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New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Marvel

This batch features the new Al Ewing relaunch of Thor, the return of the Ultimate Universe, a team of superpowered pets, another go at the Uncanny Avengers, a chunk of Zdarsky Spider-Man goodness, and the return of Marvel Age.

 

IMMORTAL THOR #1

(W) Al Ewing (A) Martin Coccolo (CA) Alex Ross


AL EWING, MARTIN COCCOLO & ALEX ROSS GIVE THE GOD OF THUNDER THE "IMMORTAL" TREATMENT!


In Norse myths, they called him Thunderer. Vuer has he been called, and Hloriddi. The Gods know him as Asgard's King, keeper of Mjolnir, hero of the tales. When injustice grips the Earth and ancient powers bring down the sky, he fights for those who cannot - and when the tale is done, we will know what that cost him. This is the story of THE IMMORTAL THOR.


PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman - WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.? JUN230841


Why this caught my eye:

Ewing has a lot of trust from me when he's given a big run, and Coccolo's art is looking pretty nice.

 

ULTIMATE INVASION #1 (OF 4)

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Bryan Hitch


THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE BEGINS!


Superstar creators Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch team up! The Illuminati must form once again to stop the Maker from his plans to destroy - or perhaps rebuild - the universe, with Miles Morales at the center of it all! Bryan's work on THE ULTIMATES helped redefine super hero comics for the 2000s - wait until you see what he and Jonathan have in store for this decade!


Including new data pages by Jonathan Hickman - plus exclusive behind-the-scenes material on the world-building that has gone into this project!

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Why this caught my eye:

I was pretty ok with the Ultimate Universe staying dead, but hey if anyone can make it work it's Hickman. I'm not a big fan of Hitch though, I think he peaked at Authority and everything felt lazy after that. It makes sense to have him onboard though, and maybe without Millar scripting him it will feel more palatable to me.

 

MARVEL UNLEASHED #1 (OF 4)

(W) Kyle Starks (A) TBA (CA) David Baldeon


KRAVEN UNLEASHES THE BEASTS!


When Kraven abducts Lockjaw at the same time a local scientist mixed up with A.I.M. goes missing, it's up to Throg the Frog of Thunder, Redwing the Falcon, Chewie the Cat Flerken, Lucky the Pizza Dog, Bats the Ghost Dog and their scrappy new ally D-Dog to save the day. But there's more to this case than meets the eye, and something infernal lurks in the shadows. Can feathers, fangs and claws stand against one of the deadliest foes in the Marvel Universe?

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Why this caught my eye:

That's just an all-star cast as far as I'm concerned.

 

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 (OF 5)

(W) Jonathan Hickman, Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Javier Garron


The FALL OF X calls for the return of the Avengers' Unity Squad! Innocent people and world leaders are dead after simultaneous attacks on the U.S. and Krakoan governments, and that means one thing: It's time for a new squad of Avengers. False-flag attacks meant to whip up anti-mutant hysteria are unfolding, and hey, some of Steve Rogers' best friends are mutants. Your new unity squad is: Captain America, Rogue, Deadpool, Quicksilver, Psylocke and Monet. They must solve the mystery of who the new, murderous Captain Krakoa is - and stop his team of killers from igniting the fires of a new world war.


PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman - WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.?

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Why this caught my eye:

I never really cared for the previous runs, but again hey it's Hickman. I do really like Garron's artwork though, so unlike Ultimate Invasion this has a bit more going for it.

 

SPIDER-MAN BY CHIP ZDARSKY OMNIBUS HC ZDARSKY DM VAR

(W) Chip Zdarsky, Mike Drucker (A) Adam Kubert, Various (CA) Chip Zdarsky


Celebrated writer Chip Zdarsky puts Peter Parker front and center as all of his unmissable SPIDER-MAN stories are collected in one package! Spidey and his ol' pal the Human Torch learn that the Kingpin is still a force to be reckoned with! The webslinger lands right in the middle of the Tinkerer's family feud! Peter's "sister" returns, J. Jonah Jameson makes a shocking discovery, and they all end up in a world without a Spider-Man - where Norman Osborn reigns supreme! Plus, Zdarsky teams with legend Mark Bagley to tell Peter's life story as if he aged in real time! And what if Spidey never took off the symbiote suit?


Collecting PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (2017) #1-6 and #297-310, PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (2018) #1, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #1-6, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY ANNUAL #1, SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER'S SHADOW #1-5 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 (SECRET EMPIRE). JUN231092


Why this caught my eye:

So I saw they were offering an omnibus for the Clone Saga material, and I just wanted to point out a much better use of your $125. One would think it an obvious choice in quality, but my general lack of faith in humanity (thus proven by the creation of a Clone Saga omnibus) motivated me to just highlight this one. It's worth it just for Life Story, and there's a lot of other great stuff so treat yourself.

 

MARVEL AGE #1000

(W) Rainbow Rowell, Jamie McKelvie (A) Various (CA) Gary Frank


IT'S A CELEBRATION OF THE MARVEL AGE OF COMICS - AND YOU ARE INVITED!


This massive commemorative issue includes contributions from some of the most storied creators in Marvel history, as well as a few surprises, as the classic days of Marvel are explored in depth!


J. Michael Straczynski and Kaare Andrews create the Marvel Universe in a backyard!


Dan Slott and Michael Allred depict a crucial turning point for Captain Marvel!


Rainbow Rowell and Jamie McKelvie explore the blossoming relationship between Cyclops and Jean Grey!


The original Human Torch finds his purpose thanks to Mark Waid and Alessandro Cappuccio!


The Silver Surfer confronts Mephisto under the guidance of Steve McNiven!


And more, more, more!


Plus: The ultimate Marvel Value Stamp, #1000! Who or what will it feature?

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Why this caught my eye:

Here's a more complete list of contributors.

 

That's it for this batch, we'll check out some DC on the next round!

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