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

Marvel Reveals Epic “Absolute Carnage” Tie-Ins

It’s always great to share some comic book updates with the readership and here is some news about the upcoming “Absolute Carnage” mini-series and the titles that will crossover with it. Read on.

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The Press Release:
This summer, everyone is a target in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, Marvel’s epic summer event!

At the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas this past weekend, Marvel announced upcoming “ABSOLUTE CARNAGE” tie-in titles debuting this August, including the new limited series “SCREAM”, featuring the return of a classic symbiote…the daughter of Venom! Check out all the covers for the tie-ins announced below, along with a handy checklist to make sure you don’t miss any of these exciting stories! Don’t miss these thrilling tie-in adventures to the deadliest story in the Marvel Universe, available at your local comic shops this August!

VENOM #17: Written by DONNY CATES; Art by IBAN COELLO; Cover by KYLE HOTZ

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“Venom” #17

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Marvel Comics Presents: “Marvel Comics” #1000 This August

The Press Release:
As Marvel honors its 80th Anniversary this year, Marvel announced a new epic comic book issue to celebrate the legacy of the Marvel Universe: MARVEL COMICS #1000! Featuring 80 creative teams with luminaries from both classic and current comic books (and beyond!), this oversized one-shot will be packed with pages spanning across generations of Marvel’s iconic Super Heroes – with cover art from legendary artist Alex Ross!

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As the Marvel Universe reaches new heights around the globe, MARVEL COMICS #1000 serves as a testament to the world of characters and stories that have captured the hearts of millions of fans – whether they’ve followed Marvel for years or are just getting started. Anyone will be able to pick up this book and dive right into the Marvel Comics Universe!

Al Ewing, writer of the critically-acclaimed Immortal Hulk series, will be the primary writer of MARVEL COMICS #1000, framing the overall structure of the book.
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Marvel Comics Presents: “Spider-Man Costume” Variants For June

June will be here before you know it, and that means you are going to want to know about some of the upcoming variant covers that will be delivered by the House Of Ideas. This group showcases the best suits of Spider-Man….take a look at the press copy and provided images from Marvel PR.

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The Press Release:
This June, celebrate Spider-Man with a series of variant covers that show off the webslinger in the many epic costumes he’s worn over the years, including his stealth suit, symbiote suit, webbing suit, cosmic suit, Fantastic Four suit, and more! Look for Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN variants on these select titles this June:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 by Stuart Immonen

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2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 by Olivier Coipel

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Marvel Announces Exclusive Agreement with Pat Gleason

The Press Release:
Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce that artist Pat Gleason will bring his distinctive style and ideas to Marvel in an exclusive agreement!

One of the most versatile creators in the comic industry, Gleason has lent his talent to numerous DC, Marvel, and Image properties over the years, helping to produce multiple New York Times best-selling books including Batman And Robin, Aquaman, Green Lantern Corps, JLA, and Welcome To The Working Week with Patton Oswalt.

Gleason, known for his striking dynamic art style, will be joining the incredible family of Spider-Man artists on today’s titles to bring the Marvel Universe to life, starting with a short story in Amazing Spider-Man #25 in July!

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“Pat and I started our comic book careers together almost two decades ago, and ever since joining Marvel, he’s an artist I’ve been dying to work with here, to have him draw our incredible characters,” said Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “I’m thrilled that the stars have now aligned and Pat’s joined us in the hallowed halls of the House of ideas. Trust me, the contributions he’s going to make to our comics are going to mind-blowing!”
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Scenes From “Free Comic Book Day” in Brooklyn (5/4/2019)

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“Free Comic Book Day” is currently underway and I was on point at my local retailer of Galaxy Comics in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn nice and early to take advantage of the titles being offered before any of them ran out of the supply. Let’s head inside and start browsing and making some critical choices of what to fill our bag with.

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Last month I did a quick overview of the titles that interested me the most and if you feel like checking that summary out just click HERE. Fortunately all of the issues that I wanted and then some were available. Let’s examine in visual together, I will not be saying much along the way.

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