Could a May 2015 Avengers Relaunch Mean a Line-Wide Marvel Relaunch/Reboot?
Answer: No, no it will not.
*sigh* Alright, I know that most people are smart enough to realize this, but I’m about to head into work today at my comic shop, and I know that I’m about to be hit up with this question a dozen times over, as I was back when Newsarama wrote this story for Avengers Vs X-Men, and for Age of Ultron, and for Infinity, and for Original Sin.
This is click bait, lazy lazy click bait that Newsarma has done multiple times ever since the New 52 came around.
Marvel is not planning on doing a line wide relaunch. Yes there will be many new number ones coming, but not because they’re relaunching or rebooting all their books, but instead that’s simply how Marvel does business now where they no longer have long running series that get into the hundreds, instead they have books that run like seasons of a TV show (which I kind of prefer, makes it easier for me to recommend books to people). They go until the end of their primary storyline, then they restart at number one. But it’s still the same universe, there’s no big reboot, they just do it to make it easier to isolate what writer or storyline you want to focus on.
Marvel is not going to make Sam Wilson Cap, a new female Thor, and a “Superior” Iron Man just so that they can get rid of them after five months and go back to the beginning. There is no relaunch coming, so please, Newsarama, stop trying to get people into a tizzy.