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

Marvel Comics “True Believers” Deliver “Captain Marvel” Classics In February 2019

We’re only a couple of more months away from the next exciting chapter in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Captain Marvel”. In order to get us even more amped up about the new film, the House Of Ideas will be releasing 10 brand-new comic books under their “True Believers” line. I’ve discussed these extensively at this point and cannot recommend them any more than I already have. With a $1 price tag on each of them, it’s a perfect way to not only introduce an impressionable young reader into the hobby but its also a cool way to have a few “reading copies” in a small box for you to peruse. Let’s take a look at the ten re-issues that focus on the Captain Marvel side of the fence. All issues run “32” pages with the exception of one that spans “40”.

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TRUE BELIEVERS: CAPTAIN MARVEL – MS. MARVEL #1: Reprinting Ms. Marvel (1977) #1

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“True Believers: Captain Marvel – Ms. Marvel” #1

TRUE BELIEVERS: CAPTAIN MARVEL – SPIDER-MAN AND MS. MARVEL #1: Reprinting Marvel Team-Up (1972) #62

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“True Believers: Captain Marvel – Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel” #1

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Marvel Begins 80th Anniversary Celebrations

The Press Release:
Eighty years ago, the Marvel Universe roared into existence with the publication of the now-historic MARVEL COMICS #1. Over the years, the company expanded mightily under the guidance of legends Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and countless other industry titans. Today, Marvel is one of the most exciting and recognizable brands shaping pop culture, modern mythology and entertainment around the world – and this year, you can join millions of fans in celebrating MARVEL’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY!

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For all of 2019, Marvel will be honoring its iconic characters and stories across every decade of the company’s rich history – from the early years as Timely Comics, to the latest adventures in the Marvel Universe fans know today. Whether you have been following Marvel since the beginning or you’ve just discovered The House of Ideas, you won’t want to miss this year-long celebration across publishing, animation, new media, collectibles, games, and more!

Starting this month and continuing through the year, Marvel will bring back some classic and reimagined Marvel Super Hero teams; revisit some of Marvel’s early classic titles, like MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS and MARVEL TALES; release facsimile editions and trade collections of your favorite issues and storylines over the decades – exactly as you remembered them – and deliver brand new takes on Marvel’s history, characters, and more! Marvel will also be featuring special 80th Anniversary-themed variant covers throughout the year, kicking off with nine connecting variants from superstar artist Phil Noto on select titles in January!

And later this fall, stay tuned for an extra-special, extra-sized publication of a Marvel-ous Millennial Milestone that promises to change the course of Marvel history forever! (or at least until the 160th Anniversary!)
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DC Comics First Issues Coming January 2019

Let’s keep the comic book reveals for the month going and over to the DC Comics side of the fence. There are some interesting launches this month along with a few anniversary issues so let’s not dance anymore and just get down to the business. Here we go.

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“Young Justice” #1

YOUNG JUSTICE #1: Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in YOUNG JUSTICE #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation—but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!

written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS; art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON

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“Naomi” #1

NAOMI #1: DC’s biggest, newest mystery starts here! When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi (last name?) begins a quest to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home—and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Follow Naomi’s journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before. Join writers Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and breakout artist Jamal Campbell in Wonder Comics’ massively ambitious new series and star…NAOMI.

written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID F. WALKER; art and cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming January 2019

Well hello my comic book loving fiends, and once again may I wish you a very Happy New Year. It’s 2019 now and that means a whole bunch of things for the fans of the Pop Culture side of the fence. Not only are there some awesome reads coming out this month but its also the beginning of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary so you can all expect a whole lot more of this type of stuff to be featured. Here are the January offerings from Marvel Comics and as always the copy and images come care of their resources. The closing editorial notes is all me though of course. Here we go.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1: BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL! From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death! The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed!

JASON AARON (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A); Cover by ESAD RIBIC

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“Guardians Of The Galaxy” #1

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1: WHO WILL STAND. The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw!

DONNY CATES (W) • GEOFF SHAW (A); Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

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“Captain Marvel” #1

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1: ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO! As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s — and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here!

KELLY THOMPSON (W) • CARMEN CARNERO (A); Cover by Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts
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Marvel Reveals “Marvel Select”; Your Essential Marvel Reading List

The Press Release:
Introducing MARVEL SELECT, your essential Marvel reading list – and the volumes that answer the often-repeated question about Marvel collected editions: “Where do I start!?”

A series of graphic novels hand-picked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal storylines and written and drawn by some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators, MARVEL SELECT provides readers with a collection of entry points into the Marvel Universe. These stand-alone volumes, which also serve as evergreen adventures about Marvel’s most well-known heroes, are perfect for retailers or librarians looking to create a core title offering for their readers!

Look for these 20 essential stories available now wherever graphic novels are sold, including Marvel’s Digital Comics Store: https://comicstore.marvel.com/Marvel-Select/page/20473
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