from CBR

For the past two weeks, each weekday Marvel has released a teaser image, drawn by some of the highest-profile artists in the industry, relating to past major events in the Marvel Universe — though with things altered somewhere between slightly and drastically. It started innocently enough the day after New York Comic Con with a “Civil War” teaser illustrated by Adi Granov which looked like a fairly typical representation of that famous 2006-2007 story — but was followed by more puzzling images like “Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies,” “Years of Future Past,” alternate takes on “Armor Wars,” “Infinity Gauntlet” and “Planet Hulk” and even a teaser heavily suggesting the long-speculated end of the Ultimate Universe, drawn by Mark Bagley (who drew 111 issues of “Ultimate Spider-Man”). No further information has accompanied these teasers, other than a common date of “Summer 2015.”

A total of 10 teasers have been released — with no sign yet of stopping — and no answers have been publicly provided by Marvel as to what this is leading towards. The prevailing speculation is that it’s linked to “Secret Wars,” a forthcoming 2015 event by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic that, like these teasers, borrows a title from Marvel history, and looks to encompass a very wide range of the company’s fictional worlds. In this week’s AXEL-IN-CHARGE column, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso provided the most insight yet into what these images are all about.

“What I can say is that none of these teasers are for ‘What If?’ stories,” Alonso said. “These stories really happen. And they happen in real-time — they’re not flashbacks. They count.”

Feel free to fuel your speculation further with this gallery of all 10 images released so far, and keep reading CBR for the very latest on Marvel’s mysterious teasers.

FROM LEFT: “Civil War” teaser by Adi Granov, “Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies” teaser by Carlos Pacheco, “Years of Future Past” teaser by Arthur Adams.

FROM LEFT: “Planet Hulk” teaser by Mukesh Singh, “Armor Wars” teaser by Steve Pugh, “House of M” teaser by Jorge Molina.

FROM LEFT: “Infinity Gauntlet” teaser by Dustin Weaver, “Old Man Logan” teaser by Steve McNiven, “Inhumans: Attilan Rising” teaser by W. Scott Forbes.

FROM LEFT: “Ultimate Universe: The End” teaser by Mark Bagley, “Age of Apocalypse” teaser by Andy Clarke, “Future Imperfect” teaser by Dale Keown.

FROM LEFT: “Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows” teaser by Adam Kubert, “Avengers vs. X-Men” teaser by Skottie Young, “X-Men ’92” teaser by Pepe Larraz.

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