Marvel Is Canceling 33 Comic Titles In Wake Of ‘Secret Wars’ brownkidd March 19, 2015 Comics Obsessed Marvel is hitting the reset button on over 70 years’ worth of legendary comic book history with their Secret Wars event. The origin stories to all the classic Marvel heroes & vaillains that you love take place in what is referred to in geek speak as Earth 616. But within the Marvel Universe are other earths in alternate universes where everything is sort of the same, but just a little bit different. For example, there’s a universe where Peter Parker becomes a villain instead of Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy (his girlfriend who died in the 616 universe) gets radioactive spider powers and becomes a hero. The Secret Wars event will multiple universes collide and result in some casualties in the form of 33 books being killed off. Without further ado, the list. (Drumroll, please!) All-New Captain America All-New Ghost Rider All-New X-Men Amazing Spider-Man Amazing X-Men Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Avengers Avengers World Captain Marvel Cyclops Deadpool Elektra Fantastic Four Guardians 3000 Guardians of the Galaxy Hulk Inhuman Iron Fist: The Living Weapon Legendary Star-Lord Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man New Avengers Nightcrawler Nova Rocket Raccoon Secret Avengers Spider-Man & The X-Men Spider-Man 2099 Storm Superior Iron Man Thor Uncanny X-Men Wolverines X-Men Kind of a bummer, but it’s exciting to imagine what’s in store. “Now in a perfect world, we’d have stopped every book with its April issue, putting out a nice clean May Previews catalog. Everyone would have seen upfront all those titles that had their finale, and all those titles that were starting fresh. But things don’t always go so easily,” Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, David Gabriel, told ComicBook.com. “Instead we gave our creators the option to end their stories the way they wanted to; we let them tell “Last Days” stories if they wanted to; we let them tell Secret Wars stories if they wanted to. So in the end Secret Wars truly has been a creative driven process.” In regards to what will happen to the remaining titles that aren’t getting axe, Gabriel elaborates, “Secret Wars will affect every title in some way shape or form so you can definitely expect Spider-Gwen, Howard the Duck, All-New Hawkeye and others to deal with it in their own ways. Like I mentioned before, none of our creators were blindsided by Secret Wars so they’ve all had plenty of time to work it to their advantage – catering to their own tastes and storytelling, using the event to add something new to the Marvel Universe that wasn’t there before. Of course, existing titles and franchises will also be affected – the Avengers, the X-Men, the Inhumans, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the rest of the Marvel line. But some of those books had a little more time to get up to speed with what we had planned, so allowances needed to be made.” The whole event seems both exciting and scary at the same time. We’ll just have to wait and see how it all pans out this May!