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Ranking the All New All Different Marvel: 20 – 11

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Uncanny X-Men

Cullen Bunn & Greg Land
An X-Book that is straight to business from the get-go. This is the classic X-Men premise of mutants protecting the world, and protecting themselves from the world. Except now Magneto is at the center, and he doesn’t seem as peaceful as he’s been in previous conversions. Once you get past the roll call in the first few pages, the real plot picks up, and I’m into the Inhumans/Mutants race war. The “Dark Riders” don’t seem to have a lot of allure outside of being mutant-hating Inhumans, but I’ll look forward to seeing this badass X-team go off on chumps. On a Greg Land note, outside of the cover, it seems he’s stepped back a little from his signature photo-realistic style, and I still think it looks crisp, but now it’s got grit. Also: What happened to Angel? Can we stick a mutant’s brain in there or something? – RF

First collection: Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1: Survival of the Fittest (July)

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Squadron Supreme

James Robinson & Leonard Kirk
Awesome. Both James Robinson books are must-reads for me. Feels like one of the early Millar/Bendis Ultimate U books. Maybe it’s a bit confusing with all the references to the Incursions and the atrocities committed by Namor and The Cabal… but I think the shock value is intact. Plus, I freaking hate Namor. – MMDG

This is easily gonna be one of my favorite capes ‘n’ tights books of this ANADM. I have liked the alternate realities of Squadron Supreme that I’ve read, and seeing them combined permanently in the Marvel U (not just an Ultimates crossover) is exciting. I think Marvel is pretty excited too because they’re letting Ross do the covers. The Squadron I’m familiar with has always been about gritty interpretations of classic hero types (Superman, Batman, Flash Wonder Woman, etc.) and the less sentimental Squadron will easily clash with the moral stances of many classic Marvel heroes. I’m surprised this cover doesn’t advertise the Namor fight; that seems like kind of a huge deal. Next issue they face one of the oldest MU characters ever, as well as their newest, strangest Avengers team, and as long as this book can maintain it’s “MAX-line” quality, I think I’ll keep reading. – RF

First collection: Deadpool, Vol. 1: By Any Means Necessary! (June)

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All New All Different Marvel – Week 7

We’re through seven weeks of the All-New All-Different Marvel era. The total number of relaunched or new titles is now up to 36, halfway to the anticipated total. Truth be told, there are a few team members in the Idle Time ANAD focus group grumbling about the “seventy-two and counting” announcements. The griping is understandable when a turd like Black Knight hits the shelves. But for every clunker, there’s a Spider-Woman and a Mighty Thor. So keep reading, true believers. We will too. And then we’re going to rank the whole damn lot of them.

All New All Different premieres
Black Knight #1
The Mighty Thor #1
Ms. Marvel #1
Spider-Woman #1
Star-Lord #1

Continuing and related titles
Astonishing Ant-Man #2
Captain America: Sam Wilson #3
Deadpool #2
Extraordinary X-Men #2
New Avengers #3
Uncanny Avengers Annual #1
Uncanny Inhumans #2
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All New All Different Marvel – Week 5

This is arguably the most exciting week yet in Marvel’s All-New, All-Different era. Four continuing titles serve to illuminate more of the post-Secret Wars world. Seven premieres run the gamut from some of the worst books Marvel has produced in years (willing to bet Drax gets cancelled before we’re even able to round-table our rankings) and some of the most refreshing and entertaining takes on both classic and modern superheroes (Hercules and Vision). We also get a funnybook that is genuinely funny (Howard the Duck) and the first real look at how The X-Men figure into Marvel’s new world order.

This brings the running total of new titles in Marvel’s relaunch up to 23, of a rumored 60+ series.

All New All Different premieres
Deadpool #1
Drax #1
The Extraordinary X-Men #1
Hercules #1
Howard the Duck #1
Nova #1
Vision #1

Continuing titles
Amazing Spider-Man #3
Contest of Champions #2
Doctor Strange #2
Invincible Iron Man #3
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