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Huge Changes Coming To Marvel Comics

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Marvel has big plans for some of its biggest properties. Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor are all getting a reboot of their characters as part of the larger Marvel Now! initiative kicked off two years ago. The new changes are being billed as Avengers Now!, and some of the changes are pretty big.

Superior Iron Man

Comparitively, Iron Man’s reboot is probably the least significant of the three title character changes. Tony Stark heads off to San Francisco with a new suit that looks like it was designed at Apple. Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the new suit saying it looks that way for a reason but what the reason is he left up in the air. He also had a bit more to say about the direction of the story and the comic title change to ‘Superior’:

The newly-transformed Superior Iron Man has very ambitious plans for the city that some of its residents embrace, but not all. Like the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Iron Man is a character that's hard to root for.

The last time ‘Superior’ was used in a comic title it was when Doctor Octopus took over Peter Parker’s mind and took over as Spider-Man. That won’t be happening to Iron-Man but it looks like we’re headed for a similar sized change.

falcon-captain-americaCaptain America

On the Colbert Report, Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada revealed that Steve Rogers is going to hang up the Captain America shield, and longtime African-American sidekick Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, will pick up where Rogers leaves off.

This isn’t the first time a former sidekick has taken on the Captain America mantle. Bucky Barnes, who became The Winter Soldier, wore the stars and stripes after the apparent assassination of Steve Rogers a few years back, after the Marvel Civil War.


This is the biggest change of them all and was revealed on ABC’s The View. Thor is now going to be a woman after the current Thor screws the pooch in some way. Who is worthy enough of wielding Mjolnir, no one is saying. All we have is what Jenny McCarthy described her as the following:

The story behind her is that she created herself. She was saved by Thor, and she came down from Earth -- followed him -- and made herself look like Thor. And now she's taking over.

This won’t be She-Thor or Thor woman or something, this will be Thor. Period. (Joss Whedon, by the way, has said [via Yahoo!] he wants Katee Sackoff as the new Thor. Could we see a change in the movies?)

Originally, it was suspected that Angela, who is newly introduced to the Marvel universe from Image Comics as an Asgardian, as well as Thor and Loki’s long lost sister, would be the new Thor. But Marvel released a new image of all the Avengers Now! characters and Angela are standing right next to Thor, so that theory is out the window. Check out that image below from EW.

The new changes kick off in October with Thor #1 followed by Superior Iron Man #1 and All-New Captain America #1 in November.

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