In Its 75th Year… How Are Marvel's Ongoing Comic Book Titles Looking?

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A mixture of news, rumour and more mindless speculation… how are Marvel's ongoing titles looking right now? Which will stay, which will go and which will… transform??

Ending

  • Cyclops (Likely to end after Black Vortex.)
  • All-New Ghost Rider (Looks like #12 is the end.)
  • Nightcrawler (seemingly done by #12)
  • X-Force (likely to end at #16?)
  • Avengers World (Mostly be redundant after the pre 8 month later arc)
  • Deathlok (sales are already bad)
  • All-New Invaders
  • Secret Avengers 

Relaunched

  • Hulk (The Omega Hulk storyline ends just before Secret War.)
  • Avengers  (Relaunch with new creative team.)
  • The Punisher (As per previous rumours, into two books.)
  • X-Men (Wilsons arc ends just before Secret War. Will she return for the relaunch?)
  • Captain Marvel (Can't carry on at that sales level, relaunch, something to take advantage of the film news?)
  • Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man (Seems likely he will be relaunched in the MU)
  • New Avengers (New creative team, probably new concept)
  • Black Widow (Marvel seem committed to this book for obvious reasons. A relaunch to try and increase sales is inevitable)
  • Nova (Marvel really want people to like this guy, relaunch inevitable)
  • Amazing X-Men (Just treading water at the minute, maybe relaunched with new title and creative team. If you were going to put Claremont anywhere it would be here)
  • Daredevil (New creative team due, relaunch inevitable, new Daredevil? Maybe sighted Daredevil?)
  • Deadpool (Following the Death Of Deadpool)
  • Inhuman (Totally a given, more than likely relaunched as Inhumans)

Continuing

  • Amazing Spider-Man
  • Angela: Asgard's Assassin
  • Ant-Man
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
  • Uncanny Avengers
  • All-New Captain America
  • Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians 3000
  • Guardians Team-Up
  • Moon Knight (Cullen Bunn and Ron Ackins will be starting a run on Moon Knight with #13.  This should make it clear to fans what the plan always was for the title: new teams for discrete six issue runs…)
  • Ms. Marvel (will be mid arc when Secret War ends)
  • Silver Surfer
  • Thor
  • Spider-Woman
  • Captain America & The Mighty Avengers (for as long as it lasts)
  • Legendary Star-Lord
  • Magneto
  • Silk
  • Uncanny X-Men
  • All-New X-Men
  • S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Spider-Gwen
  • Spider-Man 2099
  • Superior Iron Man

Unknowns

  • Wolverines (May be where the weekly series ends. it seems odd to stop and restart a weekly series for 4 months, more likely to reach it's natural conclusion sppinning off into new Wolverine series)
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy (This would be a good point to give the book the new #1 it didn't get when the film came out)
  • Fantastic Four (Although it's ending Tom Breevort seems to strongly hint at some kind of post-cancellation existence)
  • Loki: Agents Of Asgard (Marvel seem commited to this but could beneift from more sales)
  • Spider-Man & The X-Men (Rumours are this is a rotating creative team book anyhow, might carry on, might get renamed, might get relaunched.
  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon (Low sales, probably done around #12? Netflix may be its saviour…)
  • Storm (Comments by Axel suggest it won't make it past Secret Wars)

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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