Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The All-New All-Different Marvel Look Like? Part III

Marvel Comics is teasing an “All-New Marvel” following the events of Secret Wars, the world-destroying and rebuilding mega-event that has currently displaced most of the company’s usual publishing line. So what might that universe look like? Marvel’s been playing things pretty close to the chest, but a few hints have snuck out here and there.
If Miles is running around with the Avengers, where does that leave Peter Parker? There were recently rumors that Marvel had confirmed two Spider-Men would exist in the Marvel Universe post-Secret Wars, but the story has since been retracted after Marvel claimed their representative was misquoted.

It’s hard to imagine a Marvel Comics universe without Peter Parker*. Most likely, he’ll still exist in the Marvel Universe, but it’s unclear in what capacity. Perhaps he’ll be a mentor to young Miles? But if that’s the case, you’d think he’d be on the Avengers with his new apprentice.

Marvel has continually said that the seeds of the new Marvel Universe are being planted in the various Secret Wars series running alongside the main miniseries.  The highest profile Spider-Man-centric series running through Secret Wars is Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, which explores a region of Battleworld where Peter and Mary Jane Watson’s marriage was never magically dissolved, and they went on to have a daughter.

Perhaps that status quo will continue into the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, with Peter semi-retired and serving as a Spider-Man elder statesman, while Miles takes care of most of the day-to-day web slinging.

*Note: What doesn't Marvel just bring back the Clone Saga once again and really shake things up again.