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Marvel Imprints
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Date Written: 3/23/10 Last Updated: 12/29/15


Imprints major Marvel universes that are separate from each other.
major universe have more than one series.  oneshot and what if? issue(s) are not considered.

Earth 616

The primary universe.  This is the largest and most important.  The storylines are based on many decades of backstory.


Ultimate

This was not meant to be ongoing, but became quite popular.  This imprint is more recent and is Marvel's research and development imprint where they try out radical new ideas.  It is a re–imagining of the Marvel universe.  The titles invariably begin with "Ultimate" in the name. ref

Ongoing titles include:

Ultimate Spider–Man: 1 – 133, 150 ongoing
Ultimate Fantastic Four: 1 – 60
Ultimates:
Ultimate X – Men: 1 – 100, Annual 1 – 2 ref
Ultimate Comics X ongoing
Ultimate Comics Spider–Man 1 – 15 occurs between Ultimate Spider–Man #133 and #150
Ultimate Comics Mystery limited series
Ultimate Comics Avengers ongoing


2099

These stories take place in the dystopia of 2099.  The titles generally end with 2099.  ref

Titles include:

Doom 2099: 1 – 44
X–Men 2099: 1 – 35
Spider–Man 2099: 1 – 46
Punisher 2099: 1 – 34
Ghost Rider 2099: 1 – 25
Hulk 2099: 1 – 10
Mutant 2099
X–Nation: 1 – 6


MC2

What if the Marvel characters aged in real time?  Here you have Marvel characters that have married and have had kids, but the stories take place in the present day.  It was short lived, but the Spider–Girl title is still around today! ref

Titles include:

Spider–Girl 0 – 100
Amazing Spider–Girl 0 – 30
Spectacular Spider–Girl: 2009: 1 – 2
Spectacular Spider–Girl: 2010: 1 – 11
J2 1 – 12
Wild Thing 1 – 5
A–Next 1 – 12
Fantastic Five: 1999: 1 – 5
Fantastic Five: 2007: 1 – 5
DarkDevil 1 – 3
Last Hero Standing 1 – 5
Last Planet Standing: 1 – 5
American Dream 1 – 5
Avengers Next: 1 – 5
Spider–Girl Presents: The Buzz: 1 – 3


Marvel Adventures

This is a more kid friendly universe and is still ongoing and hopefully will continue. ref

Titles include:

Avengers
Fantastic Four
Iron Man
Hulk
Spider–Man
Super Heroes


First Class

These are non–cannon untold stories that take place in the early days of Marvel universe.  ref Titles include:

X–Men First Class
X–Men First Class Vol 2
Wolverine: First Class
Uncanny X–Men: First Class
Weapon X: First Class


1602

In this universe the Marvel heroes and villains came about in 1602 as opposed to the 20th century.

Titles include:

Marvel 1602 #1–8
1602: New World #1–5
1602: Fantastick Four #1–5
Spider–Man 1602


Noir

Marvel universe that takes place in the gangster days of the 1930's.

All titles have 4 issues.

Daredevil
Luke Cage
Punisher
Spider–Man
Wolverine
X–Men
Iron Man


Forever

This universe is an offshoot of The primary universe from the mid 1980's.  It is very nostalgic.  It is somewhat later than the x–men of the 1960's.  It is very new.

Titles include:

Avengers Forever: (1 – 12) Note: This is not part of the forever imprint.  The rest listed below are.
New Mutants Forever
X–Men Forever ongoing
X–Factor Forever 1 – 5 ref

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