It would be an enormous understatement to suggest that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a significant franchise. The MCU is currently one of the biggest media franchises in the world thanks to a number of very successful and well-regarded films and television series. As much as we like television series and motion pictures, it’s crucial to keep in mind that comic books are where it all started.
Additionally, the highly anticipated publication of Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti’s G.O.D.S. miniseries in 2023 will set the stage for some significant changes at Marvel Comics. Continue reading to learn what we currently know about the upcoming comic book series and how it will affect the larger Marvel Universe.
Marvel’s ‘G.O.D.S.’ Release Date
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G.O.D.S. #1, the debut issue of the G.O.D.S. series, will go on sale on October 4, 2023. While that’s still a while off, fans may catch a glimpse of some of the new X-Men characters in X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023 #1, which was published on July 26, 2023. In addition, there have been small hints about the narrative in several previous comic books leading up to G.O.D.S. #1 (more on that below). Here is the G.O.D.S. #1 cover and excerpt to give you an idea of what to expect:
Marvel Unlimited, the digital home of Marvel Comics, will host G.O.D.S. #1 for readers who don’t have access to a nearby comic book shop or prefer reading their comics online. We don’t yet have a definitive release date for the digital issue because it will first be available in shops. Marvel Unlimited offers access to over 30,000 comic books as well as Marvel’s digital-only Infinity Comics for a monthly price of $9.99 or a yearly fee of $69.99.
What To Expect From Marvel’s G.O.D.S
In this case, Marvel has been keeping its cards close to its chest. In fact, it wasn’t until March 2023 that we learned the book’s title. However, further information has come to light in the intervening months that paints a fairly intriguing picture. Two groups that have operated in the background of the Marvel Universe for ages will be introduced in G.O.D.S. The MU’s “crossroads of magic and science” is where these two groups, THE-NATURAL-ORDER-OF-THINGS and THE-POWERS-THAT-BE, are situated. Additionally, they are connected to more powerful Marvel cosmic entities like Eternity and the Living Tribunal. Evidently, something takes place to bring these organisations into the public eye for the first time, which causes them to encounter a variety of heroes and villains. It is unclear what exactly a “Babylon Event” is, although it is described as that something. Meanwhile, the following is what Valerio Schiti had to say about the book, its perspective on the Marvel gods, and collaborating with Hickman on the undertaking:
“When I was given a chance to work with Jonathan on a new project, I accepted right away. Then I discovered that we would be reimagining gods in the Marvel Universe: how they work, what they do, and how they interact with each other and humanity. It’s the kind of project that makes you weak in the knees when you think about it. Luckily, Jonathan has the gift to make even the most complex stories surprisingly simple and understandable. His pitch inspired me almost immediately. The core of the story is so perfect and clear that it swept away my anxiety and turned it into a burst of creativity.”