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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Superheroes (Marvel)

On this batch of Marvel centric titles we have a new series featuring the Thing with some amazing art, a new installment of Marvel's Voices focusing on indigenous creators and characters, the next Hulk relaunch, a hefty chunk of Doc Doom reprints, and nicely priced showcase omnibus for Chip Zdarksy's run on Howard the Duck.

THE THING #1

(W) Walter Mosley (A/CA) Tom Reilly


THE NEXT BIG THING BEGINS HERE!


Renowned storyteller Walter Mosley brings his signature style to a sweeping saga of Yancy Street's favorite son that will range from the urban sprawl of the back alleys of Manhattan to the farthest reaches of the cosmos itself! A lonely evening and a chance encounter (or is it?) sends Ben Grimm embarking on a sojourn that will have him encountering - and battling - figures both old and new.


Featuring guest appearances from figures drawn from throughout the Marvel Universe as well as precision artwork by Tom Reilly, THE NEXT BIG THING will remind audiences why the Thing is one of the most popular and beloved characters in the history of comics!

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm not to familiar with Mosley's work, but I am a big fan of Tom Reilly's artwork. If you like Alex Toth inspired, Chris Samnee-esque artwork then you should definitely give this a shot, Reilly feels like the perfect choice for the character.

MARVELS VOICES INDIGENOUS VOICES 2021 #1

(W) Rebecca Roanhorse, More (A) Jim Terry, More (CA) Kyle Charles


THE HIT VOICES SERIES CONTINUES WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY ARRAY OF INDIGENOUS TALENT!


Year two of Marvel's Voices kicks off with a celebration of Indigenous characters and talent! Get the full story behind River, the mysterious stranger from the pages of Rebecca Roanhorse's new ECHO series! Discover Snowguard's greatest hopes and fears in a tale by celebrated filmmaker Nyla Innuksuk! And many more reveals to come. New and established creators explore the wonders of the Marvel Universe - catch the next big wave here!

RATED T+

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Why this caught my eye:

The Voices books are a great way to discover creators, and I'm just glad that Marvel has been sticking to fairly regular releases of these anthologies.

HULK #1

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Ottley


"MAD SCIENTIST" PART 1 OF 6

The uncontrollable rage of the Hulk has reached an all-new level, and nobody - including the Avengers - is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? Join the superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley as they look to the stars for the next era of HULK!

RATED T+

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Why this caught my eye:

I think it's always worth giving a new creative team a shot, but Ewing's run was such a breath of fresh air for me that I might suffer from the same issue I had after Garth Ennis finished his Punisher runs. Which is to say, after reading a perfect take on a character, I'm just less inclined to keep going even if subsequent runs are good or enjoyable. That may not be fair, but I'm having a hard time thinking of the Hulk as anything but a horror comic now, and that's more of a testament to Ewing as a writer. Donny Cate has a good voice for epic sci-fi and fantasy though, so he could bring a lot of interesting ideas to the table.

DOCTOR DOOM BOOK OF DOOM OMNIBUS HC

(W) Stan Lee, More (A) Jack Kirby, More (CA) Greg Land


Bow before the grandeur of Doctor Doom! The greatest villain of all is celebrated in a tome of tyranny six decades in the making! Featuring the Latverian ruler's first battle with the accursed Reed Richards and his Fantastic Four - and their most epic clashes since! Plus: Doom's unforgettable encounters with Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men and the Avengers! A trip to hell with Doctor Strange! The power of the Beyonder! Victor von Doom's incredible life story contained in the Books of Doom! And more tales of the Lord of Latveria!


Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #5-6, #39-40, #246-247, #258, #278-279, #350 and #352; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #5; MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #20; GIANT-SIZE SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #1-2; SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #13-14; CHAMPIONS (1975) #16; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #14; UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #145-147; IRON MAN (1968) #149-150; MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #10-12; MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: EMPEROR DOOM; MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: DOCTOR STRANGE AND DOCTOR DOOM - TRIUMPH AND TORMENT; FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #67-70 and #500; FANTASTIC FOUR SPECIAL and BOOKS OF DOOM #1-6 - plus material from FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #236, #358 and ANNUAL #2; ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #1-3 and #6-8 and MARVEL DOUBLE-SHOT #2.

Rated T+

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Why this caught my eye:

That's a buttload of Doom, and while I'm not the biggest fan of 'Best of' collections there's some good stuff here, especially that Triumph and Torment GN. I will say that it's really odd that the only cover choices seem to be Greg Land (who I am not a fan of) and John Byrne (who I guess I'm more of a fan of than Land). But like, really? No Kirby?

HOWARD DUCK ZDARSKY QUINONES OMNIBUS HC QUINONES CVR

(W) Chip Zdarsky, More (A) More (A/CA) Joe Quinones


Trapped in a world he's grown quite accustomed to! Howard the Duck returns, courtesy of the sensational creative team of Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones - they're the duckiest! The furious fowl is taking on weird cases as the Marvel Universe's newest and most feathery private investigator, and his new job will take him everywhere from the Savage Land to across the cosmos! Howie shares offbeat adventures with Rocket Raccoon, Squirrel Girl, Gwenpool, She-Hulk and more - but his strangest case of all may just be the disappearance of Hollywood's Lea Thompson! Plus: What's a duck to do when the Ten Realms go to waugh...sorry, we mean war?


Collecting HOWARD THE DUCK (2015A) #1-5, HOWARD THE DUCK (2015B) #1-11, THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (2015B) #6 and material from WAR OF THE REALMS: WAR SCROLLS #1.

Rated T+

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Why this caught my eye:

$60 is a decent deal for that chunk of books, and I truly loved the fun that Zdarsky and Quinones had with their run. Seriously, there's a particularly emotional and soul shattering issue in this run that makes the whole package worth it. And yes, I am talking about soul shattering and Howard the Duck in the same conversation.

That's it for this batch, we'll hit DC comics next!

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