Marvel Comics First Issues Coming In May 2017

Welcome to our Merry Media Month of May my Friends, I hope you are ready for some Marvel-ous times this month. It appears that we not only have a whole fresh crop of first issues launching this month but the much-anticipated sequel to “Guardians Of The Galaxy” will open up this coming Friday. Some of the new series have a second issue coming out this month so I said what the heck and decided to share that here in this post as well. As usual the cover art and overall premise of these titles comes from the House Of Ideas itself and while there are NUMEROUS variant covers coming out for so many of these issues, I have only placed the cover of the main standard issues. We have a lot of ground to cover in this one so let’s get started shall we? Here we go.

“Secret Empire” #1

SECRET EMPIRE #1 (of 9): It’s been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe changes in ways nobody will expect — TRUST THE SECRET EMPIRE!

NICK SPENCER (W) • STEVE MCNIVEN (A); Cover by MARK BROOKS

“Secret Empire” #2

SECRET EMPIRE #2 (of 9): Enshrouded in darkness, plagued by the minions of Baron Mordo and cut off from all assistance, The Defenders and Doctor Strange struggle to save the lives of the innocent people consigned to this hell on Earth. Will Dagger prove to be the key to stopping this nightmare? Meanwhile, will the appearance of a new hero provide Iron Man with the key to Captain America’s startling change? THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL DEFEND YOU!

NICK SPENCER (W) • ANDREA SORRENTINO (A); Cover by MARK BROOKS

“Secret Empire” #3

SECRET EMPIRE #3 (of 9): Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition — one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren’t looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don’t worry —THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVENGE YOU!

NICK SPENCER (W) • ANDREA SORRENTINO (A); Cfor over by MARK BROOKS

“Secret Empire: Uprising” #1

SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING #1: CLASSIFIED! THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL CHAMPION YOU!

Derek Landy (W) • J. Cassara (A); Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

“Secret Warriors” #1

SECRET WARRIORS #1: A SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! Captain America has been revealed to be an agent of Hydra – and he’s coming after Inhumans! S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. QUAKE, wants no part of Hydra, so she goes underground, teaming up with MS. MARVEL, MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR, KARNAK and INFERNO to set things right – for the Inhumans, but also for the entire country! Penned by rising star Matthew Rosenberg (Kingpin, Rocket Raccoon, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank) and drawn by the immensely talented Javier Garrón (Death of X, Inhumans vs X-Men), SECRET WARRIORS is one part coming-of-age story, one part spy-thriller, all action and all heart. Don’t miss the next (and final?) generation of Inhumans as they take the Marvel Universe by storm!

MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • Javier Garrón (A); COVER BY TRADD MOORE

“Secret Warriors” #2

SECRET WARRIORS #2: A SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! When Karnak reveals what he believes to be S.H.I.E.L.D.’s true motivation for imprisoning the Inhumans, Quake finds a new sense of direction for her mission….but not everyone on the team agrees. As tensions rise between Ms. Marvel and Quake, Moon Girl finds an unlikely kinship with another team member. Can Quake steady the rocky relationship with her Secret Warriors before S.H.I.E.L.D. finds what they’re looking for? Or will a rift between allies leave the entire world in darkness?

MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • Javier Garrón (A); Cover by TRADD MOORE

“All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy” #1
“All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy” #2

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 & 2: A NEW ERA OF COSMIC ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE! The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more, on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet! Kicking things off with the biggest heist they’ve ever tried, we join Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and company as they blast their way through the galaxy, the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tails. And once they find themselves caught in a war between The Collector and The Grandmaster, there will hardly be time to explain why Groot can’t grow any bigger, what Gamora is searching for or why Drax has sworn off violence! But don’t worry, we will — with a new twice-monthly schedule, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy has space for ALL your Marvel Cosmic needs!

GERRY DUGGAN (W) • AARON KUDER (A/C)

“Rocket” #1

ROCKET #1: GET READY FOR A LIFE OF SPACECRIME! It’s a dirty universe out there, even when you’re not regularly mistaken for trash-foraging vermin. And it’s about to get dirtier. He thought his paws were clean, that he was on the up-and-up. But then an old flame swam back into his life, and he was back in the game… the heist game. If you need a safe cracked, a vault busted or a score taken…ask for Rocket. Just don’t call him a raccoon.

AL EWING (W) • ADAM GORHAM (A); Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

“I Am Groot” #1

I AM GROOT #1: GROOT IN HIS OWN SERIES, SMALLER AND BETTER THAN EVER! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies. Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family!

CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (W) • FLAVIANO (A): Cover by Marco D’ALFONSO

“Jean Grey” #1

JEAN GREY #1: When a teenage JEAN GREY traveled through time and arrived in the present, she learned the terrible fate that befell her predecessor: Possessed by a cosmic entity called the Phoenix, Jean was trapped in an endless cycle of life and death. Determined to escape that future, Jean set out to write her own destiny. But now, she’s visited by a premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her…and in this new ongoing series by DENNIS HOPELESS (ALL-NEW X-MEN, SPIDER-WOMAN, X-MEN: SEASON ONE) and VICTOR IBANEZ (EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN, STORM), she’s going to fight tooth and nail to escape becoming its next victim!

DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • VICTOR IBANEZ (A); Cover by DAVID YARDIN

“Generation X” #1

GENERATION X #1: The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some mutants will just be lucky to survive another day in a world that hates and fears them. And who better to mentor mutantkind’s lovable losers than perpetual sidekick Jubilee? But will Jubilee and GENERATION X survive the experience??

CHRISTINA STRAIN (W) • AMILCAR PINNA (A); Cover by TERRY DODSON

“Generation X” #2

GENERATION X #2: The Xavier Institute is put on lockdown when mutant-hunting PURIFIERS infiltrate the campus! And even though Jubilee’s charges are ordered out of harm’s way, some of her students can’t help but enter the line of fire. Class has only been in session for one day, and GENERATION X is about to learn some important lessons the hard way…

CHRISTINA STRAIN (W) • AMILCAR PINNA (A); Cover by TERRY DODSON

“Cable” #1

CABLE #1: WALK SOFTLY…AND CARRY A BIG GUN! CABLE sees the mighty mutant return on a brand-new mission…with all of time in the balance! When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day, whether it’s a six-gun duel at high noon or a high-tech sword fight in an ancient land, Cable is the only man who can keep history from unraveling!

JAMES ROBINSON (W) • CARLOS PACHECO (A); COVER BY DALE KEOWN

“Black Bolt” #1

BLACK BOLT #1: THE KING OF THE INHUMANS’ FIRST SOLO SERIES! Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate — The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a story as trippy as it is action-packed, with truly mind-bending art from the one and only Christian Ward!

SALADIN AHMED (W) • CHRISTIAN WARD (A/C)

“Luke Cage” #1

LUKE CAGE #1: CAGED VENGEANCE! Dr. Noah Burstein, the man who made Luke Cage into the unbreakable hero he is today, is dead. When Luke goes down to New Orleans for the funeral, he finds The Big Easy to be pretty &$#% difficult. Mysterious billionaires, a woman with a secret, amped-up gangs and a shadowy figure all lead Luke to the conclusion that there’s more to his father-figure’s death than meets the eye. He’s looking for answers, and it’s a bad day for anyone in his way!

DAVID F. WALKER (W) • NELSON BLAKE (A); Cover by RAHZZAH

“Zombies Assemble” #1

ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #1 & #2: The original manga is adapted into English for the first time! Time and again, the Avengers have assembled to save the Earth from destruction. But they’ve never had to face a threat as gruesome and UNDEAD as this one! Now, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must fight to contain an outbreak of horrifying zombies, and stop them from spreading across the Earth! But not all of the Avengers will escape uninfected…

YUSAKU KOMIYAMA (W) * Adapted by JIM ZUB; YUSAKU KOMIYAMA (A/C)

“Venom” #150

VENOM #150: REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD! Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they’re web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character’s near 30-year history, this monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it’s reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can’t afford to miss!

MIKE COSTA, ROBBIE THOMPSON & DAVID MICHELINIE (W); TRADD MOORE, GERARDO SANDOVAL & RON LIM (A); Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

“Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mother Entropy” #1

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #1 (of 5): The Guardians owe everyone on Knowhere money, so they’re forced to do a job for the local police. But that gets them running afoul of Pip the Troll and a mysterious entity known only as Mother Entropy. And that’s when the fun begins.

JIM STARLIN (W) • ALAN DAVIS (A/C)

“Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mother Entropy” #2

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #2 (of 5): Mother Entropy tests Pip and the Guardians to determine which of them will be her representative and rule in this plane of reality. The results produce a highly unexpected switch. Guest starring everyone’s favorite Titan: Thanos.

JIM STARLIN (W) • ALAN DAVIS (A/C)

“Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mother Entropy” #3

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #3 (of 5): Mother Entropy’s final test involves, what else, a no-holds-barred brawl at Starlin’s Bar. But this is a battle like no other the Guardians have ever fought.

JIM STARLIN (W) • ALAN DAVIS (A/C)

“Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mother Entropy” #4

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #4 (of 5): The Guardians turn to Gladiator and the Shi’ar for help against Mother Entropy. It’s a big mistake that ends up costing the universe dearly.

JIM STARLIN (W) • ALAN DAVIS (A/C)

“Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mother Entropy” #5

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MOTHER ENTROPY #5 (of 5): The Guardians fall to Mother Entropy’s might one by one. Who will be the last Guardian standing? Who has to face this monstrous villain all by his or herself?

JIM STARLIN (W) • ALAN DAVIS (A/C)

“Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout” #1

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: MISSION BREAKOUT #1: The Collector’s many-worlds-famous collection is opening its doors to the public — and you won’t believe the star attraction. Only the Guardians can break through Taneleer Tivan’s security and BREAK OUT! The Marvel Universe story of Disney’s newest, raddest ride!

CHRIS HASTINGS (W) • TIGH WALKER (A); Cover by RON LIM

“Star-Lord Annual” #1

STAR-LORD ANNUAL #1: Having narrowly escaped an assassin, Peter Quill has crash-landed on a desert planet. There, he finds a small town that’s terrorized by a mean, old varmint. Not willing to take any bullies lying down, Peter has to rally the townspeople to stand up for themselves. But it turns out there’s more to this town than meets the eye!

CHIP ZDARSKY (W) • DJIBRIL MORISSETTE (A); Cover by KRIS ANKA

“Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel” #1

STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1: “THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 1: Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

KIERON GILLEN (W) • Marco Checchetto (A); Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

PiercingMetal Thoughts: That’s a lot of stuff isn’t it? It’s surely going to be a month that cleans out the wallet as far as new titles from Marvel are concerned. I have to admit that while I am very interested in the “Secret Empire” mini-series along with the “GOTG” one, I will likely be waiting for a collected edition when it comes to these. Lately it’s been a lot easier to choose this option for my “library” space which is a nice way of saying my long comic boxes. The Guardians sure do have a prolific month ahead of them with all of these issues and the upcoming film is only going to generate a larger interest. I’m pretty stoked for the “Venom” anniversary edition and can’t believe it’s been that long for this menacing character. So what titles are you thinking of picking up across the Media Month of May in terms of the Marvel stuff? You can let me know down in the comments below and don’t forget, this coming Saturday May 6th is “Free Comic Book Day” and I spotlighted a few “must look for” items on THIS POST. See you next time with the DC Comics and Image Comics stuff and perhaps even a few more if you are good.

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