Wiccan, Kid Loki and a new Miss America will help shape the future of Marvel NOW!, according to the new teaser image pictured at left.
Since announcing a major shakeup of its flagship titles for later this year, Marvel has been releasing a steady trickle of images offering fans a glimpse of the future. The teasers showcase Nick Fury Jr. brandishing a series of files with question marks on them. Each subsequent image has replaced one of the question marks with a portrait of a Marvel character who will presumably play a big part in the Marvel NOW! initiative. Previous images included Ant-Man, Cable and Nova. We can apparently expect the final question mark to be revealed in the near future.
The complete image will serve as the cover for Marvel NOW! Point One, which has been solicited for October. If the book follows the example set by the previous Point One issue, we can expect a series of quick stories that will give readers a taste of what’s to come. The Marvel NOW! Point One issue will feature writing from Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jeph Loeb, Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen and Dennis Hopeless. The art duties will be handled by Michael Allred, Ed McGuinness, Seve McNiven, Jamie McKelvie, Salvador Larroca and Luke Ross.
The question mark reveals we’ve gotten so far have been a strange but intriguing mix of characters. Will these characters play a role in a cohesive narrative or will they all have their own stories to tell? Guess we’ll find out in October.
In the meantime, you can track any new developments at the official Marvel NOW! homepage.
Below are the previous teaser images associated with Marvel NOW! Point One.