Marvel has just announced that they are now digitally distributing a monthly preview list for their Marvel NOW! line of comics. It is a FREE download available now in the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices and in the Marvel Comics webstore!
The new monthly previews for the Marvel NOW! universe features sneak peeks of Avengers World #1, All-New Invaders #1, Black Widow #1, All-New X-Factor #1, Thunderbolts 20.NOW, All-New X-Men 22.NOW and Savage Wolverine 14.NOW – All-New Marvel NOW! Previews #1 features some of the industry’s top creators tackling some of the Marvel Universe’s biggest characters!
So what exactly is Marvel NOW? It is basically a rebrand of several ongoing comic books that debuted in October 2012 with new #1 issues. The relaunch also included some new titles, including Uncanny Avengers and All-New X-Men. Described as a shifting of the Marvel Universe following the conclusion of the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline, Marvel NOW! entails changes to both the publishing format and the fictional universe to attract new readers. Publishing changes include new creative teams for each of the titles and the in-universe changes include changes to character designs and new storylines. It is not exactly the Ultimates, but quite different from the normal Marvel universe.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.