Over the last fortnight, we’ve learned a lot about the future of Marvel. In today’s special, I’m going to take the part of Destiny and unveil the future…
AFTER THE AXIS
We now know how everything is going to change. Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch will, as part of ‘AXIS‘, unleash a spell that transforms the Marvel Universe – by inverting certain key characters. As part of this, Tony Stark’s ego will run unchecked – he’ll brand himself the ‘Superior’ Iron Man (also, note, an interesting attempt to turn ‘Superior Spider-Man‘ into a ‘Superior’ brand, in the same way as ‘All-New’).
For some characters, the inversion will be permanent. And when ‘AXIS‘ is over, there will be tragic consequences; including at least one plot element that Brian Bendis is looking forward to picking up.
‘Uncanny Avengers‘ will relaunch, with a brand new team:
Their first arc, ‘Counter-Evolutionary‘, will feature Remender’s taken on the Counter-Earth concept.
Most noteworthy, though, is that this finally confirms an inversion Wolverine fans had been expecting to stick around: Sabretooth will be an Avenger.