Inside Pulse 12

Civil War II Fallout: A Horizontal Marvel NOW! Replaces A Vertical Marvel NOW! At Marvel Comics?

After Marvel Comics’ Civil War II wraps up, Marvel NOW! returns, but visually different.

Here are Marvel last few logos for their various branding and relaunches.

Marvel Now classic

All-New Marvel Now

All-New All-Different Marvel

Marvel Now returns banner

You’ll note that the first time Marvel Comics did Marvel NOW! the logo had Marvel onto of the NOW! However, now, the Marvel and the NOW! are on the same line. So, what does the shift from vertical to horizontal signify? Probably nothing beyond trying to differentiate 2016’s Marvel NOW! with 2012’s Marvel NOW!

BTW, if I can put a plug in, I’m still waiting for my Citizen V series from the All-New All-Different Marvel.

All-New All-Different Marvel branding 2

Currently I’m reading Squadron Supreme and Thunderbolts and would love for the promised Citizen V related Marvel series to hit stands.

All-New All-Different Marvel 2 Citizen V

Squadron Supreme has a been a solid read since its debut issue and Thunderbolts is a fun book so far. And, I love me some Citizen V too.

Anyhow, Marvel’s news release is below for their 2016 publishing initiative.



    The Future is NOW!

    Marvel NOW! returns in fall of 2016!

    Blockbuster new titles. Shocking new status quos. Top-tier creators. This is Marvel NOW!.

    It all starts this fall as the Marvel Universe charges forward into an ambitious new direction. As the industry’s top creators and hottest up-and-coming voices leave their mark on the world’s top super heroes, get ready for the most exciting and energetic comics on the stands! Prepare for all-new ongoing series, Earth-shattering status quo shifts, and an exciting new era of Marvel comics!

    Marvel Now returnsKicking off this bold publishing initiative is the free MARVEL NOW! PREVIEWS MAGAZINE, coming to comic shops on July 13! This free, standalone magazine is your first look at the cataclysmic fallout of Civil War II and the landscape of the Marvel Universe to come. Packed cover-to-cover with huge reveals, new titles, and fresh creative directions, the MARVEL NOW! PREVIEWS MAGAZINE is your very first look at the hottest upcoming titles of 2016!

    “Marvel NOW! is about the future of the Marvel Universe,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “We’re excited to provide fans with a snapshot of things to come right before San Diego Comic-Con. Fans can look forward to hearing about brand new titles, returning favorites and even some shocking status quo shifts that are sure to keep fans guessing all the way through Civil War II. There has never been a better time to be a Marvel reader.”

    Building upon our rich history with an eye towards tomorrow, Marvel NOW! marks the next evolution of Marvel Comics – and a thrilling leap forward. Be there as it all kicks off on July 13th! Run, don’t walk to your local comic shop to get your hands on the free MARVEL NOW! PREVIEWS MAGAZINE! The future is Marvel and it’s happening NOW!


What characters or teams do you want to gets some Marvel NOW! love post Civil War II?

Me, I hoping for some Ultraverse or CrossGen titles, but I don’t think I’ll see that. Maybe some New Warriors though instead?

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