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Marvel's panicking with the failure of Marvel Now 2.0. The company is fucked since they have locked down pretty much the company's direction through the summer of 2017. Avengers are locked in with Hydra War (which had to be reworked due to the backlash against Hydra Cap), X-Men are locked in with X-Men Vs Inhumans, though they have a little bit more wiggle room. The only franchise not locked down are Deadpool and Spider-Man, though Deadpool's in doubt due to the fear that the Mercs For Money spin-offs tanking might carry over to the main Deadpool book.
As it stands, if anything major changes, it will be with Spider-Man. The current plan being pushed, is for Gwen Stacy, via Clone Conspiracy to survive that series and for Marvel to reunite Gwen/Peter as a couple in the main Marvel Universe, while using Renew Your Vows as a soft reboot for a more old school friendly comic universe akin to the Ultimates.
Already, there are talks about retconning X-Men '92 into being part of the Renew Your Vows universe and potentially launching an Avengers '92 style book as well. The notion is to do what Archie did with "Life With Archie": Gwen/Peter Shippers would get the main Marvel Universe while the MJ/Peter shippers get the Ultimate Marvel 2.0 Universe.
Plans now are to basically get Hydra War over as quick as possible, with it being a Stand-Off style mini-Xover for the Avengers line. What happens next is not clear, but there is talk about culling the Avengers line and bringing someone outside of Marvel to do what Grant Morrison did with the X-Men books. Whedon has been approached, to write Avengers with a "traditional" line-up of the current legacy characters (Jane Foster, the new female Iron Man, Falcon-Cap, plus four-five "traditional" Avengers: Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Jan Pym, Black Panther, and one or two high profile X-Men (Rogue and Wolverine)
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Well, congratulations, Heathcliff: you did a panel where the whole joke is that Heathcliff is about to cannonball into a fishbowl barely bigger than he is, and the fish in the bowl can see him and know they’re about to die gasping on the carpet after their whole world is obliterated in a flurry of yowls and shattered glass, and so one of them, as presumably his last act on this earth, just says “Fuck.” Oh, I mean, “fudge,” obviously, except in my experience “fudge” as a minced oath only ever means “I almost said ‘fuck’ but then realized I was in a context where that was inadvisable, like, say, a nationally syndicated newspaper comic.” It seems appropriate, anyway, given the gravity of the situation from the fish’s perspective, although there’s a pretty good chance that Heathcliff might miss the bowl entirely from this distance.
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Hey, look, the only two real survivors of Flashpoint are finally meeting!
>“Home Sweet Home”! A new threat brings Wally West face to face with the Man of Steel, and the two recognize each other as kindred souls from another world. Plus, the Titans set up their new Tower in New York City!
>On sale JANUARY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
>Weeks, of course, is the artist who brought the classic Superman back to the post-Flashpoint DC Universe with Convergence: Superman and then Superman: Lois and Clark, both of which were written by current Action Comics scribe Dan Jurgens.
>This time, though, he'll handle the post-Crisis/pre-Flashpoint Superman as he races alongside Wally West, his longtime ally from the '90s and early 2000s Justice League.
>So far, Wally has revealed his true identity to only a few people, and their memories of him had to be jogged by physical contact, and a little electricity that seemingly came from the Speed Force. Will Superman remember Wally right away, since both of them remember the pre-Flashpoint DC Universe clearly?
And since so much has happened around Superman, and so much remains shrouded in mystery, could bringing these two men together mean something big for Superman, and by extension for the DC Universe itself?