Hello my friends and welcome to March. By now I am hoping that some of you had gotten out to see the “Black Panther” film. I managed to see it yesterday because I was tied up with the Toy Fair and then a bunch of shows around the time that it opened up. The film is exciting and loaded with action and new visual worlds that makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe a bigger and better place. As you can see, there are a lot of cool titles launching this month along with some special editions and one-shots. Let’s take a look at them with the provided press and images. I’ll close out as usual at the close. Here we go.
DAMNATION: JOHNNY BLAZE GHOST RIDER #1: DAMNATION TIE-IN! Johnny Blaze takes the fight to a different devil than he usually faces — Mephisto! But Mephisto will show Johnny his own brand of suffering — and give Johnny PLENTY of reasons for vengeance.
The Press Release:
A FRESH START. May 2018. New Creative Teams. New Series. New Directions. New Beginnings. Make Mine Marvel! It all starts today…Watch the FRESH START teaser video now….
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t know how I feel about another relaunch so quickly after what appeared to be another relaunch with their “Marvel Legacy” but hey, I am willing to give anything a shot for a couple of issues at least. The weirdest part for me is that I was just getting used to the return of the legacy numbering of the currently running titles. I do love first issues as you readers who are following our monthly solicitations posts know so let’s see what happens. I’m going to venture a guess that most of the heroes that we see in the poster that was provided will be getting a brand new first issue and series over the course of the months. My hope is that they choose to keep the pricing of the issues on the lowest as possible side to ensure that they sell off the stands as fast as your local retailer can get them out of the shipment. As news about new titles gets announced I will share it here on the website. What do you readers think about this new relaunch? Are you game? Are you tired of the process? Let me know down in the comments section below. See you next time.
Coming this March, in honor of Venom’s 30th Anniversary, the next round of “True Believers” titles are going to be focused on the popular Anti-hero, Super-Villain, Deadliest Foe of the Amazing Spider-Man and whatever other title you choose to give him. Venom is one of the most unforgettable faces in the Marvel Universe and I am really excited about this next go-round. Check out the covers that we will find hitting the racks in the coming weeks down below.
TRUE BELIEVERS: VENOM – SYBIOSIS #1: Reprinting Web of Spider-Man (1985) #1
As you might have noticed, there are a LOT of variant cover programs coming from the House Of Ideas this March and the latest batch are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Venom. Can you believe that its been thirty years since we first met this incredible character? Check out the covers below and who worked on them. I’ll return at the close with some additional thoughts.
The Press Release:
In preparation for Venom’s 30th anniversary, get ready for 20 key moments showcasing the symbiote’s epic history. These anniversary covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more! The first wave of VENOM VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on March 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this March.
1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #33 by DUSTIN WEAVER
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by TERRY and RACHEL DODSON
Though the news about these latest variant covers came up in January, I’ve decided to wait until they were closer to hitting the racks so those interested could request their comic book dealer to save or order them the necessary copies. These covers will offer up “The New Mutants” who will be the stars of their own 20th Century Fox film soon. Let’s take a look at the ones that were shared with the press. If any others arrive I will edit them into this same piece.
The Press Release:
This March, a paranormal mystery will be unleashed in the Marvel Universe…and only the members of the NEW MUTANTS can stop it! In celebration of this six-issue limited series from writer Matt Rosenberg and artist Adam Gorham, Marvel is excited to announce the NEW MUTANT VARIANT COVER PROGRAM, featuring dark portraits of your favorite Marvel heroes from acclaimed artists such as Dan Mora, Declan Shalvey, Mike Deodato and more. Look for Marvel’s New Mutant variant covers on these select titles: