As I am sure many of you know Marvel is doing their “not a reboot” but a series of “relaunches”. Beginning in October (and continuing until February) Marvel will be launching a new or relaunching an old title almost every week. As Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso put it at Comic-Con “I feel that it’s a much more humane approach for retailers and fans to tell them: ‘Look. In the months of October through February, every week you can go into a comic book store and find a few new jumping-on points for the Marvel Universe, a place you’re going to like visiting. Or revisiting.” So that leaves us with the questions: what titles are ending? what titles are beginning (again or for the first time)? what titles are going to survive?

I have done my best to piece together what is going on. I am trying to only include information that I can verify through our distributor or Marvel, not internet rumors and speculation.  So unfortunately the fate of some titles are still unknown but this is what I do know…

 

Cancelled Series

  • Amazing Spider-Man
    • last issue is #700 (December 2012)
  • Avengers Academy
    • last issue is #39 (November 2012)
  • Captain America &…
    • last issue is #640 (December 2012)
  • Defenders
    • last issue is #12 (November 2012)
  • First X-Men
    • it is a 5 part mini-series ending in December
  • Incredible Hulk
    • last issue is #15 (October 2012)
  • Invincible Iron Man
    • last issue is #527 (October 2012)
  • New Mutants
    • last issue is #50 (October 2012)
  • Punisher
    • last issue is #16 (September 2012)
  • The Mighty Thor
    • last issue is #22 (October 2012)
  • Uncanny X-Men
    • last issue is #20 (October 2012)
  • Untold Tales of Punisher Max
    • it is a 5 part mini-series ending in October
  • Wolverine
    • last issue is #317 (December 2012)

 

Relaunching Series

Subscribers! Because these are technically considered new series any current subscriptions to these titles will not be carried over (ie. if you are currently subscribing to Avengers, that does not automatically subscribe y0u to this new Avengers starting in November). To make sure you do not miss out please update your list by calling, emailing or letting us know the next time you are in the store.

  • Avengers
    • the final issue of the current run is #34 (November 2012)
    • #1 (December 2012)
  • Captain America
    • the final issue of the current run is #19 (October 2012)
    • #1 (November 2012)
  • Deadpool
    • the final issue of the current run is #63 (October 2012)
    • #1 (November 2012)
  • Fantastic Four
    • the final issue of the current run is #611 (October 2012)
    • #1 (November 2012)
  • FF
    • the final issue of the current run is #23 (October 2012)
    • #1 (November 2012)
  • New Avengers
    • the final issue of the current run is #34 (November 2012)
    • #1 (January 2013)
    • please note because the January solicitations are not out yet this is subject to change
  • Uncanny X-Force
    • the final issue of the current run is #35 (December 2012)
    • #1 (January 2013)
    • please note because the January solicitations are not out yet this is subject to change
  • X-Men Legacy
    • the final issue of the current run is #275 (October 2012)
    • #1 (November 2012)

 

All New Series

  • A+X #1 (October 2012)
  • All-New X-Men #1 (November 2012)
  • Avengers Arena #1 (December 2012)
  • Cable and X-Force #1 (December 2012)
  • Indestructible Hulk #1 (November 2012)
  • Iron Man #1 (November 2012)
  • Thor: God of Thunder #1 (November 2012)
  • Thunderbolts #1 (December 2012)
  • Wolverine Max #1 (October 2012)
  • Uncanny Avengers #1 (October 2012)

 

Continuing Series

Subscribers! Because these are continuing series any current subscriptions to these titles will be carried over.

  • Avengers Assemble
  • Captain Marvel
  • Journey into Mystery
  • Hulk
    • but it is being changed to the title Red She-Hulk at #58
    • because it is considered the same series with just a title change any subscribers with Hulk on their list will receive Red She-Hulk beginning in October

 

Unknown

Because titles are only solicited three months in advance, we only know up until December with any degree of certainty (and even those can still be changed). We won’t get any official news about January until late October, and February until late November. Some titles, such as Gambit and Hawkeye that just started, I would guess will be continuing, but to assume anything is not very wise. All of these unknown titles have an issue coming out in December, and that issue is not listed as a “final issue”. But just because it is not listed as a final issue doesn’t mean it couldn’t be or it could always be the second/third last issue (remember this relaunch being spread outuntil February). So the following is a list of titles with fates unknown:
  • Astonishing X-Men
  • Avenging Spider-Man
  • Daredevil
  • Dark Avengers
  • Fury Max
  • Gambit
  • Hawkeye
  • Scarlet Spider
  • Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
  • Ultimate Comics Ultimates
  • Ultimate Comics X-Men
  • Venom
  • Winter Soldier
  • Wolverine and the X-Men
  • X-Factor
  • X-Men
  • X-Treme X-Men
I will keep updating the website as I receive more information and of course when we get January’s solicitations I will let you know how/if that changes anything. If I missed a series (there are a lot of them) please let me know in the comments below and I will look into it as soon as I can.