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Marvel Reveals “Tony Stark: Iron Man” #1 “Many Armors Of Iron Man” Variants

“Tony Stark makes you feel, He’s a cool exec with a heart of steel. As Iron Man, all jets ablaze, He’s fighting and smiting with repulsor rays!
Amazing armor! That’s Iron Man! A blazing power! That’s Iron Man!”

Oh hey how are you doing my friends? I wonder if you’ve recognized that little ditty I quoted up above as its the Iron Man theme from the classic television show “Marvel Super Heroes”. If you didn’t that is fine since the show aired in the late sixties but I couldn’t help myself in sharing based on all of these “Many Armors Of Iron Man” variant covers that will help to herald the brand new first issue of “Tony Stark: Iron Man”. Check the bunch of them out below.

The Press Release:
Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 Debuts With The Many Armors of Iron Man Variant Covers! This summer, Tony Stark returns…and Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti are bringing him back in style with an all-new collection of innovative armor! To ring in the debut of TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1, Marvel is celebrating homecoming of everyone’s genius billionaire with twenty variant covers from superstar artists Alexander Lozano and Valerio Schiti, showcasing some of the new and exciting armor that has been created for the new series!

1. EXTREMIS ARMOR VARIANT COVER

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Comic Titles To Find On “Free Comic Book Day” 2018

Just in case you might have forgotten, today is “Free Comic Book Day” and this is the once a year event that takes place on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book retailers. It’s a wonderful day for fans of the medium, and its name pretty much describes what happens and its the chance to get a nice stack of free comic books. I’ve been supporting this initiative for a few years now and cannot wait to head over to my local retailer. Here are some of the items that I am interested in getting copies of. The art and premise were all culled from the Official FCBD website which I’ve linked below for your own assistance. Here we go.

Marvel Comics:

Avengers/Captain America: Free Comic Book Day 2018 is your perfect chance to dive into the Marvel Universe! With a story from Jason Aaron and art by Sara Pichelli, Marvel’s FCBD title debuting this May features stories that set the stage for an epic new direction in the Marvel Universe. (W) Jason Aaron, Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Sara Pichelli, Leinil Francis Yu

FYI this is the back cover of the flip-book.

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Free Comic Book Day “Avengers”

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Free Comic Book Day “Captain America”

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DC Comics First Issues Coming May 2018

Let’s take a look at the first issues and special editions that are launching this month from the DC Comics folks. It’s not as hefty a pile as that of the Marvel Comics group but still some worthwhile editions to examine. As always, the copy and images come care of their press outreach but the closing editorial notes are all us. Here we go.

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“DC Nation” #0

DC NATION #0: These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series’ collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details. Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent—and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!

First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. Can the Clown Prince of Crime stand to see Batman happy? Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann set up the events that lead to BATMAN #50!

Then, DARK NIGHTS: METAL shook the DC Universe to its deepest foundations—now it’s time to rejoin legendary writer Scott Snyder, along with all-star artist Jorge Jimenez and co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, for the prelude to JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Discover what universe-shattering mysteries have emerged from the most wondrous and chaotic corners of the cosmos to hunt the Justice League in DC’s summer blockbuster event!

And get your first glimpse at Superman’s new world in this exclusive preview of the upcoming six-issue miniseries MAN OF STEEL, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by José Luis García-López. With Truth, Justice and the American Way all under attack, both Superman and Clark Kent find there’s never been a more important time to stand up for what they believe in.

BATMAN wedding prelude written by TOM KING with art by CLAY MANN
JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE PRELUDE written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON with art by JORGE JIMENEZ
MAN OF STEEL prelude written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS with art by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming May 2018

Happy May my comic book loving readers, we are here and ready to share the months first issues and special anniversary editions that will be heading our way thanks to the fine folks at Marvel Comics. Of course, the biggest news of this morning will be the blockbuster box office take from this past weekend where we found “Avengers: Infinity War” pulling in more than $630 million dollars in the global box office tally. This film only opened up on Friday my friends, so one has to assume that it is going to be riding high for the next few weeks. I’m planning on seeing it this morning at one of the early matinees but don’t worry – I will not be spoiling it for anyone. There are a LOT of comics to showcase here so I’d better get on down to business. Here we go.

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“Avengers” #1

AVENGERS #1: A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES. Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials. Behold the coming of the Final Host. Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?

Written by JASON AARON • Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS; Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

AVENGERS #2: Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth…Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies…while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials. And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hulk make brutal war against…each other? Plus, you can’t have a gathering of Avengers without a certain Prince of Lies, now can you?

Written by JASON AARON • Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS; Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

BLACK PANTHER #1: A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed…Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda! Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!

Written by TA-NEHISI COATES • Penciled by DANIEL ACUÑA; Cover by DANIEL ACUñA
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Marvel Comics Makes May A “Wolverine” True Believers Month

The fine folks at the House Of Ideas over at Marvel Comics really seem to be stepping up their game with the seemingly constant flow of “True Believers” reprints this year. Our focused readers have already seen me laud the “Infinity” related titles on THIS POST and the “Venom” ones on THIS POST and now without a break in the flow, we are getting “10” “Wolverine” issues. There wasn’t a bona fide Press Release to share with you but I do have the issues rundown and the cover art so let’s go.

TRUE BELIEVERS: KITTY PRYDE AND WOLVERINE #1 (Reprinting Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1)
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

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“True Believers: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine” #1

TRUE BELIEVERS: WOLVERINE – SWORD QUEST #1 (Reprinting Wolverine (1988) #1)
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

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“True Believers: Wolverine – Sword Quest” #1

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