Gentlemuffin wrote:Me thinks they're trying to match DC's New 52, but that's just me speculating
It won't be. They'be tried before & failed & given how The New 52 is a mess there's no real sign in rebooting the Marvel universe. Plus we'll lose all the beloved new Legacy heroes.
I'm more of a fan of the older stuff than the new, so I have so far no idea what's going on now with Marvel.
In the pages of Hickman's New Avengers a cataclysmic event called the Incursions are destroying alternate worlds (what caused the event is still unknown) & The Illuminati (A shadow group consisting of Mr. Fantastic, Iron Man, Black Bolt, Beast (replacing the recently deceased Prof. X), Namor, Doctor Strange, & recently joined member Black Panther) are forced to devise a way to save their Earth by destroying the colliding one (They were lucky the first few times by either habanstants or The world was already dead but when it came time to destroy an actual Earth none of them (save for Namor) could do it. All of that is leading up to Secret Wars.