All-New Marvel NOW! Phase Two
Not Really a Reading Order...It's a Marvel Concept in 2014
Began: December 2013
Ends: May 2013
This is the (unofficial) All-New Marvel NOW! Summary Page, also called "Marvel NOW! Second Wave".
In the "genius" that is Marvel, they've come to a concept - not necessarily a Reading Order - whereupon you can jump into their comic books with the start of a Point One issue and some rebranding. This is there second "Marvel NOW!" series, only ending a short while after the first.
Okay..that's Geek Speak! What does this really mean? Basically, Marvel is cancelling some of the issues that didn't go well. In attempts to make it look planned, they're renaming some issues and rebranding others. To give some advertising push, it's being stamped as "All-New Marvel NOW!" (Notice the exclamation mark? That means "OH BOY!")
In any event, to get a better understanding, we have to begin looking at it in-depth. What you'll find here is an honest attempt to catalog the issues and show the story lines. Nothing fancy; just a needle in this haystack so we don't get mired in muck. You'll get some artwork, opinions, and links to relevant articles. Oh yeah, and if there's a Reading Order in there, you may see that, too.
But First, The Avengers - Marvel Releases Avengers #24 on December 24, 2013
And So It Begins...with the release of an Avengers issue. In this case Avengers #24 (2013); it was released in the last week of December 2013 as a Christmas Present. The issue also infers that the events happen in December 2013.
The picture above is a part of a huge poster release with the issue from Daniel Acuna.
Avengers #24 - Starting in the future (3030 A.D.), a futuristic Iron Man heads to the past with a mission unknown. Franklin Richards arrives in time to stop him, but decides to let him try one last time. In our present time of 2013 A.D., the Avengers are partying at the tower. Looks like a BBQ in December until the future Iron Man appears. Quickly, he determines if this is the correct timeline; comments like "Hyperion shouldn't be here" and so on, are made. Ultimately, it turns out to be the right place. Or timeline. Future Iron Man then warns them of a Rogue Planet shooting in space towards the Earth. For the next few weeks, he and the Avengers build a machine on Mars that they attach to the planet. It shifts it "slightly" out of phase. Then Thor and Hyperion change its orbit and establish it's axis. The Result: The Rogue Planet now shares the exact same space and orbit as Earth...
...and this makes Future Iron Man very happy. At least, happier then she was; yeap, turns out that Future Iron Man is a girl descended from Tony Stark. (Not surprised.) She tells her grandfather that now Earth has a better chance than in her future, as well as advanced resources and properties of wonder that they will discover soon enough. After that, the time jump that she made ends and she returns to her future.
And me? I'm just wondering who gave Future Iron Man and the Avengers permission to meld my planet with another one. Can I get an Amen?
The All-New Marvel NOW! Reading Order
Last Update: May 14, 2014
In all honesty, the Marvel Second Wave isn't about a Reading Order. Whatever I can get together for you here isn't guaranteed considering all the weirdness. Marvel has been very specific that this is more of a concept, and not an event.
So here goes!
001 Avengers #24 Rogue Planet
002 All-New Marvel NOW! Point #1 Point One
003-006 Avengers #25-28 A Problem With Mining
007-011 Avengers World #1-5 Avengers World
012-017 Black Widow #1-6 Predator
018 All-New X-Men #22.NOW
019 Guardians of The Galaxy #11.NOW
020 All-New X-Men #23
021 Guardians of The Galaxy #12
022 All-New X-Men #24
023 Guardians of The Galaxy #13
Goblin Nation (Optional issues also included in link)
024 Superior Spider-Man #27.NOW
025 Superior Spider-Man #28
026 Superior Spider-Man #29
** Superior Spider-Man Annual #2 Note: This issue is not officially part of Marvel NOW! or Goblin Nation, but it has strong ties to the latter event. Optional Reading.
027 Superior Spider-Man #30
028 Superior Spider-Man #31
029-035 Thunderbolts #20.NOW -26 No Mercy
036-042 All-New X-Factor #1-7 Serval Industries Proudly Presents
043-046 Captain America #16.NOW -19 The Iron Nail
047-051 Wolverine #1-5 Rogue Logan
052-056 Savage Wolverine #14.NOW -18 Wrath
057-061 Avengers AI #8.NOW -12 Initiate
062-064 All-New Invaders #1-3 Gods and Soldiers
065-068 Loki, Agent of Asgard #1-4 Trust Me
069-070 Ms. Marvel #1-2 Meta-morphosis
071-075 The Punisher #1-5 Memento Mori
076-078 Thor, God of Thunder #019.NOW - 21 The Last Days of Midgard
079-081 Winter Soldier - The Bitter March #1-3 The Bitter March
082-085 X-Men #10.NOW - 13 Ghosts
086-088 Fantastic Four #1-3 The End of Family
089-092 She-Hulk #1-4 Attorney-at-Law
093-096 Nova #13.NOW -16 Nova Unchained
097-099 New Warriors #1-3 The Return of The New Warriors
100-102 Magneto #1-3 Protector of Mutantkind
103-105 Moon Knight #1-3 Brain Damage
106-107 Secret Avengers #1-2 Save The Empire
108-109 Iron Man #23.NOW-24 Rings of The Mandarin
Not Yet Cataloged (Still looking for a theme.)
Wolverine and The X-Men #1
Wolverine and The X-Men #2
Wolverine and The X-Men #3
Avengers Undercover #1
Avengers Undercover #2
Avengers Undercover #3
Captain Marvel #1
Captain Marvel #2
Uncanny X-Men 019.NOW (Uncanny X-Men vs. SHIELD)
All-New Ghost Rider #1
All-New Ghost Rider #2
Iron Patriot #1
Iron Patriot #2
Silver Surfer #1
Silver Surfer #2
Iron Fist The Living Weapon #1
Iron Fist The Living Weapon #2
New Avengers #016.NOW
New Avengers #17
Uncanny Avengers #18.NOW
Uncanny Avengers #19
Uncanny Avengers Annual #1
All-New Doop #1
All-New Ultimates #1
All-New X-Men #25
All-New X-Men #26
Ultimate FF #1
Uncanny X-Men #20
Guardians of The Galaxy #14
Amazing Spider-Man #1
Amazing Spider-Man #01.1
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #1
*All-New Ghost Rider #3
*All-New X-Men #27
*Avengers Undercover #4
*Captain America #20
*Captain Marvel #3
*Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1
*Fantastic Four #4
*Iron Man #25
*New Avengers #18
*Secret Avengers #3
* Denotes most recent releases.
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And Then There was One Point: Point One - The Actual Start of the All-New Marvel NOW!
In typical Marvel fashion, their latest move - at least in the last three or so years - has been to release a POINT ONE issue that unveils some of their upcoming story lines. This year is no different. And it appears the host of the 2014 All-New Marvel NOW! is none other than Loki.
If you're looking to find as much as you can from the All-New Marvel NOW!, check out:
All-New Marvel NOW! Point ONE #1 - At the gaming tables of Planet Sin, Loki has cheated his way into acquiring a special key with the Run of Raido on it. Throughout the issue, there are four more being acquired. Each bridging between the following stories:
Loki in "Before The Truth Has Its Pants On", writer Al Ewing.
Silver Surfer in "Girl on Board", writer Dan Slott
The All-New invaders in "To Tame The Very Gods Themselves", writer James Robinson
Black Widow in "Predator", writer Nathan Edmondson
Ms. Marvel in "Garden State of Mind", writer G. Willow Wilson
The Avengers in "Short Term Fixes", writer Nick Spencer
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