Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes
Get ready Marvel Comics fans as the company is planning to once again reboot its comics line.
As seen in the video below, Marvel Comics has announced its “Fresh Start” initiative, promising “New series, new creative teams, new direction, new beginnings.”
The video features new Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, CB Cebulski, discussing the project.
“I can say, walking through these halls, I’ve never seen more enthusiasm and more excitement for where Marvel Comics is going this year. Not since Marvel NOW! Have we had such an overarching, line-wide change of talent on the Marvel Comics line.”
Marvel’s chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, also spoke about the new project:
“New fresh ideas, new fresh creators, really are taking that perspective, which is, ‘If you haven’t read a comic before, if you’re an old lapse fan and you want to come back, its the perfect opportunity to do it,’ because, as I say, they start and start and their great jumping on points.”
The promotional artwork shows several of Marvel’s biggest characters. Among them is the original Thor, who seems to have returned with a golden arm and a golden hammer. The Thing is in the image, but no other members of the Fantastic Four are shown. The original Hulk is featured and his return has been teased in the Avengers: No Surrender event.
Additionally, Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider, who hasn’t been featured since the Marvel Legacy one-shot, is also in the image. She-Hulk appears to have returned to normal green self. Gambit and Jean Grey are both in the image representing the X-Men. Both characters are featured in X-Men Red, though Jean is the leader of that book. It’s unclear if this could hint at Gambit getting his own series, though he’s also currently appearing in Astonishing X-Men and the Rogue & Gambit miniseries.
Finally, after months of teasing, Wolverine, the original Logan, is also featured in the artwork, though not in his Wolverine costume. We already know that Marvel has big plans for the character with the story, The Hunt for Wolverine set to debut in the future.
Marvel’s “Fresh Start” kicks off in May 2018.