1:46pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel Announces 'True Believer' Budget Reprint Program
Looking to bring new fans up to date on the history of its fictional universe before things start to fall apart in May’s Secret Wars event, Marvel Entertainment announced Thursday the launch of True Believers, a line of reprint titles retailing for just one dollar.
Describing the selection of the ten True Believers titles as “some of the most popular stories in recent memory,” Marvel svp sales & marketing David Gabriel said in a statement that the company is “proud to bring them to fans in a new format that will allow them to sample some of Marvel’s best and brightest gems.”
Significantly, the ten titles focus on characters, storylines or eras that have been trailed as being part of the Secret Wars event beginning in May, which is rumored to redefine the Marvel Universe moving forward. The full list of April True Believers titles is:
TRUE BELIEVERS: INFINITY GAUNTLET No. 1 (Reprinting material from INFINITY GAUNTLET No. 1.)
TRUE BELIEVERS: MARVEL ZOMBIES No. 1 (Reprinting MARVEL ZOMBIES No. 1)
TRUE BELIEVERS: AGE OF APOCALYPSE No. 1 (Reprinting material from X-MEN ALPHA)
TRUE BELIEVERS: CIVIL WAR No. 1 (Reprinting material from CIVIL WAR No. 1)
TRUE BELIEVERS: PLANET HULK No. 1 (Reprinting INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) No. 92)
TRUE BELIEVERS: HOUSE OF M No. 1 (Reprinting HOUSE OF M No. 1)
TRUE BELIEVERS: OLD MAN LOGAN No. 1 (Reprinting WOLVERINE (2003) No. 66)
TRUE BELIEVERS: ARMOR WARS No. 1 (Reprinting material from IRON MAN (1968) No. 225)
TRUE BELIEVERS: MILES MORALES No. 1 (Reprinting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) No. 1)
TRUE BELIEVERS: AGE OF ULTRON No. 1 (Reprinting AGE OF ULTRON No. 1)
Additionally, Marvel has announced that April will also see the first issue of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers series receive a $1.00 reprint, under the title Powers Firsts. All titles will be available in comic book stores.