It seems no one is safe from the oncoming Secret Wars event. Marvel has revealed a swathe of titles will end as the event comes to a close, including some pretty major casualties like Captain Marvel, All-New Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy and more ‚ÄĒ and not all will return.

Speaking with Comic Book in an interview yesterday, Marvel's David Gabriel revealed that a huge chunk of their current output would cease publication during Secret Wars, the event that will smoosh together many various Marvel Universes into a single, mishmashed conglomerate called the "Battleworld, out of which a new rebooted singular reality will emerge: the first such reboot in Marvel's entire history. Gabriel notes that some will take short breaks after the end of Secret Wars before returning, some will be rebooted into new titles all together, but some will be gone for good:

Some may take a hiatus for a month or two (something the industry is accustomed to); some will reach their "616 finale;" some become Battleworld transformed; and still others…well we'll get to those!

Here's the complete list of titles that will end.

  • 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

Hoo boy, that's a lot of disappearing comics!

Now, don't start panicking just yet. It's very obvious that a lot of these books will return: overwhelmingly popular series like The Amazing Spider-Man, the new Thor and X-Men are basically all but guaranteed. Captain Marvel is not just a big seller for the company but also on the cusp of becoming a movie franchise for them, and Ms. Danvers would be a shoo-in to return even if Marvel hadn't already announced a new Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps in June. Other obvious candidates include series with movie tie-in hooks like Guardians of the Galaxy or Avengers.

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But from a logistical point of view, not all of these series will survive the rebooting of Marvel's comic book universe ‚ÄĒ understandably it would be nigh on impossible for Marvel to get the clean slate they want while continuing to pump out such a vast number of series. If some of your favourite, more niche Marvel ongoings are on this list, start preparing for a chance that they might be gone for good.

[via The Mary Sue]