Marvel’s Wave 2 Branded All-New Marvel NOW. New Invaders and Inhuman. (Updated)
Marvel went to USA Today to announce their second wave of Marvel NOW comics, dubbed All-New Marvel NOW. This second wave begins December 24 with Avengers #24.NOW, which will be an entry point for new readers and remains Marvel’s flagship series. The new wave will also see All-New Invaders and Inhuman in January. This initiative continues through April of 2014.
Though cryptic in the article, select NOW comics will include digital codes “for the first collection of issues so fledgling fans can get brought up to speed.”
Inhuman will follow these key players in the Marvel U after Infinity and the upcoming Inhumanity. The series will be written by Matt Fraction with ar by Joe Madiurera. The series follows what happens when a large part of the human population is exposed to the Terrigen Mists that gave the Inhuman’s their powers. So, we have a budding population of newly powered individuals, much like what’s been dealt with in X-Men storylines of years past. Unfolding out of the cataclysmic events of Infinity, new Inhumans spring up around the globe forcing the once-secret society of Inhumans out into civilization! With Avengers-level powers and abilities, will they chose to stand with Earth’s Mightiest…or against them? As the chaos consumes the globe, discover the fate of King Black Bolt and his royal family as the world becomes Inhuman!
Avengers #24.NOW written by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic sees Captain America take a larger role (he hasn’t had one already?) as he and Iron Man round-up a new team of Avengers to deal with a runaway planet heading toward Earth. Only the mightier-than-ever Avengers can prevent the annihilation of two worlds!
Captain America also joins some friends from World War II including the original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner and former Cap sidekick Bucky Barnes who seems to be going by his brainwashed name of Winter Soldier in modern-day with All-New Invaders by writer James Robinson and artist Steve Pugh. The alien Kree Empire discovers a way to weaponize Norse Gods, can these timeless allies survive the deadly cosmic trenches?