahmed, with art by Andrés Genolet.
  • Captain America/Iron Man — A five-issue miniseries. Steve Rogers and Tony Stark team-up. Written by Derek Landy, with art by Angel Unzueta.
  • Avengers Forever — By Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder.
  • X Lives and X Deaths of Wolverine — By Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara, and Federico Vicentini in January 2022.
  • What If...Miles Morales — Written and Illustrated by various people.
  • Captain Carter — Written by Jamie Mc Kelvie with art by Marika Cresta.

One-shots

  • Superior Octopus — The die is once again cast as Otto Octavius gets his own one-shot. Written by Christos Gage, with art by Mike Hawthorne.
  • Power Pack: Grow Up — Marvel's Kid Hero team returns for a one-shot special. Written by Louise Simonson and drawn by June Brigman, their original creators.
  • Alpha Flight: True North — Three stories written by Jim Zub, Jed MacKay and Ed Brisson, and drawn by Max Dunbar, Djibril Morissette-Phan, and Scott Hepburn.
  • Red Goblin: Red Death — An anthology by Pat Gleason, Rob Fee, and Sean Ryan depicting Norman Osborn's reign of terror as the Red Goblin.
  • Marvel Future Fight Firsts — The origin stories of popular characters introduced in the mobile game Marvel: Future Fight, set to expand on their histories and set them up for the mainstream universe.
    • Crescent & Io — How did Dan Bi, a young girl from South Korea, an ancient mystical bear spirit in the modern world? Written by Alyssa Wong and drawn by Jon Lam.
    • White Foxnote  — Ami Han is a spy, a superhero, and the last of the kumiho—a mystical race of shapeshifters. But who was she before she became White Fox? Written by Alyssa Wong and drawn by Kevin Libranda.
    • Luna Snow — Seol Hee is a South Korean pop sensation that melts the hearts of her fans, and a superhero who can freeze her enemies with ice! But how did she gain those powers, and what does Stark Industries have to do with it? Written by Alyssa Wong and drawn by Gang Hyuk Lim.
  • Incoming! — A murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel universe as they hunt down the assailant. The one-shot is said to tie together everything that happened in 2019 and set the stage for 2020. Written by Al Ewing, Dan Slott, Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson, Greg Pak, Eve L. Ewing, Matthew Rosenberg, Ed Brisson, Saladin Ahmed, Tini Howard, Jonathan Hickman, Greg Pak, Donny Cates, and Jason Aaron. Art by Humberto Ramos, Jim Cheung, and others.
  • Outlawed — After the Coles Disaster, a new law is enacted - all vigilantes under the age of 21 are illegal! What are the Champions going to do? Written by Eve L. Ewing with art by Kim Jacinto.
  • Cable: Reloaded — A one-shot tie-in to The Last Annihilation. Written by Al Ewing, with art by Bob Quinn.
  • Timeless — A new Kang The Conqueror series by Jed MacKay, Kev Walker, Joe Bennett, and Mark Bagley in December 2021.

Events

  • Infinity WarsInfinity Countdown was leading to this. Written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Mike Deodato.
  • Spider-Geddon — Written by Christos Gage. Morlun and the Inheritors are back for vengeance against the Spiders and it's up to Peter and the multiverse's various Spideys to stop them again. Five issue miniseries.
    • Edge of Spider-Geddon — Five issue miniseries featuring various other Spiders leading up to the main event.
    • Spider-Girls — Three issue miniseries starring Mayday Parker, Annie May Parker, and Anya Corazon.
    • Spider-Force — Three issue miniseries as Kaine Parker recruits a team of Spiders for a suicide mission
    • Vault of Spiders — An anthology of stories starring various web-slingers.
  • Age of X-Man — When the dust settles on "X-Men Disassembled", the only thing left... is the Age of X-Man. Written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson, art by Ramon Rosanas. Following the Age of X-Man Alpha one-shot, six five-issue miniseries will follow.
    • The Marvelous X-Men — The Age of X-Man's premiere mutant team has created the perfect world and are hailed as the saviors of mutantkind. And no one dares say otherwise. Written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson and drawn by Marco Failla.
    • Nextgen — In an era of peace and harmony for mutantkind, teenagers still need to rebel. Written by Ed Brisson and drawn by Marcus To.
    • The Amazing Nightcrawler — Kurt Wagner has finally made it and is now both a Marvelous X-Man and A-list actor. Surely things will be easy from here on, right? Written by Seanan McGuire and drawn by Juan Frigeri.
    • The X-Tremists — The secretive X-Tremists protect their perfect world from hidden threats. Written by Leah Williams and drawn by Georges Jeanty.
    • Apocalypse and the X-Tracts — Written by Tim Seeley and drawn by Salva Espin.
    • Prisoner X — Written by Vita Ayala and drawn by German Peralta.
  • War of the Realms — The 2019 Crisis Crossover. War rages across the Ten Realms, and Midgard is the next target. Thor enlists the help of allies both old and new to stop him. Written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Russell Dauterman.
  • Iron Man 2020 — Arno Stark is Iron Man! Six-issue miniseries continuation of Dan Slott’s Iron Man run. Written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage and drawn by Pete Woods.
  • Absolute Carnage — Everyone is a target when Carnage begins his hunt on everyone who was ever bonded to a symbiote! Written by Donny Cates and drawn by Ryan Stegman.
  • Annihilation: Scourge — The third Annihilation event involving Marvel's Cosmic heroes, who must unite to fend off the new threat of Scourge. The story will be told through various one-shots:
    • Annihilation: Scourge Alpha — Written by Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Juanan Ramirez.
    • Annihilation — Scourge: Nova — Richard Rider teams up with his enemy, Annihilus. Written by Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Ibraim Roberson.
    • Annihilation — Scourge: Silver Surfer — The Silver Surfer returns in time to witness the Scourge's atrocities and must find a way to save the innocents around him. Written by Dan Abnett, with art by Paul Davidson.
    • Annihilation: Scourge — Beta Ray Bill — Beta Ray Bill combats the Scourge and the Annihilation Wave. Written by Michael Moreci, with art by Alberto Albuquerque.
    • Annihilation: Scourge — Fantastic Four — Marvel's First Family tries to assist as the Scourge from consuming all. Written by Christos Gage, art by Diego Olortegui.
    • Annihilation: Scourge — Omega — There is no room for heroes in the face of the Scourge, only survival. Written by Matthew Rosenberg, art by Manuel Gracia.
  • Empyre — With Hulkling having embraced his heritage as heir to both the Kree Empire and the Skrull thrones, Teddy Altman secretly returns to space and is crowned Dorrek VIII, Emperor of Space. The first target of the unified Kree/Skrull Imperium's fleet? Earth. Written by Dan Slott and Al Ewing, and drawn by Valerio Schiti.
  • King In BlackCrisis Crossover for Winter 2020-2021. Written by Donny Cates and drawn by Ryan Stegman, it serves as a sequel for Venom, Empyre, and Absolute Carnage.
  • Heroes Reborn — The world of no return. The Avengers never existed. The Squadron Supreme of America are the heroes of this world. A seven-issue miniseries. Written by Jason Aaron, with art by Ed McGuinness.
    • Heroes Return — The one-shot finale of Heroes Reborn. It's the Avengers vs the Squadron Supreme. Who will rule?
  • Infinite Destinies — A crossover dealing with the new hosts of the Infinity Stones.
  • The Last Annihilation — A crossover between Guardians of the Galaxy and S.W.O.R.D., as everyone tries to stop Dormammu from invading this universe through Ego the Living Planet. Written by Al Ewing.
  • The Death of Doctor Strange — A five-issue miniseries. Who killed Doctor Strange and why? Written by Jed MacKay, with art by Lee Garbett.
    • The Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers written by Alex Paknadel, with art by Ryan Bodenheim.
    • Strange Academy Presents: The Death of Doctor Strange written by Skottie Young, with art by Mike del Mundo.
    • The Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man written by Jed MacKay, with art by Marcelo Ferreira.
    • The Death of Doctor Strange: White Fox written by Alyssa Wong, with art by Andie Tong.
  • Inferno — The biggest mysteries of Jonathan Hickman's era burn away. Written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Valerio Schiti, R.B. Silva, and Stefano Caselli. A four-issue miniseries.
  • Darkhold — The Scarlet Witch must read from the Book of Sins to stop Doctor Doom.
    • Darkhold Alpha written by Steve Orlando, with art by Cian Tormey.
    • Darkhold: Iron Man written by Ryan North, with art by Guillermo Sanna.
    • Darkhold: Blade written by Daniel Kibblesmith, with art by Federico Sabbatini.
    • Darkhold: Wasp written by Jordie Bellaire, with art by Claire Roe.
    • Darkhold: Black Bolt written by Mark Russell, with art by David Cutler.
    • Darkhold: Spider-Man written by Alex Paknadel, with art by Diogenes Neves and Jim Charalampidis.
    • Darkhold Omega written by Steve Orlando, with art by Cian Tormey
  • Devil's Reign — The new Daredevil event by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto.
  • Reckoning War By Dan Slott, Carlos Pacheco, and Rachael Stott in February 2022.
  • Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse — Written by Tim Seeley with art by Jodi Nishijima.

    Upcoming Comics 

May 2022

  • Savage Avengers — Written by David Pepose with art by Carlos Magno.
  • Captain America: Symbol of Truth — Written by Tochi Onyebuchi with art by R.B. Silva.
  • X-Men Legends — Written and Illustrated by various people.

June 2022

  • Daredevil — Written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Marco Checchetto
  • Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty — Written by Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing with art by Carmen Carnero.

July 2022

TBA (To Be Determined)note 

  • How to Read Comics the Marvel Way — A four-issue miniseries. Written by Christopher Hastings with art by Scott Koblish.
  • Punisher vs Barracuda — A five-issue miniseries. Written by Ed Brisson with art by Declan Shalvey.
  • Secret Invasion: The Skrulls — Written by Ryan North with art by Francesco Mobili.
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur


Marvel: A Fresh Start contains examples of:

  • Arc Words: "A fresh start." So far, it's been used in Two-in-One Annual to refer to Doctor Doom's turn to heroism and Amazing Spider-Man #2 to refer to Peter and MJ's relationship status.
  • All Just a Dream: The Death of Daredevil in a nutshell; Matt Murdock is hit by a bus, but is quickly hospitalized and recovers. He then proceeds to investigate the rigged Mayoral election that got Wilson Fisk into office and finds enough evidence to get Fisk impeached. Matt then wakes up and realizes that he's still on the operating table and that his big victory was just a dream.
  • Ascended Meme: Asgardians of the Galaxy name was originally coined by fans in response to Thor: Ragnarok. But the first time the phrase was ever used was as an Incredibly Lame Pun by a member of the original alternate-future Guardians of the Galaxy after they saved Asgard from an invasion by Loki and his Inhuman servants.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Bruce Banner comes back from the dead as a result of the Hulk being immortal.
    • Cletus Kasady is resurrected by a cult that worships Knull and sees Carnage as his new vessel.
    • Nearly a decade after his death, the original Red Skull has been resurrected, once again in Aleksander Lukin's body.
    • Cyclops is once again among the living and sets out with Wolverine to reassemble the X-Men.
    • In an unusual twist, Thanos comes back from the dead by transferring his consciousness into the body of Starfox. All the while Hela and the Black Order attempt to find his body and consciousness to bring him back to life.
      • Inverted as Starfox is killed by Gamora preventing the full transference of Thanos' consciousness to his repaired body, resulting in a brain dead Thanos, who is then promptly shot in the chest by a black hole missile, causing a black hole to open up, presumably killing him in the process.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The X-Wedding. After hyping up the wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus, Kitty gets cold feet thanks to talking to Illyana and decides not to get married. However, Gambit decides to finally admit his feelings to Rogue and asks her to marry him, which she agrees to, leading to the two of them to get married in Kitty and Colossus's stead.
  • Bling of War: Odinson's return to being Thor includes giving him a new golden arm and hammer.
  • Body Backup Drive: Comes up a lot in this phase.
    • Spider-Geddon is kicked off by Otto Octavius attempting to duplicate the process that the Inheritors used.
    • Thanos is attempting to do this, after first hijacking Starfox's body to get his consciousness to his clone body.
    • Hickman's X-Men has Charles Xavier devise a way to apply the powers of five mutants to do this to not only resurrect dead mutants but also make death meaningless to them from then on.
    • It's revealed that the Red Room has similar protocols with a telepath live recording the minds of all their agents to upload into bodies in waiting should any of them die.
    • Downplayed when Tony learns that he inadvertently did this to himself when he finds out that he did die at the conclusion of Civil War II and his mind is a digital copy. His body is the same, it's just been regenerated to house the backup consciousness.
  • Bookends: The first Superior Spider-Man ended with Otto, realizing he wasn't good enough as he is to defeat Norman Osborn as the Goblin King, electing to give Peter's body back to him. The second run ends with Otto realizing his newfound morality is holding him back from defeating a Spider-Norman from a parallel universe, so he deals with Mephisto to be restored back to his old body so he can.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Jane Foster and Sam Alexander are temporarily depowered, though Sam later gets his powers back, and Jane becomes the new Valkyrie.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Jocasta and Bethany Cabe will return in Tony Stark: Iron Man.
    • The Richards family are finally back and the Fantastic Four are finally reunited.
    • Asgardians of the Galaxy sees the return of Angela, Valkyrie, Thunderstrike, Throg, and Skurge the Executioner.
    • Tigra returns in West Coast Avengers #1.
    • Banshee returns in Astonishing X-Men #13.
    • Venom #7 sees the return of the Maker.
    • Minor Daredevil character Nyla Skin returns during Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown of all series after not being seen in 19 years. The same with the miniseries main antagonist Imus Champion, who haven't appeared in 10 years.
  • Came Back Strong:
    • The Hulk. And not only is he stronger — he's immortal now.
    • Wolverine's claws heat up now.
    • Carnage has absorbed the Grendel symbiote, essentially acquiring god-like power. While he's killed at the end of Absolute Carnage, in Extreme Carnage he's able to use Knull's power from within the Symbiote Hive for nefarious purposes.
  • Canon Immigrant:
    • A Gender Flipped and Race Lifted version of Jack McGee from The Incredible Hulk series of the '70s debuts in Immortal Hulk.
    • Crescent, White Fox, and Luna Snow debuted in Marvel Future Fight before becoming a part of the Marvel Universe. They each get a one-shot meant to flesh out their backstories and their roles in the setting.
    • Likes Miles before her, Ghost-Spider officially sees Spider-Gwen become a true part of the mainstream Marvel Universe.
  • Continuity Nod: Before Tony Stark and Janet Van Dyne get together, readers are quickly reminded of the one issue they were dating decades ago (Avengers #224). Lampshaded though as Jocasta, watching Tony' memories, sees the time they were dating and notes it as coinciding with "Avengers case file #224".
  • Continuity Snarl:
    • The revelation in Donny Cates's Venom that Klyntar is a planet-sized conglomerate of symbiotes conflicts with portrayals of it being an actual planet where all the organisms are bonded to symbiotes — which the concurrently-published Venom: First Host shows it as being.
    • Venom: First Host establishes that a Kree soldier named Tel-Kar was the Venom symbiote's first host, which conflicts with what was stated in Venom: Space Knight — leading to some debates among fans over which first host came first.
    • Avengers seems to basically ignore Robbie Reyes' past portrayals, with the spirit of Eli Morrow never communicating with him or even be acknowledged (Robbie instead treats it as the car is what's possessed him), as well as the fact Jennifer Walters had regained control of her Hulk powers and form, continuing to treat her as a Gender Flipped version of Bruce. Similarly, Loki is also depicted as a more malicious and actively evil character, something that contradicts his appearances in Doctor Strange, Infinity Wars, and even Aaron's own Thor.
      • Continuing this, the book now has Namor go through a Face–Heel Turn and attack the surface world with impunity... contradicting how in X-Men Red and other X-Men books, he's serving as Jean Grey's benefactor and providing her team diplomatic protection in their new underwater base, and is in general presented as abrasive but noble.
      • Actually averted in regards to the She-Hulk development there are key differences compared to the previous Grey version. She indeed DID get her proper control back, but the current development is a power upgrade from a dying Celestial meaning she takes in more gamma radiation which leads to the more Hulk-like form. It's also worth noting Jen enjoys the power-up, despite the lack of control, with the first issue more than implying she's still largely guiding her Hulk form even if not directly in control. It's literally her... Just with less intelligence and more amped-up aggression. Compare this to the Gray "Hulk" series prior to Avengers wherein she really was a case of "CAN'T GET ANGRY!" like Bruce. In fact, she seemingly has plenty of control over her Hulk form in as far as choosing to transform in and out of it in a lot of cases, much like she has for the past decade or so.
    • Despite Mephisto being dethroned and imprisoned in Damnation, he's popped up in a number of books (e.g. Champions, Deadpool) apparently free, while other books (e.g. Avengers, Valkyrie) have specifically portrayed him as still locked up and having to pull what strings he can from his cell. In Ghost Rider, however, after being freed by Johnny Blaze, he implies that the former appearances may actually have been lesser demons impersonating him to benefit from his reputation. Later still, he implies that he was lying to Blaze and found a way to sneak out of his prison.
    • Despite the Infinity Stones having found avatars to embody their power, Mephisto somehow acquired the Time Stone and used it to warp Iron Man a million years into the past.
  • Cosmic Horror Reveal:
    • One of the big reveals, carrying over from Legacy, is that the reason why Earth is a hotbed of superhuman activity is due to a Celestial infected by the Horde crash-landing on the newly formed Earth and dying there, its cosmic blood and vomit mixing into the very foundations of the planet.
    • The first arc of Venom — described as "Lovecraftian action"— reveals that the already-Lovecraftian symbiotes were manifested from the "living abyss" by Knull, a primordial god of darkness older than the universe itself.
    • The Immortal Hulk establishes that gamma radiation has a connection with a multiversal, corrupting being known as the One Below All.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: The Griever at the End of All Things is a multiversal cosmic being meant to usher in the end of universes under her own power. She's a being of destruction and as such she's incapable of innovating or repairing technology, meaning she has to steal the technology she uses to travel to a new universe and is entirely dependent on it. Furthermore, her immense power is less effective directed at individual people, analogized as a person sterilizing an environment versus destroying specific germs.
  • Crisis Crossover:
    • War Of The Realms by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman is the official big crossover event of 2019. Thor enlists the help of just about every hero on Earth to defend defeat the invading forces of Malekith. It incorporates every corner of the Marvel Universe, heroes of all kinds take roles, and builds off of years of storytelling from Jason Aaron's Thor run.
    • Absolute Carnage by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman is also this, albeit less officially. It's considered to merely be a Bat Family Crossover, but in practice, it's really another one of these. The titles aren't just limited to Venom or the Spider-related works, but everyone who has ever been a symbiote host ever has a role. You wouldn't believe how many of those are running around.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Phil Coulson is back from the dead, but the events of Secret Empire that led to his death have completely embittered him against all heroes. He now completely aligns himself with the American government and conspires to undermine the Avengers' actions as independent peacekeepers, starting with running the government's version of a superhero team. Issue #18 reveals that he's a willing accomplice of Mephisto.
  • Darker and Edgier: Not as a whole, as there is no shortage of lighter and general titles, but there is a higher amount of darker, more violent, and mature titles than before, which recent years saw lessened in order to gain more general appeal, to the fans' chagrin. These include:
    • Venom — Reimagined '90s dark age for the present day. The artwork itself is half superhero, half horror.
    • Immortal Hulk — Described as an outright horror comic, the story is much more brutal and delves deep into the titular character's psychological issues.
    • The Marvel Digital Originals are all more bleak in general.
    • Daredevil — Noir mixed with superhero action, and plenty of brutal violence.
    • The Punisher — After a stint as War Machine, Frank Castle returns to his bloody roots.
    • Savage Avengers — Unsanctioned team of Avengers consisting of violent anti-heroes.
    • Strikeforce — Unsanctioned team of anti-heroes fighting dark and bloody threats.
    • Ghost Rider — Focused on Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch, who deal in the business of Hell itself.
  • Dead All Along: The 2015 graphic novel Avengers: Rage of Ultron ended with Ultron merging with Hank Pym. Whenever the Ultron/Hank Pym hybrid showed up in past Marvel stories, fans have always speculated whether or not some part of Hank Pym was alive (even when a part of his soul gets trapped within Soulworld only to be eaten by Devondra in Infinity Countdown). During "The Ultron Agenda" story arc of Tony Stark: Iron Man'', Ultron Pym attempts to fuse humanity and robots together similar to how he and Pym were fused, but when Iron Man reverses the process on his hybrids, revealing that the humans had died during the fusing process, officially confirming that Hank Pym has been dead all along and that the "Pym" personality of Ultron's is nothing more than a simulation of Ultron's Oedipal mind.
  • Deal with the Devil:
    • In Champions, Miles Morales unwillingly makes a deal with Mephisto after a mission gone wrong saw most of his teammates dead.
    • Avengers #18 implies Coulson has made a deal with Mephisto as well in exchange for his resurrection.
    • Otto makes a similar deal to be restored to his old body at full health with memories of his time as Superior Spider-Man excised.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being pushed as the Suspiciously Similar Substitute for the mutants and X-Men for so long, The Inhumans have been reduced to practically nothing in terms of narrative with them only having one book (a miniseries) in the entire relaunch: Death of the Inhumans, which essentially served to have them Put on a Bus. The only ones to remain active are Breakout Character Ms. Marvel and Kid-Appeal Character Moon Girl. This is because, with the film rights now in Marvel's hands (and thus the reason the Inhumans were ever pushed to begin with), the X-Men are now being treated as a core pillar of the Marvel Universe again, and thus leaving the Inhumans with no niche to call their own.
  • Discard and Draw: Danielle Moonstar. When the other Valkyries are slain, she loses her own Valkyrie abilities too. However, just before this, she'd regained her original mutant powers.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Amadeus Cho and Ironheart both have new looks, which set them apart from Hulk and Iron Man.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Namor is fully evil again (in the Avengers book, at least, not so much elsewhere). The same is true of Phil Coulson, who's also back from the dead and is working with Mephisto.
  • Gender Flip: As mentioned above Jack McGee from The Incredible Hulk (1977) debuted in Immortal Hulk—as a black woman.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Havok is back to normal due to Emma Frost telepathically restoring his original personality.
  • Irrational Hatred: The solicits for Venom note that while Eddie doesn't have a beef with the Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales hates Venom — something previously established when he fought Flash Thompson during Civil War II. However, the Venom symbiote that Eddie is bonded to isn't the same Venom that previously murdered Miles' now-resurrected mother and Miles was previously indicated to not even remember Earth-1610.note 
  • Legacy Character:
    • Inverted — while many legacy heroes are shown to be still active in the teaser picture, namely popular characters Kamala Khan, Miles Morales, and Robbie Reyes, this initiative sees a heavier leaning towards restoring classic heroes and classic storytelling.
    • X-23 gives up the Wolverine mantle and was left to seek out her own identity, but eventually returned to it.
    • Jane Foster no longer wields Mjolnir, but she continues doing superhero work as the new Valkyrie.
    • Sam Wilson returns to his Falcon identity, and mutters a bit about how he just let some teenager take on the Falcon name. Sam Wilson and Joaquin Torres operate as two largely unrelated Falcons the same way Peter Parker and Miles Morales operate as separate Spider-Men.
  • Literal Split Personality: In Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 5, Peter Parker and Spider-Man are split into separate individuals. However, it becomes apparent that this process isn't perfect due to their physical and psychological traits being split between them — Peter Parker is an ordinary human lacking all his powers and scientific knowledge, while Spider-Man lacks Peter's restraint and moral compass.
  • Monster-Shaped Mountain: The Avengers are now based in the half-frozen over corpse of a Celestial, posed in a standing position and holding a staff with an outstretched hand, deemed Avengers Mountain. Its body's features become an invaluable resource, among them being its brain being an incalculably large database and having a global teleporter. Eventually, T'Challa works out ways to channel its lingering cosmic energy for various purposes.
  • Official Couple:
    • Peter Parker and Mary Jane get back together after a decade of being apart.
    • Tony Stark and Janet Van Dyne rekindle their romance from Avengers #224 in Tony Stark: Iron Man #4.
  • Opening a Can of Clones: Clones have always been a long-standing fixture in the Marvel universe but in these new storylines, cloning takes prominence as a plot point.
    • In Amazing Spider-Man it's been revealed that Kraven forced the High Evolutionary to clone him a large number of times in an attempt to raise a better heir. One of them took his Egomaniac Hunter ideals to the point of murdering all his "brothers" and ends up taking Kraven's place once he dies.
    • Hickman's X-Men run has the mutants devise a way to resurrect their dead by cloning new bodies and uploading the latest backup of their minds into it.
    • Tony Stark learns he really did die in Civil War II and that he's just a mental backup in a reconstructed body. This also applied to Rhodes, who he resurrected by the same means, and his parents, who Arno brought back in the same way when he found out.
    • Natasha Romanoff is alive again after Secret Empire because the Red Room has similar clone backup protocols for all their agents. The telepath in charge of the process was bribed into using the heroic Black Widow's memories instead of one loyal to them.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A plot point in unrelated stories are dragons having innate dimension crossing powers. The city of Pan in Agents of Atlas has portals powered by the scales of a captured dragon. Meanwhile, over in Excalibur, Shogo in the form of a dragon accidentally burned a hole in the dimensional barrier separating Earth from Otherworld with his dragon fire.
    • There's also Knull and his symbiote dragons, capable of traversing space and being his living WMDs.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • The Future Foundation doesn't return with Reed and Sue, wishing to stay behind and figure out a way to reconstitute the Molecule Man.
    • A villain example: In Tony Stark: Iron Man #19, Ultron Pym surrenders After realizing that he is not the perfect hybrid of Hank Pym and himself, that Hank Pym is actually dead all along after they merged in Avengers: Rage of Ultron, and that Pym's personality is nothing more than a simulation created from his oedipal mind, and is then locked up in a vibranium cell laced with Asgardian magic by the Avengers.
  • Race Lift: Again, Jack McGee from The Incredible Hulk (1977) appears in Immortal Hulk as a black woman.
  • Reset Button:
    • The Hunted arc in Amazing Spider-Man concludes with Kraven, realizing the error of his ways, dying and being replaced by a clone he had made raised on all of his Egomaniac Hunter ideals.
    • In the climax of Superior Spider-Man Otto accepts a deal from Mephisto to be restored to his old body, healed back to perfect health, with all his memories as Superior Spider-Man excised.
  • Ret-Canon: Spider-Gwen will now officially be called "Ghost-Spider" instead of Spider-Woman to distinguish herself from Jessica Drew. This name was introduced in the animated movie Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors before being brought here.
  • Retcon: Because of Comic-Book Time, the Fantastic Four's motivation for their rocket ride is changed from a race to beat the Russians to the Moon to testing out Reed's FTL drive to an inhabitable planet. This planet, paranoid from the probe he sent, spied on them and sent the cosmic ray storm to destroy them but ended up empowering them instead.
  • Retroactive Legacy: The "Ruins of Ravencroft" mini establishes Carnage as having an ancestor during the settlement of America named Cortland Kasady who was corrupted by a Native American cult of Knull worshippers.
  • Retool: Generally, many of the newer elements that stick are reimagined here, to allow the old guard to shine and to make them less intrusive to their fans.
    • Robbie Reyes, who they promoted as the main Ghost Rider before in the place of the old, joins the Avengers. Meanwhile, Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch star in Beware the Ghost Rider.
    • Jane Foster lost her status as Thor in favor of Odinson, but was moved to becoming the new Valkyrie as a compromise.
    • Ironheart is made completely distinct from Iron Man, and given a deeper personality in general.
    • Amadeus Cho moves from being the new Hulk and into a distinct identity as Brawn.
    • Spider-Gwen since her debut was essentially an Elseworlds take, unconnected to the main universe. Ghost-Spider sees Gwen officially becoming part of 616 with all that it entails.
  • Revisiting the Roots: While still green, Immortal Hulk deals with a Hulk that, once more, transforms at night.
  • Self-Plagiarism: Some of this era's titles employ suspiciously similar plot points at suspiciously similar times.
    • Black Panther and Doctor Strange are thrown into unrelated outer-space adventures at the same time.
    • Spider-Man and Daredevil face simultaneous "superhero and alter ego split into separate people" storylines.
    • Savage Avengers and Strikeforce are both Darker and Edgier superhero black ops teams tied to the Avengers in some way. Some were even confused when the latter was announced due to how similar it is to the former.
    • Venom and Immortal Hulk both deal with the Darker and Edgier heroes learning more about the eldritch nature of their origins, up to and including having battles with horrors older than the universe itself. It's even lampshaded in Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk when Spider-Man brings Bruce Banner up to speed, and later again by She-Hulk when Venom informs the Avengers about Knull.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Tony and Janet getting together is mostly due to Jocasta fixing them up. Being connected to Tony's memories and witnessing how happy the memories of the two dating make him, Jocasta pushes the two together. Amanda Armstrong, Tony's biological mother, also seems pretty up for the two when she meets Janet, too.
  • Snap Back: Wendell Vaughn is Quasar once again.
  • Status Quo Is God: With many of the titles concluding their long-running legacy-based angles, expect many heroes to return to classic identities and status quos.
    • Odinson is back to being Thor, with Jane Foster now taking up the Valkyrie mantle.
    • She-Hulk is restored her classic green look, though she's still Not Quite Back to Normal.
    • Bruce Banner is now the main Hulk of the setting, and Amadeus Cho has renamed himself "Brawn".
    • Spider-Man is once again in poverty following the end of Slott's run.
    • Jessica Drew now wears her iconic skin-tight costume as of Strikeforce, instead of the controversial new and more modest outfit that she was given in 2014.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The Spyricans, a race of aliens the FF encounter, are similar to the Inhumans, whose titles are shelved until further notice; a culture of isolationist xenophobes in a self-proclaimed utopian society, with a method to play the Superpower Lottery at the risk of being deformed, with an oppressive caste system becoming apparent when that happens. Johnny even (rather abruptly) ends up with a love interest that he outright compares (or rather, contrasts) with Crystal.
  • Uncancelled:
    • Both Iceman and The Unstoppable Wasp were two of the many titles released and cancelled around the time of the Marvel NOW! (2016) initiative. Both titles were created with the main drive of essentially trying to pander to minorities or those who didn't really read comics (Iceman had been revealed as gay and Nadia Pym was a Legacy Character seemingly replacing a perfectly good character). While the titles themselves seemed to not find any readers, strong trade paperback sales saw Marvel decide to resurrect both titles — Iceman as a mini-series this time — and see them both a lot more beloved.
    • Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage have all returned, although as Marvel Digital Originals. After three oversized digital issues, however, they will be collected into physical trade paperbacks.
    • An entire imprint, Marvel Knights, is being resurrected by Donny Cates.
  • Vodka Drunkenski:
    • Ursa Major is returning, now heavily alcoholic yet for some reason still both employed by the Russian government and used as their ambassador to T'Challa's international superhero meeting.
    • Colossus is drinking to a worrying degree when he joins up with Havok's Astonishing X-Men - he's in a downward spiral after Kitty called their wedding off at the last minute.

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