Comics: Marvel to Relaunch 22 New Series

Updated: Now we’ve included the official picture from EW.

It was never a matter of “if” but “when” Marvel decided to relaunch in some capacity, well it looks like it’s happening very soon.

According to the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and Newsarama, it turns out Marvel will be relaunching a slew of new books under what they’re calling Marvel NOW!

Starting in October, Marvel will launch one new series every week through February 2013.  Expect to see new titles, new costumes, and all new numbers on these series. Take note that the difference between this and the DC reboot though is this isn’t an entire overhaul, just a relaunching of characters/series.

The short list of confirmed titles are Avengers, said to be written by Jonathan Hickman with over 18 members on the team, X-Men, written by Brian Michael Bendis dealing with the original five X-Men time traveling to present day, and The Uncanny Avengers, which will have a roster including Cap, Wolverine, Thor, Rogue, Havok, and others.

Expect a lot more details on this in the coming days but especially next week at Comic-Con.