At C2E2 this weekend, Marvel Comics outlined the events that will take up most of the rest of this year. If you thought you were suffering from event fatigue, some of these items may just put some pep in your step, including a mystery event scheduled to kick-off in December.
Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski says:
We’re only a few months into 2019, and we’ve already seen how our amazing fans – all of you – are inspiring some of the most outstanding storytelling in comics to date. Whether you choose to read your favorite Marvel books – like the Immortal Hulk, Venom, Avengers: No Road Home…or you want to read about the entire Marvel Universe – there’s truly a story for every type of fan to dive into and experience this year. With that in mind, this new publishing slate for Marvel Comics is a guide to help you see where things are going and choose your favorite stories and characters to follow.
The fun begins in April with War of the Realms from Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman. I’ve become very familiar with it due to the vast array of variant covers Marvel has rolled out for it. It is poised to bring Malekith’s war…of the realms…to Midgard.
The cryptically teased House of X and Powers of X will kick off the summer in July as the next big X-Men event. Writer Jonathan Hickman teams up with artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva to introduce the next era for mutantkind.
Finally, Absolute Carnage will finish up the summer in August from Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, following the return of Cletus Kasady as he hunts for everyone that’s ever worn a symbiote.
The Marvel Universe is a tapestry of connections, with hidden clues and incredible details woven into every story. Our new publishing slate highlights the biggest moments for us this year…and we think you all will be excited for the next reveal planned this December.
If these events are any indication, 2019 is shaping up to be a pretty big year for the Marvel Universe. Will we have time to catch our breaths between them? Probably not, but it sounds like it could be worth it.