Skottie Young's Prescient Variant Cover for 'Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars' #1
Since the end of the Marvel Universe as we know was announced by Marvel SVP Publishing Tom Brevoort during the initial Secret Wars conference call (see “Secret Wars Will End the Marvel Universe”), fans have been wondering what will be left of the Marvel comic book universe after the advent of Battleworld and Secret Wars.  Today Marvel SVP of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel provided a list of 33 titles that will reach “a 616 finale with the end of the 616 universe” during the company-wide crossover event, though Gabriel did note that these books could return in one form or another in the future.

When asked what Marvel’s “Everything Ends” teaser meant, Gabriel told “It means that there will be a “616 finale!” and that means exactly what many fans have suspected – everything ends. We’ve been saying it over and over again but at the core, Battleworld IS the Marvel Universe when Secret Wars #1 hits in May. But before that, there will be a number of titles reaching, what we’re calling, a “616 finale,” ending those stories and characters as you knew them – for now!

Now in a perfect world, we’d have stopped every book with its April issue, putting out a nice clean May Previews catalog. Everyone would have seen upfront all those titles that had their finale, and all those titles that were starting fresh. But things don’t always go so easily.  Instead we gave our creators the option to end their stories the way they wanted to; we let them tell "Last Days" stories if they wanted to; we let them tell Secret Wars stories if they wanted to. So in the end Secret Wars truly has been a creative driven process.”

The titles that are heading for that ‘616’ extinction include:

  1. All-New Captain America
  2. All-New Ghost Rider
  3. All-New X-Men
  4. Amazing Spider-Man
  5. Amazing X-Men
  6. Angela: Asgard’s Assassin
  7. Avengers
  8. Avengers World
  9. Captain Marvel
  10. Cyclops
  11. Deadpool
  12. Elektra
  13. Fantastic Four
  14. Guardians 3000
  15. Guardians of the Galaxy
  16. Hulk
  17. Inhuman
  18. Iron Fist: The Living Weapon
  19. Legendary Star-Lord
  20. Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man
  21. New Avengers
  22. Nightcrawler
  23. Nova
  24. Rocket Raccoon
  25. Secret Avengers
  26. Spider-Man & The X-Men
  27. Spider-Man 2099
  28. Storm
  29. Superior Iron Man
  30. Thor
  31. Uncanny X-Men
  32. Wolverines
  33. X-Men

Gabriel compared the title carnage wrought by the new Secret Wars to what happened to the X-books during the 1990s Age of Apocalypse event, “Secret Wars is unlike any event ever published. It’s not just an event with a few tie-ins, it’s an entirely new publishing line, an entirely new television network’s fall line-up if you will. It’s not unlike what was done in the 1990s with Age of Apocalypse. Even then, that was just the X-Men titles. But this is so much more. The entire Marvel Universe will be affected in some really shocking, really surprising ways. And that’s just the beginning of the fun!”