The naysayers have been loud, but not as loud as the silent majority. While a certain segment of comic books fans have lamented the likes of Sam Wilson as Captain America, or Spider-Woman”s new outfit, or Thor being a lady, or Miles Morales in general…everyone else has been buying these comics in droves.
So when Marvel revealed the new line-up for ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL launching at the end of their SECRET WARS event, it should come as no surprise to see more women and POC than you can shake a stick at.
Not only are fan favorites like Spider-Gwen and Ms. Marvel front-and-center, Marvel is doubling down by (re)introducing a new lady hero. Logan is stepping out his Wolverine suit and a woman is stepping in. Those tell-tale claws can only (probably) be X-23.
From the official press release:
“This is the Marvel Universe,” says Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief. “This fall, we will be inviting readers into a universe comprised of bold new landscapes populated with characters and teams both familiar and brand-new.”
“This is going to be an absolute game changer for Marvel,” says David Gabriel, SVP of Sales & Marketing. “Similar to the most successful comics industry program of this century – Marvel NOW!, All-New All-Different Marvel is going to be presenting fans new #1″s for every title coming out during this event. This is a brand new beginning that honors our past 76 years, yet takes a bold step with daring, and accessible, entry points. Simply stated – this is Marvel!”
This fall, the Marvel Universes coalesce into one cohesive whole. I, for one, welcome our new inclusive overlords.