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

Marvel Comics First Issues Coming November 2018

Okay comic book fans, Halloween is OVER and now it’s time to get onto planning for the next holiday which is Thanksgiving despite the fact that all of the Christmas decorations have made their appearance on store shelves everywhere. This month is a banger of a month in terms of the Marvel Comics first issue output. There are more than a dozen new beginnings hitting the racks and while many of them are mini-series, its enough to find you negotiating more hours from your boss or better budgeting if you are one of our regular concert going readers. Let’s take a look at these first go-rounds thanks to Marvel press provisions and please be mindful that many will have variant covers to purchase if such things make your collection better for you. Here we go.

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“Uncanny X-Men” #1

UNCANNY X-MEN #1: THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK! New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you…X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!

ED BRISSON, KELLY THOMPSON & Matthew ROSENBERG (W); MAHMUD ASRAR & more (A); Covers by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Editor’s Note: I showcased the numerous variant covers for “Uncanny X-Men” #1 on a post that can be examined HERE.
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Marvel Reveals “Fantastic Four” Villains Variants For December

December is going to get just a little bit darker as the villains that pit their horrific powers and evil genius against the mighty Fantastic Four get the chance to shine across comic book releases hitting the racks that month. Check out the press copy that we received a couple of weeks ago along with any provided artwork.

The Press Release:
This winter, Ben and Alicia will say “I do”… but it’s not a Marvel wedding without villains and mayhem, especially when it comes to the Fantastic Four! Just in time for the wedding of the half century, Marvel is celebrating over five decades of the first family with special variant covers featuring the team’s most memorable antiheroes! Look for Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR VILLIAN variant covers on these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 by ADI GRANOV

3. AVENGERS #1 by ALAN DAVIS

4. BLACK PANTHER #7 by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

5. DEADPOOL #7 by DAVID MARQUEZ
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Marvel Comics Asks “Who Will Stand…When The Last Guardian Falls”

WHO WILL STAND?
Marvel Comics has posed their readers a simple question with “Who Will Stand” and this is followed by “When the Last Guardian Falls”, as in the coming months a brand-new Guardians Of The Galaxy team will rise from the ashes of the old one. Uh oh, I guess I better peruse some collected editions since I had no idea the current team was heading out the galactic door. The new series hits the racks in January of 2019 and will be the combined efforts of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw (writer and artist respectively). These four fun broadcast images began running the other day but I had posts in queue and had to wait until now to share them with you. Should more arrive after I post them, I will add into this narrative like we do with the variant covers of the multiple comics we find being revealed in drips and drabs.

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Musician Andy Biersack & Z2 Comics Unveil Cover For “The Ghost Of Ohio”

The Press Release:
Coming on the heels of the recent release of Apocrypha: The Legend Of BabyMetal, Z2 Comics is pleased to announce their next title is a collaborative partnership with musician Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides/Andy Black). The Ghost Of Ohio is a graphic novel based on an original story idea created by Biersack alongside the creative team of Z2 Comics: Josh Frankel and Sridhar Reddy. Scott Tuft, known for his work on the Severed and Swamp Thing titles, is writing the comic with Biersack. Artist Eryk Donovan, best known for his Batman creations, created the cover that was unveiled at a gathering in New York City on October 4th. The Ghost Of Ohio is scheduled for release in mid-2019. Pre-orders for The Ghost Of Ohio will be announced in the near future and fans can go to https://www.z2comics.com/ for more information.

“I am so excited to finally be able to share the news about ‘The Ghost of Ohio’ graphic novel and upcoming solo record of the same name and inspired by the comic book story. The truth is that I would never have discovered my love of rock music without my passion for comic books and characters like Batman and Spawn, which ultimately lead me to larger than life bands like KISS and The Misfits. To be able to combine my love of the graphic novel medium with a concept record is a dream come true and something I have wanted to do for many years. Working with the Z2 Comics team and alongside Scott Tuft and Eryk Donovan to bring this dream to reality has been an incredible process. The story takes place in southwestern Ohio and spans across historical eras from the 1800’s to modern day. ‘The Ghost of Ohio’ is a tale of loneliness, redemption and strength and I hope both the album and book capture that tone while giving people some fun entertainment to escape into!” explains Andy Biersack.


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DC Comics First Issues Coming October 2018

Hey there readers and before we get into this chapter please know we are a little more than 24 hours away from this years NY Comic Con and I am going to repeat myself for those just learning about us with this post, that I am once again attending this massive event. There are a lot of interesting items hitting the racks from DC Comics this month and if you peruse the list you can surely find something that will interest you. Let’s take a look shall we?

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“Batman Secret Files” #1

BATMAN SECRET FILES #1: Delve into Batman’s case histories and discover brand-new stories by some of comics’ most exciting talents. The BATMAN team of Tom King and Mikel Janin provides a framing sequence, setting up our hand-picked teams of creators to take a look at Bat-mysteries past and present. Featuring a bevy of Batman villains, including a look at how the Scarecrow’s fear toxin affects the common man, and a special story written by Tom Taylor with art by Brad Walker that teams the Dark Knight Detective with Detective Chimp. ONE SHOT

written by TOM KING, JORDIE BELLAIRE, RAM V., CHERYL LYNN EATON and TOM TAYLOER; art by MIKEL JANIN, JORGE FORNES, ELENA CASAGRANDE, BRAD WALKER and others; enhanced foil cover by MIKEL JANIN

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“Cursed Comics Cavalcade”

CURSED COMICS CAVALCADE #1: Horror! Death! Uh…Face-punching! Witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC Comics has ever published! (Hyperbole much?) Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe.

written by JAMES TYNION IV, BECKY CLOONAN, BRYAN HILL, TIM SEELEY, RILEY ROSSMO GARY DAUBERMAN and others; art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, BECKY CLOONAN, RILEY ROSSMO, RICCARDO FEDERICI and others; cover by DOUG MAHNKE
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