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  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Marvel

This batch features relaunches for Doc Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy, some miniseries for Hellcat and Venom, a little bit of mutant shenanigans, a questionable choice for an omnibus, Steve Skroce presenting some Ben Grimm adventures, and the return of Jeff the land shark.

 

DOCTOR STRANGE #1

(W) Jed MacKay (A) Pasqual Ferry (CA) Alex Ross


Stephen Strange is back! Reunited with Clea and Wong, it's back to business as usual for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your children fallen into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then call Doctor Strange!


Join Jed MacKay (MOON KNIGHT, BLACK CAT) and Pasqual Ferry (NAMOR: CONQUERED SHORES, SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER'S SHADOW, THOR) as they begin a new chapter in the life of the Master of the Mystic Arts!

Rated T+

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Why this caught my eye:

I don't have an real feelings on MacKay, but Pasqual Ferry art on a Doc Strange title just sounds like a lot of fun.

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Kev Walker (CA) Marco Checchetto


WHO ARE THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY?


One year ago, the Guardians of the Galaxy were destroyed. Their optimistic future shattered by the betrayal of one of their own. Now they ride the space lanes of a lawless corner of the galaxy, trying to outrun their tragedy. Can they rediscover their heroism and humanity on the bleakest frontier? Can they forgive the failures of their past? Or will they fade into the dark, eternally unforgiven?


Writers JACKSON LANZING and COLLIN KELLY (CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY) team up with artist KEV WALKER (PREDATOR) for a Guardians story like no other!

Rated T+

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Why this caught my eye:

Kev Walker's style won't appeal to everyone (so I'm a little curious to see how long he'll be on the title), but I do appreciate him and he feels like a decent fit for some cosmic shenanigans.

 

HELLCAT #1 (OF 5)

(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) Alex Lins (CA) Pere Perez


Leaping from the pages of CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL'S IRON MAN run, Hellcat is back! Patsy is back on the west coast, living in a demon house haunted by the ghost of her mother! When someone close to Patsy's inner circle is murdered, Hellcat becomes the prime suspect! Now Patsy must prove her innocence and evade both the police and the supernatural Sleepwalkers. To add to the perils she faces, her demonic ex Daimon Hellstrom shows up and that's never a good thing. A supernatural, superhero murder mystery!

Rated T

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Why this caught my eye:

I just like Patsy Walker, and while I would like to see her star more often it's probably smart of Marvel to just limit it to the occasional miniseries.

 

ROGUE AND GAMBIT #1

(W) Stephanie Phillips (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Steve Morris


DESTINY STRIKES YOUR FAVORITE X-MEN DUO!


Krakoa is on a precipice. Destiny alone can see what's coming - but the precog cannot act. For that, she'll need her adoptive daughter, Rogue. Husbands need not apply! But with mutant duties stealing Rogue away so much these days, Gambit is determined to make the most of the mission and put some Cajun spice back into their increasingly complicated love affair. He just has to make it out of the bar first.


Powerhouse writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Millie the Spy) joins fan-favorite artist Carlos G?mez (X-Terminators, Amazing Spider-Man) for a thrill ride that'll lay bare some of Krakoa's biggest secrets!

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Why this caught my eye:

Obligatory spotlight for you Rogue/Gambit fans. The Destiny stuff is the more interesting draw for me.

 

SINS OF SINISTER DOMINION #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Lucas Werneck, Paco Medina (CA) Leinil Yu


SEVEN TRILLION DEADLY SINS!

A thousand years of hell and damnation comes to end with the loudest scream in history and for the truly guilty, there is no escape. Can the future change the present, or will we just make all the same mistakes again? Either way, the present will have to live with the future's sins.

Rated T+

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Why this caught my eye:

If you're already deep in the X-Men stuff you may not need the heads up on this, but as it's a one-shot do your local comic shop a favor and request it.

 

VENOM LETHAL PROTECTOR II #1 (OF 5)

(W) David Michelinie (A) Farid Karami (CA) Paolo Siqueira


BROCK VS. DOOM. 'NUFF SAID!


Venom co-creator DAVID MICHELINIE returns with a brand-new story set in the sinister symbiote's past when brains - and Spider-Man - were still on the menu! This time, he's uniting with rising star FARID KARAMI to weave an epic, blockbuster story that will take Venom from the streets of NYC to the kingdom of Latveria as EDDIE BROCK is challenged like never before! What (or WHO) will Venom need to overcome the fiercest foe in the Marvel U? One thing's for certain, this monster's bringing the mayhem!

Rated T+

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Why this caught my eye:

11 year old me is just kinda marking out for A) the title, and B) a Doom crossover.

 

X-MEN 2099 OMNIBUS HC

(W) John Francis Moore, Various (A) Various (A/CA) Ron Lim


The X-Men: Not just a job, but a heritage!


In the year 2099, Xi'an Chi Xan wants Meanstreak, Krystalin, Skullfire, Metalhead, Serpentina, Junkpile and Cerebra to help rebuild Charles Xavier's century-old dream - but lies, betrayal and assassination may tear them down before they start! The gods of the Aesir and demons of the Theatre of Pain - including the sadistic Brimstone Love - are against them, but will the shape-shifting Bloodhawk join the new X-Men's cause? Halloween Jack offers more tricks than treats, the Free Radicals will Daze and confuse, the Undead rise, and the X-Nation is born! But is Xi'an truly this era's Professor X? Or will he become the X-Men's most dangerous enemy?


Collecting XMEN 2099 #1-35, SPIDER-MAN 2099 (1992) #16, RAVAGE 2099 #15, DOOM 2099 #14, PUNISHER 2099 #13, X-MEN 2099 SPECIAL #1, X-MEN 2099: OASIS and X-NATION 2099 #1-6.

Rated T

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm not actually recommending this, I'm just taking the time to vent about Marvel having the gall to charge $125 for this package. I get that the physical amount of paper and ink may be worth that much, but this is X-Men 2099 we're talking about here. It might be a pain to hunt this stuff down but like, what, maybe spend the time to shift through discount bins and spend $50-65? Tops? Hey, there's a decent chance the retailer/dealer might be willing to pay you to get rid of them.


Meanwhile, I still can't get reprints of Tom Peyer's Hourman.......

 

CLOBBERIN TIME #1 (OF 5)

(W) Steve Skroce (A/CA) Steve Skroce


It's Clobberin' Time all the time, as Ben Grimm teams up with heroes from across the Marvel Universe for BIG, FIST-POUNDING ACTION! But the stakes have never been higher! In this opening issue, Ben and the Incredible Hulk are stranded on a distant, ancient, alien world, where the duo must protect an ancient people against legions of Deviant hordes and ultimately face the wrath of a Celestial. Luckily, they have four fists between them!

RATED T

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Why this caught my eye:

After all the huge gaps of time where we didn't have Steve Skroce art when he went to work for movies, it's just amazing to me to see him working on a full Marvel miniseries.

 

IT'S JEFF #1

(W) Kelly Thompson (A/CA) Gurihiru


JEFF THE LANDSHARK STARS IN HIS OWN FIN-TASTIC COMIC!


Since his very first appearance, Jeff the Land Shark has flooded our hearts like an adorable tidal wave! Now the ingenious, the extraordinary, the unbearably innocent Jeff embarks on his own adventures across the Marvel Universe! You thought it was safe doing laundry or going for a leisurely swim in the pool but no activity can protect against Jeff's cuteness! Collecting the hit Infinity Comics series from the Marvel Unlimited app, this one-shot features a brand-new cover and tail...we mean tale!

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Why this caught my eye:

I mean, just look at that adorable guy.

 

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

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