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Marvel Next is an initiative that was launched by Marvel Comics in early 2005. It was designed to spotlight several unrelated titles that feature young protagonists. Like the Tsunami imprint before it, it aims to attract young readers. Marvel Next titles carry a "Marvel Next" tag on the cover, but not in the place imprint names generally carry their logos.

The titles are set in the Marvel Universe and most of them (Araña: The Heart of the Spider, Young Avengers, Runaways, and Amazing Fantasy Vol 2) all have connections to pre-existing titles (taking advantage of settings, characters and events from previous stories).

Crossover There has been little or no crossover between the various comics. However, the Young Avengers and the Runaways have been mentioned in one another's comics.

Thus far, the closest thing to a crossover has centered on the fictional drug MGH. It has appeared in numerous Marvel titles over the past few years, but recently appeared in a two-part Young Avengers story in Autumn 2005. The following month, the Runaways were asked to fight the Pusher Man, an MGH dealer.

Gravity has appeared in Marvel Team-Up, alongside other new heroes such as Araña and X-23, and Excelsior member Darkhawk.

In a press conference, Joe Quesada announced that, as part of the Marvel Civil War event, a miniseries called Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways would be published.

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