This last week the newest Previews issue came out, and since the Marvel Now! event doesn’t end until February (maybe even March, who really knows anymore) I have taken a look for any more cancellations/re-numberings/new series. First let’s have a quick recap of what the Marvel Now! event is.

Marvel is not rebooting the universe. They are simply rearranging the teams, renaming some of their series (for example Amazing Spider-Man becoming Superior Spider-Man), and starting a few new series (for example Avengers Arena).  The past will be referenced and consequences of recent events (for example Avengers vs X-Men) will be present. Unfortunately that means that not all of the series are the great jumping on point for Marvel that we may have hoped. For more information on that, you can take a look at my review on the Marvel #1 issues that have been released so far. My review judges whether each one is a good jumping on point or not.

 

February

Ending

  • X-Men #41 is the final issue of this series
    • At the end of an era, Storm puts a team together to search for the start of the next
    • In the field, will Angel challenge her for leadership?
Starting
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1
    • Move over Avengers…the Guardians got this
    • Star-Lord. Gamora. Drax. Rocket Raccoon. Groot. …and the Invincible Iron Man?!
    • The Marvel Universe just got bigger as the legendary cosmic epic returns in the hands of superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, All-New X-Men) and Steve McNiven (Civil War, Old Man Logan)
    • In this special prelude issue meet the man behind the Guardians: Star-Lord… and discover how this child of Earth became the leader of the rag-taggiest of teams in all the Galaxy. All setting the stage for next month’s (March) historic Guardians of the Galaxy #1. This is the start of something big, Marvel fans
  • Nova #1
    • The Human Rocket returns!
    • You’ve followed him through the history making (and changing!) AvX and now the mystery of the all-new Nova is revealed in this breathtaking new ongoing by the best-selling, award winning team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness (RED HULK, Avengers X-Sanction)
    • Sam Alexander is a kid bound by the gravity of a small town and a father whose ridiculous, drunken fairy tales about a “Nova Corps” were just another heavy burden in a life full of them. But luckily for Sam Alexander…soon gravity won’t even matter. And those troubles? It’s like they’re a billion miles away
  • Uncanny X-Men #1
    • The true flagship book of the X-Men returns
    • In the wake of the Phoenix, the world has changed and is torn on exactly what Cyclops and his team of X-Men are – visionary revolutionaries or dangerous terrorists?
    • Whatever the truth, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and Magik are out in the world gathering up new mutants and redefining the name UNCANNY X-MEN
  • Fearless Defenders #1
    • NEW TEAM! NEW VILLAINS! NEW CREATORS!
    • Valkyrie and Misty Knight are the Fearless Defenders and not since Power Man and Iron Fist has an unlikely duo kicked this much-well, you know
    • Writer Cullen Bunn (Venom, Sixth Gun, The Fearless) and new-to-Marvel artist Will Sliney (MacGyver, Star Wars) bring you the book everyone is going to be talking about on Thursday morning
  • Secret Avengers #1
    • “The Most Dangerous Secrets We Have… Are The Ones We Keep From Ourselves”
    • The new Nick Fury leads a covert Avengers strike team including but not limited to Hawkeye, Black Widow, The Hulk, The Winter Soldier, Maria Hill and Phil Coulson on missions so dangerous, even the team members themselves can’t know about them
  • Alpha Big Time #1 (of 5)
    • From the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, get ready for the greatest hero who ever existed…EVER
    • Alpha was having an awesome time of it, till that buzz-kill Spider-Man made him quit being a hero. But that was then …and this is NOW
    • Josh Fialkov & Nuno Plati (Amazing Spider-Man) reunite to tell the tale of a hero whos about to hit the BIG TIME

 

January

Ending

  • Secret Avengers #37
  • Ultimate Comics Iron Man #4

Starting

  • Deadpool: Killustrated
  • Morbius #1
  • New Avengers #1
  • Punisher: Nightmare #1
  • Savage Wolverine #1
  • Superior Spider-Man #1
  • Uncanny X-Force #1
  • Young Avengers #1

 

December

Ending

  • Amazing Spider-Man #700    (being relaunched) (at this point the release date is Boxing Day, so if you don’t want to fight the crowds think about pre-ordering your issue)
  • Captain America &… #640
  • First X-Men #5
  • Wolverine #317
  • Uncanny X-Force #35    (being relaunched)

Starting

  • Avengers #1
  • Avengers Arena #1
  • Cable and X-Force #1
  • Thunderbolts #1

 

November

Started

  • All-New X-Men #1
  • Captain America #1
  • Deadpool #1
  • Fantastic Four #1
  • FF #1
  • Indestructible Hulk #1
  • Iron Man #1
  • Thor: God of Thunder #1
  • X-Men Legacy #1

 

October

Started

  • A+X #1
  • Uncanny Avengers #1

 

Already Concluded

  • Avengers #34
  • Avengers Academy #39
  • Captain America #19
  • Deadpool #63
  • Defenders #12
  • Fantastic Four #611
  • FF #23
  • Incredible Hulk #15
  • Invincible Iron Man #527
  • New Avengers
  • New Mutants #50
  • The Mighty Thor #22
  • Uncanny X-Men #20
  • X-Men Legacy #275

 

I really hope that this breakdown (and the first two) have helped you through this event. And please let me know in the comments below what your thoughts/feelings have been about Marvel Now!