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The big news is that, with the end of Dark Reign/Siege, New Avengers #64, Mighty Avengers #36, Dark Avengers #16 and Avengers: The Initiative #35 end ALL the ongoings with "Avengers" in their titles, with a New Avengers: Finale one-shot to cap it all off. Obviously heading for a relaunch, apparently with "Heroic Age" branding, and probably with an adjectiveless "Avengers" title at the core.
Other books tying into Siege are Thunderbolts #143, which would seem to set that book up for its' third soft relaunch in the past few years; and Thor #609, ending the Gillen run as they get round to Thor vs. Clor years after everyone forgot about "Ragnarok."
Finally, there's a series of epilogue one-shots, all "CLASSIFIED" (including the creative teams) and marked "NOT FINAL TITLE" along the lines of Fallen Son; the first listed as "FALLEN" for now, and the others focusing on Loki, Spider-Man, Captain America, the Young Avengers and the Secret Warriors.
DEADPOOLED OUT, YET?
Deadpool hits two crossovers in one month, being Hulkified in the "World War Hulks" one-shot and the "HoH" two-shot (another "NOT FINAL TITLE" and CLASSIFIED), along with Spider-Man and several others judging from the cover of the latter; and flashing back to the start of Messiah Complex in Second Coming-tie-in Deadpool and Cable #25. Unfortunately on the last, it's just a Hail Mary Pass on the last issue of Swierczynski's Tom-and-Jerry Cable series, not Fabian Nicieza getting to revisit Cable & Deadpool. BTW, if that and three ongoings aren't Deadpool enough, there's also the Rob Liefeld-drawn Deadpool Corps #1, Vengeance of the Moon Knight #7 and Captain America: Who WON'T Wield The Shield (creative team classified. I suspect they haven't decided yet).
BUSY WRITER OF THE MONTH
Jeff Parker writes the aforementioned Thunderbolts, "HoH"×2 & a story in World War Hulks, along with Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk #4, FotH: Savage She-Hulks #2 and Avengers/Atlas #4. Apparently due to those six-and-a-bit issues of Other Stuff, Paul Tobin and Jason Aaron end up writing the Agents of Atlas backups in Hercules: Fall of An Avenger #2 (spotlighting Venus) and A/ATLAS 4 (Gorilla-Man), respectively.
IRON MAN MOVIE CASH-INS
Invincible Iron Man #25 sees a soft relaunch - still Fraction/Larroca, but with a new armour and apparently new setting and a "Foilogram" gimmick variant to go with it. Iron Man Legacy #1 (van Lente/Steve Kurth) is set in an unknown point in the past, and is (presumably mistakenly) solicited with half of IIM #25's cover(s?) for some reason. Iron Man 1.5 #2 and 3 are set in the movieverse. Black Widow #1 (Marjorie Liu/Daniel Acuna) is an ongoing starring "the deadly spy from Iron Man 2". "Iron Manual Mark 3" has the movie Iron Man and War Machine on the cover, despite ostensibly describing the MU versions of the characters.
*takes a breath*
And to finish off, there's an Iron Man Noir series (go figure), a poster book, and the Iron Man Magazine is presumably all-reprint, with an incredibly ugly Extremis-era IM on the cover.
NEW SERIES AND ONE-SHOTS
As part of the "Women of Marvel year", there's that Black Widow ongoing to tie into IM2; a Firestar one-shot by Sean McKeever and Emma Rios and Girl Comics (you couldn't have thought of a better title, Marvel?) #2. There's also:
- The aforementioned Deadpool Corps, Cap: Who WON'T Wield the Shield and Iron Man Legacy
- A "Spider-Man: Fever" mini that seems like a stealth Dr Strange mini in the tradition of "X-Statix Presents Dead Girl"
- "Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers[/i], set in the 1940s and also involving Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos, a painful-sounding mini in which Reginald Hudlin gets to take a Mexican agarve cactus to both continuity and the desire to read Black Panther comics one more time
- The vaguely-bizarre "Savage Axe of Ares" B&W magazine
- "New Avengers: Luke Cage" (John Arcudi/Eric Canete. Naturally starts the month New Avengers dies)
- Marvel Zombies proves impossible to kill - MZ5 (van Lente/Kano) involves the MU Machine Man travelling through dimensions
- SHIELD #1 (Hickman/Dustin Weaver) appears to be trying to retcon the organisation back to the Dawn of Time
- And "Avengers: The Origin" (didn't A:EMH exorcise Joe Casey's need to retread that period? He's doing this with Phil Noto) will interest people here.
Oh, and there's also "Her-Oes" #1. Starring unrecognisable teenage versions of Wasp, She-Hulk, Namora, Carol Danvers and Valkyrie. Since I agree wholeheartedly with what he said, I'll just quote Omar Karindu, "The writer seems to have some very good, well-thought-out ideas for this book... [but] we have two repeatedly-cancelled female knockoffs of male characters and another female character killed off in the main comics; are these really good trademarks to use for...well, anything, let alone this? [...] Surely the better idea would be to create original characters and to release the material through non-direct market channels and non-single-comic formats."
IN OTHER CROSSOVERS
Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk is the only title left with the branding, but Nova #36 finally picks up on Evil Quasar from the end of the RoK one-shot. Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy #25 brings back Thanos at least three years too early.
Second Coming runs through Uncanny X-Men #523, New Mutants #12, X-Men Legacy #235 and X-Force #26; while X-Factor #204 and the aforementioned Deadpool/Cable #25 tie-in.
Fall of the Hulks tails off in FotH: Red Hulk #4 and FotH: Savage She-Hulks #2 (of 3), while Hulk and Incredible Hulk go missing for the month as the World War Hulks one-shot and "HoH" start the new crossover.
Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #2 (of 2) doesn't end Incredible Herc as a whole, but doesn't promise to bring him back just yet. Possibly the next arc or mini.
Captain America #605 proves that if you're going to do an arc called "Two Americas" involving two Caps in a Captain America book, you need to time it for just before a major Avengers relaunch.
To make two cosmic returns from Annihilation in one month, Annihilus is back to normal in Fantastic Four.
And finally, Louise Simonson's X-Factor Forever #2 focuses on Apocalypse (shame about the cover), while the various X-Men Forever issues try to break the Solicit Hype Barrier and hype things to the point that they are actively unhyped.