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 Post subject: Marvel Comics 2 Universe
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:43:13 pm 
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MC2 (Marvel Comics 2) is an imprint from Marvel Comics whose comic books depict an alternative future timeline for the Marvel Universe. The imprint was created out of the events of What If? #105, which was the first appearance of the character Spider-Girl, Spider-Man's daughter from an alternative future.

The MC2 Universe was conceived by writer/editor Tom DeFalco as a possible alternate future for the Marvel Universe, which is set in the present day, with the first appearances of most Marvel heroes having taken place fifteen years earlier than in main continuity. The goal of the line was to produce comic books that were more accessible to a wider audience than Marvel’s main line of books and weren't entrenched in years of continuity, which was later repeated with the Ultimate Marvel imprint.

Three MC2 titles were launched in October 1998 as twelve issue maxiseries:

* Spider-Girl, starring the daughter of Spider-Man.
* A-Next, featuring a new team of Avengers who come together after the original Avengers disbanded.
* J2, starring the Juggernaut's son, a heroic teenager.

A-Next and J2 ended after twelve issues and were replaced by:

* Fantastic Five, featuring the expanded Fantastic Four.
* Wild Thing, starring Wolverine and Elektra's daughter.

Spider-Girl meanwhile continued publication. However, with the collapse of a deal to sell the comics in Kmart and Target both Fantastic Five and Wild Thing were cancelled after five issues, leaving Spider-Girl as the only title in the MC2 Universe still published. A few spin-off limited series were launched during the time Spider-Girl was published, such as DarkDevil and Spider-Girl Presents The Buzz.

The Spider-Girl title fell towards the brink of cancellation several times due to low sales. Campaigns by Tom DeFalco and fans of the title led to Marvel giving the title a reprieve several times. Several fans even created a webpage, to help drum up support for the book and prevent it from being canceled. In an effort to boost sales on the title, Marvel reprinted Spider-Girl in small "Digest-sized" trade paperbacks.

A five-issue limited series set in the MC2 Universe titled Last Hero Standing was printed, with the aim to reprint it in trade paperback form as soon as possible and reprint other titles in the MC2 line as trade paperbacks as well.

In 2006, Marvel released another limited series set in the MC2 Universe titled Last Planet Standing. The series was intended to wrap up all the loose ends in the MC2 Universe and destroy it at the series' conclusion. As a result, Spider-Girl was slated to be cancelled at issue 100, where the character would die. Due to backlash from DeFalco and fans, Marvel quashed the move and announced the relaunching of Spider-Girl under the title of Amazing Spider-Girl.

A new prequel strip, "Mr. and Mrs. Spider-Man" will launch in the pages of Spider-Man Family. DeFalco confirmed on the official Spider-Girl boards that this strip will serve as the definitive continuity of the MC2 Spider-Man timeline.

Marvel Comics 2 Universe

The Amazing Spider-Girl 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
American Dream 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
A-Next 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Avengers Next 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Fantastic Five vol.1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
The Fantastic Five vol. 2 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
J2 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Last Hero Standing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Last Planet Standing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Spectacular Spider-Girl 1, 2, 3, 4
Spider-Girl 0, ½, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 1999 Annual
Spider-Girl presents: The Buzz 1, 2, 3
Spider-Girl presents: DarkDevil 1, 2, 3
Spider-Girl: The End 1
What If vol. 2 #105
Wild Thing 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

TPBs:

Spider-Girl (reprints Spider-Girl #0–8)
Last Hero Standing (reprints Last Hero Standing #1–5)
Last Planet Standing (reprints Last Planet Standing #1–5)
The Amazing Spider-Girl Vol. 1: Whatever Happened to the Daughter of Spider-Man (reprints Amazing Spider-Girl #0–6)
The Amazing Spider-Girl Vol. 2: Comes the Carnage! (reprints Amazing Spider-Girl #7–12)
The Amazing Spider-Girl Vol. 3: Mind Games (reprints Amazing Spider-Girl #13–18)
Avengers Next: Rebirth (reprints Avengers Next #1–5)
The Fantastic Five: The Final Doom (reprints Fantastic Five vol. 2 #1–5)
American Dream: Beyond Courage (reprints American Dream #1-5)


Digest-sized TPBs
Spider-Girl Vol. 1: Legacy (reprints Spider-Girl #0–5)
Spider-Girl Vol. 2: Like Father Like Daughter (reprints Spider-Girl #6–11)
Spider-Girl Vol. 3: Avenging Allies (reprints Spider-Girl #12–16 and Spider-Girl Annual 1999)
Spider-Girl Vol. 4: Turning Point (reprints Spider-Girl #17–21 and #½)
Spider-Girl Vol. 5: Endgame (reprints Spider-Girl #22–27)
Spider-Girl Vol. 6: Too Many Spiders! (reprints Spider-Girl #28–33)
Spider-Girl Vol. 7: Betrayed (reprints Spider-Girl #34–38, & #51)
Spider-Girl Vol. 8: Duty Calls (reprints Spider-Girl #39–44)
Spider-Girl Vol. 9: Secret Lives (reprints Spider-Girl #45–50)
Spider-Girl Vol. 10: Season of the Serpent (reprints Spider-Girl #52-59)
Spider-Girl Vol. 11: Marked for Death (reprints Spider-Girl #60-66)
Spider-Girl Presents A-Next Vol. 1: Second Coming (reprints A-Next vol. 1 #1–6)
Spider-Girl Presents Fantastic Five Vol. 1: In Search of Doom (reprints Fantastic Five vol. 1 #1–5)
Spider-Girl Presents Juggernaut Jr. Vol. 1: Secrets and Lies (reprints J2 #1–6)
Spider-Girl Presents The Buzz and DarkDevil (reprints The Buzz #1–3 and DarkDevil #1–3)
Spider-Girl Presents Wild Thing: Crash Course (reprints Wild Thing #1-5)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:03:31 am 
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I will take apeek at what variants we have that can be added dude.
We just picked up the entire list aside from the Spide girl books from the last two years and trades.

Shame to have to sell them.

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Bring it on, brutha !!! :thumb:


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J2 is already on my needs list.

I have read odd minis from MC2 in the past. Enjoyable stories and very parallel to DC's Earth 2. The idea as I understood it was that it assumed that the Marvel Universe had started in the 60s and time had passed regularly and these were the second generation heroes (nissei?) much like the Infinity Inc and JSA in the 70s.


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Spider-Girl #2
J2 #2
A-Next #2

All of the above issues had two different covers.

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In Knightt's original list, the breakdown is:

206 comics
9 TPBs
16 digests

Just for those of you that want to know and are too lazy to count..

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slym2none wrote:
In Knightt's original list, the breakdown is:

206 comics
9 TPBs
16 digests

Just for those of you that want to know and are too lazy to count..

:D



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It's shame that Marvel has finally ended MC2. Spider-Girl vol. 1 is the longest running female comic in Marvel's history.

Tom DeFalco wrote much of it in a very Silver Age style that was fun and yet it never insulted your intelligence like so many other writers do when they write in this style. I just wish a few other writers and artists would have a chance to play in the MC2 Universe to give some it some different perspectives. It was and still is filled with so much untapped potentional maybe one day Marvel will revive it.


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I see a series that's missing. I can't remember the name but it featured the Parkers when Mayday was still a baby, IIRC. I think it was Web of Spider or Spider-Man Family?

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Why don't we just call ourselves C-Men and be done with it
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rasputin9977 wrote:
I see a series that's missing. I can't remember the name but it featured the Parkers when Mayday was still a baby, IIRC. I think it was Web of Spider or Spider-Man Family?

Amazing Spider-Man Family (2008) - but that contains tales from all different eras as well

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Captain America Corps (mini series from 2010) 1-5 features American Dream and is also available as tpb.

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