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

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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Marvel Unveils “Ant-Man & The Wasp” True Believers For June 2018

You’re probably thinking that there have been a LOT of the Marvel Comics “True Believers” titles coming at you fast and furious over the last few months and you would be 100% correct in this assumption. Collector’s have just taken a deep breath after the series of issues that focused on “Wolverine” and before that it was a whole bunch with that Lethal Protector “Venom”. Oh yeah there were also a bunch of “Avengers” themed ones in tandem with the “Avengers: Infinity War” film. Now it’s time to think smaller than ever before because the latest group features “Ant-Man and The Wasp”. A new trailer was released a few weeks ago and we shared it HERE in case you missed it. Now, let’s check out these new “True Believers” titles.

The Press Release:
This summer, the fans can relive some of their favorite Ant-Man/Giant-Man and Wasp classics with a line of Ant-Man themed TRUE BELIEVERS comics, available only at your local comic book shops. Reproducing some of the most iconic Ant-Man/Giant-Man and Wasp stories of all time at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are perfect for readers new and old. Whether it’s your first time reading these memorable tales or your hundredth – you won’t want to miss this special celebration. Look for your favorite classic stories with new and colorful re-printings!

TRUE BELIEVERS: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP – THE BIRTH OF GIANT-MAN 1: Reprinting material from Tales to Astonish (1959) #35, #49

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Marvel Reveals “Captain America” #1 Variants

It was way back at the close of February that I shared the news about the upcoming “Captain America” series coming from Marvel Comics. If you missed the briefing just click HERE to be up to date on the news.

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The Press Release:
Marvel is excited to celebrate CAPAIN AMERICA #1 from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu with a new variant covers from superstar artists. Readers got a sneak peek at the creative team’s story in the Avengers/Captain America Free Comic Book Day issue this past weekend and praise is already high for the new series, with Adventures In Poor Taste claiming “the story presented here is almost dreamlike and should pique readers’ interest.” Don’t miss the opportunity to dive into this fresh new adventure on July 4th, when CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 hits comic shops!

5/8/2018: Joe Jusko Variant Variant Cover Is Revealed

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“Captain America” #1 (Joe Jusko)

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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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