Robert J. Baden, Fanbase Press Contributor

Robert J. Baden, Fanbase Press Contributor

The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


Reeling from the aftermath of what they’ve been through in the Murder World, these young superheroes are seen as pariahs and untouchable beings in their communities. Being seen as people who did everything they could to survive—some of which was worse than what villains such as the Green Goblin or Malekith—has turned their lives inside-out and upside-down. Tired of having to try to prove themselves to the world, they contemplate a way to earn back their good name by becoming that which the world thinks they already are: evil. To achieve this, they must become Avengers Undercover.

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The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


A group of heroes from the time when the world was at war in nearly every corner of the Earth have survived (in one way or another) to continue their heroics as part of the modern era. Known as either heroes or villains, would-be conquers or liberators, these men served not just their nation, but the world as a whole, when they fought in war that changed the very nature of life. Captain America, the Winter Soldier, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the original Human Torch: members of the once-proud Allied effort against the Axis Powers, they continue to serve the world as the All-New Invaders.

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The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


If ever there was a poster boy for how not to deal with grief, Frank Castle would fit the bill perfectly. His entire family gone, his friends and comrades believing him to be insane, Castle looks to the world of crime to deal a blow to evil. Never one for trusting in the justice system, Frank’s judgments are made in a very violent and definitively final fashion, providing a deterrent to those who would prey upon the weak and unprotected. Nowhere near the kind of candor one would expect from a superhero, and never truly the villain, he falls into the middle of the spectrum; he is The Punisher.

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The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


They went out into space, stood up against a force that threatened the very essence of life throughout the universe, and came back as heroes. They told the galaxy that this planet was under their protection, and that they would fight to keep it safe no matter what . . . and the galaxy trembled at their boldness and ingenuity. For decades, Earth has been known to be more trouble than it is worth, that anyone who tried to attack it would end up biting off more than they could chew, and yet they continue to come. But, the heroes of the age stand tall and keep it safe, vowing to avenge any who fall. This is not just Earth; this is an Avengers World.

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The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


A man who is comfortable being alone but seeks out others to keep him company, Logan is a man of contradictions and complexity.  Unsure what to do now that he is subject to disease, injury, and death, he searches his soul for reason and finds himself throwing in with some very unusual compatriots.  But, not all is at it seems; even with his new-found mortality, Logan is still the best at what he does, a mutant to be feared and revered, a man who leads through strength.  He is the Wolverine.

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The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


Of all the superheroes and Avengers in the world, Natasha Romanoff is one of perhaps two individuals who aren’t really enhanced in most ways. Relying on her athletic abilities and keen espionage expertise, Natasha often finds herself as the scout or backup of the heavy hitters, staying out of the way as Thor smites or Hulk smashes. Her superior tactical thinking has allowed her to survive many encounters, both as a hero and a villain, and has given her a longevity that even some super-powered people haven’t been able to match. A woman with a guilty conscience about her past life, she seeks to atone for all she has done and often collaborates with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, but, regardless of her activities, she is still someone to watch out for. She is the Black Widow.

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So much of the Star Wars story is told through the eyes of the main characters, the alphas, the top-billed talent, to the point where the everyday citizen is often unseen or unheard in the countless galactic struggles that have befallen this singular galaxy.  While the bigwigs plan the traps and strategies on both sides, it is the lower-ranked “cannon fodder” that end up executing the decisions, some at the very cost of their lives.  For the Galactic Empire, these faceless individuals are hidden behind the classic white of the Stormtrooper armor, or the basic black of the starfighter pilots, but for the Rebel Alliance, while their names are not always well known, they’re not exactly “faceless” in their uniforms.  Here, we see how one individual deals with his entrance to the Galactic Civil War, and why putting his faith and trust in someone he’s never met before can be harder than even he believes.

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The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


Though not technically a part of the All-New Marvel NOW! banner, this comic certainly impacts aspects of it, especially when it returns a fan favorite character to production (and life).  The life and death of certain characters come into play when a group of X-Men find themselves in the middle of a family feud that has the potential to disrupt all of reality.  But, with the help of some annoying blue creatures and a pirate on the soul seas, these mutants won’t just end up being uncanny; they’ll become the Amazing X-Men.

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The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate).  With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


Out of all of the comics I’ve read, be they Marvel, DC, IDW, Image, Dynamite, or Dark Horse, superheroes almost never have official support, except for the few instances when some government body decides to do so for whatever reason.  Even then, though, superheroes and teams aren’t always accountable to a higher authority . . . until now.  Serval Industries—an independent corporation that tries to better humanity while still making money—has bought the naming rights to X-Factor and decided to support and operate their own official team of superheroes, staffed by members of the mutant community; however, not everyone likes the concept behind the All-New X-Factor.

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Ghost is one of those comics I’ve always been told to read, both the past and current incarnations, and I do like to explore outside of the Marvel/DC dichotomy that has dominated much of the superhero genre, but this has been the first time I have actually had the chance to read the story. I have to say that the main reason is because of the writing of Kelly Sue DeConnick. I’ve enjoyed her work on Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble and find her tweets to be hilarious. If it wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t have wanted to pick up the title quite this soon. But, because I have, all of you get to reap the benefits of what I think of the #1 issue for this incarnation of Chicago’s urban legend.

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