Marvel is declaring war. More than 30 years after its arguably most popular comic crossover, Secret Wars, the publisher has declared a new comice vent that will engulf the Marvel universes — pitting Captain America against Captain America, Thor against Thor, and so forth.
Details are of course sketchy — we know it's being written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Esad Ribic and it's due out next spring — but we do have the Alex Ross-made promotional image above, which editor Tom Brevoort promised USA Today was not randomly designed in any way. As you can see, classic Captain America is fighting the new Sam wilson/Falcon Cap, classic Thor against the new Don't-Call-Her-Lady Thor, and classic Iron Man against the new asshole-ish Superior Iron Man. But then there's also the female Cap known as the American Dream, Heroes Reborn Iron Man, and several other bizarre incarnations of these Marvel heroes.
But maybe what's most interesting is who's missing: The X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and the regular Marvel U. Spider-Man (only the Miles Morales Ultimate Sider-Man managed to web his way onto the image) — the characters other movie studios besides Marvel own. Coincidence? I think not.