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Upcoming comic book solicitations and reviews of key titles along with comic book publishing industry news.

Marvel Comics Reveal All-New “The Avengers” Team Roster

The Press Release:
THE AVENGERS WILL FIGHT AS ONE! In the wake of NO SURRENDER, a new AVENGERS team will rise, and a brand-new, epic story by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness will begin!

AVENGERS #1 will reunite the powerful Big Three, with Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man joining Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes), Hulk (Jennifer Walters) and Doctor Strange as they fight as one to save the world from one of their most powerful enemies yet.
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IDW Publishing Announces: “Transformers: Unicron” Miniseries

Fans of “The Transformers” franchise will love the idea of this brand new miniseries from IDW Publishing who’ve been offering up stories about the famous robots in disguise with “Transformers: Unicron”. Take a look at some art and the full press release down below. I’ll return at the close.

The Press Release:
The fate of all worlds are at stake, as the world-eating menace Unicron has set his sights on Cybertron, home of the TRANSFORMERS robots, and next in line… EARTH! A bi-weekly six issue event titled TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON arrives this July and will bring about the end of the TRANSFORMERS universe as we know it. As Optimus Prime gathers his defense against this monstrous threat, it might be too little too late.

Veteran TRANSFORMERS creators John Barber (Optimus Prime) and Alex Milne (More Than Meets The Eye) are joined by colorist Sebastian Cheng (Revolution) to tell the epic conclusion to the current TRANSFORMERS comic book universe.
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IDW Announces “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita” Miniseries

Fans of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” side of the fence will love the notion that a brand-new miniseries is coming their way in May. Let’s take a look at the first issue cover and the full press release.

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“Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita” #1

The Press Release:
After the stellar success of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken, which introduced the alternate “Mirror” villainous version of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew to comics, and the excitement around the upcoming five-week mega-event Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror, IDW now returns to the original, or “prime,” universe this August in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita, beginning a brand-new wave of episodic miniseries!

This six-issue miniseries reveals unique, focused stories where beloved characters find themselves in new, unfamiliar situations, in a format echoing the “done-in-one” nature of the television series. However, each issue also features a subtle throughline of an evil Mirror Universe crewmember established in the Mirror Broken and Through the Mirror series remaining on the ship, wreaking havoc while posing as his prime universe counterpart. Featuring the best of both the Mirror and original universes, Terra Incognita is a unique new step in this riveting saga.
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Image Comics Reveals “10” New “Image Firsts” $1 Issues For 2018

Before we begin I have to ask you all a question. Do you have an extra $10 on you? If you answered “Yes” to the question, you’ll want to put it someplace safe in your wallet or purse and make a call to your local comic book retailer and ask them to add the brand-new Image Comics “Image Firsts” one dollar issues to your pull list. Let’s overview the recently issued press about the titles and enjoy the provided images.

The Press Release:
In response to recent feedback from direct market retailers, Image Comics is pleased to announce the expansion of the popular “Image Firsts” editions—printings of the first issues of popular series that only cost $1. Perfect for readers interested in trying out a variety of new series without feeling the effects on their wallet, five popular titles will have their Image First editions brought back to print while seven additional bestselling series will get Image First editions this April. These new releases will be available in stores on Wednesday, April 25th—just in time for retailers to stock up for the influx of new customers on Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th.

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“Image Firsts: Afar” #1

AFAR #1 by Leila Del Duca & Kit Seaton: In a fantastical post-industrial desert, 15-year-old Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astral project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man hurt on a planet light-years away, she must figure out a way to project back to save him. On her own world, Boetema’s two parents have temporarily left her and her 13-year-old brother, Inotu, to make a living as salt shepherds. Left to their own devices, the two siblings must flee across a dangerous desert when Inotu gets into trouble with a threatening cyborg bodyguard. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in Inotu as she navigates her newfound abilities.

CURSE WORDS #1 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne: A wizard has appeared in present-day New York! His name is Wizord, and he’s here to save us all from dark magical forces bent on our destruction. He’s the best wizard of all time! Or…he’s not, and he’s lying to everyone, and secretly is the dark magical force, but wants to hang out in our world for a while because it’s so much nicer than the hellhole he comes from. Secrets, and spells, and talking koalas—CURSE WORDS is a gonzo dark fantasy from Charles Soule (Daredevil, Letter 44, Star Wars) and Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS).
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DC Comics Unveils “Action Comics” #1000 Variant Covers

The Press Release:
DC Entertainment celebrates 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! Now, DC unveils the art for seven out of the eight variant covers, each designed to reflect a decade in the history of the Man of Steel! (I’ve started this presentation with the main cover for this particular issue for good measure – The variants will follow down after that one).

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“Action Comics” #1000

ACTION COMICS #1000: 1930s Variant cover by Steve Rude

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“Action Comics” #1000 (1930’s Variant)

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