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Marvel Comics Announce “Strange Academy” Series For March 2020

As the new year steadily approaches, the new comic book series announcements begin to pick up steam. We’ve already talked about “INCOMING” and “SPIDER-WOMAN” and next up comes this really interesting title featuring Doctor Strange and more. Let’s investigate.

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The Press Release:
Through its history, the Marvel Universe has seen magic rise and fall to warp minds, control the future, and even destroy the very fabric of reality. Now, magic has changed and is more powerful – and dangerous – than ever, and Doctor Strange is forced to do what he’s avoided for decades: he’s opened a school for young sorcerers…but as they will soon learn, magic always comes at a cost. Welcome to STRANGE ACADEMY!

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“Strange Academy” #1

Announced by the Associated Press, STRANGE ACADEMY will launch this March as a new ongoing series helmed by best-selling comic book veterans: Eisner Award-winning writer Skottie Young (Deadpool, Rocket Raccoon) and critically acclaimed artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Champions). The new series will bring together a whole new class of students from Earth, Weirdworld, Asgard, the Dark Dimension, and beyond to learn how to control their gifts in the Mystic Arts under Doctor Strange, Brother Voodoo, The Ancient One, Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom, and all of Marvel’s most iconic magicians. But with a new threat looming on the horizon, is it too late?
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Marvel Announces “Spider-Woman” Series For Spring 2020

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The Press Release:
Whether it’s hunting Skrulls or taking down H.Y.D.R.A., Spider-Woman’s adventures have made her a favorite of readers for decades, and in March 2020, she’ll be embarking on a brand-new one in SPIDER-WOMAN #1! The enigmatic Avenger has always been as mysterious as she is fearless, and her latest series opens with her not feeling quite herself… Looking for fresh thrills, Spider-Woman takes on a job that puts her in the crosshairs of an all-new enemy! She soon finds herself caught in a web of intrigue, surrounded by unknown forces bent on her destruction. With danger on all sides and her deadly past coming to haunt her, Spider-Woman is in for an action-packed ride, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!

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“Spider-Woman” #1

This high-stakes mission comes courtesy of all-star creative team Karla Pacheco (PUNISHER ANNUAL, FANTASTIC FOUR 2099) and Pere Perez (UNCANNY X-MEN). “I love Spider-Woman, and I’m incredibly excited to share this series with both new and old Jessica Drew fans alike. This is big, can’t miss, over-the-top action, some very surprising ‘venom blasts from the pasts,’ and also a TON of helicopter explosions,” Pacheco says. “It’s a super fun adventure with a lot of twists and turns…and seriously, so many helicopter explosions. We’re taking Jess bigger and badder than she’s ever been before, and I can’t wait for readers to see what we’ve cooked up.”

What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? You’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, check out the stunning cover by Junggeun Yoon, showing Jessica doing what she does best in her iconic costume! Strap in because SPIDER-WOMAN #1 is on sale this March in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been a fan since Spider-Woman first appeared in the pages of “Marvel Premiere” which was one of my very favorite titles back in the day. She soon received her own series and I was a regular buyer of that before losing track or perhaps it finished its initial run – its been so long a time since that series that I don’t really remember. Though I haven’t followed her adventures all that recently, I do recall some issues where she was doing her thing while pregnant and that an artist did a super sexy cover that caused quite a stir among the masses and its always a pleasure to see cosplayers at the assorted conventions dressed as her. I am hopeful for this new series and will most likely be picking it up when it hits the racks this Spring. What say you? Chime in down below in the comments section.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com
Official Character Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Woman

Marvel Announces “Marvels X” Variants For January 2020

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The Press Release:
From the creative minds of comic legends Alex Ross and Jim Krueger, EARTH X introduced readers to a fascinating future where everyone was gifted with superpowers. Now, decades later, Ross and Krueger are reuniting for a prequel to their classic epic in January’s MARVELS X. To celebrate the return to this strange world, some of the industry’s best artists have crafted Marvels X variant covers featuring bold reimagined versions of your favorite characters! Keep your eyes peeled for these Marvels X variant covers and more throughout the month of January!

CAPTAIN MARVEL #14: MARVELS X VARIANT by ALEX GARNER

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“Captain Marvel” #14 (Marvels X Variant)

DEADPOOL #3: MARVELS X VARIANT by DAVID YARDIN with colors by MORRY HOLLOWELL

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“Deadpool” #3 (Marvels X Variant)

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Marvel Reveals “Thor” #1 Artist Variant Covers

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Last month we shared the news about the upcoming “Thor” series from Marvel Comics and if you missed that announcement just click HERE to be up to speed. Now we’ve begun to get the variant covers that were done by some of the industries best creatives. As you might expect, I will be continually adding to this original narrative as each cover gets revealed instead of posting a brand-new single post. This worked out well for the recent Artist Variants for “X-Men” #1 and “Fantastic Four” #1 so why change a working process. I’ll begin with the main cover of the series that will launch in January 2020. Let’s take a look shall we.

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“Thor” #1

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Marvel Says “One Will Unite Them” in “Incoming” Trailer

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The Press Release:
The most monumental story of 2020 kicks off here! Building on 2019’s incredible epics including House of X, Absolute Carnage, War of the Realms and more, Incoming sets the stage for the next major Marvel crossover. So get ready for action and intrigue in this all-new trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

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“Incoming” #1

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