Marvel Comics was very busy today at New York Comic Con, where they announced a number of new comic books as well as the end of a long time title.
The first announcement was that Hawkeye, launched by writer Matt Fraction and David Aja and concluding very soon, will be relaunched next year with Green Arrow writer Jeff Lemire making his Marvel debut and Ramon Perez on art duties.
Marvel’s first new title revealed, which should come as no surprise given the upcoming film, is Ant-Man from Superior Foes of Spider-Man writer Nick Spencer and artist Ramon Rosanas which will see Scott Lang as the titular hero.
Another new title announced was Silk, a new series focusing on the recently-introduced Cindy Moon who it was revealed was also bitten by the same spider that gave Peter Parker his powers. “Supernatural” writer Robbie Thompson will pen the series with art by Stacey Lee. It will debut in February of 2015.
In addition, another spider-themed book was announced, as none other than the newly-created “Spider-Gwen” was revealed to be getting her own ongoing comic series. Set in an alternate universe from the “616” Marvel U, Spider-Gwen takes place in a world where Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez, who wrote and drew the Edge of Spider-Verse issue where she debuted, will return for the ongoing series.
Moving to the outer reaches of the Marvel U, it was also revealed that Guardian of the Galaxy Gamora will be getting her own solo comic series, making it the fourth “Guardians” spin-off title being published. The new comic will be written by Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote the script for the film version of Guardians of the Galaxy. It will debut in Spring 2015.
On a more somber note, Marvel Comics did confirm that the Fantastic Four will be coming to a close with the title reverting to its original numbering and ending with issue #642.
“The book is going to be going away for awhile,” writer James Robinson said. “I’m building up to the end of the Fantastic Four.”
Check out the cover art for the brand new comics below and sound off with your thoughts in the comments!