by Ben Fardon
"When Everything Ends, There Is Only Secret Wars..."
These ominous words have dominated the Marvel Universe over the past few months. Thanks to shipping delays Secret Wars is set to rage on into October, but the same week that Secret Wars #8 ships, Marvel also begins it's much hyped All New, All Different relaunch!
Starting with the new Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez, Doctor Strange #1 by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo, the globetrotting new Amazing Spider-Man #1 by returning Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli, Avengers #0 (an anthology one-shot featuring All-New, All-Different Avengers, Squadron Supreme, A-Force, New Avengers, Ultimates and Uncanny Avengers) and several more, Marvel have cannily spread their relaunch across two months making it slightly more affordable than the onslaught that was the New 52.
In order to help a little bit more, we're offering the following price promotions to all customers (subject to change and whilst stocks last):
- Avengers #0 - only £3.00
- Doctor Strange #1 - only £2.50
- Invincible Iron Man #1 - only £2.00
- Amazing Spider-Man #1 - only £3.00
Purchase all four of these together and pay only £10!
(saving you an extra 50p on top of these already discounted prices)
Once again we are matching a few titles to previous orders on Reservation Service pull lists. This is primarily where the creative team remains the same (or at least the writer), ensuring that customers who only come in every couple of months will not suddenly find they've missed the next chapter of an ongoing saga like Jason Aaron's run on Thor.
Here's the full list of what we've matched - if you had the former, we've automatically added the latter on to your pull list:
|Old Title||New Title (All New, All Different)|
|Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel Now)||Amazing Spider-Man|
|Deadpool (Marvel Now)||Deadpool|
|Guardians Of The Galaxy (Marvel Now)||Guardians Of The Galaxy|
|Howard The Duck||Howard The Duck|
|Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man||Spider-Man (Miles Morales)|
|Ms Marvel (Marvel Now)||Ms Marvel|
|Spider-Gwen (Gwen Stacy: Spider-Woman)||Spider-Gwen|
|Spider-Man 2099||Spider-Man 2099|
|Spider-Woman (Marvel Now)||Spider-Woman|
|Thor (Avengers Now)||Mighty Thor|
|Unbeatable Squirrel Girl||Unbeatable Squirrel Girl|
If you're unsure, please email me to request a copy of your pull list and I'll send over a pdf copy. You are welcome to instantly remove any title we've automatically added to you up until you've purchased the first issue, then you are bound by our usual terms and conditions regarding notice periods for removing a title from your order.
Please remember that the FCBD All New, All Different Avengers showed that while there will be some significant changes (like the introduction of Miles Morales and Old Man Logan into the main Marvel Universe), the majority of Marvel continuity remains intact. This is not a major reboot akin to DC's New 52. For example, Bendis has stated his run on Iron Man will build on Kieron Gillen, Greg Land and Dale Eaglesham's Secret Origin of Tony Stark from Marvel Now.
You can view the full All New, All Different Marvel range in the free All New, All Different Preview magazine, available free from Proud Lion or digitally here.
If you'd like to order anything from the upcoming Marvel relaunch, please use the following order form:
Orders made via this form must be submitted by midday on Friday 11th September. Orders after that can be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben is really looking forward to seeing how this new chapter of the Marvel Universe will unfold!