New Universe
New Universe
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From 1986 to 1989, in honor of Marvel Comics’ 25th anniversary, Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter launched the New Universe line of comics; a distinctly separate world, fully divorced from the mainstream continuity of the Marvel Universe, consisting of its own continuing characters and stories in a more realistic setting; including having no aliens, hidden races, gods, mythological beings, magic or super-technology. Superhuman abilities would be limited and thus more subdued in their activities, yet their actions would have more realistic consequences. Adding to the sense of realism, the New Universe titles were designed to operate in “real-time”; roughly a year would lapse in the universe for each year that passed in reality. The New Universe was the first line produced by Marvel Comics utilizing a pre-conceived shared universe concept.

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Starbrand Classic Vol. 1 + Starbrand Classic Vol. 1
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Starbrand 1-7 October 1986 – May 1987
Psi-Force Classic Vol. 1 + Psi-Force Classic Vol. 1
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Psi-Force 1-9 November 1986 – July 1987
D.P.7 Classic Vol. 1 + D.P.7 Classic Vol. 1
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D.P.7 1-9 November 1986 – July 1987
No Cover + The Pitt
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Prestige March 1988
No Cover + The Draft
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Prestige 1988
No Cover + The War Book 1
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No Cover + The War Book 2
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No Cover + The War Book 3
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No Cover + The War Book 4
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Untold Tales Of The New Universe + Untold Tales Of The New Universe
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Amazing Fantasy 18, 19; New Avengers 16; Untold Tales Of The New Universe: D.P.7; Untold Tales Of The New Universe: Justice; Untold Tales Of The New Universe: Nightmask; Untold Tales Of The New Universe: Psi-Force; Untold Tales Of The New Universe: Star Brand April – May 2006
Newuniversal: Everything Went White + Newuniversal: Everything Went White
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NewUniversal 1-6 February – July 2007